That would do the job. Coyotes don't take as much killing as a woodchuck or coon IME. Maybe it's being a predator instead of prey? A 22 Short will kill a coyote but not even phase a coon or chuck, at least not right way. If you were looking at the MP 100 gr job, it should be about perfect. I was never on his site before. Nice stuff!
I will second that! 'Coons,... head-shot, a minute of flopping and flailing and spurting. Body-shot, with a larger, softer, slower slug - hunch up for a second, relax and slump, no drama. 22 LR wasn't doing it. My apparent risk-averse nature, when it comes to placing the shot, often leaves me with feet of the perpetrator, but sometimes that's just by accident, and I have often been "charged" by PO'd 'coons. ONCE, and I vowed not to make this mistake again, using a single-shot, bolt-action 22 LR in the dark, I nailed one at close range and he just started walking toward me. When I went to reload, he sped up. I started backing up and we both gradually accelerated, all the while, me trying to reload the 22, until we were at a full run. There's a split rail fence behind me somewhere, which I am going to run into soon.... Finally got one in the chamber and finished the job. They ain't big, but they have teeth and an ATTITUDE.
I've opened 'chucks up, from chin to the opening on the other end, with everything which was inside, now outside, lying in a wedge-shaped spray pattern on the dirt, only to walk up and find the thing, lying on its back, still chomping and dog-addling air. That was a 25 cal, 75 grain HP which started at 3300 fps and connected at 100 yards. Coyotes,... pretty close to the classic "bang-flop" with maybe a tail twitch or couple kicks with the hind legs, but otherwise down right where it was hit - with 223s shooting 222-level loads.
It is amazing though, how the slow, soft slug of greater diameter seems to be so much more effective on the more tenacious, littler buggers.
Yeah, those prices on MP mould's site are incredible. I closed the tab and deletd the bookmark. The slugs I'm using are doing things quite admirably and I should save for when prices on expendables comes more into like with my meager budget.