Originally Posted by dmazur
I'm getting into coyote hunting in Eastern Washington. Maybe not quite as open as some parts of Montana, but definitely different than the western half of the state...
Anyway, I'm planning on using Hornady 150gr FMJ in my .30-06. These probably won't expand. I'm going to find out. Ballistics are similar to 150gr SST, so I'm telling myself this is practice for deer hunting at longer ranges.
Hope this helps.
I used to shoot "mutts" with a 7Rem Mag using 160 gr FMJs, just over half the time I would get a broadside shot and end up with 3/8" in and out holes with a dead "mutt" in between, sometimes on a frontal or quartering shot the bullet would enter ok then seem to bounce around inside the body and left some really nasty holes that took ALOT of stitching to hide.
I can't be bothered to skin them anymore so this is not an issue, so use a 338LAI, but if you are trying to save the pelts, pick your shots and the FMJs will work well.