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75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

 
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:17 AM
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75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

My AR-15 shoots best with Hornady 75gr BTHP match bullets. It shoots "good enough" with the lighter (50-60gr) v-max bullets that I currently use for coyotes. The v-max bullet has had just about perfect bullet performance on game but I would like to use my most accurate load. Has anyone shot game with the 75gr Hornady match bullet? Did it expand well enough to kill the animal quickly. I don't want to try it out myself and end up losing a coyote to poor bullet performance. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:25 AM
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My AR-15 shoots best with Hornady 75gr BTHP match bullets. It shoots "good enough" with the lighter (50-60gr) v-max bullets that I currently use for coyotes. The v-max bullet has had just about perfect bullet performance on game but I would like to use my most accurate load. Has anyone shot game with the 75gr Hornady match bullet? Did it expand well enough to kill the animal quickly. I don't want to try it out myself and end up losing a coyote to poor bullet performance. Thanks in advance.
I also have an AR 15 with an 8 twist barrel. The thing you have to remember is that the bullet you are inquiring about has a very thin jacket for accuracy purposes. If you can call the dog close enough, that bullet will act like a varmint bullet and fragment because of its thin jacket. At extended ranges, it will only poke a caliber sized entry and exit wound. match bullets aren't made to expand. If the dog is close enough for a heavy for caliber match bullet to fragment, its close enough for the light high velocity varmint bullets to work better. Out to 250 yards, liquify accurately describes what a 50 grain vmax or nosler ballistic tip does to a coyotes insides. Often times it does it without an exit wound so if you hunt fur there is less damage.
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

try the 75 grain amax?
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

75 A-max works well for me too, out to 900 yards out of 22-243.
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try the 75 grain amax?
A 75 grain amax loaded to AR 15 mag length may cause dangerous pressure issues.
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A 75 grain amax loaded to AR 15 mag length may cause dangerous pressure issues.
not in the uk as we cant have semi auto centrefire rifles and anyway why would the 75 bthp be ok but the 75 amax not ?
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not in the uk as we cant have semi auto centrefire rifles and anyway why would the 75 bthp be ok but the 75 amax not ?
The 75 grain amax is MUCH TO LONG to fit in the the magazine of an AR 15. there would be so much of the bullet below the case neck that it would surely cause pressure problems. Maybe even unsafe pressure problems. The

75 grain bthp was designed to be shot from a competition semiautomatic rifle.

The amax was designed to be shot from a bolt gun.
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