I have $600, maybe $800 if I can work some magic, to spend on a rifle designated as a coyote killer. I have an SK w/leapers scope and right now but I feel that is not the right choice for any type of hunting. Its really spotty when it comes to accuracy. Also I am looking for a decent high powered scope.
I have looked at Stevens, Savage, and Ruger in a .223 round. I hear Ruger's do not have the accuracy of the cheaer Savage rifles. I am also open to mini m-14's and 22-250's. From what I have gathered the .223 & 22-250 are perfect and will suite my needs, but the .223 will be more accurate at longer distances. Also I am left handed so I would prefer a left handed model, but not nescessary. All my rifles are right handed except my 300rum.
The Mini M-14 has been highly recommended to me by many people. They are accurate and have a quick follow up shot. Give me your thoughts on the Semi auto capabilities.
So, guide me with the rifle and scope models that would suite my needs. I am sure 100-200 yard shots will be typical. Do I need a syntethic stock? Wood stocks have done me well even in really cold conditions. Also where would be the best places to buy this rifle? I am close to Boondocks and have bought firearms from them in the past but I found the same items cheaper else where.