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Unread 10-30-2003, 10:46 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

Ok, so I just can't resist this anymore. I propose that you use a 7mm Ultra Mag as your LR coyote rifle. Shoot those 140 grain Ballistic Tips at 3500+ fps. At that speed they make great varmint bullets and shoot extremely flat. How many shots at a coyote are you going to get in a day anyway? With a good muzzle break it won't hurt too much.

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Unread 11-01-2003, 09:00 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

The best option would be.....

Of course...the .243 "coyote-killer" I just put up for sale [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

Sorry for the cheap plug!

Honestly, the .243 has worked great for all the reasons that have been mentioned. Lots of options for loads, manageble recoil (to see the hit) and great ballistics for bucking the wind and knocking the dogs down!
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Unread 11-07-2003, 06:56 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

Go with the 25-06 it will beat the 243 Ackley Improved hands down. I have both I get about 3100fps with 100gr bullets in the 243 Imp. 3400fps with same weight in the 25-06. What ever turns your crank, Outlaw.
Hunt smart, make your own luck!!!
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Unread 11-14-2003, 02:41 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

I guess I'll have to put in my .02.
I use a .243 IMP and it would fit your bill except I (personally) don't consider the .243 win a 500y wind bucker. 250y wind bucker yes, but to shoot flat enough to 500 your bullet has to be too light to really buck the wind.
25-06 rem gets the thumbs up. 100gr Nosler BT @ 3300 fps is pretty flat to 400 and not too hard to guestimate beyond that. You can buy them loaded from Federal.If you don't need major wind bucking ability then load up some 75gr Hornady V Max bullets @ 3700 fps for crater sized holes in all forms of varmints. 25-06 is also excellent for deer and antelope to 500+ using a Nosler 115gr Ballistic tip.
Good hunting, Coyoter
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Unread 11-18-2003, 08:05 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

I don't know about those .223 answers... I have shot a full unopened soda can at 600yrds and it did not go all the way through. The bullet was kick out the same hole it went in. I would suggest a 6mm myself.

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Unread 11-19-2003, 05:47 PM
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I support EVERYONE that replied with a 6mm Remington Vote. I LOVE the 6mm Remington. You can walk into a sporting goods store and purchse factory ammo or reload like I do. My personel pet load that I Love and the coyoteees HATE is:

80 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip
41.2 grains of Varget
Reminton 9-1/2 primers
3386 fps out of a 26" barrel

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Unread 11-21-2003, 04:07 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

For really windy days you can't go wrong with my Remington 700 PSS in 300 WM using a 220gr Match King at 2700 fps. It is good out to 1200 meters if you can range one that far!
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