I'd agree for coyotes as I use the same. Like @brockel said though fox are different they seem to tear and damage very easy.I use 55 grain Hornady Vmax on coyotes out of my AR15. I can't remember the last time I had a pass through. You get one small entrance hole and once it gets in the lungs and heart get scrambled with no exit. If you're only worried about fur, I would highly recommend these, and the bullets can be bought as components to reload.
Mine is a 788 as well. It belonged to my uncle, very special rifle to me, besides the fact that it is ridiculously accurate.Yep. Me too. Mine is a 788. I know a guy with two early 700's. He won't part with either of them. Sweet little cartridge. mtmuley
Shoot it with a RUM and skin it with the shot when you turn it inside out
Mtmuley said RUM. Drink.Shot a coyote with a 125 grain Ballistic Tip out of my RUM moving about 3900 fps. The .222 is way more fur friendly I can tell you. mtmuley
Easily the most accurate rifle I own. Economy Remington when they came out. Hey choc dogs, gonna tip a High Life for ya. There used to be a shoot at our local range put on by Cooper. First prize was any Cooper rifle you wanted. I wanted to shoot with my 788. Nope. Had to shoot with a Cooper. Scared of my little Remmy maybe. mtmuleyMine is a 788 as well. It belonged to my uncle, very special rifle to me, besides the fact that it is ridiculously accurate.
I’m pissed at them from November to FebruaryMy favorite (actually only, but whose counting) triple deuce is the top half of a savage combo gun-222/20. Killed my first grouse, and many after with it. Open sight keep me around 100 yards or so, but I’m not all that mad at coyotes anymore.
The other alternative is change out the barrel on the AR to 1/7 or 1/8 twist and shoot long 223 bullets like 69 or 77 grain Sierras at 2700 will punch a hole without expanding or tumbling like 62 gr green tip. I have plenty if you want to try some give me a call.So this is discussed in depth online, but my search here was unsuccessful. My simple question is, is there one round that can be used for coyotes, bobcat, and fox. The reason I ask is I have been using my AR 15 and have been shooting 55 gr Hornady varmint bullets. This seems to be ok for coyote, but not for fox, they seem to explode. I know a lot of people use the .17 caliber for fox only, but it's not enough for coyotes according to my research. So it would be nice not to have to carry multiple rifles. Any suggestions would be great. Oh and I would really like it if it was a .223 round. My wife would not be ok with me buying another rifle right now. Thanks in advance!