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Yes, I have been hunting coyotes for over 25yrs and my favorite way to do it is to walk and call. Setting up in camo, calling them trying to get them to come into wooded areas and short fields and out on gas lines. I have done this form of coyote hunting for the last 10yrs with a Ruger standard Mk II 22-250.

BUT SOMETHING NEW IS COMING. I needed to be able to move and turn quicker in bush and tight places but still want a rifle that will get the job done out to 300, 400yds. Most open fields I hunt now don't have shots over 300yds but every once in a while I find one about 400yds to shoot across. I also needed a rifle that would allow me to make quick shots without taking my eyes away from the scope. I could have taken four coyotes not long ago in one short 220yd field if I could have made quick follow up shots without my eyes leaving the scope.

So having to get up move, reset myself, conceal myself, make multiple shots, while in some places there is not enough room to move a 22 or 24 inch barrel around quickly and not be noticed. SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMETHING NEW IS COMING



The Smith & Wesson M&P15OR “Optics Ready” rifle has a 6-position collapsible CAR stock, a M4 barrel with an A2 birdcage suppressor, and a gas block with an integral Picatinny-style rail for mounting sights and optics. Removable front and rear sights. The M&P15ORC AR15 rifle also features:

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO/ .223
Barrel Length: 16”
Total Length: 35” (extended), 32” (collapsed)
Weight: 6. 5 lbs
30-Round Magazine
Semi-Automatic Operating System
Barrel Twist: 1 in 9”
6-Position CAR Stock
4140 Steel Barrel
7075 T6 Aluminum Receiver
Hard Coat Black Anodized Finish
Chromed Materials: Barrel Bore, Gas Key Bolt Carrier, Chamber

Will have a VX-III 2.5-8x40mm scope.
 

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Need some help blasting coyotes? I love it just never figured out exactly how to call them suckers in. If they are within 400yds they are toast.
 

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nonnieselman said:
Need some help blasting coyotes? I love it just never figured out exactly how to call them suckers in. If they are within 400yds they are toast.
Lot of coyotes up your way and especially around Vicksburg and a little north of there. Down here in South Mississippi it is harder to call them in and get a shot at them.
 

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Yes, I feel this is just the beginning of a lot of fun, cash and time on the range and in the field. WOW!! Who said there ain't life after Weatherby???

Moving from doing load work on my 340Wby to a 223 Rem is like a Cessna 150 "VS" a Boeing 747

I will be trying Varget and TAC, I have both. Just trying to decide on a bullet that would take coyote and hogs without having to change bullets.

Also, if any of you have a suggestion on good factory ammo for hunting varmint and also I need a specific one for defense that is accurate, please chime in, thank you.
 

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Will a 223 with 16" barrel give you the range you need?

As for bullets go, the heavier the better for hawgs IMO
 

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Joe S. said:
Will a 223 with 16" barrel give you the range you need?

As for bullets go, the heavier the better for hawgs IMO
400yds pushing it on coyote with the 16" might opt for a longer barrel later, but I don't feel like spending any more and the 60gr will be enough on hogs if the rang is under 150yds and of course bullet design will dictate some of that.
 

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Tell me if any you guys have a problem mounting a scope so as to see above the standard front sight of an AR 15, which you know is fairly high. The reason is that, I can get a S&W AR 15 with a back flip up battle sight on a flat top but it has the standard AR 15 front sight. If I get high enough rings for the flat top, will the front sight still cause problems.



Here is the one I can get, I really like a flip up back battle site instead of one I would have to take on and off. Any comments from those of you who have gone through all of this would be appreciated. Thank you :toast:

 

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you can get a gas block for $30 easy to take care of that, the put a BUIS on the gas block. :cheers:

I like to keep the scope as close to the barrel as i can and still have a comfortable cheek weld.
 

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I have decided after thinking about that I will not get this rifle called the gun shop and told them I want the S&W Optic Ready model. I am going to put front and back flip up battle sights on it and will mount a VX-III 2.5-8x36mm on the rifle. I have 1,140 rounds coming and a few other goodies. Here is the one I am going to get and thanks for responding. IT IS COMING IN NEXT WEEK :)



 

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That one have the raised upper reciever for scopes? cant tell.

I had to use high rings to fit my 4-16x56mm on my AR, its close to the handguards but plenty of room.
 

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Here are the stats on the S&W AR 15 .223 Optics Ready Model that will be here the end of next week.

Model: M&P15
Caliber: 5.56 mm NATO / .223
Capacity: 30 Rounds - Detachable Mag
Action: Semi-Auto
Barrel Length: 16"
Barrel Twist: 1 in 9"
Front Sight: Detachable flip up battle site
Rear Sight: Detachable flip up battle site
Overall Length: 35" Extended/32" Collapsed
Stock: 6 Position CAR Stock
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
Receiver Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Finish: Hard Coat Black Anodized
Chromed Comp: Barrel Bore, Gas Key Bolt Carrier, Chamber


Here is the scope VX-III 2.5-8x36mm
 
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