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Old 02-20-2012, 07:13 PM
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Default 7mm-08 for coyotes?

I am very new to coyote hunting. I don't have a rifle set aside just for preditors yet. My main gun is a 7mm-08. I use a 140 grain nosler bullet for big game but it is alittle much for dogs. Does anybody use this caliber and what handloads do you use for dogs? Anything helps, thanks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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I have used my 708 for coyotes and I use the same 140 grain Nosler BT as you use I know quite a few that use the 120 grain Nosler BT I have yet too have one give me any lip because of my rifle
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:40 PM
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I use my 08 sometimes when I coyote hunt especially in deer gun season. I use the 140 from Hornady and they will put the hurt on coyotes. You don't have to have a dedicated rifle unless you want to. The most important thing is to hunt them with is a weapon that you are comfortable, confident and accurate with.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:40 PM
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One thing nice about the 7mm-08, no blood trails.
They die where you shoot them. Goes for deer and yotes.
I've used mine for everything from groundhogs, deer, yotes, and black bear.
It is a very versatile caliber..... but as stated above...
you need confidence in what ever you choose.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:52 AM
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One thing nice about the 7mm-08, no blood trails.
They die where you shoot them. Goes for deer and yotes.
I've used mine for everything from groundhogs, deer, yotes, and black bear.
It is a very versatile caliber..... but as stated above...
you need confidence in what ever you choose.
I can tell you like your 08 as much as I do. It's the most under rated caliber on the planet. I have shot and killed a lot of different species with mine over the last 15 or 20 years and everythng I have ever shot was DRT. I just wish there was a wider variety of choices in factory ammo. I am getting ready to set up an AR platform in 7mm-08.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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I used a .270 Winchester for several years. Using one rifle for everything bigger than a jack rabbit made me a better shot.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:35 PM
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I love my 08 and I am deadly with it. I would like to be able to have small enough holes on the exit to still be able to sell the hide. It is my go to gun for big game. I have been thinking about loading up some 100 gr. jacketed bullets for it and try that out
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:01 PM
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try VARGET 43-45grn fed 210M pr. 120grn nosler BT/BT play with your seating depth to dial the load in
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:20 PM
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try VARGET 43-45grn fed 210M pr. 120grn nosler BT/BT play with your seating depth to dial the load in
Thanks for that idea I will try that out
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