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    What is the best rifle for hunting lynx and coyotes i'm looking at the 17 hmr or 204 rem. Thanks.

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    .22 Magnum. pleanty of power and no fur damage with FMJ.

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    I would think either is good for lynx but would personnaly like the 204 for reach.

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    I use a CZ 527 varmint in the 204 . I has always done me good.

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    lynx are not that big. A big lynx is 35 lbs. Also you will have a hard time calling in a lynx into the open. I would use the 17 or a 22, because most of the shots would be close. I have never called for lynx I trap them it just seems easier. A trap works 24-7 calling is only as good for how long you can hold out in the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Archer View Post
    .22 Magnum. pleanty of power and no fur damage with FMJ.
    I use it as well, works great.
    The emphasis is on accuracy, not power!

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    Default 22 Mag.

    Although we don't have Lynx here in NC, we do have a few Bobcats, Coyotes, and some very tough Racoons. Most people around here feel that the 22 mag is plenty for this size game. I personally took a 120 lb. Whitetail at 120 yards with my 22 mag. I shoot CCI 40 grain HPs. The bullet passed completly through the animal after hitting the lungs, and breaking a rib on the opposite side. I know it was hard to believe myself. Don't under estimate the power of a 22 mag. Mine is just one of the $200.00 Marlins, but with a little trigger work I did myself, it is a tack driver. I use it all year long for groundhogs, I might also mention that I have a 22-250 that mostly sits in my safe.

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    Of the two ya mentioned I would go with the .204.

    Right now I'm toying with either the .204 or a .17 Rem.

    Seen a post on another board to day where a caller shot a bobcat at 60 feet with a .204. Entered above the nose (Small hole) and no exit.

    Just food for thought.

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    Default .17 Rem

    I have a Remington 700 bdl classic in .17 rem out of 11 cats and many many fox I've only had to sew a little on one lynx. Shots have been 25 to 200+ yards, 25 grain hollow point goes in, doesn't come out. I've also harvested coyotes and 2 wolves with it, All one shot. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

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