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Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

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Unread 02-15-2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

I have shot numerous game animals with the BT with very destructive performance. I will not use them on anything I am goiny to eat. Too much collateral damage and copper shards. In my 243 I had dissapointing results and went back to the standard 100gr remington. I find them hard to beat in most 243 rifles as well as my 15" TC encore due to barrel twist rates . That would be the bullet I recommend.
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

    Albeit deficient in the BC category, the Sierra 85 grain HPBT Gameking is quite a killer. I have only shot one coyote with it so far and it roughed him up pretty bad. More literally it scattered him all over the hill side. It looked like a prairie dog shot with a .22-250.

    It would not be a great long range bullet, but would surely put them down at calling ranges. Just skip this one if you keep fur.

    (FWIW I am shooting them out of a 6mm284)

    I have some 70 grain TNT's worked up for testing. Hopefully they will do the trick if I can keep them under 3500 fps.
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

    Well if you are going to keep the pelts than i would use something that would not distroy it like a hollow point or a match bullet. Matchking or Berger. If you dont care then a ballistic tip would be fine. I would go with the heavier bullets though to help in the wind. JMO
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

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    Albeit deficient in the BC category, the Sierra 85 grain HPBT Gameking is quite a killer. I have only shot one coyote with it so far and it roughed him up pretty bad. More literally it scattered him all over the hill side. It looked like a prairie dog shot with a .22-250.

    It would not be a great long range bullet, but would surely put them down at calling ranges. Just skip this one if you keep fur.

    (FWIW I am shooting them out of a 6mm284)

    I have some 70 grain TNT's worked up for testing. Hopefully they will do the trick if I can keep them under 3500 fps.
    Well, as the old hackneyed cliche goes, "At least he didn't suffer."
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

    Have had very good luck with 75 v max out to 600. Drops them like they were hit with a hammer
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    Unread 02-18-2010, 05:44 PM
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

    What load are you running the 75 v-max with and how destructive is it?
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    Unread 02-18-2010, 06:08 PM
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    Re: Coyote 243 Bullet Choice

    How about 105s? Like the VLD or A-max....

    105VLD penetrates elk shoulder bones and still reaches the vitals, so not sure what to expect on smaller critter(deer, yote, chipmunk).

    A-max are generally explosive(but not like the v-max) so one would think A-MAX would do well on yotes.

    These are definitely ultra long range bullets for the 6mm class.
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