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The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

 
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:18 PM
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The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

here is my deliemma. I am using the 95 gr BT in .243 Win, great bullet performance on 'yotes, but I am longing for something faster and flatter shooting, BUT I also want to save pelts. Which leaves out the smokin' 55 grain BT. What is the perfect coyote bullet to hit those dogs at 400 yards, but still be able to skin the dogs you shot at 30 yards? I know some of you out there have tried just about everything, I want the do it all bullet.

Note: usually don't have time to dial in on 400 yard 'yotes
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:01 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

I shoot the 87gr. vmax out of my .243. It is not the laser like tragectory though and I cant get anything lighter than this to shoot good out of my gun. my friend shoots the 70gr. bt but it tears very large and gruesome holes in pelts but looks cool in the snow.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:14 AM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

Your asking a lot of a bullet to work the same at 30 yards and at 400 on yotes.

Years ago when I was using a 243 for yotes I had pretty good luck with the 70 Gr. Speer TNT. I didn't try that bullet at 30 yards though. Most shots were 75 to 300 yards and IIRC I didn't have any pass-throughs or splashes.

They might work for you.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:57 AM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

carry a shotgun with 4buck for anything under 75 yards. then you can shoot something like the 70bt for longer ranges. if you are fur hunting, you either need less gun, or you need to use FMJ's and learn to track i guess..... the big 6mm is awful hard on plews
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

Jim, them are definetly Wisconsin dogs, same dirty color as the ones I often get. What part of the state you in?
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:17 AM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

A friend of mine is using the 60gr Berger and he hunts coyotes to make money and is serious about limiting pelt damage. He says very few shots come out the other side of the yote and he has shot nearly 40 in the last month.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:14 AM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

The 55g BT might actually be what your looking for...They are so fast and flat shooting its unbelievable sometimes, add to the fact there made lightly and you have a 55g bomb going 4000-4100fps. On closer shots, you'll get a pretty nice size entry if bones hit, you'll think its your exit. On longer shots, you might get an exit, but very rarely. The bullets just to little and fragile going to fast. It breaks up more then anything. I've shot a few yotes with the 243 and the 55g's and had the above results. I would stick with a 70g or even better yet the 80g BT. They would tend to leave bigger exits though as there SD is just a tad higher and there built a little thicker. I would go ahead and give the 55's a try, and if those dont work, you might just give the sierra FMJ a try.
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