My all time favorite Calling Cal is the .17. Currently I am shooting the 30gr Gold out of my.17DT or (.100" short) .17PPC. The Action is a Rampro SS with a 4 0z Jewell HVR. 24" #5.5 Shilen 1-10" twist. 3-9x Zeiss optics. Pillar bedded into a Wenig laminated Varminter (scaled down). Myself and Barrelmaker Jeff Lawrence out of Montana are currently working on a .15 cal cartridge (.15 SLV) which will also be based on a shortened PPC case,More than likely it will be the next one i experiment with, in 22-25gr bullet weights!
3. I'm thinking a 223AI, Tact 20, 6mm BR (or PPC), or one of Blaine's 17's will be my next one. I want something that is FUN to shoot, requires little poweder (~30-32gr powder), has the stuff for coyotes outwards of 300yds or more, and can perform on targets out to 5-600yds. This gun will be built in a slightly heavy sporter configuration (~9-10# all up) so as to be good practice for big game hunting. Any comments?
Well,I took Blaines advice and bought a 17rem barrel for my encore.That and the Tact 20 I ordered will probably be my main predator guns.Neither one is in my hands yet,still waiting on the manufacturer.
My current coyote gun is a Rem model 700 BDL 24" heavy barrel in a 222 rem.
My wife has decided that she likes to shoot the 222 and that I need another rifle for coyotes. I am still decideing just what calibur to get. With all of the Tact 20's being built, how am I suposed to be different? The story of my like too little too late.
Geezzz, I shoot a 220 swift, killed more coyotes then I can remember with it. I BS alot, so don't believe this old fart ok lol. The real truth is a 222, 22-250 and the old swift has probably killed more coyotes in the last 40 years then a 223 and a 17 put together well do in the next 50 years. Only my opinion boys lol.
Always been a 22-250/ 52 grain Speer or Starke(out of biz) hollowpoint. I used a 243 and 25-06 a couple of seasons but really more bloodshed than needed. The ol'25-06 would really reach out and whack em though with 85 grain Ballistic tips.
I did shoot a .17 Rem for awhile but I just couldnt rely on it to anchor em.
Ive always switched back to a 22-250, nowdays a Rem ADL that will be tricked out in the future.
Lone Howl, I don't remember if I told you this already. I saw what looked like a albino coyote ( pure white ) in Pixley, that's not to far from you. You guys have alot of coyotes out there and I can see why, they feed them real good in Pixley lol.
Yep, I used to hunt pheasants every year in Pixley.Lions club releases birds in farmland around the area.
These days I skip the birds and shoot fat ass coyotes.Amazing they still come in after eating pheasant all night.
But yes, Ive seen a couple of em here.But of course no one believes me.
I need to come out your way sometime and poke around the desert. I love it out there.Except for the wind, dirt, cactus, critters etc
My machine is a Remington 700 VS w/ a 6x18x50ao Bushnell scope and Harris bipod. I load a 50 grn V-MAX MOLY ontop of VARGET.
My next machine would be another 22-250. Which I already got. I love that caliber enough not to go anywhere else.