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noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:15 PM
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noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

What's your favorite/recommendation for a 1/9" twist.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:02 PM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

I used to shoot alot of 40gr Nosler Balistic Tips out of my 1-9tw Remmy LTR .223 and not only were they accurate but they were hell on coyotes. Now that same gun is a 1-9tw .223AI and all I have shot out of it is 53Vmax. I really liked the little 40's but I love these new 53Vmax.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

hubcap,
Welcome to LRH Forums!

I recommend a 55 gr. Hornady V-Max or heavier bullet in a semi-pointed design. If you don't have good shot placement, a lighter weight bullet can get a surface splash on a coyote...not getting good penetration will only wound the coyote.

Coyotes are tough customers and it can take quite a bit to knock one down.

I hit this one 3x with a 45gr. JHP and he still ran over 60 yards to make it into the woods, where I found him taking his last breath.



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Old 01-11-2012, 06:33 AM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

+2 on the 55vmax, with 24.5 tac my 16 in dpms 1-9 loves this to 300. farthest i had to go this year.this is my cold weather load,be safe SLOAN
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

50 or 55 grains works good.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:37 PM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

hub - where are you? how long are your shots usually? how big are the coyotes? i prefer either a 50 or 60 grain balistic tip. they will all do it if you point it right. coyotes are tough and a fairly small target. a 53 vmx would be good.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:22 PM
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Re: noob's ? What's best coyote bullet for .223?

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hub - where are you? how long are your shots usually? how big are the coyotes? i prefer either a 50 or 60 grain balistic tip. they will all do it if you point it right. coyotes are tough and a fairly small target. a 53 vmx would be good.
Midwest. Haven't started hunting them yet. Wanted recommendations so I wouldn't have to learn by trial and error.
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