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Time for a scope
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Chas in Me    Posted 02-10-2005 at 12:54:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Missed a coyote at 150 yards with 30.30 with open sights.
He was running along the fence line.
Maybe I should put a 22.250 under that scope.

Bill    Posted 02-11-2005 at 05:39:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had the same problem. Try a peep sight. Works well for most with old eye syndrome.

James(Ga)    Posted 02-10-2005 at 16:30:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Chas, that 22.250 is good for long range shooting however i havent shot a rifle or pistol in years but i had a 4x32 mounted on a winchester 22 so i can shoot some this summer, eye sight so bad i cant see the sights.

deadcarp    Posted 02-10-2005 at 14:31:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
my dad got me a 32 winchester when i was 12. always knew it was good but finally put a herters long-eye-relief pistol scope on it. that thing shots 1-inch group at 100 yds - aim right on up to 150. that'll hit a gopher.:)

Fawteen    Posted 02-10-2005 at 14:15:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
150 yards is a LONG shot with a 30-30. At ANY target. Let alone a small, running one.

I just put a Bushnell Fullfield 3x14 on my .308 with the idea of hunting 'yotes. Gotta work up a load and get my shooting eye back first tho. Hope to be ready for the little darlin's next winter.

Griz    Posted 02-10-2005 at 13:55:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a 50 caliber AR15 beowulf for my coyote hunting. Once hit, you generally don't see anything but a red mist floating through the air!


Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 13:25:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
If his name wuz Wile then its understandable why ya missed him.......any sign of de Roadrunner? :^)

Makes me think.    Posted 02-10-2005 at 13:19:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wont shoot anything on the run at that distance. But that not because I wouldn't like too! Poor eyes. I use a 22-250 with 4X12 variable. Use Noslers B-tips. Hard on most critters up to about 450 yds. But not running. mud

Texas    Posted 02-10-2005 at 13:10:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a .243 just for a 4x32 scope with range adjust. After I got scope figured out the coyotes didnt have a chance.

My son has a that is one fun little gun to shoot. Not much knock down but man is it fast!

Clod    Posted 02-10-2005 at 15:55:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
For running cayotes at 150 yds,I would suggest a GE minigun.Anyone here who can hit a 150 yard running cayote ( First shot) is in demand right now in Afganistan and Iraq.There is a government agency that would make you an offer you can't refuse. The guy up there who has an AR15 in 50 caliber must have a defective keyboard.

Darryl - MO    Posted 02-10-2005 at 17:32:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
<< The guy up there who has an AR15 in 50 caliber must have a defective keyboard. >>

Nope! His keyboard (and info) are fine. In the latest (I believe) issue of Guns & Ammo magazine there is a large article on the M-16 / AR-15 and it's many, many variants. Specifically listed and shown was the .50 Beowulf (sp?). It's the proper overall length to work in the M-16 action and is a straight-walled, very fat case with a rebated rim so the standard bolt face will work with it. As I understand it, the combination was developed for superior close-range knockdown power for use by entry teams or other special-needs scenarios. Must be BAD up close, but I'd think it would have a trajectory like a howitzer.

Clod    Posted 02-10-2005 at 18:10:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not keep up with the latest developements, But it seems to me that a case that fits the AR 15/M 16 reciever and chamber with a 50 caliber bullet would be short on powder capacity. Not much more power than the 45 ACP. Which I believe is far less deadly than the 5.56 standard NATO round.Now if you need to bounce bullets around in a room to clean out the occupants ,There could be a use for that. I have shot a large number of varmints with the 45 ACP and the 5.56/223 Rem. The 223 wil blow a big hole and flop em.The 45 will bore a 45 caliber hole and that's it.Rabbits can run far with a 45 cal hole in them.

TimV    Posted 02-10-2005 at 18:59:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
This one got me going--hadn't heard of it before. Google up "50 Beowulf" and you'll get lots of hits, including the one below. Not sure if it's available to us non-military types, but it does look interesting! I have friends that work construction in the summer and hunt coyotes in the winter. Their average take numbers in the hundreds. Most of them use .22 magnums, .222's or .223's so as to avoid excessive pelt damage. A .22 long rifle isn't quite enough gun to keep an angry coyote anchored consistently.

Clod    Posted 02-10-2005 at 21:39:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
<><> we fired the Beowulf at targets of both steel and paper, and at rocks ranging in distance from 135 yards>>>> out to 577 yards with great success.<<<< With little practice, hitting the distant targets was almost routine with the handy little carbine. On>>>>> 577 yards??? Look at the bullets. Read the balistic coefficient then wonder about 577 yard shots.The laws of physics apply to bullets as well as rockets.

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