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Old 12-14-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

Guess he was just that one in a million tough old dog I'd never have thought he'd run with a hole like that in him. Hate to see anything suffer but got to respect his tenacity. Sorry to hear you didn't recover him but he's definitely dead somewhere. If this is you're only negative result with that load don't write it off just yet might have just been a bad bullet I know that doesn't happen often but, there's an exception to just about every rule out there.
Good luck and happy hunting
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

I never, ever walk up on downed game without my rifle. No telling what you may see or find when you get there.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

Here is a quote that applies to this thread

”Turns out death is not easy to calculate.” - Bryan Litz.
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

these eastern dogs are a little on the larger size...id like to try a front on chest shot next time. if broad side again, and in side of 200 it will be getting a pill in his head.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

I read a story like this, then you see people recommending 55gr 223 bullets for 400 and 600 yard shots... I have had many a coyote run off after being hit with a 55gr Vmax, but at longer range, typically 250+ yards.

This kind of issue was the reason I went to 243 and 95gr VLD's. I have never had a coyote make it more than a few yards after a hit with one of those and there was no getting up afterwards either.

My work is all on a sheep farm, and we just want the coyotes dead. No consideration for pelt value.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:27 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

No doubt for that job a fast expanding bullet is the ticket but. I want as good a hide as I can get. Different bullet same gun can do either well.
And I would rather loose one once in a while rather than destroying most of the ones I get a shot at's hide.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: 75vmax runner

I shot one while bear hunting in PA 8 years ago that was hit broadside through the vitals including the heart with a 30-06 165 grain sierra gameking at 10 yards. I thought I missed it because it just ran off, no blood trail or any sign of a hit. Later that evening a friend was about 100 yards out walking toward me, he radios me that he is following a blood trail heading in my direction. He came through the laurel right where the coyote disappeared, we followed the trail back the way he came until the trail went down over the mountain where the coyote laid. The coyote weighed 52 pounds and traveled around 200 yards after it was hit in the heart and lungs by a 30 cal projectile at 10 yards. The coyote went about 75 yards before the blood trail started, if my hunting buddy wouldn't have happened upon the trail I would have assumed I missed because I couldn't find any sign of a hit.

In this picture I weighed 330lbs, and I am 6 ft tall and the dog near the bottom of the photo weighed 55 lbs. just trying to give some scale to the coyote.

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