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Author Topic: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?  (Read 327 times)

Kat Kanning

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What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« on: January 14, 2012, 12:04 PM NHFT »

We've got a coyote problem and want to shoot some of them, but wondering what a good price is?  Or does anyone have a 22 rifle for sale?
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 12:15 PM NHFT »

Can't help you with the price, but how about some recipes? Eradicated coyote is doggone good!   :P
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 12:56 PM NHFT »

Depends upon what you want in features, and how far away you want to be able to shoot coyotes.

$100 would get you a serviceable rifle.  You could spend up to $1000 on a quality rifle.  You could spend a lot more than that on something fancy, but it would be a case of diminishing returns.

A local sale would probably be best, in terms of avoiding excess Federal paperwork.

You might want something better than .22 for coyotes, though.  .223Rem (aka 5.56mm) is a popular "varmint" caliber.  .30-30 is a old-school deer cartridge, but the lighter loads would be workable for coyotes, without making the mess a higher-power load might.

Pistol-caliber carbines (a small rifle that fires a pistol-caliber round) are also popular.  Something like a Kel-Tec Sub2000 is interesting, because it folds up for storage.

A smaller shotgun is also an option.  Something in 20-ga, loaded with birdshot, would be effective.  Plus, since you folks seem to be the unwilling hosts of visits by the blue-light gang on occasion, a traditional-looking shotgun (wood instead of plastic, maybe even a double-barrel rather than a pump, etc.) is less "scary" than something "tactical" in appearance.  Less likely to help them work themselves up so they can engage in their antisocial behavior without guilt...
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 06:55 PM NHFT »

MaineShark gave good info. Another option is letting the local hunting/gun stores know you've got coyotes that need to be eliminated, and you'll have volunteers.

Coyotes are a non-game species in Texas, so you can use anything from a .22 to dynamite. It's still ethical to ensure a clean kill, though. At anything past 75 yards a .22 is marginal on coyotes.
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 02:09 PM NHFT »

  Oh ya, great advice, but, if a Yote comes by to get the "fish out of the bottle" it might be old or sick, so, stay the frick away from it!


   Love Ed N Cheryl. :D
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 01:09 AM NHFT »

You need to ask the Road Runner.......BEEP....BEEP....
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 08:10 AM NHFT »

Then get yerself an 'Acme' .22!
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Re: What's a good price for a .22 rifle?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 05:47 PM NHFT »

paying attention to them and shooting at them every once in a while seems to work

we have plenty of hunters who know all about all the coyotes.
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