Another Coyote with a 22 Mag CCI 30gr V-Max - posted in Predator Hunting and Calling: This is the second coyote shot with 22 mag CCI 30 gr V-max within the last two weeks.Again I was on my way to this private property to shoot my rifle, on the way to to the shooting sight, I see this Coyote standing side ways on a flat rock looking at me. The .22 WMR is a real wonder. A cast iron frying pan up side the head will probably kill it but that would not be my weapon of choice and neither would a .22. He was a logger, and some time before this incident, he had cut down a tree; and the dead top of the tree broke off and fell on him. Can A 22 Cal Air Rifle Kill A Coyote And Can You Shoot22 Mag In A 22 Lr Rifle is best in online store. If you doubt its killing power watch the swamp men kill 700lb gators with them with a single shot behind the eyes. Air rifle, especially a .22, only has a few foot pounds of force (that is the key for lethality). Neither me or my dad reload but we might start if I get one of those rifles. Also, there is power in numbers, more than 1 coyote can be fatal because like most canines, coyotes work as a team to take down prey. I can't really afford a centerfire(I'm just 15) And I have seriously been looking at a 22 Magnum. Reactions: 300whisper. Sine the .22 caliber rifle isn’t as powerful as larger hunting rifles, it can only be used for hunting game animals. I have a .17 HMR and have made 200 yard shots on p.dogs and jackrabbits. (A 2.5 kilogram object moving 750 feet per second would hit with almost 50,000 foot-pounds of energy.) What is the difference between 22 Hornet and .223? Allow me to further echo the suggestions towards the NEF in .223. See the head shot on a hog with a 22lr in the video below. Or would it have to be a head shot? I picked up mine for around $185, on sale. * The .22LR is not recommended to kill Coyotes humanely. There's not a lot of use for them around here. I got a lot of use out of my old ALICEs -- I had the medium and the extra-large one. If you can't make a quick ,clean kill with something you can be confident will do the job right the first time,you should wait until you get something that can - ethically speaking.I kill animals as a hunter, but I don't enjoy seeing them suffer. I hunted with a Ruger all stainless Boat paddle 22 mag rifle most of the time with Walmart's finest camo duct tape on the barrel. All were chest shots. Reactions: jjmp. .223 ammmo is about as cheap as .22 mag too. Look up the footpound charts for various game animals. I would rather have the larger mass of a .22 mag. The .22 Magnum may be the sweet optimum shooting little caliber for this purpose. Hey yall, I am looking at buying a Henry lever action .22 magnum in the near future. 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