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Gear Reviews: New Coyote Hunting Rifles, Shotguns

by Game & Fish Online Staff   |  September 7th, 2018 0
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Pictured: 1. Winchester SX4 Universal Hunter; 2. Savage 110 Predator Accufit; 3. Savage MSR15 Valkyrie; 4. Remington 870 DM Predator.

Here’s a look at some of coyote hunting rifles and shot gun featured in this summer’s Game & Fish 2018 Gear Guide magazine.

Reviews by Brad Fitzpatrick and Scott Haugen

RIFLES

22 Nosler M48

Approaching .22-250 velocities in a small package, the 22 Nosler yields 25 percent more capacity and is nearly 300 fps faster than the .223 Remington. It can push a 55-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet at 3,350 fps out of an AR-15. The most powerful .22-caliber available for this platform. Nosler.com $1,795

Winchester Model 70 Coyote Light

The ultimate .22-250 long-range rifle shoots suppressed. Features a short action, 24-inch barrel, vented stock, aluminum bedding block, stainless fluted barrel. Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces. WinchesterGuns.com $1,269.99

Ruger American Rifle Predator

Ergonomic, lightweight, synthetic stock designed for quick, easy handling. 100 percent American-made rifle features a Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger. One-piece aluminum scope rail, soft-rubber butt pad, threaded barrel for exceptional accuracy. Available in multiple calibers. Ruger.com $529

Mossberg MMR Pro

An adjustable version of the JM Pro Trigger, when combined with the already precise direct-impingement gas system and 18-inch, free-floating, stainless-steel barrel, offers superior handling and accuracy. Mossberg.com $1,119.99

Savage AXIS II XP Compact

Designed to help young shooters feel comfortable with a firearm, its fitted with a factory-mounted, bore-sighted Bushnell Banner 3-9x40mm scope and offers user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ technology. 20-inch button-rifled barrel, chambered in .243 Win. Weight: 6 pounds, 2 ounces. SavageArms.com $484

Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie

Chambered for Federal’s new .224 Valkyrie, the MSR 15 Valkyrie rifle offers a field-ready AR that can drop dogs at long distances. These rifles are equipped with 18-inch barrels with muzzle brakes, crisp two-stage triggers and durable Elite Series Cerakoting to protect this gun from the elements. SavageArms.com, $1,499

Savage 110 Predator

Savage’s 110 Predator bolt-action comes with Savage’s AccuFit stock, with five comb risers and four length-of-pull spacers, which provides a better fit for more comfortable and accurate shooting. It comes in six caliber options and coyote-hunter-friendly features like a threaded and fluted barrel, Realtree Max-1 camo stock, AccuTrigger and Weaver-style scope bases. SavageArms.com $899

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Remington 870 DM Predator

This magazine-fed 870 pump comes with a Kryptek Highlander camo dip and an 18.5-inch barrel with TruLock extended chokes. XS Ghost Ring sights are included, but there’s also a tactical rail for optics. A ShurShot stock and SuperCell recoil pad help manage setback from magnum loads. Remington.com $799

Winchester XPR Mossy Oak Break-Up Country

Winchester’s XPR bolt-actions are accurate, with the newest version having a synthetic stock with a Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo dip and matte bluing to aid with concealment. There are several caliber options including .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .308 Win. WinchesterGuns.com $599.99

Ruger American Rifle Predator

The bolt-action American Rifle Predator comes with durable synthetic Moss Green stock and a heavy-taper threaded barrel. The Ruger Marksman trigger is user-adjustable from 3.5 pounds and there are a number of different caliber options. Ruger.com $529

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SHOTGUNS

Winchester SX4 Universal Hunter

The SX4 Universal Hunter offers a full Mossy Oak Break-Up Country dip for maximum concealment, with three barrel lengths (24, 26 or 28 inches) and a 3 1/2-inch chamber in 12 gauge for close-range coyote hunting and any other shotgun work. WinchesterGuns.com $1,069

Browning A5

This 12-gauge features a 28-inch barrel, a 3 ½-inch chamber, recoil-operated Kinematic Drive, A-TACS AU Dura-Touch composite stock with close radius pistol grip and is shim-adjustable for length of pull. Built with lightweight aluminum alloy receiver, profiled barrel with flat, vent rib and fiber-optic front sight. Inflex recoil pad.  Browning.com $1,549.99

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