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Im thinking of a 17 cal. rim fire, only just to be trying it . Myself and my brother have been using 222 cal. on varmits for 30 years for most of our kills, we have used other cal like 22-250, 243 , 25-06, and bigger cal that are NOT fur friendly, but always go back to the old stand bys the 222's, and im thinking of a mini 14 -223 cal. with folding stock bullet waister, i know fellow hunters using 17 cal. and they get the odd coyote calling them in.
 

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I don't recall it being illegal either. Having said that, IMO a rimfire is not a good choice for wolf. I know, I know, all that is said about well placed shots and all, but it is just my opinion. For yotes a 17 or 22 mag will work as long as you know where your gun shoots and keep the ranges limited.
 

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I know for sure that it is illegal for wolves, they are classified as big game in manitoba and can only be taken with a centerfire rifle... A MB conservation officer told me that when I was hunting Yotes back on the farm with a .22 that it was illegal, this is why I stated it was... maybe he lied....
 

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Haven't used them, but heard both good and bad things... the biggest negative is the plastic fouling caused by the sabot can be difficult to clean and builds up easily affecting accuracy somewhat...
 

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I've shot yotes with my 17 HMR with no issues, just keep your shots under 150 yds. As far as shooting them with center fires, I've also shot lots with 222, 22-250, 243 and 30-06. I've had good results with 150 gr fmj from the 06, 22-250 too much pelt damage, 222 best for pelt but not enough range sometimes. I feel the 100 gr from a 243 is best.....my opinion anyways
 

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I've shot some coyotes with my .17hmr, I'll echo what the other guys said though, keep it under 150yds, and personally I go with a 20g bullet, better penetration, i like to keep the 17g for things rabbit size and smaller.
As far as .22lr, i think with good bullets and an accurate rifle you could take coyotes under 75yds, not that I would ever use that if anything else was available.
 
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