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What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

 
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

thanks for the replys guys they are appreciated as im try to soak up as much info as possible with this to make the best decison for me. i was reading on here that after 1800fps the target hollow point doesnt perform very well because of it not being design to expand. therefore i was trying to stay under the 70 gr. mark so i didnt loose velocity.
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

If wind is an issue you should have gone with a 243 or 25-06 in my opinion, but you have what you have so shoot the heaviest bullet your twist will stabilize.
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

we do have calm days but generally its around 10-15 mph.. but sometimes its 35-40 and i just stay inside on them days.. im just looking for a good solid 500 yard 60gr.-75gr. bullet that i can drop a yote with if i do my part. i am looking pretty hard at the 75 gr. BTHP from Hornady. and the 70 gr. VLD Berger and the JLK LD 60gr. and 65 gr. like in the article i read on here.. the ar-15 and the little scoe that could i think?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

I shot one at 570 w/ my 223 and 69 smk. h335 powder, mine has the short bull barrel. I also shot a nice cross fox w/same rifle, real cool looking with the black.
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

75 gr. A-Max fueled by Varget or N140 in a Lapua case ignited by a match primer will get you there and then some. I get 2980 fps from my 24" tubed .223 thinking you should get 28+. Maybe the fellow with the wounding comment should tell that to a bunch of Gook's and Hadji's! Dang, they might even come back to life!
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

The 9 may stabilize the 75 gr Scirocco's. Around 23gr Varget was where my SL-8's sweet spot was/is....~ 2XXX fps....I have 8 twist(Edit,,,,I think the FPS is a typo in my notes.... I was working up loads but it the number quoted earlier was too hot a load. I think 2650-2700 fps is more accurate after I backed down.)

Good BC for caliber, but I do not recall it off the top of my head and it is not in my notes.

I have wrestled with Scirocco's in other calibers but the 223 seems easy to load for and they are a great hunting bullet. FOR VARMINTS
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Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

One of the things you may want to consider is bullet expansion at that distance. I recommend asking people's opinions about which of the recommended bullets will expand sufficiently to prevent pass throughs. Would be better to anchor a coyote rather than have it run off. Getting a second shot @ 500 yds on a running "dog" is not an easy task.

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