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Penn 09-14-2021 17:58

.25 caliber
 
NJ has night hunting for Coyote's, but limits the caliber to .25. My question is there a centerfire rifle in .25 cal. All my searches lead to pistols, not rifles.

Old Dog New Trick 09-14-2021 18:22

Donno, my guess would be that itís bigger than .22 (which a lot of states restrict for hunting anything other than varmints) but the next smallest rifle cartridge would likely be a .270.

Itís NJ so they probably didnít want people claiming an AR-15 (.223/5.56) is a perfectly good coyote gun unless chambered in 6.5 or .308.

Iím just spit balling here.

cbtengr 09-14-2021 18:26

Winchester 25-20 and 25-35,

Box 09-14-2021 19:47

25-06 if you can find one

7624U 09-14-2021 20:03

https://aussiehunter.org/shooting/ca...ifle-calibres/

Good list but it does not have the 220 swift rifle cartridge listed

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mUhDXqyJ9...0/cart_set.gif


The NJ law states
https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/coyote-fox_faq.pdf

Use center‐fire rifle (.25 caliber or smaller using 80 grain ammunition) (Daytime)
Hunt during evening hours with 10‐12 gauge shotgun only using shot sizes as small as #4 fine to “T” shot

Did the rule change for night hunting Penn ?

The Reaper 09-14-2021 20:57

.22 Savage Hi-Power
.22 BR Remington
.22 Cheetah
.22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer
.22 PPC
.22 Remington Jet
.22 Spitfire
.22 WCF
.220 Russian
.220 Rook
.220 Swift
.221 Remington Fireball
.22 Nosler
.22-250 Remington
.222 Remington
.222 Remington Magnum
.222 Rimmed
.223 Remington
.223 Winchester Super Short Magnum
.224 Weatherby Magnum
.224 Valkyrie
.225 Winchester
.297/230 Morris
.240 Apex
.240 Weatherby Magnum
.242 Rimless Nitro Express
.243 Winchester
.243 Winchester Super Short Magnum
.244 H&H Magnum
.244 Remington
.246 Purdey
.25 Remington
.25-45 Sharps
.25-21 Stevens
.25-25 Stevens
.25 Winchester Super Short Magnum
.250 Savage
.25-06 Remington
.25-20 Winchester
.25-35 Winchester
.25-45 Sharps

Some of those have an 80 grain load.

I would suggest a .243 or .25-06.

Good hunting.

TR

Combat Diver 09-14-2021 22:34

That .25-45 Sharps is not a black powder cartridge but a relative new .223 Rem necked up to .25 cal just for the AR15.

CD

JJ_BPK 09-15-2021 06:21

The 25-06 is old but reliable with lots of reloading data,

http://gundata.org/cartridge/24/.25-06-remington/

Penn 09-15-2021 09:58

Thank you everyone for the azimuth correction.
7624U, no the rules did not change, but will be hunting on private land.

Combat Diver 09-15-2021 12:58

Noticed the .257 Roberts is missing from that list. (7x57mm Mauser necked down)

CD

mark46th 09-15-2021 15:17

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The .25-06 is a great choice. My friend uses it with great success on boar. It will kill anything in North America. If you were shooting bear, I would up the caliber. I shoot a .22-250 and it is death on coyotes. Get an electronic caller... This is my friend's son with a badger that showed up in the prairie dog town we were shooting... he shot it with a .25-06 at 200 yards.

Sohei 09-15-2021 15:55

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Originally Posted by mark46th (Post 671039)
The .25-06 is a great choice. My friend uses it with great success on boar. It will kill anything in North America. If you were shooting bear, I would up the caliber. I shoot a .22-250 and it is death on coyotes. Get an electronic caller...

One of the guys in my old team bought a .22-250 a couple of years ago for varmint hunting. That rifle is a beast for speed, distance, and accuracy. It’s certainly appropriate for coyotes. I need to get me one. :D

mojaveman 09-15-2021 20:45

Another vote for the Winchester .243

I've had a few and you can find rifles in that caliber and the ammunition just about anywhere.

It's good on white tails too.

Penn 10-30-2021 11:01

.25 Cal WSSF
 
I like this .25 Caliber rated bullet, nit sure if will meet the requirement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.25_Wi...r_Short_Magnum

EricV 11-04-2021 09:35

FYI, not connected to SGammo, but get their email adverts. They have 25-06 ammo in their email today.

Seems odd ball stuff is starting to come back. It ain't cheap. $55.95 for a box of 20, 85 grain silver tip.

Penn 11-04-2021 20:42

We have made the decision to go with .22-250 and mount a ATN thermal scope. If that is a NG set up, plz advise. Thx, d

The Reaper 11-05-2021 12:41

Are you allowed to hunt deer during the hours that a thermal would be useful?

I thought most places were pretty much dawn to dusk hunting, within plus or minus limits.

TR

Penn 11-09-2021 14:37

TR, this is what I have on your question:
Coyote / Fox Seasons
An Apprentice License is not valid for taking coyotes or fox at any time.
Season
Bow Only Season
General Season (Bow or Shotgun)
Special Permit Season
(Bow, Shotgun, Muzzleloading or Modern Rifle)
Dates
Oct. 3–Nov. 6 (except Sundays)
Nov. 7–March 15 (except Sundays and Dec. 7–12, 16)
Jan. 1–Mar. 15 (except Sundays*)
Permit Requirements
None
None
Permit required when:
• Using shotgun shot sizes larger than #4 fine through #3 buck
Nighttimehunting
• Using a muzzleloading rifle aside from when deer hunting
• Using a modern rifle (centerfire and rimfire rifles)
Hours
1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset
1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset, except 8 a.m. start on Nov. 7
1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset
1⁄2 hour after sunset to 1⁄2 hour before sunrise*


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