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Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

 
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

I shoot factory loads, 223rem it's a 55gr v-max, 243 it's the 75gr hollow pt, i put one down this deer season with 168bthp out of my 308 at about 200yd, 30 cal entry softball exit on a neck shot. they don't tear deer up anything like they do dogs...
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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Re: Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

I shoot the new 90 grain Sierra Blitz King out of a 25-06 at 3300. VERY accurate and very much DRT.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:45 AM
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From the sounds of it I'm getting a box of winchester 150 grain ballistic silver tips from my mom for Xmas for my 300wsm....wonder what them will do to a yote?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:06 PM
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Wonderin what some 50-75 grain acceleraters would do out of the wsm...saboted .224 cal could be entertaining
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:00 PM
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Re: Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

I recently switched from .243 55gr nosler CT's 45gr of H4895 just a hair over 4000 fps and still held under an inch. I switched cause I burned the barrel up so now I shoot .243 80gr nosler ballistic tip varmints over 38gr of H-4895 and getting 3200 fps. Maybe this barrel will last a little longer. But I tell ya those 55's sure were fun using a point blank range of 2" I could hold on fur of a coyote out to 350yrds and was only 8" low at 400 yrds. And man were they ever explosive!!!!
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Re: Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

i use 100 TTSX in a 25-06
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:48 AM
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Re: Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

I've been using Winchester 243 factory loads on coyotes. The 55 grain Ballistic Tip is an awesome coyote round. I haven't had a coyote take a step since I started using it. They just fold on the spot and if you're into selling the fur the results have been amazing. I've had a few leave holes up to a nickel when they exit and others barely leave a hole on either the entry or exit hole. And depending on the angle of the shot some don't exit at all.

I use this round in both a Thompson Icon Weathershield 243 with a 6-18x50 Swarovski with the Ballistic Turret and in a Blaser R93 which wears a 2-12x50 Swarovski Z6 with the TDS reticle in it. The Winchester load will group 1/2" in both guns and with the Icon I've shot a sub 1" group at 291 yards. I have my own range and it maxes at 291. The Icon with those loads is the most accurate rifle I own and that's saying something. Also by far the easiest rifle to shoot accurately I've ever owned.

I've also had very good results with the 243 Federal load that uses the 55 gr Ballistic Tip and the Hornady 58 grain factory load. The 75 grain Hornady is a good accurate load as well as the 80 grain Federal soft point. The 80 grain Federal soft point is probably the best buy for the money and is also a very flat shooting round that's big enough for whitetails as well. Wally world sells those for around $15.00 a box. Hard to beat.

I'm putting together another rig that's a Blaser R93 in 257 Wby that will have a Swarovski 3-18x44 Z5 scope with the ballistic turret with the new windage reticle. Still haven't picked up the scope but should have it together pretty soon. I've tried the 87 grain Wby factory load and it is also under a 1/2" so that should be fine. Still need to shoot it at the longer ranges and see how it groups in that situation.

I prefer to hunt coyotes over probably just about any game animal in North America. The damage they've done to the game populations as well as killing pets, cattle and other livestock is unbelievable. My home place used to have deer all over it. Now it's seldom that you see one. In the last month I've killed 3 coyotes off the back patio at night time using a spotlight. And I've seen a few others that I couldn't get a shot at.
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