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Pelt saving coyote loads

 
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:05 PM
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Pelt saving coyote loads

I was wondering what the optimal coyote bullet would be for a .243win? I need something that will save pelts but still deliver a blow when it hits the yote. I looked at the 75gr V-Max and the 87gr V-Max along with some other bullets in that range.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:32 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

The 243 is not a pelt friendly round, but it is pure poison on coyotes.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:09 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

I have killed several coyotes with the Sierra 60 HP. If you hit the edges it gets messy. A good chest shot and the bullet will not exit most of the time. The 85 HP Sierra is also good. You will get an exit but on a broadside shot the exit hole will be sewable. I have skinned a ton of coyotes and have killed them with everything from a 222 to a 25-06. With the powders and bullets today you can find a fur load.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

58gr Vmax has worked well for me. Its always up in the air shooting the 243 but this bullet has given me the best results on fur.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:14 AM
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I will second the 60 grain hollow points. Just steer clear or shoulder hits or it has a tendancy to open then up.
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

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I was wondering what the optimal coyote bullet would be for a .243win? I need something that will save pelts but still deliver a blow when it hits the yote. I looked at the 75gr V-Max and the 87gr V-Max along with some other bullets in that range.
You might think about a heaver bullet with little or no expansion, like the 6mm Speer TMJ 80gr. or Berger 65gr BT targets; or perhaps something in the 100grs match or solid range of bullet.
Slow them up a just little, and they should work just fine for a yote. Itís pretty hard for a yote too take any 6mm round and not be anchored. The solids do a pretty good job of saving the pelt.

Have fun.

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

I shoot around 40 each year, primarily with the 243 or 6mm. A 75gr v max rarely exits on a solid hit and sure stops them instantly. In my 6mm I shoot a 70gr ballistic tip with superformance powder at 3824fps and it stops them great too and rarely exits. Lighter bullets don't do the job on one hit to far back as well for me, which happens on running away shots. These bullets still anchor them. Just don't shoot a fox or cat with one, it makes a mess.
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