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Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

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Unread 06-27-2011, 09:17 PM
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Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

All of the coyotes that I've shot have been running or at least, on the move. So, granted the shot placement hasn't been the best and I'm not blaming the weapon. Also, I've learned that coyotes are tough customers.

I had been using an AR15 and probably should've reloaded some heavier weight bullets, instead of the 45gr. JHP box ammo.

I am now using a .25-06 with 87gr. Nosler BT bullets and it is the "Hammer of Thor", when it comes to knock down power. Even if the shot placement is marginal, they go down and I have ample time to get a second shot...if it's needed.

Has anyone felt the need to switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

Thank you, Bowhunter57
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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    I really want to hit a dog with my 300 WSM with some 185 grain Bergers, but I really really really want to hit one with a 110 grain V-Max out of the same gun. I can't imagine the carnage that would follow. I haven't played around with the V-Max load very much but it shoots good enough for coyotes to about 300 yards.
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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    I've been loading 110 TTSX in my 270 WSM and I have yet to have one move after the shot even with very poor shot placement it looks like you shot them right through the chest. Very hard on fur though, I think I may have to switch it up a little this year as it looks like they will be worth pealing and putting up.
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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

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    Has anyone felt the need to switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
    No, not really. The .338 with 300's work well for me.

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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    I use my 6-06 as my go to coyote rig. 88gr Berger FB High BC Varmint rounds do the trick for me. I have seen to many .224 ballistic tips blow up shoulders and ribs of songdogs.

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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    well Ive thought about going bigger than my 300 wsm, but instead I've decided to go smaller, with more powder. Cant wait to whack one with the 7ultra.

    Traumatic childhood skinning coyotes..... SO I obliterate them to avoid any temptation to skin them.
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    Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

    Sounds like you got your answer. Bigger is better as long as you don't want the fur.
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