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FMJ's on coyotes

 
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

Well ive shot a couple coyotes in my life and i would not suggest shooting coyotes with a fmj. Use an appropriate round enough said.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

An FMJ, or a round designed for hunting a much larger animal then a coyote, doesn't simply "pencil through" a coyote. Hydrostatic shock destroys them. A .223 has nowhere near the same energy as a .270, .308, etc. Nobody here is suggesting using .223 FMJ's on dogs.

I'd like to hear from those that have experience with larger cal on coyote. I'd say the % of DRT on them is much higher with a large round that doesn't expand, or any large cal FMJ, then ANY .223.

Not trying to start any argument. I wasn't sure what a 150g NP would do on coyotes until a shot a few. They drop staright down. Little to no expansion on the round. Relatively small entrance and exit holes. Sure, not the ideal round for a coyote, but more effective than any .223 round from my experience.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

I've used FMJs on them. Even coyotes deserve to die quick. I've hit then thru both shoulders, and they just kept on running. It does do the trick, but not quickly and I did lose a few.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:19 AM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

308 fmj s work great on coyotes.
Ya know. Sometimes when they r shot in the chest with a 22/250 with an expanding bullet they run off a ways. We use fmjs up here plenty as tho the coyotes aren't high dollar. They are nice fur that make great hats and parka ruffs.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:25 AM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

Oh and a 350 gr 416 bullet doesn't expand, @2550 fps but it does rip them almost in half. Not pretty.
A 250 gr 9.3 TSX @2700 fps is pretty hard on a fox also.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 PM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

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Oh and a 350 gr 416 bullet doesn't expand, @2550 fps but it does rip them almost in half. Not pretty.
A 250 gr 9.3 TSX @2700 fps is pretty hard on a fox also.

Yup. The temorary cavity a large cal round (FMJ or round that doesn't expand) creates on a coyote from it's forces is much greater than what any .22 HP round can do and does. That is why you often see guys going to a .243. Higher % of DRT.

Aside from hunting, another interesting thing in the video westlicffe posted is the doctor that has dealt with many gunshot wound patients mentioned that HP's shot out of a handgun often stop short where he says if they had used a non-HP it is likely the guys shot would have been much more severly wounded, or have been killed due to penetration of vitals. "6 out of every 7 people shot with handguns survive".
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:21 AM
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Re: FMJ's on coyotes

Ya, this problem the govt is creating with the bullet shortage is really putting a crimp in my style. I really like the Barnes Banded Solid in 6.5 . Its only 110 gr but my rifle really likes them. The 120 gr TSX may slip thru without making a mess. I need to do some testing.
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