After loosing 5 coyotes last winter using a .22 LR I just called in and shot a big male with my new .22 mag using 40 grain JHP bullets. Put one in the boiler room at about 50 yards through tall grass, he only went 10 yards or so before piling up. The hide wasn't tore up if you were skinning it. I am impressed to say the least with the performance of the 22 mag. over the 22LR, on coyotes anyway.