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    7mm-08 for coyote? I am going to be doing a little coyote management (we aren't too fond of them here in Maryland)and i have only two viable options for hunting them. I have my deer rifle, a 7mm-08 Ruger M77 Haykeye with a Leupold 3-9 on top. My other option is a Windham Weaponry MPC in 5.56/.223 with a 1-4 bushnell with a bullet drop recticle. I probably wont take shots outside of 150. What do you think? Thanks, Jack.

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    Just happened to see this on F&S nice to know you're on both. Stay In touch.
    Seth

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      I do not know much about the Windham Weaponry MPC, but both calibers will get the job done at 150 yards or less.

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        As JM says both will do the job. If your 223 is accurate I would probably lean towards that rifle. Its plenty of cartridge, quitter, and cheaper to shoot.

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          If you're interested in selling the pelts, use the .223, because the 7mm-08 will probably tear them up pretty bad. If you're not worried about the pelts, use whichever one is more accurate.

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