Just wanna get a feel for what rifles to look at, thinking about getting a rifle to put some coyotes down, thanks guys
Deff gonna be in the price range of 800-1100 so I got some scouting to do hahahSold off my 22-250 for yotes , had to many instances of thru and thru and yotes manage to get to the brush to pile up . Since switched to .243 only one yote taken but it was DOA with no going anywhere , As others stated its dual rifle , I carry 2 mags one loaded for yotes and other for deer , plus the casing is a .308 necked down , very easy to reload if that's your choice . 50 or 55 grain out of a necked down .308 casing gives excellent knock down on Mr.Yote . Good glass and as stated as well , buy with in your budget and what suits yourself .
Not saying .223 / 22-250 / .204 Ruger and few others are not great yote cartriges , been there myself with them , even .17HMR AND .22 MAG are good rounds , have .22 mag for dispatch rifle in traps . Close range is best on rim fire rounds under 50 yrds . I've taken many coyote over the yrs even with shotgun and #4 buck under 50 yrds , it's price point and fit and feel .
The regs state that for deer it has to be .23 or greater. .223 doesn't qualify. At least in the summary.I'll second the nod for 243 also ! Dual gun for the vermin AND deer. Great back up big game option, if you're so inclined.
But..IF...you're not interested in a deer also caliber and want to remain with something in the 22 caliber centerfire only, 223 would be my choice. Ammo seems to be more prevalent in most stores. It was a little cheaper than the 22-250 when I last saw it in sept @ CT.