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Old 12-10-2009, 12:51 PM
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Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

I want to blast some coyotes with my 300RUM. I really like 200 gr Accubonds going about 2950 at the muzzle. I assume that these bullets are going to all but blow them in half, am I right? What might I try to load up to minimize pelt damage?
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

My guess is that with the RUM you don't even need to hit them.....Just hit NEAR them and scare em to death!!!!

No pelt damage....maybe a little messy at the rear end though. Should wash right off. Mayby a touch of Freebreaze for odor control.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:12 PM
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

Hi Troutslayer -

I don't mean to be antagonistic, but "minimizing damage to Coyotes with 300 RUM" is sorta counter-intuitive to me.

That's kinda like having a nitrous-oxide burning V10 on your lawn mower - just enough horsepower to get the job done with maybe a little extra. Maybe.

Otherwise, maybe use a .243 with high SD bullets or something similar?!?

Sorry - i couldn't resist...
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

You must be downloading those 200 AB's for only getting 2950?

Anyway, use a monometal. They should leave about 3/4"-1 1/2" size hole.

Mark
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

Well you know the "beware of the guy who only has one rifle, he probably knows how to use it" thing? I am that guy, sure I have other guns but none are as accurate nor do they sport good glass. I don't have a coyote specific weapon and I don't really want to buy one. Aren't there some match bullets that will bore right through without expanding? Report coming because I will shoot them with the 200 ABs if I don't get any promising leads from you guys.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

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You must be downloading those 200 AB's for only getting 2950?


Mark
Yeah. I am getting superb accuracy at a lower node. Figure it will save a little barrel life, now I must ask myself why exactly I am burning 30% more powder to do what I could do with other cartridges? I know why- because I want to rechamber to EDGE as soon as finances allow. Anyway, got a link to those bullets you suggest?
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:01 PM
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Re: Minimizing Damage to Coyotes With 300 RUM

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Well you know the "beware of the guy who only has one rifle, he probably knows how to use it" thing? I am that guy, sure I have other guns but none are as accurate nor do they sport good glass. I don't have a coyote specific weapon and I don't really want to buy one. Aren't there some match bullets that will bore right through without expanding? Report coming because I will shoot them with the 200 ABs if I don't get any promising leads from you guys.
Have you ever thought of using a full metal jacket, it would zip right through them Yotes don't seem to hard to kill so I don't think you would have to worry about expansion. Just a thought......

Bigbuck
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