Best Coyote Gun: Reviews for the year 2017 - Rifles HQ

Best Coyote Gun: Reviews for the year 2017


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Finding the best coyote gun is impossible.

There are a lot of rifles that can be used for these purposes, but none of them is fully adapted for hunting coyotes. If we add the terrain where these animals live and their solid muscle construction, we end up with a limited choice of rifles to choose from.

Making a wrong decision will simply make your hunting completely unsuccessful. That’s why we are here. Below you can see the best forearms for the job.

1. Remington® 700™ ADL Varmint Bolt-Action Rifles

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Yes, the best 223 rifle is Remington® 700. It is also our first choice. The reasons why it is so great are simple. The weight is 8.5 pounds, so carrying it for an extended period of time won’t be an issue. Precision is outstanding and paired with a scope (receiver is prepared for installing the scope) you can end up with a perfect rifle for coyotes. X-Mark Pro Trigger is a masterpiece which allows you to make better shots in less time than you need with other models. Let’s add the fact that at the front you get a synthetic and well-ventilated grip, well-known for this brand.

Heavy contour barrel and heavy-duty construction in general, allow to this rifle to withstand even the hardest situations and to be used in harshest terrains. For all of you who like to customize their rifles, this unit is again the best choice. It is already known as the best varmint rifle for severe modifications.

  • X-Mark Pro trigger.
  • Lightweight.
  • Accurate.
  • Smooth firing.
  • Heavy contour barrel.
  • You will have to get used to trigger.
  • The scope must be purchased separately and it isn’t very affordable.

2.    Remington® Model R-15 VTR Predator Magpul MOE

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If the money isn’t an issue for you, the Remington® Model R-15 VTR Predator Magpul MOE is also the best rifle for hunting coyotes and other, even larger animals. So, what you get with this rifle? First of all, it is made from stainless steel that is commonly used for aerospace purposes. It is layered with SCARmor substances, so the entire rifle is fully resistant to water, corrosion and the elements in general. A must be mentioned advantage is the Tooth Breakout compensator, which reduces the flash and recoil, allowing you to shoot again quicker than most other rifles can perform. This is also one of the main reasons why we ranked the rifle among the top 5 models for hunting coyotes!

The trigger is another advantage this rifle has. It is a competition-based unit, so it features 2 stages. If you are a beginner, you should know that these triggers enhance the accuracy and will make you a better hunter, eventually. Other elements we must mention is a sleek design and compact size. Both of the features allow you to move with the rifle through hard terrain and to shoot in tight spaces.

  • Dual-stage trigger.
  • Tooth Breakout compensator for reducing flash and recoil.
  • Compact design.
  • SCARmor finish.
  • Expensive.
  • Camo isn’t durable.

3.    Del-Ton DT Sport Forged Flattop Centerfire Rifle

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This rifle is the best one if you like to ‘’miss’’. It can accommodate 30+1 projectiles and it can fire them all in less than 4 seconds! As such, we really like the rifle and believe that it is suitable for most hunters not only for those who want to hunt coyotes. One of the interesting features is the safety feature which will show you when you carry an unloaded weapon.

Materials used in the construction are steel, most of the rifle is made from it and aluminum. However, the aluminum is used for receiver and it is hammer-forged, coated with several layers of substance (anodized) which made it almost as durable as the actual steel. Additional safety features include a heat shield and hand guards.

  • 30+1 capacity.
  • Uses .223 caliber.
  • Heat shield.
  • Handguards.
  • Accuracy.
  • Recoil.

4.    Savage Arms AXIS II XP Bolt-Action Rifle and Weaver Scope

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This is the best coyote gun for the moneyIf you still wonder what makes it so unique, lets us explain. First and foremost, this rifle comes with the scope, a Weaver Kaspa 3-9×40 unit, which makes the entire weapon far more accurate, obviously. The firepower and the scope allow you the ultimate precision, something you will need for hunting coyotes. Nevertheless, the rifle isn’t expensive compared to other rifles with the scope and equivalent features.

Accu-Trigger is another feature you should appreciate. The essence of it is to allow you full pressure adjusting. With it, you can always set up the trigger to fire precisely when you want. The quality is above the range and it is truly another advantage. The barrel is made from carbon steel, a material commonly seen on more expensive rifles, known for extreme durability and the ability to withstand pressure, scratches, and damages. Magazine box can be easily removed and installs, meaning that the time, needed for you to shot is lower. The last, but not least is matt finish of the barrel, stock, and receiver. Together, they make the entire rifle look much more appealing.

  • Affordable.
  • Comes with a scope.
  • Matt finish.
  • Accu-Trigger.
  • Some elements are not strong.
  • Scope could be better.

5.    Stoeger Model 3500 Semi-Automatic Shotgun

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waterfowl shotgun camo with handle

waterfowl shotgun camo with handleMost of the time, you will encounter coyotes within your proximity so that you will need a suitable weapon. Stoeger Model 3500 is a shotgun, which has been used for hunting coyotes for years. It allows you to fire several hits at once, maximizing your success. All hunters who want to have something extraordinary and different will find that this is the best gun for coyote hunting of all times.

Inertia Driven is the famous operating system characteristic for this manufacturer. It is one of the best you can get nowadays. We liked it a lot and we agree that it is one of the best operating systems ever developed. Reliably cycles may vary and they are 3 ½ and 2 ¾ inches. Additional features include recoil reduces, camo design and 4 choke tubes.

  • Easier to use than other rifles on the list.
  • Camo.
  • Inertia Driven operating system.
  • Ejecting issues are possible.
  • Complicate to assemble.


All of these rifles are ideal for coyote hunting. You can use any of them and you will have success. But, if you don’t know which choice to make, the first one here is the one!

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