Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards

Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards Techniques For Coyote, Fox and Cat Hunting


Reply

What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #43  
Old 10-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Temecula CA
Posts: 366
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

Assuming you have the twist rate to make them fly strait, give a look at the 75 grain Swift Scirocco II. I have heard this bullet is quite effective when pushed hard.
__________________
.308 Howa 1500, 24" varmint barrel, Harris bipod Bell & Carlson MkII tactical stock. 4-14x50 tactical scope from Wonder Optics.

http://web.me.com/rdsii64/shooter64
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 11-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

The 53 gr vmax is a fantastic 500 yd bullet for coyotes, as long as you put it in the right place!!! Longest shot so far is 545 yds and the yote was DRT
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 11-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Alpine, Calif.
Posts: 144
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

I've shot many coyotes with the 223/53 V-Max. The majority under 200 yards. However, I killed a couple at 475 and 530. The problem with LR and the 223/5,56 beyond 500 is the need for a fast twist barrel and heavy bullets. I've used 69 SMK and 75gr A-Max out to 600 yds in competition. The A-Max works great. BUT, reading the wind is the key factor.

I now hunt with a 243 Ack Imp, with 85gr SMK and have made a number of kills in extremely windy conditions with great success. My best so far is 647 yds on a fox.

When I hunt locally in San Diego for deer I hunt with my 7-08 and carry both 120 V-Max and 154gr Hornardy SST. Killed a coyote at 815 yds with the SST and blew the living crap out of it. Impressive to say the least. Most shots on dogs has been under 400 yds using the 120s.

To each his own. With the 243AI/7-08 there is less margin for error.

Gonzo
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 11-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 208
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

I as well have a 223 20", I am running a 1:7 twist. My gun loves the 75 AMAX with 24.5 Gr of H4895, Lapua case, and federal match primers. I got mine to shoot 1/4 MOA and still be able to fit in the magazine. Load up some rounds at that charge and mess with seating depth, some of my groups were close to 1" with same charge and different seating depths.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 11-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 20
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Browninglover1 View Post
Last I checked coyotes were considered varmints not a species of deer. hahaha
they have been killing man size targets out to 500yds since the 60's jacko
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 11-23-2013, 09:00 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 834
Re: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?

Quote:
Originally Posted by richardmac37 View Post
they have been killing man size targets out to 500yds since the 60's jacko
You are absolutely right, but the thread isn't asking how effective the round is at killing deer or people.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: What high BC 223 coyote load for 500 yards?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coyote Sniping...three shots, three coyotes, 352 yards tt35 Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 3 02-17-2011 11:07 PM
Deer Killed at 1,325 yards in High-Def Video southdeltahunt Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 01-21-2011 08:43 AM
Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma coltac Long Range Hunting & Shooting 22 03-04-2010 05:06 PM
1 shot coyote at 742 yards uncleB Long Range Hunting & Shooting 18 03-02-2010 04:04 PM
338 edge vs. coyote @ 508 yards with pics!!! michael A. Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 15 11-12-2008 11:09 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.46%
74 Votes
NO - 50.88%
116 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.67%
38 Votes
Total Votes: 228
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC