I have a 270WIN I'd like to put to use for a while for coyotes until I have the money for a better predator gun. I usually shoot 130gr, but I am thinking that is a little heavy. The 90gr seem intriguing, but I am afraid once they get out past 200yds that I am gonna struggle with that little bullet.
So, you guys that are using a 270win, what are you shooting for coyotes? Any experience with this for coyotes would be much appreciated. Thanks.
From what I am reading, even the 90gr bullets can be pretty devastating to a coyote. Maybe I should just load up some 130gr like I have and keep going with them. That way I would just have one load for it and not have to worry about switching loads for it when I use it as my backup to my 7RM for deer hunting.
If your not trying to save fur the 110 V-max or the 110 TTSX will devastate a coyote, other wise sticking with your big game load will generally create less of an opportunity to sew two parts of a coyote back together again
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IMHO you are better off staying with the 130 gr loads especially if you are using factory ammo. I discovered that I became a better marksman when I settled on one bullet weight and was then able to concentrate on long range bullet performance as the main criteria in deciding what rounds to load. For example, I always carried a few rounds of Remington bronze points for those 400 yard shots at elk or mule deer because their penetration at that range was excellent. At 150 yards or less, where most elk are shot, those rounds go straight through so a Silvertip or something similar is called for. Good advice from "bigngreen". Back when I seriously hunted coyotes, a prime high country pelt with just one hole in it brought $200, but you couldn't hardly give one away that had been blown apart.
Yeah, kinda what I was thinking. Pretty much whatever I use in a 270 is gonna be a splatter more than anything. I think I will probably just stick with some 130gr stuff and see if I can split them in two. hahaha I am intrigued by those new Berger 130gr Classic Hunter Hybrids. Might just have to break down and give them a whirl.
You guys all pretty much told me what I expected to hear. I guess I was just hoping somebody would tell me something different. lol
i load the 90Gr pills in my dads remington 700, 270WSM and they are running just under 3800 fps. Last weekend he took a dog at 362 yards on a dead run runiing straight away. He held dead on and hit the dog between the shoulders and left a volleyball size hole. You couldnt tell entrance from exit. It was freaking awesome. lol.
Ps he missed his first shot at 130 yards, thats why it was so far away when he killed it. It was his first called coyote.
I'm not an expert on ballistics by any means but if you shoot behind shoulder and avoid the front shoulder it's self and the spine shouldn't tear them up too bad. I hunted once with a guy carrying a 270 think he was shooting winchester silver tips his shot went through back hips about 80yds huge mess hide was torn to shreds and I had to dispatch with my 223 as she tried to drag herself away, like I said hunted with him once and only once. Most everything I've witnessed or seen pics of if you avoid the spine and shoulder shouldn't be too bad, a regular deer type game bullet should be fine not tear things up too badly.