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Old 08-04-2012, 05:05 PM
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Re: Larger caliber AR for coyotes?

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
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:06 AM
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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)
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Re: Larger caliber AR for coyotes?

So, would you guys say that I might be able to get the same...or simular knock-down power from a 5.56/.223, IF I reloaded a heavier bullet? Something in a 55gr. or 60gr. V-Max bullet? A decent reload should get either of these bullet weights right at the 3000 f.p.s. range.

I know my .22-250 would run a 55gr. V-Max at 3800 f.p.s. and it would ruin a groundhog.

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Re: Larger caliber AR for coyotes?

Handload a 60gr vmax or step up to a 6mm turbo. That will smoke them!
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So, would you guys say that I might be able to get the same...or simular knock-down power from a 5.56/.223, IF I reloaded a heavier bullet? Something in a 55gr. or 60gr. V-Max bullet? A decent reload should get either of these bullet weights right at the 3000 f.p.s. range.

I know my .22-250 would run a 55gr. V-Max at 3800 f.p.s. and it would ruin a groundhog.

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The same or similar. No, not likely, but it will still be plenty.
55 gr seem to work plenty well for my partners, so 60-70gr pills will surely do the job effectively.
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Re: Larger caliber AR for coyotes?

I've took two yotes with 6.5 Grendel last season with great results.




Large male and a small female below.



I've missed my very first one with 300/221 fieball (300 blk) and I'm waiting for a 6x45 barrel from Mike at Dtech.
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Re: Larger caliber AR for coyotes?

Give a look to the 6.8 SPC. Fine little caliber for white tail and hogs. should do quite the number on yotes too. I call it the 270 lite. 16 in barrel is all you need with a 1-11tw and the spc II chamber. Ammo is available at most big stores and totally supported online.
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