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:-D I started building a 7MM mauser for varmit hunting(coyotes) do you think its still too big? I just hate the mess my 338 makes and the cost of the ammo I just hate to waste it on coyotes but i can shoot more with one shot if their lined up with the 338? No seriously you don't think the 7MM with a 24X scope is too much gun? I want it for maybe deer too if one happens to be near but mainly for coyotes. BigBill :roll:

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bill Ive used a 7-08 a couple times on yotes with factory 120 hp rem. ammo I have a ruger 77 in 7x57 and load for it but havent loaded anything that light but if you load and have a good load for the one you are building and it fits into your game laws, some states have a caliber limit. our state just raised our caliber limit last year from .25 to .30 cal so you might want to look into that also. have fun. :D JIM
 

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bill Ive used a 7-08 a couple times on yotes with factory 120 hp rem. ammo I have a ruger 77 in 7x57 and load for it but havent loaded anything that light but if you load and have a good load for the one you are building and it fits into your game laws, some states have a caliber limit. our state just raised our caliber limit last year from .25 to .30 cal so you might want to look into that also. have fun. :D JIM
I'll have it done in a about month if everything goes right and will be test firing her with Sellier & Bellot 175gr soft points first then I'll be reloading some smaller bullets that will pick up some speed for sure. I'll have to check the laws in Vermont but I'm sure there's no limit on size of the gun just how many bullets in the magazine I think its 5 only. BigBill
 

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I think you'r choice would make good double duty gun.my only recommendation would be to crank that scope all the way down.I shoot a 22 hornet,223 and a 220 swift for coyotes.Forced during this part of year on wma's becouse of game laws to use 22mag or big game rifle wearing blaze orange.Fox is rim fire only makes a lot of sice huh no matter what i use i always turn my scope power down becouse they will i repeat they will bust out on top of you at 20 30 yards more times than at 200.well if i was hunting in wide open then mybe id turn it up.some warning if you are new to the sport it is adictive in every way.I blow my calls while driving everyday i fall asleep with my predater calls every night.I cant even find anyone to ride with me anymore.In fact i sitting here in my camo pajamas blowing a call as i write this.Let us know how it goes
 

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I think you'r choice would make good double duty gun.my only recommendation would be to crank that scope all the way down.I shoot a 22 hornet,223 and a 220 swift for coyotes.Forced during this part of year on wma's becouse of game laws to use 22mag or big game rifle wearing blaze orange.Fox is rim fire only makes a lot of sice huh no matter what i use i always turn my scope power down becouse they will i repeat they will bust out on top of you at 20 30 yards more times than at 200.well if i was hunting in wide open then mybe id turn it up.some warning if you are new to the sport it is adictive in every way.I blow my calls while driving everyday i fall asleep with my predater calls every night.I cant even find anyone to ride with me anymore.In fact i sitting here in my camo pajamas blowing a call as i write this.Let us know how it goes
I'll be up in Vermont as soon as the weather breaks maybe before there is no law on hunting in orange yet I look forward to spending a lot of time hunting coyotes there's no deer because of them plus i want to get the pelts done too. Now that I'm retired I have more time to fish and hunt now. I hope I can get my sons into it too. Sure sounds like fun just what i need to get out of the house I need to find something to do that i enjoy. Thank's for the replys I'm sure looking forward to seeing coyotes in the crosshairs. BigBill
 
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