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Unread 10-27-2003, 09:32 AM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> 308, 155 grain Palma bullet at 3000 FPS. Fired from a 24-26" barrel these bullets have a BC of around .500-.505<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

michael--.505 would be the BC for the 175SMK, the 155 is .450 says sierra.

id say you cant go wrong with the 6mm pursuasion. then if you want to save fur you can always shoot the 58 vmax and it probably wont exit.

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Unread 10-27-2003, 08:34 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

Just a thought 25/06 & 100gr matchkings or 260 with 107 mks just my 02.
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Unread 10-27-2003, 09:25 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

MY favourite Coyote rifle is a Ruger #1 in .220 Swift.

Nothing more accurate and not a better cartridge for them Yotes.

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Unread 10-28-2003, 10:57 AM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

Thanks for the advice.Does the 6mm Rem come from the factory with a 24" barrel? Is that important? I will have to wait to build up some new gun money, but for now I will try the 7 mag and 162 Amax. I need more practice with this rifle anyhow.

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Unread 10-28-2003, 08:13 PM
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Gotta go with Wyo on this also- 243 or 243 AI or the 6mm. 243 has good selection of factory fodder and good bullet selection for reloading. Accuracy is definitely there and I feel better than the 25 calibers. But I built a 243 AI that shoots sub 1/4 and Wyo's 6mm AI shoots sub 1/4 so we might be a little biased!
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Unread 10-29-2003, 12:42 AM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

My vote would be to go with a 25/06 as well. I used mine for a little over 2 seasons on them critters and used just about every weight of bullet with no problems. My favorite was probly the 75g V-max though. 3800fps and 3/8" at 100 yards. I also used the 85g B-tip with great results at longer range. I also used the 100g SMK towards the latter end for the 500 and 600 yard shots and untill my barrel was shot out. .243 win is hard to beat for a 500 yard coyote rifle as well. I bought one specifically for that purpose. There short, light, fast, flat shooting, hit hard enough for them yote's. Just another ones opinion.
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Unread 10-30-2003, 10:38 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?


.505 is only the "book" BC for the 175 SMK, actual BC's are vastly different from the book in real life. Such as a 150-155 bullet fired from a 308 Win. Most match type bullets in this weight fired from a 24-26" barrel from a 308 will be .500-.505 Real world

[ 10-30-2003: Message edited by: meichele ]
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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