Remmy, I'm a fan of Speer TnT bullets. I have shot the 50 grain TnT bullets out of my 22ppc with amazing accuracy. Just look at them, they look like a benchrest bullet Ill be darned if they don't shoot like one too. My primary 25-06 ackley varmint load is a 87grn. TnT with 57grn. IMR-4350. Also, the Sierra 40 grain flatbase hollowpoint is Awesome. I shot a .557 group (5 shot) at 200 yards, 4 of them were in a cluster that measured .196". Cheap bullets are awesome.
i have killed nearly 250 coyotes in az. one third of those with .222 and a 55sx and a heavy load of H-4895. my current load of i-4198 and 50 baltip i like bettter. they won't know the difference though.
roninflag- Great info! What were the results like on coyotes from the 55g SX's??? Why do you like the 50g NBT better on coyotes??
I've always stuck with 40g bullets in the .222 to try to get the "pop" I've alwasy wanted. However, I"ve finally come to my senses that its time to put a 50-55g through it. I worked up a nice 55g NBT load with IMR-4895. Its clocking right at 3000fps and .5 MOA 5 shot groups. I've only shot 1 coyote with it, but it sure did the job. A chest shot at 140 yards dropped him in his tracks and left about a 2" exit. I've never had any problems with the 40g vlc, vmax, or nbt on coyotes though out to 250 yards, plenty of bang flops with 40 grainers as well. I"ve had them exit and leave pretty good size holes two... Just want to try something different, as NBT's I think are getting a little pricey in the varmint calibers...
Darn skippy. I think you'll love them as much as I do. My 22ppc is a Cooper Arms of Montana. I practically stole it from the guy (I feel so bad) I got it for $850.00 with Redding competition dies! And 100 peices of new Lapua neck turned brass. They told me there was a slight ding in the stock, when I got it I said "huh, where?".
I have been shooting this little Bi-Mart jewel of a bullet since 1978. I buy them now from Midway 10 boxes at a time for half of Bi-Marts price. I like the 50 grain version Hornady SPSX in my 22-250 at 3800 fps. I'm well over 6000 of them and the only time I have ever lost one is the one time I stored my rifle really fouled from the year before. Under 100 yards they really take small things like digger squirrels apart. They do slow down pretty fast and at 300 yards just kills them with little fan fare. They do always make that satisfying “pop” sound for an audible report of a hit.
I have used them on raccoons’ possums, skunks, and bunnies but never on a coyote only because they are very rare here. On the heavier animals they never exit but it does usually scramble their innards good enough to drop them on the spot. Some have reported that they work pretty good for brain shoots on deer out to 200 yards. They are very accurate out of my stock Ruger Varminter shooting regularly in the .2’s. They are the best crow bullet you will ever try. Like a cheap down coat in a motorcycle wreck. Poof.... then parts raining everywhere.
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