I hesitate to even post this since it is an un-winnable debate but oh well. I want a decent rifle and scope to shoot a fairly quiet round for coyote control around the house and when I take the critters for a walk. The damn things are coming in pretty close these days. My hunter peeps tell me .17 or .22 magnum. The dove hunters go nuts across the street from me so shotguns are not a big deal. I just dont want a big, loud powerful round thats is gonna bring the police out if I smoke a coyote while walking the dogs or run outsisde in my underwear to take one out. Even my wife who is a certifiable animal lover wants the Coyote problem dealt with. I imagine I could get a cheap scope on a 22 magnum lever gun and be fine. But since this forum exists for spirited discussions, what ch'y'all think? MF Wanna kill these ads? We can help!