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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

 
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:22 AM
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Tricky Missfit.
With the Hornady SX 55 grain slugs topping off 38.5 grains of Win 760 the coyote does not have two holes in his hide and he drops like a wet sack of potatoes. this is my proven load for Wilie Coyote. I have gone after Coyotes in Nevada, Vermont, Maine, and Northern New Hampshire. All went down without taking a step afterwards. In NV 40 grain V-max slugs will drop a coyote at a reasonable distance, 400 yards or so. The other V-max 22 cals will keep from over penetrating as well. Here we like keeping the hides for sale. I am not advocating putting huge holes in the coyotes. 6MM is great for blowing fist sized holes in Coyotes. I am not into that.
For 700 yard and beyond coyote shooting I would use a 25-06 with 90 to 110 grain Nosler Ballistic tip boat tail or Sierra Gamekings SPBT, topping off 55.0 grains of Supreme 780 or 59.5 Grains of H-1000 with standard primers moving out at 3220 FPS. I just do not trust 6MM slugs or cartridges. I have watched other people use them and either they are overkill or they slide right through without doing any damage. sorry, I just do not trust any 6MM cartridge.
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the SX bullet does well in a slower twist barrel at moderate speeds, but if you have a 1:9 twist 22-250 you may or may not get the bullet to the target. The Vmax jacket is much heavier construction. I personally have never shot a coyote with a 25-06, but have spotted for my brother who was using one. Work quite well, but so does the .257AI and a couple others in 25 cailber. The 80 grain Blitz just shreds them. Works well in a nine twist barrel at 3450 fps. In the 6mm bore, I think I've tried most of the more common bullets, and have sorta settled on the 80 grain, 85/87 grain, and the 105 amax. In my 6/250AI I could probably hit coyotes well into the 800+ yard range if I were somewhat insane (my ex's already assure us that I am). Over the last ten years or so, I've rarely had the need to take a shot past the 400 yard bracket, and the real problem is dogs getting so close that I have trouble picking them up in a scope. Try a mouse squeaker! I had one jump in a ditch with me one evening!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:58 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

I like my 25-06 automatic! However, whatever I've got a hold of will do.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:33 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

i use a couple different ones. 6ppc sako, 6.5-284 sendero and an hk630.
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i use a couple different ones. 6ppc sako, 6.5-284 sendero and an hk630.
Is there a particular bullet you like for coyotes in the 6.5-284?
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of over 250 i have only killed one with the 6.5-284. second furthest though.. 419 yards. i used a 120 balistic tip. that is what i had that rifle loaded and sighted in with to hunt coues. i also shoot a 123 scenar. roninflag
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of over 250 i have only killed one with the 6.5-284. second furthest though.. 419 yards. i used a 120 balistic tip. that is what i had that rifle loaded and sighted in with to hunt coues. i also shoot a 123 scenar. roninflag
Thanks I'm waiting on a rifle to be finished. We're starting with the 123 A-Max, but who knows how long a supply of anything will last these days
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Evening gents.
I've been I using the .243 Winchester in a Weatherby Accumark Ultra Lightweight since about 2000.
58 Hornady VMax at 3900fps with win 760 powder and a Leupold 4.5-14x40 illuminated Mil-dot has been my standard. Used a .223 heavy barrel of various Remington's, 24"-20" guns for years.

Swapped over to the lightweight Weatherby and packed it for last 14 or so years.

I also have used .17 Rem, .223 Rem and .25-06 for coyote calling.

The WBY has been such a joy to pack. Use it for antelope and deer as well with an 85 grain Barnes TSX.

Calf-killers get a Nosler 85 Ballistic tip from a .25-06. They don't pack those off. A broadside liver hit will almost rip one in half.
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