Old 09-14-2021, 17:58   #1
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.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.
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Old 09-14-2021, 18:22   #2
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Donno, my guess would be that it’s 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.

It’s NJ so they probably didn’t want people claiming an AR-15 (.223/5.56) is a perfectly good coyote gun unless chambered in 6.5 or .308.

I’m just spit balling here.
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Winchester 25-20 and 25-35,
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Old 09-14-2021, 19:47   #4
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25-06 if you can find one
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Good list but it does not have the 220 swift rifle cartridge listed


The NJ law states

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 ?
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Old 09-14-2021, 20:57   #6
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.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.

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