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.243 Win Coyote Loads

 
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:18 PM
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.243 Win Coyote Loads

Im looking for some experience with the 80 gr Sierra Blitz and/or Nosler BT. My Tikka seems to like bullets in the 80 - 90 range the best. I had a killer load with the 87 gr vmax but those are near impossible to get right now. I figure the 80 gr bullets would be the best for me. I want a bullet heavy enough to knock the crap outta some yotes but also flat enough to point and squeeze out to 300. Any experience with one or the other? Or a preference to one over the other? If it helps, hides arent terribly important to me. Dead dogs are priority as that equals more live calves and lambs. Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

I just ordered 1K 87 gr vmax bullets from Midway @ 18.99 per 100.

What is the load you are using for the 87 gr vmax?

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

Lapua Brass
46.5 gr H4831
CCI BR2 Primer
87 gr V-Max Seated 10 thou off

Without my notes in front of me, I dont remember the OAL but I do remember it was 10 thou off the lands. Velocity was around 3100 and grouped under half minute consistantly.

You said you just ordered the 87 vmaxs? Are they no longer on backorder? I canceled an order with them not too long ago after waiting almost 3 months.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

They were on backorder but I got them on Monday.
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

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Im looking for some experience with the 80 gr Sierra Blitz and/or Nosler BT. My Tikka seems to like bullets in the 80 - 90 range the best. I had a killer load with the 87 gr vmax but those are near impossible to get right now. I figure the 80 gr bullets would be the best for me. I want a bullet heavy enough to knock the crap outta some yotes but also flat enough to point and squeeze out to 300. Any experience with one or the other? Or a preference to one over the other? If it helps, hides arent terribly important to me. Dead dogs are priority as that equals more live calves and lambs. Thanks!
Are you shooting a Tikka T3 lite?
I'm looking at getting a 243 for longrange plinking and hunting game coyotes and smaller. Was wondering if you liked your tikka in 243? I have one in 270.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:43 PM
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

It's a T3 Lite Stainless. I absolutely love it. So far it has digested everything I've thrown down the pipe and done it well. My only complaint is the 10 twist. If it had a 9 twist, it would be even better. I only use it for coyote hunting at moderate ranges so I guess it's not a big deal only using light to midweight bullets. The 87 gr vmax gets me out to 500 pretty well barring hurricane winds. I'm sure more capable hands can get more range than that.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: .243 Win Coyote Loads

I use 95gr NBT or 95gr Hornady SST over 35gr Varget out of my Rem 700 CDL-SF 243 and Rem 7 Predator 243, They both shoot extremly well, And Noslers and SSTs are easy to get and coyotes dont walk off w those.
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