Took almost an hour to call this one in. "Coyote pup in distress" call sealed the deal. She came up, stopped, and gave me a perfect right broadside at about 120 yards.
I am really looking hard into a .204
I see your point..............Stick with the quarterbore. Or a .224. Its a good little cartridge, but it doesn't beat some of the traditional ones. High velocity is only acheived with 32gr. You can push a .22/250 as fast as the 40gr in .204. Everyone jumped on board (including myself, trying 3 different rifles), but now the only people I know that still use them constantly are prarie dog shooters. And that is because a couple thousand rounds of .204 are lighter to pack than .22/250, require a lot less powder, and bullets are cheaper when purchased 5000 at a time.
Don't get me wrong, the round does work. But I wouldn't give up another caliber for it....again.
32 grain Hornady Vmax
Right now...it's Bobcat season so I started out with about 30-45 min of your typical animal distress sounds. No cat showed up, so I then swtich to dominate male and female barks/howls. I then finish up with the coyote pup in distress. If Im just gunning for coyotes...I can usually wrap things up in about 30-35 min.in your original post you said that it almost took an hour to call it in. I also noticed that you were not camo'd up.
I have never tried over 20-25 minutes on a stand. What made you stay for an hour?
Nice yote by the way. does that .204 do any damage to the pelt?