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ok, looking for some scope or light options for hunting coyotees at night , so far they are staying about 300 yards away, but its ony a matter of time before they come into range . before they eat my chickens , or my goat ,   what do you use for small game hunting at night?

keep in mind i am using a marlin 22mag...    by the time they come out to play it is too dark to get a clear shot....   

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ok, looking for some scope or light options for hunting coyotees at night , so far they are staying about 300 yards away, but its ony a matter of time before they come into range . before they eat my chickens , or my goat ,   what do you use for small game hunting at night?

keep in mind i am using a marlin 22mag...    by the time they come out to play it is too dark to get a clear shot....   

joe
. I am using a 12 guage with a slug, I have killed 4 in the last four months, I believe they are stalking my dogs, the first one I got I shot with a 410 slug and it was nose to nose with my old 17 year old pit/ lab mix , I didnt have my gun on me so I ran quickly into the house and got the first gun in sight , came back thinking my ole girl gypsy might be hurt or dead , but they were both growling and I walk right up too the coyote and shot it, Gypsy is deaf so she couldnt hear me yelling and this coyote didnt back down this was wierd and made me a bit un easy but I shot him, and then found a hole in my fence and fixed this, Now I have a Mossberg 535 Turkey Thug 12 Guage with a red dot true glo scope, and I added a tactical night light, its awesome light up the area put red dot on target and bam , dead Coyote
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ok, looking for some scope or light options for hunting coyotees at night , so far they are staying about 300 yards away, but its ony a matter of time before they come into range . before they eat my chickens , or my goat ,   what do you use for small game hunting at night?

keep in mind i am using a marlin 22mag...    by the time they come out to play it is too dark to get a clear shot....   

joe
. I want to make one thing clear, killing isnt my choice but when it comes to protecting my family and dogs I will do what has to be done, I kill many rattlesnakes too, do not like this pests at all
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dave, i too only kill only when i haft too. what type of light are u using, do you have any specs/ model #
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dave, i too only kill only when i haft too. what type of light are u using, do you have any specs/ model #
My light is a pro-tec nebo, came with mounts, it has 4 modes of light, flashing white, steady white, laser dot, or a laser dot with light, my favorite mode, the light is ok, wish it was a bit brighter, my son that did two tours combat tours of Iraq said get a sure fire, they are pricey but are one of the best , hope this info helps you shipmate
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thanks, always nice to have a personal review or opinion on something, i hate taking a chance .......
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thanks, always nice to have a personal review or opinion on something, i hate taking a chance .......
Joe hope it works out for you, when were you on Tarawa?
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Understand needing a light for night sniping at coyotes. They are pretty smart critters, at least the ones out here in the desert. You might almost have to bait them a bit to work them to where you can get them.

Too bad you don't have anything at big bigger than the 22mag.

Hope you will be attending the reunion and join us for the Top Gun Competition.

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Understand needing a light for night sniping at coyotes. They are pretty smart critters, at least the ones out here in the desert. You might almost have to bait them a bit to work them to where you can get them.

Too bad you don't have anything at big bigger than the 22mag.

Hope you will be. attending the reunion and join us for the Top Gun Competition.
. Keith I hear ya on smart critters, I have seen sly ones and dum ones, lately they have been dum, they hang out during the day in my field, I can walk out to my tree line and shoot them, at night they come into my yard in the front, its so wierd that they come in this close, they will walk away as I walk up them, now these critters must be hungry or they are going for water on the stream behind our house, its hard to figure out coyotes
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well here in sc , it is illegal to bait... you can live trape but cannot release...

David, i reported to the tarawa in 1987, the big t was i dry doc at the time.. i worked out of the en shop for the duration of my enlistment. 1987-1991.  mostly took care of the monorail system and many many hours of the cat walk as the ready life boat engineer... .
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keith , i only have the 22 mag because im not a hunter and thought this would do the trick. i have deer up the wazooo and my kids would kill me if i hunted bambi. i do have a 9mm s&w with snake loads for the copperheads, and then a 380 for my cwp...    thought about a shot gun, but one more gun in my house is to many with my kids around, i am nuts about gun safety ... i dont ever want a accident in my house!!!!
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I'm with you on the gun safety. That is imperative above all else with kids about for sure. Have my 5 year old grandson living with me so you can bet his safety is more than required.

Understand the thought about not being a hunter, as I don't hunt much and don't have a hunting license. But I have taken up competitive shooting in the high power/long range NRA arena. I am currently using a M1 Garand chambered for 30-06, but have others that I have had from before my son was born.

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i hear the m1 is the gun to have.. only ever had on in my hands in boot camp. they were the non functioning drill riffles , that we toated around...
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i hear the m1 is the gun to have.. only ever had on in my hands in boot camp. they were the non functioning drill riffles , that we toated around...
. I remember lugging the M-1 around in bootcamp in 1975 , it was our peice and according to our CC the only one we would get in boot camp
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well here in sc , it is illegal to bait... you can live trape but cannot release...

David, i reported to the tarawa in 1987, the big t was i dry doc at the time.. i worked out of the en shop for the duration of my enlistment. 1987-1991.  mostly took care of the monorail system and many many hours of the cat walk as the ready life boat engineer... .
. Joe good to hear that you served Tarawa well, the mono rail system I am sure it kept you busy , the ready life boat cool, was it on the starboard side forward? I worked the flt deck as a LSE , and know I saw this boat . Wish you well Coyote Joe, hope to see you at Tarawas reunion
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You can get a M1 from The Civilian Marksmanship Program at a really good price. California requires they ship to an FFL as of Jan 1, 2014, but most states ship direct to your front porch. They grade them from collector on down. I got the field grade and it is a great rifle at an even better price. Sometimes you have to wait for one, but from my view, well worth the wait.
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Just book marked the site, will keep my eyes open .. diddnt know the The Civilian Marksmanship Program even existed. thanks for the info..   and yes they are out of the m1's.
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I have a night scope that works well .I think it could be mounted. It didn't cost much I've had it a while. 
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