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Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:38 PM
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Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

I have an AR with a 20" stainless steel bull barrel with a 1:8 twist. I have 55gr soft points currently and my groups are horrible. Everything I've read says I need a heavy bullet, only problem is heavier bullets are to long for an AR mag. And the ones that will work say they aren't recommended for hunting. I'm lost on what to do! Anyone have some suggestions??
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:45 PM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

A 69 gr Sierra will do the trick on a coyote, and so will the 75 gr a-max (single feed).
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:57 PM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

77SMK is super accurate in my RRA Varmit with 1-8. The 55 gr. were not that accurate in my rifle, but the 60 V-Max is very accurate and great for Coyotes. I know it is only 5 gr. heavier, but alot of AR's shoot them well & the terminal performance is great.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

Do u need to single feed the 69gr Sierra? And what kind of damage does it do to the hide?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

I agree on the 77gr SMK, can't remember the oal but they fit in the mag.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:31 PM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

Dont let the twist fool you, you don't nessisarly need a heavier bullet you just need the right one. Try the 53 grain vmax, or even the 40,55 grain vmax. No point in using a AR if your going to single load. Try different bullet types and brands, have always had good luck with hordany.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:08 AM
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Re: Best heavy bullet for coyotes out of an AR-15?

Ya ill have to do that. I don't want to have to single load my AR otherwise I would have kept my single shot! Thanks for the advice guys! Now if I can only find a place that has bullets for sell!
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