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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

 
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:28 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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You are going to love the 6x47 Lapua Improved. The 6x47 is awesomely efficient and the improved version I am sure will be better. Please post your results when you have used it. I am curiuos to what you will be using for twist rate, barrel, bullets etc.
It's going to be 27" Sendaro contour Benchmark Barrel, Fluted, with long "shank" so it can be set back an inch or two when the throat starts to go. 1 in 9 twist. Plan to shoot bullets in the 75 to 95 grn class, will probably also try the 105's (Berger VLD Hunting and Hornady A-Max) I've also got some Berger VLD Hunting 95's, some Berger 88's, don't have any 75's yet. Rifle is being built on the old Ruger M77 action, trigger job was done a long time ago (about 1 lb), it will be in Kings Desert Shadow camo. I've got a few choices for optics, haven't decided on that yet. Gun will be a tight neck (minimun turn .269) throated for 95's. Replacing the old wood stock w/ a new synthetic and Pachmayer Pad.

I'll be Fireforming to the improved version with Bullseye powder/cotton wad, and then sorting for concentricity/weight/neck thickness, ect. before I turn the necks down from .014" to .012". This should result in great accuracy and minimal working of the brass once fireformed. Neil Jones Custom Products is making the Dies....................Wish me luck, I've never worked with any wildcats like this before, but with all that work it had better shoot little teeny tiny groups!!

I'll post more info and pics once I get it all together and have shot it some.

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Love my 6x47 Lapua. 105 Amaxes are wicked on coyotes !

NF 2.5-10x32 with the HV reticle runs it perfect to 600 yards ! Works great at night too !







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Old 07-29-2010, 10:07 AM
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Great looking rig.

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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Awesome lookimg set up there!
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thanks ! works great at night too ! Coyotes show up great with the NF and Lightforce lights !!
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

25-06 for me. Running 100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips @ 3360 fps. Makes a mess of them.....

I don't sell the furs anyways.

Really good on Whitetail deer too.

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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

My favorite "cartridge" for coyotes is the 22-250 although my 25-06 is a close second -here's one shot with my 25-06 from a couple of years ago.
Rem. 700 bdl -hs precision thumbhole stock -zeiss conquest 6.5x20-50 -burris signature rings -100gr nbt .





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Here's one hit with my 22-250 -and no i didn't get the pictures switched -that sierra 55gr.
blitzking caught a rib going in i believe and vented his back.
Rem. 700 bdl 22-250 -hs precision stock -zeiss conquest 4.5x14-44 burris signature rings 55gr blitzking .
I built this rifle too heavy for my taste [26" #4 douglas barrel] wish i had stuck with the original plan and built a 22-250AI -1_8" twist #3 barrel.


I'm doing load developement on a 280AI that is set up like the other two remingtons except a 28" Broughton built by Nathan Dagley.
It's throated for the 162gr Amax -that should really smack them good and plenty !
Time will tell.
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