Is a 17 WSM good for coyotes?

Is a 17 WSM good for coyotes?

Is a 17 WSM good for coyotes?

The 17 hmr or wsm is an excellent choice for coyotes, especially when one is focused on proper shot placement( head/ neck) Ethical and reliable at 200 yards and under. Get a 17 Rem if you want a 17 coyote gun.

Will a 17 caliber kill a coyote?

Yes, with decent shot placement and a non-plastic tipped bullet, they’ll put a coyote down as well as a . 243 will put down a deer. It’ll probably run 20-50 yards and fall over.

How far can a 17 WSM shoot accurately?

I like them both but the wsm is the clear winner in a prairie dog town, the hmr is good to about 200 yards with a few prairie dogs around taken around 250 yards. With the wsm 300 yard shots are common and will stretch it out to 375 yards if conditions are right.

What round will kill a coyote?

22 WMR and . 17 HMR. For centerfire rounds, fragile lightweight bullets hitting at high-speed are the most instantly lethal on coyotes. Common big-game bullets will kill coyotes, too, but they’re designed to provide more penetration than expansion.

What can you hunt with 17 WSM?

17 WSM Winchester Super Magnum is UNDERKILL for whitetail deer hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.

Can a 22 mag kill a coyote?

22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR) is more versatile and more accurate than ever. 22 Magnum will change the way you hunt squirrels and is coyote-capable out to 100 yards, with the proper bullet.

Will 17 HMR kill deer?

A . 17 HMR will kill a deer,in the vitals,but the odds may be against you finding it.It hasn’t been that many years ago that the . 223 and 220 swift,and guns of the like were illegal.

How good is 17 WSM?

Winchester . 17 WSM ammo is a great choice for taking care of varmints and pests. Winchester manufactures three polymer tipped bullets: the lightest is a15-grain non-leaded bullet with a 20-grain midweight and a “heavy” 25-grain bullet.

Is coyote meat good?

Coyote is another species that is not known for being edible, however when properly handled and prepared, it can taste just as good as lean beef! Here is what you’ll need: One coyote, freshly harvested. A local trapper may be able to provide you with one if you don’t hunt or trap, yourself.

Is the 17 WSM effective on Big Coyotes?

The WSM is to the HMR what a 22Mag. is to the 22 rimfire. Only more! Oh, the 17 WSM is a very potent cartridge! I’ve killed a lot of groundhogs in Va. with it, and umteen prairie dogs.

What kind of ammo do you need for a coyote?

Ammo is currently produced by Hornady, Federal and Winchester, with bullets ranging in weight from 15½ grains to the huge 25-grain pill; I’d opt for the 20 and 25 grainers for coyote hunting. While not the speed demon that the .17 Remington is, the little Hornet has a good sting to it, and actually fares decently in the wind.

Which is the best hunting gun for coyotes?

For a deer hunter who wants a gun to cover more than one season, the 6mm Remington may be among the best choices. It will equal and sometimes better the velocities of the .243 Winchester, and coyotes have every reason to fear it.

What’s the best FPS for a coyote cartridge?

It’ll push my favorite Sierra 53-grain hollowpoints to 3,650 fps — lights the funk out on coyotes. Based on the .250-3000 Savage, this little gem and I have accounted for a good number of coyotes, foxes, skunks, woodchucks et al.