Alright, I'm looking for something that anyone has used in a RUM. I find a lot of coyotes and wolves during deer/elk/moose season, and need a load for them other than my 168gr TSX's. Tried 165gr Nosler BT's over H1000, and couldn't get them to shoot under 3".
Once you pull the trigger, you better be prepared to finish the job.
A guy I know shot the 125gr Balistic Tips and LOVED them. But he also said they were the main cause of shooting his barrel out. I can get with him and get his load if you need me to.
Question...why not just use your hunting load? "A lot of wolves and coyotes" is still probably relatively few shots compared to load development, etc. If it is a cost thing, TSX's aren't cheap but when you consider the added cost of load development it starts to level out. BUT, if you want to develope another load for your gun, GO FOR IT.
Genises 27-3: Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison...
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Concider the 155 Scenar bullet. They are not explosive at all for a good hide and they can be launched at 3500-3600 FPS with a very good BC. Above .500 at those velocities. It makes for an all around excellent varmint load.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
When I shoot varmints with my hunting rifle I use the same bullet as I would use for Deer or Elk.. Learn one load and get good with it and no worries... I killed a Bobcat today one shot and it DRT..Load 180 TSX out of my 300 Win Mag. Works on every thing, big, little, short or tall it kills them all...
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot