POTD: A Coyote's Worst Friend – .243 Winchester + Thermion 2 LRF XL50

Eric B
by Eric B
POTD: A Coyote’s Worst Friend – .243 Winchester + Thermion 2 LRF XL50

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is kind of simplistic. Every day we present our readers with at least one photo. The subject is always a firearm of some kind, preferably with some action around it. But we’re happy with an edited still-life photo as well, and as this photo appeared in my social media flow, I felt an urge to share it. The image is taken by Cory Chilton and used with his kind permission. We’re looking at a .243 Winchester that he built himself using Aero and Magpul components, with a 22″ barrel from Columbia River/BHW.

The riflescope is Pulsar’s new Thermion 2 LRF XL50, with HD thermal capability. I’ve been using it for a while as well, and it really turns night into day, in a very photorealistic way if the conditions are with you.

Sometimes mother nature has a way of making me feel grateful for what she has offered, even though it contradicts my intended efforts.
Optic: Thermion 2 LRF XL50
Did you ever build your own bolt-action that you’re really proud of?
Do you have a similar job or hobby at nighttime? What kind of setup do you have, or wish you had?

Image source: Cory Chilton. #iowacoyote #killco @Iowapredatorhunting
Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • MediumSizeTex MediumSizeTex on May 25, 2024

    Why are you shooting at coyotes? Did one sneak up and hit you over the head
    with a comedically large hammer so your middle section turned into an accordion? Outside of the suburbs they're just a sign that an area has a surplus of rabbits and rodents, let them do their job and keep the local bubonic plague rates down.

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    • MediumSizeTex MediumSizeTex on May 29, 2024

      @Slipstrm111 Unless your back yard is measured in furlongs, you can probably get away with using a .22 or any home defense carbine to deal with chickensnatchers, a 600yd rifle with night vision isn't really necessary.

  • BeoBear BeoBear on May 29, 2024

    Pretty sure that's supposed to be a "coyotes worst enemy", it doesn't make sense as is. Impressive set up for sure!