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Old 10-24-2005, 05:25 PM
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Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

Well, the gloves are off. Come the close of bowhunting, I'm replacing arrows with bullets, deer for coyotes. I'm thinking about bringing out my new 7BR. Shots would range from 10 yards (yes, I've practically been having these coyotes licking my feet)to a possible 2-300 yard poke. That being said, I want a bullet thats not going to do a whole lot of damage to the pelt, but still shoot well. So far all I've run through the gun are 150gr BT. They shoot well, and given the low velocity, would they do a whole lot of damage to the pelt? If anyone could chime in on this, or had suggestions on what bullet to use to minimize damage, it would be appreciated.

Oh also, so not to create another thread, any suggestions on a bullet choice for a 6.5-284 for coyotes. Difference here would be that I would specifically set up for a 3-400 yard shot. So far, any run of the mill match 140 has shot well. Sooo, what would be the best for minimalizing damage at a medium range. (figure velocity would be around 2850-2900fps at the muzzle).

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Old 10-24-2005, 05:52 PM
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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

7ultra the 150bt may work well from the br. the large cal. bts are not as frangible as the .22 .243 cal class of bts.
They should musroom nicely and produce 1" exits. Unless your bullet contacts and pushes heavy bone fregs out the exit end.

For the 6.5 or the br your other option is to shoot bonded bullets that won't come apart in the critter. If the bullet stays together you often get reasonable sized exits.

Last year I tried 55gr hornaday soft points in my .223 all coyotes shot in ND and Nebraska had exits less than 1" I contribute that to not hitting heavy bone and a small bullet that mushroomed and held together.

I grew up in Lodi miss the coyote hunting down there.
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Old 10-24-2005, 06:25 PM
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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

For reliable yet not so explosive expansion, dont be afraid to try the ACCUBONDS. They will expand at lower velocities and yet not come unglued at higher velocity levels.
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:10 PM
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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

7ultra, try the barnes solids, they are made just for target and varmint use so as not to expand much, read up on them, they should be just the ticket for you.
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:52 AM
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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

On the 6.5 you might consider the Scirrocco 130 (poly-tipped) too. have a box but have not tried the yet.
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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

Try some of these.

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Re: Good Low Velocity Bullet for Coyotes

Chase LB down. AKA Leonard. He is bed ridden and will be easy to catch. If it concerns coyotes, he knows.
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