Question for Sumatra 2500 25 cal owners

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    Carpdogman
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    How would this work for Coyotes with a heavy pellet and well placed shot at 50 yards. Or Prairie Dogs to 100 yd. Noise is no problem where I live. Bullpups are nice but at 70yrs. I like the old school look. If it would work I want to buy one.

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    blackdiesel
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    I haven’t hunted coyotes but using the 43 gr EJ pellets my Sumatra gets around 85 FPE at the muzzle which is more than most 30 cal guns.  I would imagine it would suffice to bring down a coyote at even more than 50 yards. 

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    zebra
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    “Carpdogman”How would this work for Coyotes with a heavy pellet and well placed shot at 50 yards. Or Prairie Dogs to 100 yd. Noise is no problem where I live. Bullpups are nice but at 70yrs. I like the old school look. If it would work I want to buy one.

    
It will take of a coyotes with a head shot. 

    I’m not 100% convinced on the merits of using super heavy projectiles at that distance with those rifles. I have experimented a lot with 50g and 51g cast bullets (Mr Hollow Point), 43g and 35g eun jin and then all the regular .25 pellets. I definitely do better in terms of accuracy with diablo pellets. It’s literally hit or miss with cast bullets for me. If your Sumatra does well with 43g Eun Jin the.  I would use those. 

     

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    blackdiesel
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    There’s a guy on GTA name Brian, I can’t remember his screen name but he hunt coyotes and other predators with a modded M-rod and AF Condor with about the same power as a Sumatra and he makes some pretty long range kills with body shots.  I get great results at long distance with EJ 43 gr pellets in my Sumatra.  I have yet to find a slug that shoots better than the EJ pellets. The Sumatra has an unchoked barrel so it should be a great fit for slugs.  Their barrels are larger (.253″) than the standard .250 and I’m guessing most slugs are made for .250 choked barrels or maybe the twist rate is a factor, maybe this is the reason why they are not very accurate.  

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    Carpdogman
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    What are the accuracy differences between the  rife and carbine at 75 or 100 yards.

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    wll2506
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    “Carpdogman”What are the accuracy differences between the  rife and carbine at 75 or 100 yards.

    
I have both the Career 707 rifles and carbines and as far as I can tell the accuracy is the same. The rifle will get more shots and because of the longer barrel get a bit more speed, but both guns are very capable of 75+ yard accurate shots. These guns are monsters in the power department.

    My Careers are all 22 cal and I would have no reservation knocking a coyote in the head ~50+ yards. As of now they are set up shooting Kodiaks at about 975fps If I was shooting Eun Jin’s it would be 75 yards.

    My 25 Caliber Sumatra is a true 75-100 yard gun, shooting 31gr barracuda’s at the same ~975 speed, a monster ! She soon will be sighted in with JSB King Heavies …my fave !

    wll2506

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    Carpdogman
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    Thank You to each of you for the very good information. I am going to purchase a Sumatra carbine 25 cal for sure. Wish you all a Good Day.

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    wll2506
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    “Carpdogman”Thank You to each of you for the very good information. I am going to purchase a Sumatra carbine 25 cal for sure. Wish you all a Good Day.

    That is one small powerful hunting gun for sure.Using a heavy pellet that gun is good for just about any medium size game a airgun can take. I’m amazed at the power of my Career’s in 22 cal and my Sumatra in 25 cal.

    wll2506


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