believe it or not,
a 17 hmr (I think , its the longer 17 rimfire) will drop a coyote surprisingly well, had a friend who thought he would just smack one that was sitting in the backlot facing him about 100yds out , he had it in his head the 17 would be like a pellet rifle, he shot that coyote dead center face on in the chest, didn't move or anything, then just fell over, dead, freaked him out, he had more than a few people explaining to him just how potent that little 17 really is, ,
the big calibers like others said, you got really nasty recoil a and noise,and sometimes does nothing but make a hole in them smaller than a 222 will
as to the barn cats, ours have plenty of small mulberry trees to jump up into, and start carrying on when a coyote or strange dog is around, tripping off our dogs who give off a much different bark, that tells you grab the gun and go
how is it, trump and people can just talk with the Russians and the media goes on and on about it,
yet hillery and company can sell a good part of American uranium illegally, along with pay to play gov favors for big dollars,
and all you hear , are crickets, go figure?