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Just for kicks I fired at some jugs about 50yds away. Hit the damn things too! Wondering if it will have enough energy to take out a coyote at that yardage. Thinking about carrying the .45 while I stalk yotes this year. Any comments?
 

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While a .45 would probably do the job at 50 yards, why not use a rifle to make sure your first shot is a clean kill?

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Originally posted by Billy Ray:
While a .45 would probably do the job at 50 yards, why not use a rifle to make sure your first shot is a clean kill?

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I agree with Billy. I believe in trying to make the kill as quickly and cleanly as possible.
 

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Gotta go with Billy Ray on this one, too.
.45 at 50 yds, and one-shot stop, is pretty iffy, unless you place your bullet exactly - can you?
 

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...took a grey fox a few years back at about 30 yards in the dark with a 45ACP. Darned thing staked a claim one of two deer I had shot at sundown. Fired two warning shots at it, not 6 inches from the top of his noggin-he curled his lip at me, so I center punched his head, between and just above his eyes. Looked like Marty Feldman. I don't think another 20 yards is going to make a huge difference if you have a steady hand or a good rest and like the other guys say, can consistantly at that distance. Just for practice, get some large grape fruit (4-5" dia.) and set them out at various ranges. The farthest distance I can consistantly hit is where I draw the line for me.
 

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I think 50yds would be the limit that I would try, but the clean kill is important too. I think the 45 has the punch to get the job done at that range if you use the right ammo.
 

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I hunt with an AR and a .22-250. Stalk up on the yotes while bedded down. Last year I was getting with 80-100 yds easily. Had to yell at them to get them to stand up for a better shot, so I know I can get in closer while silent. We'll give it a go.
 

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Originally posted by ferretray:
What does this have to do with Tactics and personnel defense/ccw ?
Tactics "and" personal defense/ccw. Were talking hunting tactics. Is there a restriction on what type of tactics discussed, or are you trying to be a "Mini moderator". Either way, if this discussion does not apply to you, then I am sure there are many in this forum that do.
 

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Gargoyle, when you become a moderator I will consider your input. In closing I'll say that I have no use for the shooting(this is not "hunting") animals with under-powered weapons. We owe it to our prey to take them as quickly and cleanly as possible. Semper Fi, Ray Rinehart
 

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Ferretray,
Carefull, Ferretray, your participating in a hunting tactics thread! (regardless of how demented your views on hunting are)
"We owe it to our prey"? Somehow bridging a gap between the worth of an animal and a human?
I don't owe a coyote anything but a death for killing my cats and cattle.

Semper Fidelis back.
 

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Gargoyle, I don't believe my statement can be construed as reflecting a "demented"(mad, insane) point of view. Nowhere did I make a comparison of "worth" of a human/animal. What I was referring to is called ethical hunting. A coyote does what it's instincts tell it to do, they are not "evil". I have taken game and have had to put down domestic animals. I would derive no pleasure from inflicting unnecessary agony on these creatures.JMHO, Ray Rinehart
 

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i've never done any of this, but i'm wondering: what do you do with these animals once you kill them? just leave 'em out for the buzzards, or bury them, or skin 'em and mount 'em? just curious. (btw, i have no opinion on the the subject)
 

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Buzzards.
 

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Sorry guys but this forum is dedicated to training and tactics for two legged varmints so I'm going to close this and move it to general discussion.

David Blinder

[This message has been edited by blinder (edited 07-23-2001).]
 
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