is Ruger 10/22 good enough for hunting?

I saw Ruger 10/22 at Bass pro today. The rifle is small. I wonder if this is good enough for hunting coyote or wolf.

Update:

I saw some farmer shot a coyote and he (animal) was dead meat on the spot.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No, Skippy. A .22 rimfire IS NOT "good enough" for hunting coyote or wolf.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Not big enough for larger then squirrels

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I would not use a .22 lr for shooting any animal coyote size or larger unless it is caught in a trap and you can shoot it in the brain. You can get something chambered in .223 for not much more than a Ruger 10/22 for not a whole lot more money and be able to accurately hit about 6 times farther than you can with a .22 lr.

  • 5 months ago

    not sufficient. A 22 is a squirrel gun.

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  • 5 months ago

    For small game under 100 yards, a very decent gun with a good reputation.

    Game larger than 30 pounds or ranges over 150 yards, you need something heftier than .22 LR.

    A good target plinker to 200 yards.

    Coyote or wolf, you need something .243 or better. I have dropped coyote and bobcat with 22-250.

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Wouldn't hunt anything bigger than a groundhog with a .22 personally.

  • 5 months ago

    Depends on how skillful a hunter you are.

  • BOBBER
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It's a great rifle for rabbits and other small game and for plinking. But for coyote and other game I personally like a 243 it is big enough for predators as well as deer.

  • 5 months ago

    NO A .22lr rifle is for hunting squirrel and rabbit size game at 50 yards or less.

    .22 Hornet or .223 Remington would be more appropriate for coyote and wolf.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Not big enough and the range is not long enough. Something in .223 caliber with a scope would be a much better choice.

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