Originally Posted by angus-5024
I have an old .243 that I thought that I could use for coyote and cats. I would like to sell the pelts. Does anybody have a couple of good loads for anything down to the size of a bobcat at normal ranges? a seperate load for 500-600yards on yotes? thanks
From my standpoint the .243 is an great round. it has a high enough ballistic coefficient to get you to 1000 yards. If you use the heavier bullets, it will drop deer cold in their tracks inside 250 yards. If you are intending to save pelts I would suggest a .17 caliber of some sorts. the little .17 caliber bullet will dump all its energy in the yote. No exit wound, and 'ole Willey won't take a step. If you gotta run what you got, I would suggest the lightest bullet you can find. Even with the lightest .243 bullets, the coyote doesn't stand a cold chance in hell with a well placed shot. Just don't hit bone.
I don't want to save pelts so I will shoot them with what ever I have in my hand at the time I see one with in range of my marksmanship skills.