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Unread 02-14-2009, 08:24 AM
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Long Range Coyotes

Need information on good caliber and good scope to shoots coyotes long range. I now have a 6.5 x .284 and was thinking maybe a .338. do not know much about the .338 maybe less wind drift. Also trying to figure out if a 6.5 x20 scope is enough power out to 800 yards or so. What would be the best combination, and retical choice.

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    Re: Long Range Coyotes

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    Need information on good caliber and good scope to shoots coyotes long range. I now have a 6.5 x .284 and was thinking maybe a .338. do not know much about the .338 maybe less wind drift. Also trying to figure out if a 6.5 x20 scope is enough power out to 800 yards or so. What would be the best combination, and retical choice.

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    For coyotes you don't need a 338 and something lighter would be a better choice
    in my opinion.

    Look at the ballistic tables and I think you will see what I mean.

    For ranges up to 1000 yrds I would recomend the 7mm RUM or one of its equivalent
    wild cats.

    This is one of the flatest shooting factory rounds available and with the wide choice
    of bullets one of the best for wind drift.

    If you don't mind belted cases the 7mm STW would also be a good choice because they
    will push a 140gr bullet 3500+ ft/sec and the RUM will exceed 3600+ft/sec.

    As for as scopes, any GOOD scope around 6.5x20x50 will work . Milldots or turrents are your
    choice. I like both so I have fast holdover with the mill dot and when time is not an issue
    I can crank in the the zero with the turrents.

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    Re: Long Range Coyotes

    Not much beats the 243 Ackley Imp. for long range coyotes. Shoot the 115 Berger, DTAC or 105 Amax out of a fast twist barrel and it is lights out.

    I'd stay away from the magnum calibers. No need for them on coyotes.

    243AI info with 115 DTAC....

    Cartridge Bullet Vel FPS 300yd Drop/Drift 600yd Drop/Drift 1000yd Drop/Drift
    .243 AI 115 DTAC 3200 8.32" | 4.08" 57.15" | 17.57" 218.6" | 54.8"

    7mm STW info with 140 grain

    7mm 140 3400 8.40"/ 5.4 59.6" / 24.2" 245.7"/ 79.1"
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    Not sure what 6.5 bullet you are shooting, but I would look into the 123grn or the 139grn Lapua Senar for your 6.5X284. That is a champion caliber for longrange anything really. A yote would be a drop in the bucket for that rifle IMHO.

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    Re: Long Range Coyotes

    I have a 270 Alen Mag for that purpose.

    Shoots 140 NABs @ 3600

    Heavier, higher bc bullets a little slower but flatter, if you can get 'em.

    I guess I'd recommend J.E. Custom's suggestions.
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    Re: Long Range Coyotes

    50 bmg is nice at long ranges....
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    Re: Long Range Coyotes

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    50 bmg is nice at long ranges....
    good grife are your yotes as big as your crows!
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