Hello. I'm new to the board and this is my first post. I am looking to purchase a rifle for coyote hunting in Illinois. The land I will be hunting is a combination of corn fields, small rivers, and patches of woods. The layout of the land will most likely prohibit shots any longer than 200 yards. I have been looking at a NEF .223 with the heavy barrel. Is this a decent rifle and is the calibre appropriate? Money is a consideration since Christmas is right around the corner. I would appreciate any input. Thanks!!