RIFLE FOR COYOTES—Which of the following rifles will carry the farthest without elevating the sight, and which rifle of that caliber is preferable for bunting coyotes on the prairies: .30-40, .303, .32 Special, .30-30, .32-40, and .38-55?
Of the calibers you mention, the .30-40 is far in the lead, unless you mean the .303 British cartridge when you mention .303. The .303 British has about the same range and power as the .30-40. but the .303 Savage is less powerful and is but little ahead of the .30-30. The only American repeating rifle you can get in .303 British caliber is the Model 1855 Winchester. The same may be said of the .30-40, unless you can still buy one of the Krag-Jorgensen rifles which were recently offered for sale by the government. There is little difference, practically speaking, in the range and trajectory of the .303 Savage, the .30-30, .32 Special, .32-40 high power, but the .38-55 high power has less velocity, of course. The higher the velocity, the flatter will be the trajectory, and the longer the point-blank range. The .25 Remington Auto-loading cartridge is a dandy for this kind of hunting, and there are three repeating rifles using it, namely, the Remington Autoloader, the Standard and the New Stevens. They are equally good, and in choosing between them you would have to use your own judgment.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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