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75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:22 PM
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

I'd be curious to see some chronograph data from this load in your rifle. Some pics of wounds and descriptions of the distance etc. would be helpful, too. I'm trying to get the Hornady 75 BTHP to shoot as well as the 77 SMK in my 26" WOA. I'm probably splitting hairs between the two, but thats the accuracy bug I guess. I've killed a lot of stuff with match bullets, just curious to see if the Hornady 75BTHP follows suit as far as terminal ballistics goes. I can't imagine it would be to awful bad when launched around 2900-3000 fps. Thats with my belief that the .223 is at most a 600 yard coyote gun.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

Ill post pictures if you want..

but here is the bullet i recovered from a hog a couple months back.

273#
Shot it quartering away, bullet entered the right side of the neck and hit all the goodies. Bullet was found between the hide and "armor plate" on the opposite side.
wound channel was quite nasty, ive seen less damage from a 30-06 with 150gr Corlokts.


75gr PPU Match
~2575fps




Ive taken 44 hogs with these bullets and well over 100 deer. The work great.
i got a few thousand of them on a clearance sale so its all i use now.
Give it a shot of WC842 ~20.5 gr and it shoots an easy 1.5" group.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

That recovered bullet looks like so many others I have found as well. I can't complain about accuracy with them. I've gotten them to shoot as small as .3/.4" groups at 100, just still too slow.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

From the Hornady website Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 223 Rem :: 223 Rem 75 gr BTHP Superformance® Match™
75gr BTHP superformance Match 0.395 BC
Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 Range
2930 2694 2470 2257 2055 1863 Velocity
1429 1209 1016 848 703 578 Energy

Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
-2.40 1.20 0.00 -6.90 -20.70 -42.70


Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 223 Rem :: 223 Rem 55 gr V-MAX™
55gr Vmax 0.255 BC
Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 Range
3240 2854 2500 2172 1871 1598 Velocity
1282 995 763 576 427 312 Energy

Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
-1.50 1.40 0.00 -7.00 -21.40 -45.90


This was the first group I shot with my Savage 10PC and the 75gr HPBT bullets during a snow squall with quite a bit of wind. I was the only shooter at the range. The scope is meanwhile zeroed properly and I have the turret to correct for elevation so that I don't miss the ones that show up at close range.


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I'd be curious to see some chronograph data from this load in your rifle. Some pics of wounds and descriptions of the distance etc. would be helpful, too. I'm trying to get the Hornady 75 BTHP to shoot as well as the 77 SMK in my 26" WOA. I'm probably splitting hairs between the two, but thats the accuracy bug I guess. I've killed a lot of stuff with match bullets, just curious to see if the Hornady 75BTHP follows suit as far as terminal ballistics goes. I can't imagine it would be to awful bad when launched around 2900-3000 fps. Thats with my belief that the .223 is at most a 600 yard coyote gun.
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

I was hoping to see some chrono data from your gun specifically, not the website. I'd like to know what real world velocities are,as opposed to the factory testing.
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

Sorry, don't have a chrono. I'm shooting out of a 20" barrel 1:9.25 so shorter than the standard 24" test barrel. The 6mmBR website has a lot of load data on the 223 and they report 2905 with a 75gr VLD

The Hodgdon reloading website reports a max load of 25gr of Varget pushing a 75gr bullet at 2907fps.

I just shoot it and measure the drop.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: 75gr Hornady BTHP for coyotes???

Give me your info from the turret, and I can work the numbers in reverse. Just looking for some real world experience with the superformance stuff.
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