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#3286853 - 12/03/21 02:10 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
OKRattler Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 3667
Loc: Ok Panhandle
300 yards is about as far as I feel confident enough to be able to kill a coyote consistently with the .223, 400 yards with the 22-250. Yesterday I shot a mangy one with the .223 and he dropped on the spot. Can't say how far it was exactly but I held about 6" over his head and it looked like the impact of the bullet was upper chest or neck. That's about as far as I feel confident I guess because I don't normally shoot over 200 yards if I don't have to. I'm not a good long range shooter.

I forgot to add I went to investigate the next day and I was wrong. I thought I hit the coyote in the upper chest or neck. I almost missed that coyote. I had hit it directly in the right eye. It sure made a heck of a "thwack" when that bullet hit. Sounded like a solid hit to the body.

I got extremely lucky. Had I aimed a touch higher I wouldn't have hit anything but dirt. Skill had nothing to do with that one admittedly. Almost shot over that coyote. Had there have been any wind whatsoever it would still be alive.

Edited by OKRattler (01/31/22 01:44 AM)
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#3286916 - 12/04/21 10:37 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
sscoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 2486
Loc: pueblo, co
Interesting comments 'preciate it.

#3287541 - 12/10/21 05:24 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Charlie112 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/20
Posts: 19
Loc: Mo.
Tikka 22-250 compact model, hand loads, 300yds. is where I stop, I have killed out that far but missed more at that distance than any. When hunting in Missouri my shots are generally closer, 50yds. out to 250 yds. give er take. Always shooting off my stick. I like to let them come in close, close as possible, love that adrenalin rush when I see the guard hair standing up!! I am pretty much on 10x with my optics in the open, 4x in the timber...
[ I will use my 1967 Remington Varmint 22-250 every now and thin, smooth]

#3292715 - 01/28/22 07:50 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Jerryrigged Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 11/25/21
Posts: 75
Loc: NE Ohio
Longest at night so far with 223/ 69gr Nosler Cust Comp bullet, Armasight Nemesis has been about 200. Would not hesitate much going out to 300, based on my 200 yd groups & the crosshairs very clear on that scope. I have since switched to the Sierra 69 TMK.

#3292873 - 01/30/22 12:06 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Plant.One Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 4831
Loc: Oakland County, MI
im very comfortable taking a 200 yd shot. if i had a comfortable stable rest i could stretch 300 without much issue.

id wnat to step it up out past 300 to a heavier caliber - and preferably one that does well with long for caliber high bc bullets smile

i just dont have the confidence to start bucking the wind with my 223 out that far
All reloading info shared is based on my experiences in my guns. Follow safe reloading practice and work up loads from published minimum data.
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#3292914 - 01/30/22 12:27 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
coyote6974 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 1600
Loc: Indiana
I'm a 200 and in shooter with my AR carbines. I shoot off my knee and took the third of a solo triple at 434 yards with my .243 Winchester model 700. Totally destroyed its rear flank. Don't feel comfortable at that kind of range with a .223 AR though. I had a coyote at an estimated 600 yards a couple weeks ago. I was very steady on it from my knee through a Leupold VXi 3.5-10 at 10x. I let it walk off.

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