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Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

 
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:44 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Len, not sure if you are going to get 3200 out of the gas gun with 95 grain bullets. Will be interesting to see if you can though. Also not sure how you are going to stick the VLD into the magazine ? Mill a slot or what ? It is gonna be a squeeze for sure if it can be done.

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Old 08-15-2008, 07:57 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Greg, here's hoping!

Mike at DTech said he does see those velocities in his gas guns. Actually, I think he said 3250 in a 22 inch barrel.

We'll see. He also says there is a way to add some OAL through modding the mag. This can work since it is a single stack.

He says there already is a small groove? in the mag well. It's hard for me to follow him since I have no gun in front of me.

When I pressed him he says someone else did the work for one of his own customers and so far he hasn't remembered who it was. If I can add about .030, I can use Berger's 0.514 BC 95 grain bullet.

That will help my meager wind reading skills!
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:27 AM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Factory 243 WSSM velocities run about 3200 with a 95 grainer and this would be based on a 24-26 inch bolt gun is why I wondered. A 22 inch gas gun will be slower, but if Mike says so then we will see. You should be able to mill a channel for the long bullet, I think.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:54 AM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Just hit 3600 fps with a 75 grain a-max out of my 22-284. I am hopeing to squeeze a little more but working up slow. Seems to shoot about .75 groups so, hope this will tighten with a little more velocity and then maybe those coyotes wont laugh at 600 yds.

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Old 08-30-2008, 10:02 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Only rifle I can suggest is either the 338 lapua or the 338-378 weatherby. Both have the advantage of excellent BCs and the lapua has killed a prairie dog at 1.78 miles so you can really laugh then :-)

bob chronister
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:14 AM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Last 2 years I used a 20BR with BAT action single shot with 26" PacNor and the pet load was a Berger 40 @ 3940 fps
Clean coyote kills were made regularly up to 450 yards.

At this time the rifle is at the gunshop having the barrel replaced with a 20DASHER (20BR ackley 40 degree) with a 26" PacNor 1:9 which will handle Berger 50's at 3950 fps and extending my kill distance to 600 yards

This rifle is a switch barrel and I also have a 243 Ackley PacNor 1:10 that I shot one season using 90 grain Scenars @ 3450 fps
Damage on hides was excessive under 300 yards.

I prefer the light recoil and low noise level of a twenty calibre
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

I certainly can appreciate the recoil issue and the noise issue. These however can be controlled very well with an evoshield and proper ear control. Where the 338 calibers get nasty is to unsuspecting folks near you. Anything modified by Ackley is bound to be good since the man was a gunsmithing genius.
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