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Let's talk kitties

A friend of mine and I will be going up to camp in 2G to hunt bobcats, coyotes, and other predators. Mostly focusing on cats. I have never hunted bobcats before and was wondering what round the members of HPA like to use for bobcats and coyotes. We have a few different serviceable cartridges between us, including shotguns, but I'm not opposed to buying a new gun.

So, share your favorite calibers and why.
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12 Gauge is good but your range is limited.

I like using either .223 with a 50 to 55 grain hollow point or the .17 hornet with .25 grain hollow point.

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I have never hunted bobcats before and was wondering what round the members of HPA like to use for bobcats and coyotes. We have a few different serviceable cartridges between us, including shotguns, but I'm not opposed to buying a new gun.
Me thinks Findmeinthewoods is looking for an excuse to buy a new gun. Rather than beat around the bush just tell us what you want to buy and we'll recommend it.
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I've been using 3 inch #4 buckshot in a 12 ga. but so far this year i missed a coyote and a fox. i think that fox ate a rabbit and kept all 4 feet for luck. i called in two at once and my buddy couldnt find either one in his scope. next time i go out i'll take the rifle and see how i do with that.

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12 Gauge is good but your range is limited.

I like using either .223 with a 50 to 55 grain hollow point or the .17 hornet with .25 grain hollow point.
I'm hoping they hold up better to a 223 than the average fox. I've located one and thought maybe I'd actually put more focus into it this year.

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