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Old 12-31-2008, 08:07 AM
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Re: 243 coyote/cat loads

I would do as brushcountry said , but go with the 204 ruger. My experience shooting coyotes over the yrs with a 243 or 6mm has been that you just cant find a fur friendly bullet for them. Either you blow them apart or you stick a needle hole through and they run away. The 204 has been the most impressive cartridge i have shot in the last 30 yrs. AJ
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:35 AM
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i wrote an article that covered a lot of this subject that you may be interested in reading. - Songdog Fever -- Coyote Hunting

Dont dare shoot a bobcat with that .243 if you plan on keeping anything other than the head for a shoulder mount. It will absolutely ruin a cat. My little brother made the mistake of doing that once. It was a beautiful but smallish female cat that would have fetched 300 t0 400 dollars at the time. There was on strip of hide holding the front to the back, with nothing left in the middle. AJ
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:42 PM
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Question:
I have read other threads on this site stating that 243 Wins are barrel burners, but 6mm Rem are not. Would some kindly explain why?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:45 AM
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Re: 243 coyote/cat loads

shoulder angle, powder used and amounts all will have to do with barrel/throat wear. If you don't use small bullets at high end speeds most .243's will give you 1,300+ rounds of great accuracy. I don't call that a barrel burner in my book. making the .243 AI will increase use by a few 100 rounds, but a bigger bullet and slower powders and not using it as a primary p-dog gun a .243 will give you many years of good service before you need a new barrel. Good brass IMO alos helps with wear and tear of the throat as well a better aligned bullet that leaves the throat more sqaure to the bore is a good thing as well.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:08 PM
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Re: 243 coyote/cat loads

Coyotelatrans:
Thank you
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:11 PM
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Re: 243 coyote/cat loads

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I've had good results this season (so far) with little or no fur damage using Hornady 75 gr HP's. All shots were frontal or quarting to. Haven't had a broadside yet.

No enough coyotes taken with this load to make a "for sure" claim but it looks promising.
I use to use the 75' HP in Hornady's "Custom" loading. They always blew big exit holes in broadside shot coyotes for me and will plain cut a fox in half. YMMV
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:09 AM
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I have been using 70 gr speer hps and imr4895 for a couple of years in my .243. Great accuracy, but maximum destruction is the result. Bullets have not exited and the entry hole is the size of a softball. I have been liking the results of the 68 gr berger out of my 6mm-06 though.
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