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Old 01-03-2008, 12:42 PM
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243 for coyotes?

my friend would like to use his 243 for coyotes and would like some advice on how to get out to 500 yards with it. could anyone help him?
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:47 PM
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What do you mean "get out to 500 yards with it"? With a 100 gr. bullet, just lay down and shoot it!
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:04 PM
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would it be better to drop to a 55 grain bullet?
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:26 PM
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243 for coyotes

i have killed over 250 coyotes most of them with a .243 85 grain bthp.. the farthest 492 yards with a 70 balistic tip. to consistently hit coyotes at 500 yards your rifle must be very accurate. 5 inches or less at 500. if you have shot targets at 500 yards you will learn. i would say you must have a good range finder. put a krieger barrel on a remington action get a leup 6.5-20 or 8 to 25.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:37 PM
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ok, what I'm trying to do is be cheap. I have a rem .243 laying around since my daughter stopped gun hunting. So far I put a bi-pod on it, 4.5-14x leup. the farthest shot is 485 yrds. We have yotes all over the ridges, but haven't killed any this year yet. thye are preying on the turkey population. I have one on camera catching a hen in an open field. Just bought a foxpro and are now looking to go to work.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:36 PM
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I'm not an expert, but I will help you as much as I can.
The first thing is to practice shooting at range!
What model? seven, 710, 700, 7400?
Remington uses a 1 in 9 1/8 twist (you should check this out by marking a cleaning rod and measureing how many inches it takes for the rod to make one full revolution). The reason I say this is because, generally speaking, you want to have the heaviest bullet that you can stableize for your longest shots - less wind resistence and more power. In order to stableize bullets over 100 grains in a 243 you should have a 9 twist or an 8 twist. Pobably getting too technical and your gun should will work very well with the 75 - 95 grain bullets at range. Make sure the barrel is free floated ( you can do this yourself) and if possible have the chamber bedded (@$80). Have the trigger set as low as you feel comfortable with (700 only)(@ $40). Use the best glass you can afford and practice.
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does he need a reticle scope?
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