Originally Posted by Catwhacker
CBass, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has a partner that whines about hides. Our 22-250's aren't usually too hard on em either. My main concern is getting em all in the truck. The coyotes here really aren't worth keeping for anything, but we sell most of our cats, so I guess it DOES matter.... A lil bit
I'm forbidden from sending a round at a cat until I either get a smaller caliber or start shooting lighter FMJ's or Solids.
My 105 Amax at 3150 and some change, just opens things up if it hits any bone. Occasionally, you'll see a clean pass through between ribs...and once I even had a front entrance between ribs that never came out...but we found it in the back ham.
I NEVER bring up the concern of weight savings between an AR15 and an AR10 or it's counterparts...because mine pushes 17lbs loaded. No big deal for me. Shooting a 13lb AR10 would be a cake walk.
That would be a big turn off for a LOT of guys predator hunting but we train all year for it.
If you think you needed more horse power to blow the stuffing out of them...I'll not be the one to discourage the OP. Blow em to pieces I say. Just saying you don't need something real big to do it. (but I will be using my 300 SAUM AR10 to pick off a few this year I'm sure)