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222 Remington for Coyotes #7021766
10/19/20 09:35 PM
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Any one use one on Coyotes? Likes? Dislikes? Good for how many yards on them? What ammo do you prefer on coyotes for the least amount of pelt damage ?

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021790
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They are fine choice for coyotes. We use a 50gr vmax handload. 24gr H4895. Great to 300 with practice.

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021791
10/19/20 10:02 PM
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I suspect Gulo might weigh in on this one. I believe he put himself through school with coyote pelts from a triple deuce !


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021797
10/19/20 10:10 PM
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Yep! Shot over 400 in Idaho during the 80ís with a 50 gr PSP out to nearly 400yds.
BUT my Rem 700 would shoot 1 hole groups at 150 yds with handloads AND i practiced at 275 & 300 & 325 & 350yds all summer.
It wore a Weaver K12 from the 60ís I had rebuilt and duplex reticle added in Ď83 or Ď84.
The 50 grainers would go in and not come out and liquify the boiler room.
Wind was the enemy over 250.
On windy days I toted the 257 Ackley.


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021820
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Forgot to mention 19.5 gr IMR4198


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021822
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...And most accurate factory ammo was from Hornady.


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021846
10/19/20 11:12 PM
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You can nearly get .223 performance (-200fps) out of a .222, but in most cases you'll be limited on bullet weight more so than with the .223. My fatherl-inlaw shoots a .222 that has a 1:14 twist rate which limits his bullet weight to 50gr. or less. My .223 bolt gun has a 1:8 twist rate and shoots 52 to 77 gr. bullets very accurately at greater distances with more retained energy. But if you already have the triple duece rifle, you can still kill a lot of coyote with it.

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7021915
10/20/20 05:03 AM
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I use an old rem mod 722 for night hunting. 50gn vmax handload with h322 or imr4198.
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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7022356
10/20/20 03:39 PM
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Recently purchased a Remington 600 in a 222. Have not shot it yet. Anyone else have a 222 in the 600? How do you like it?

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7022363
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Shot a lot or deer with one in 243. Had 18.5" bbl.Very handy and light. Should b great for yotes in .222. What length bbl?


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7022383
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I got a Remington 788 with a 26 in barrel that will out shoot anything I've seen, heard, or run across in my 50 plus years of hunting/ shooting ground hogs. I bought it new in the box for 157 dollars from K-mart in 1977. It came with a 4X tasco and would shoot the lights out to 200 yards.I later put a 3-9 on it. Back in the late 70's you had to have shooting skills wasn't any of this torrent scopes and bdc reticles. It was Ky windage and natural range finders .

I shoot a hornady 50 gr SX bullet. Sand bag and clear no wind day it would shoot same hole 3 sht groups at 150. Never shot any yotes with it but very seldom did it exit from a ground hog and yotes are bigger bodied than G hogs. My son who just turned 32 killed his first deer with it when he was 9...

Oh yes been offered 4 times what I paid for it LOL...

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: GROUSEWIT] #7022481
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Originally Posted by GROUSEWIT
Shot a lot or deer with one in 243. Had 18.5" bbl.Very handy and light. Should b great for yotes in .222. What length bbl?


18.5"

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7022548
10/20/20 07:17 PM
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Shot a .222 for years.
Very accurate rifle but for coyotes, it was a 300 yards gun at best.
250 yards is really its effective limits.
Most older ones had a slow twist barrel. Regulated to 50 grain bullets and lighter.
Mine shot incredible groups with 50 and under no matter what brand.
Tried 60 grain partitions once and groups were minute of elephant at 100 yards.


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023225
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I was thinking 50gr hollow points too

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023249
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Iíve only shot two with my .222 and Nosler 40 grain Ballistic tips but both folded right there.

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023255
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My 222 is now a door gun ! [Linked Image]
These two were killed out the back door at 75 and 150 yards with 55 grain ballistic tips .

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: bucksnbears] #7023368
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears

Mine shot incredible groups with 50 and under no matter what brand.
Tried 60 grain partitions once and groups were minute of elephant at 100 yards.


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Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023464
10/21/20 05:33 PM
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I've been shooting a .222 Rem for over 40 years. I switched out to a .220 Swift for a couple of years; went back to the .222. As several have said 50 or 55 grain spire points were always golden with 19.5 grains of 4198. I used to buy factory seconds at the Speer plant in Lewiston, Idaho for next to nothing; I think the 50-grain were a penny apiece. With lots of shooting, 300 yards was good; 350 was mostly luck. Shot many coyotes, a few foxes, some wolverines, and wolves. Switched over to the .25-06 for wolves. Within 150 yards (I'm not a long shooter any more) it's still my gun of choice for white-tails and black bears because of it's accuracy. Eyeball shots are pretty lethal. Although ammo is relatively cheap, .223, in my opinion, simply isn't as inherently accurate. I've never seen one, I don't care what make and model, that would compete with a run-of-the-mill .222 Rem. (That ought to get some hackles up; I'll start the popcorn).

Jack

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023486
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Get that pop corn going....Jack I shoot a Savage model 110 ....plain Jane .223 factory scope that came with the gun it shoots very good. I use it as my predator calling gun. Deadly at 150 yds....still strong at 200.
I like your eyeball analogy....for bigger game. I always thought that even a Grizz could be had with an eyeball shot.

Re: 222 Remington for Coyotes [Re: andrews1958] #7023674
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I also belong to the .222 Remington fan club for whatever reason I shot mostly 52 or 53 gr HPBT match Sierra bullets in front of some IMR 3031 powder that caused many a coyote fox and deer and antelope to ride back to town with me ha ha

It's a great caliber in my way of thinking I never tried stretching it's legs out much past 200 yards though.
Allan


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