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Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

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Unread 10-05-2012, 07:05 PM
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Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

Hi there, just purchased a rem 700 vls .22-250 heavy barrel 14 in 1 twist planning on getting some coyotes but wanting to save the pelts. What bullets would you guys recomend for minimum pelt damage and still retain good accuracy.
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    Unread 10-05-2012, 07:23 PM
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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

    I have the same rifle and the 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips have been great on all the coyotes I've shot. This year I'm trying out the 50 grain Hornady V Max to see how it will perform.
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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

    I use the Sierra 63gr semi point. My concern is not tearing cats up. It's very easy on hides on cats & coyotes. I've also killed a bunch of deer & hogs with it.
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    Unread 10-07-2012, 03:58 AM
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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

    I got a box of federal 55grain softpoints with the gun. Anybody ever try them?
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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

    If solids are legal in your state they would be your best choice. Don't be fooled, they kill just as fast as a HP without the damage. Just stay away from the large bones.
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    Re: Best .22-250 bullets for minimum pelt damage

    I've had real good luck with Hornady's 50gr VMax. I've only had one out of the last 13 coyotes I shot that had any serious pelt damage and that was because I hit the neck directly and it caused massive damage. Most of the time there is either no exit or a small exit wound the size of a quarter or smaller.
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