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Old 01-22-2004, 09:20 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Dr. John,

I've used both the 180 and the 162 Amax on coyotes. Both work great, provided you limit your shots to Over 300 yards and don't hit any big bones.

Otherwise, you will need a needle and a couple of spools of thread to save any fur.
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:05 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

for shooting long range use the heavy projectiles with best bc, that'll keep you accurate with less effect from wind [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 01-22-2004, 11:33 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Dr,

Ive used the 125gr in my .308 im running them at 3200 and i haven't had any of them exit on game larger than a woodchuck, and when i shoot 2lt water bottles, they never touch the second bottle, I think you might be able to get away with the 125, as tim said dont take shoulder shots or you'll have a mess,

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Old 01-22-2004, 11:49 AM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Dr. John, if you are interested in keeping the pelt in one piece, have a look for the Lapua FMJ match bullets. They will not expand, maybe tumble, but should still be lethal on coyotes.

Otherwise, all the bullets you mentioned will make a large impression/depression in any doggie you hit.

Enjoy the hunt...

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:43 PM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

In my expierence the berger bullets put pencil holes in animals unless you shoot them in the sholder. For long range target shooting use the bergers and match kings. For hunting shoot nosler, hornady, and swifts ballistic tips. The new bonded bullets also work great. In my expierence with shooting critters hunting bullets works best. and for target shooting target bullets perform wonderfully. Reed
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:32 PM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

Personal opinion/experience here:

If you use a FMJ of any Caliber, on a coyote. You better have a hound ready to do some trailing. They tend to push straight through, and the coyote runs like hell for close to half a mile.
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:57 PM
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Re: 300 rum and varmint hunting

If their moving at all after the hit dont hesitate to put another one in em or they'll run away.
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