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Made a few stands yesterday

 
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:37 PM
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Made a few stands yesterday

I prospected a few stands yesterday on some ranches I do business with. I carried the shotgun only on the first two stands--a rarity for me but it was tight cover. The second stand had a young coyote come in on a line straight towards me as he went downwind of the caller. Unfortunately, it realized my form was out of place and switched back and forth between looking at me and the caller. I was pinned and waited for him to turn to leave before I could move. The first shot left a tuft of hair but no coyote.

Third stand is a spot I've wanted to call for some time. It was a great set-up along some willows about 150 yards from the sage. I set the Shockwave in the shade of a small willow with the Jack Attack a few feet behind it. Maybe two minutes into the stand this nice female comes in fully committed to Jackrabbit Distress. She stopped to check out the call and Jack Attack decoy then looped towards the downwind before stopping about 30 yards from the caller and 80 yards from me. I love this stuff!



Seven coyotes in seven shots with the new .243AI. She gave me a frontal shot. There was evidence of some splash on this coyote again. Maybe a 50 cent piece sized entry hole. I hope my suppliers get some 75 grain V-maxes in soon. I'm thinking I may step up one bullet weight.

I have a date for another 1000 yard coyote attempt tomorrow.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: Made a few stands yesterday

I hope the 75 V-Max works out for you. I used them for two years out of my 243 at max velocity and had a lot of fist sized holes. This year I've been shooting the Sierra 60 gr HP and 58 gr Z-Max at 3400 fps and haven't had an exit yet (except for the one I hit high in the back leg but even then the hole was smaller than a silver dollar). I've only shot about a dozen so far but things are looking encouraging!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:07 PM
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Re: Made a few stands yesterday

Thanks a lot for the info, jt So, the fist sized holes were exits, I presume? Broadside ribcage shots? My 65's did very well on the coyotes that I hit midship at AI velocities. The only issues that I've had were on the shoulder. We had pretty good luck with the 58's on the few we shot with them also but all the shots were midsection hits. We didn't shoot enough with them to see how they did on shoulders. Thanks again for the input.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:13 PM
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Yes, the fist sized holes were broadside shots through the ribs. However, if I remember correctly (wish I would have kept better notes but it was back in the day before I bothered to save any fur) it only happened on shots inside 100 yards. Actually, I killed my largest and prettiest coyote ever with the 75 gr V-Max load out of my .243. As he was quartering towards me at 250 yards I hit him in the corner of the mouth and the bullet shattered his skull but did not exit.

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This shows him next to an average size adult in the middle and a pup on the bottom. The pup was shot with a 75 gr V-Max at 150 yards and it wasn't torn up at all. It just looks bad from bleeding out while riding around in the back of the truck. The coyote in the middle was shot with the shotgun.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:35 PM
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Yeah, that top coyote is a pig! So, no splashes with the 58's on shoulders? Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:23 AM
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Haven't shot one in the shoulder with a 58 yet. I'll give it a try asap and let you know how it turns out. Which Leupold is that on your AI? Do you use the Varmint Hunter reticle?
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:58 PM
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It's the VX-6 2-12X with the lighted long range duplex reticle. Anxiously awaiting your report....
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