Recently trying my darndest at trapping coyotes. They are smart little buggers avoiding my traps, I've thought about physically going out and look for them. Anyway, I was dead set on using a .22LR, a savage mark II. Then I thought that the .22 has little effect on the raccoons around here, even with headshots, so I debated on moving up to 7.62x39. Then I was cleaning up the house and came across a rifle my grandfather owned. A Chuckster .22WMR, anyone have any experience with the rifle or the caliber?
Yes I have one of these Mossberg 22 mags. Mine is the model 640K in 22 Mag. Have had it for many years and has proved very accurate with CCi 40 grain hollow points. I have successfully taken one coyote at about 75 yards. Keep your shots at about that yardage and they will go down quickly with a heart lung shot. Have mounted 2-7X scope. Hell of a lot cheaper than center fire ammo and will do the job if you call them in close enough. Good Luck.
I bought a 640KB chuckster 22 mag (mfg in 1965 or so)..I added a tasco 3x9x40 scope, bolt action and It is VERY accurate..long barrel. This caliber is getting to be a favorite for coyotes in N Carolina. CCI high velocity hollowpoints should give them a dirt nap with a vital area hit.