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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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New LH Gun for Predator hunting .. Fox/Coyote

Looking at getting a new gun here soon.. I was thinking a either a 204 caliber, or 22 hornet? .. Any one have any luck with these hunting coyotes or foxes? Also.. I'm looking for a LH Gun.. which is hard to find.. CZ American 527 or a Savage are looking like my only Options.. I really like the Howa 1500 mini, but they're RH only.. :/

Can anyone give me a little guidance here? thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 12:57 PM
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If you are looking to save hides (mainly fox) go with the Hornet. A .204 is hard on fox. I have a CZ 527 in 22 Hornet and it is a tackdriver. I don't reload and shoot factory Hornady 35gr V-max's or Remington 45gr PSP's. The Remington are more fur-friendly. I mostly use a 12ga when calling at night but when I hunt more open areas where longer shots are possible I carry the Hornet.

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If you are looking to save hides (mainly fox) go with the Hornet. A .204 is hard on fox. I have a CZ 527 in 22 Hornet and it is a tackdriver. I don't reload and shoot factory Hornady 35gr V-max's or Remington 45gr PSP's. The Remington are more fur-friendly. I mostly use a 12ga when calling at night but when I hunt more open areas where longer shots are possible I carry the Hornet.
And the 22 Hornet is enough to drop a coyote in it's tracks and how far does it reach?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2016, 07:39 PM
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If you reload, you can just get a .223 and a can of Trail Boss. Then you'll have lots of rifles to choose from, Hornet type velocities if you want them and full power .223 loads when you need a little more.
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My Hornet is good out to about 125-150yds.

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I was actually looking at the Mossberg Predator MVPS.. apparently they're suppose to be crazy accurate in 223, they have the package deal that comes with a scope. (37.5" barrel).. I really wish they made a left handed one tho...
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Your far far better off with the .223, always the issue of brass availability in the future must be taken into account, why drive yourself nuts trying to find .204 or hornet brass when .223 brass is everywhere. You can adjust the .223 down to hornet velocities and use fmj to reduce pelt damage, plus if needed you can reach much further out and touch something.
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Yeah.. I'm leaning towards the 223. more.. I really like the MVP Predator.. I might just suck it up and get in RH.
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