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Old 09-17-2008, 07:51 AM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I guess i would have to disagree here. Having killed hundreds of dogs over the years i have learned alot about caliber selection and bullet construction. The v-max would be near the bottom of the list for me. Under 100 yards with large 6mm cases ie. 6mm-06 and the 6-284 and the plain ole 243 those vmax bullets splash pretty bad. Shoulders and hips will flat stop them at least with 58-70 grain bullets. I have had alot better results with nosler bts . I do however like vmax for chucks, and other vermin. The eye candy is pretty sweet.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

THATS ALL I SHOOT IS V-MAX. I HAVE TRIED OTHER BRANDS THEY SEEM TO DO TO MUCH DAMAGE ON THE PELTS. I SHOOT 40 GRAIN V- MAX IN MY 22-250 AND MY AR-15. THEY SHOOT VERY WELL AND VERY LITTLE PELT DAMAGE.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:43 PM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I noticed that about the splash effect. I shot a coyote with 87gr V-max at 80 yards in the shoulder with a 6x284. that bullet blew up on the shoulder creating a huge flesh wound but part of the bullet did exit on far side. Poor coyote was rolled over and died.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:18 PM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I have larger caliber rifles but i set two rifles up just for coyotes. Which are quite a bit smaller then 6mm-284 . I know the heaver the bullet the further you can push it. I have alot of land to play with to hunt coyotes and i have played with alot of bullets,and i have the same effects with other bullets that you talk about. Any thing that you shoot in the front shoulder will have big holes. There are bullets out there that they claim better results but they cost alot more. Im not perfesoinall on bullets, i shoot alot and reload alot and for the money it works for me. This bullet thing is personel preferance.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:08 PM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I recently built an AR specifically for coyotes. It's chambered in 6mm WOA. I'm loading 65' v-maxes for it. I've shot coyotes both in the head and right behind the shoulder with no exits. The head shot 1 sounded like he had marbles in his head when I picked him up. The other didn't even look as though he'd been shot. Both were shot within a few yards of 100 and both dropped instantly. I'm very pleased with the load so far.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:29 AM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

Are those Coyotes still dead? Have you ever put marbles inside a coyotes head before? How do you know what that would sound like?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:21 PM
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Re: v-max for coyotes??

I've been using 65 gr. V-Max with IMR 4320 in a 243 with good results from chest and lung shots from 50-150 yds. A couple of shoulder shots put them right down but did make abit of a mess. Also 95 gr. Nosler BT's while deer hunting Might have to check out the 87 gr. V-Max's. Dave
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