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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.
 

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you gona eat that coyote now????????
 

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Nice coyote !! what kind of caller is that in your pic?
 

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I am really looking hard into a .204

but in the meanwhile, this is what my 25-06 with the 117 gr SST bullets and 52 grains of H4831sc is doing to my coyotes


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that coyote still ran like 40 yards after being shot.
 

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I am really looking hard into a .204

but in the meanwhile, this is what my 25-06 with the 117 gr SST bullets and 52 grains of H4831sc is doing to my coyotes


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that coyote still ran like 40 yards after being shot.

try sierra 87 gr bullets with imr4350;)
 

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Nice one congrats,

Now i need to get back out, seeing these Coyote pics is getting me stir crazy..:rolleyes:

And all i use most of the time is my 22 Hornet, it's an older Savage. And when i'm close to home, i use my 22 mag. New Savage. Can't use center fire near me...:(
 

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I am really looking hard into a .204

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.
 

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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.
I see your point..............















.......... BUT buying a .204 means that I can buy another gun...

pretty simple logic, in my mind. :)
 

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Thanks.

32 grain Hornady Vmax

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?
 

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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?
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.

The .204 Im shooting makes a somewhat nominal entry wound and hardly ever has an exit wound. Id say it is ideal for pelts.
 

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coyotes are good for something...


 

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Personally do what you want but imho a .22-250 for a big varmint shell is a dandy as is the newer .22 Hornet V-Max for a smaller shell.

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22.250 does great for coyotes for me. The top picture was 2 seperate days while we had snow. There was 7 more that got away from us on those days, but we got 5 more later in the week.
 
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