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My brother has 10 acres fenced off with cattle, goats and a horse. Coyotes have moved into the woods behind his house and are getting too close to his livestock.

Right now my brother is using a bolt action 308 which he has used to take down several coyotes. He wants to replace that 308 with a 223 as his main predator gun.

He wants a flattop with no front sight, strictly for a scope.

I found a CMMG 18 inch bull barrel, but CMMG does not seem to have a good reputation.

PSA has this one on sale for $399 - http://palmettostatearmory.com/inde...um-ss12g2-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html

We would like to keep the budget say maybe around $700 or less for the upper.

What are some of the good options are out there?

Bravo company and noveseke are some of the better ones out there. I was hoping not to spend $900 on an upper.
 

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Mossberg MMR Hunter for around $600-700 and a decent scope should work. I bought mine only to shoot at the range, with a Redfield Battlezone on top, and couldn't be happier. It has been 100% reliable with every brand of ammo. A friend of mine advised his stepfather to buy an MMR as a coyote gun after shooting mine.
 

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Coyotes don't usually go after anything much larger than a rabbit. Horses will kill coyotes if they get too close, and all it takes is a swift kick from a hind hoof to send Mr. Coyote into the wildlife afterlife. I have coyotes in the woods around my farm, and they never go near the horses. I have a couple of horses that will actually attack any dogs that wander out into the pastures, and I once saw one of my mares punt a Jack Russell about 10 feet in the air. The dog survived the experience, but has never gone near that pasture again.
 

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Coyotes don't usually go after anything much larger than a rabbit. Horses will kill coyotes if they get too close, and all it takes is a swift kick from a hind hoof to send Mr. Coyote into the wildlife afterlife. I have coyotes in the woods around my farm, and they never go near the horses. I have a couple of horses that will actually attack any dogs that wander out into the pastures, and I once saw one of my mares punt a Jack Russell about 10 feet in the air. The dog survived the experience, but has never gone near that pasture again.
^^^^ This.We have mules (both saddle and drivers) and a donk.We also have a lot of coyotes and red fox,but they wont come near the livestock. My mare in my avitar is a dog killer.We have watched her kill a coyote and a dog,she will run them down and stomp them. We were rideing once and a dog ran out from a house into the road and it was all I could do to control her and get her out of there.

I guess she isnt in my avitar! I will fix that.
 

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Take a look at Rock Rivers Predator Pursuit upper. They can be had for $640 delivered with BCG and CH. The barrels are amazing. 1/8 Stainless, Wylde chamber, and cryogenically treated. RRA guarantees 3/4 inch at 100 and if you read around on this claim you will find it's routinely inside of 1/2 inch at that distance. The uppers are offered in 16 and 20 inch barrels.
 

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Here are three mail-order companies I've purchased uppers from. Can't complain about the quality of any of them. For precision shots on a small acrerage, I'd personally go with a 20" bull barrel. Question, will you just be buying an upper to swap out on an AR you already have, or will you be buying a stripped lower that you need to build from scratch?

http://jtdistributing.net/store/index.html

http://www.model1sales.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=151

http://www.mapartsinc.com/
 

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Mossberg MVP:thumb:
I put 3 holes into a quarter size circle at 100 yards with 62 gr surplus ammo last week with a neighbors MVP

Otherwise the PSA rifle kit

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-20-hammer-forged-cl-mp-stripped-upper.html

Got mine for $554.99 shipped

RRA has the free float handguards that look like the stock ones.
Or shave down the FSB,add your own rail,optics etc.

Link is expired but the rail is sweet and is going on my 20"

www.slickguns.com/product/daniel-de...ee-float-ar-rifles-01-005-10002-25299-free-sh
 

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I'd just build one, get a upper for $100, good barrel for $300ish, BCG $100ish, hand guard for another $150 or so and call it good...

you'll end up with a very nice upper....

uppers (note blemished and completes)
http://aeroprecisionusa.com/upper-receviers.html?p=2

barrels
http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/xcart/home.php?cat=250&sort=orderby&sort_direction=0&page=2

hand guards (good middle of the road stuff)
http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_ID=268

the only thing you should need beyond that is a gas tube,muzzle device and charging handle and you're GTG for around $650~700 depending on what you go with...


that's just me though, i prefer to build my stuff now unless i can get comparable for cheaper..some of the other options in the thread are bad either...but i do think you can do a tad bit better for the money.
 

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This what I use Kev and I have never met a coyote it couldn't kill.:thumb:

Model 1 Sales Varmint Upper



Al

p.s. Mine is 1-9" and shoots most bullets very well.
 
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its a coyote gun.. you dont need to try and build a top of the line DMR or anything.. youve already state your on a budget.. you can get a complete polymer lower for around 150 from several places or , you already know psa has good deals.. just catch one of their deals on a lower/lpk.. as for an upper? just about any should be accurate enough.. with ok ammo and a decent scope.. i say go with the psa upper you linked to.. again.. psa is fine.. and theres no need to build a match grade rifle for the sole puropose of taking down a few coyotes.
 
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