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Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:20 AM
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

I shot a couple with my 300 RUM and it made a believer out of me.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:17 PM
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

Last year with the wind so bad I found myself using my 25-06 more often then usual propelling the standby 100gr. smk. But.... they really do blow big holes in coyotes. I switched to 75 gr. Hornady Vmax in March and had 3 very dead shoulder shot coyotes that were really mushy with no exit. I have found that foxes are a mess with anything bigger then a 40 gr BT in my 223.
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

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

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I am with Jeff... 300 SMK seems ample if you can make a good shot on them
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

Yes, I did switch to a larger caliber. I went from 17Rem. to 204R.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

I know this thread is kind of old, but I finally had a chance to hit one with a 185 grain Berger at 245 yards. It was pretty much what I expected other than he managed to flip around for 15 seconds before he realized he was dead.

This shows the chunks that came off him at impact.
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And this shows just how much damage the Bergers do to poor little coyotes.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:47 PM
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

Good Lord, Bl1. Looks like you have some sewing time ahead of you. Were those Target or Hunting Bergers? I don't want my deer and elk to look like that when I'm done. I'd say good nuff for yotes though!
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:52 PM
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Re: Anyone switch to a larger caliber for coyotes?

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Good Lord, Bl1. Looks like you have some sewing time ahead of you. Were those Target or Hunting Bergers? I don't want my deer and elk to look like that when I'm done. I'd say good nuff for yotes though!
They are the hunting bullets. We've shot two elk with them with phenomenal results and I'll be using them again on my cow elk hunt in two weeks. The "delayed, then violent expansion" Berger claims you'll get seems to hold true and it just tore this coyote to pieces. On bigger animals like elk they destroy everything inside and then leave a fairly small exit hole, or no exit hole at all depending on where you hit them and the distance of the shot.
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