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#1 Wolfquest


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

I just bought my grandson a gsg ak 22 for coyote hunting after dark but is it enough juice, I know some pit bulls been shoot several times with a 22 and lived so I am concerned about a wild dog.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

Welcome to PT Wolfquest. IMHO No its not.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

I agree with Matt, and I think a 22LR is anemic when it comes to yotes and such.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

Welcome wolfquest !!

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:43 PM

Welcome to the forum Wolfquest.

I agree a 22 is lacking in power for the humane killing of a coyote.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

It's great that you bought your grandson a 22. It's always amazing to me how fast a kid can burn through a brick of 22 ammo. Every squirrel, rabbit, chipmunk, groundhog, and raccoon will have to look out. I personally wouldn't shoot a coyote with a .22 because while it might kill it, I want to be sure of a humane kill.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

yes a 22 can do the job but the shot has to be perfect. The margin for error is extremly small so I would have to say that no I do not recomend it.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:31 AM

Welcome wolfquest. Like all above, I would say the .22LR is not enough rifle for coyote hunting. At a minimum I would say .22WMR and I prefer center fire calibers.

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