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The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:48 AM
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The 87grn Hornady Vmax has no peer as a long range varmint bullet in 6mm IMHO. They flat out are the Hammer of Thor on those pesky yotes.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:27 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

Funny that nobody has mentioned the rate of twist required to stabilize 55 grainers vs. bullet weights that are far higher. Check your twist rate first to decide the best bullet weights. Remember that shorter bullets don't stabilize as well as longer (and thus heavier) bullets do. Unless I am wrong, short and fat may be where it's at for cases, but not for bullets. If I were shooting coyotes, I would opt for 80-grain bullets for a .243 (6mm), but only if the rifle had the correct twist rate and could properly accomodate that size bullet. I haven't bought the rifle yet, but this is what I would find out first....
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

i have shot over 250 coyotes. most i sold to fur buyers from 1977 to 1982. i have seen many others taken. most of mine were with a 243. the two bullets i used the most was the 85 sierra bthp and the 60 sierra hp. but i used a lot of different ones. you can't sell any coyotes you don't kill. now i would use and do use the 70 baltip. my brother uses 55 baltip. there are plenty of others an 87 v-max, 88 berger ect; more important is getting a good hit a VERY high per centage of the time. i have found a krieger barrel helps me with that.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:06 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

I have used 55 grain ballistic tips in my .22-250, and the bullet puts a hole about 2-3" in diameter in the animal. Not too good for saving the pelt. The ballistic tip blows up ground squirrels into red mist and body parts, but I think a bullet with less fragmentation and just a bit more penetration might be better. I don't stand firm here, because I haven't talked to other hunters who use different bullets. I load the cases with 32-33 grains of H4895, CCI bench rest primers, with bullets seated about .010" off the lands. 26" Hart heavy SS barrel with 1:14 twist, massaged stock trigger set at 1 1/2#, Remington blueprinted 40X action by Darrell Holland. McMillan camo stock. I love this rifle (built in 1996), even though it is heavy, but it does the job.....always. It works for squirrels and coyotes as well.

If I were to build a rifle for coyotes only, and if I shot at longer ranges, I would have gone with a 6mmBR or .243. It is really splitting hairs; either way the animal ends up dead, but then again, I don't save pelts, so it really doesn't matter what I use. The above reload results in a 7" bullet drop at 300 yards with 100 yard zero. Is this considered a flat trajectory for the .22-250? I have no idea, but it is flat enough for me to use Kentucky windage. Since the rifle is a single-shot, I have to wait for the coyote to stop, since it takes too long to rack in another cartridge for a second shot at a running animal.

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Old 01-29-2010, 07:01 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

I'm with roninflag. I have had very good luck wit the Sierra 60 Gr. in a 243 AI. and a 6MM AI. I think if you shoot a 243 or 6 MM you are just going to have to sew! Another bullet that worked ( Sometimes ) is the old Hornady 70 SX.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:55 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

Has anyone tried the Barnes 80 grain TTSX? Also Nosler has a new 90 grain Etip. These shouldn't punch too big a hole up close. They have a decent BC and will expand down to 1800 fps. But neither is cheap.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: The Perfect 6 mm Coyote Bullet??

Yes, but how many rounds does one fire off at coyotes in a given year....with a single-shot? Hang the cost!
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