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Old 01-20-2008, 05:41 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!

I agree Tom,

But around here there are not many places for you or I to do that. It'd be more like rest across the hood or mirror or roof of your truck and just shoot.


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Old 01-20-2008, 06:04 PM
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i have killed over 250 coyotes .
Man, I need to go hunting with you. Hats off to you. I hope to be there some day. I think you can do a lot with a 243. I am shooting a 25-06. I just have been having a hard time finding them.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:26 PM
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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?
I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF RIFLE YOU ARE USING BUT YOU CAN USE 65 GRAIN V- MAX MADE BY HORNDY BULLET. THAT WILL HELP GET OUT OR CLOSE TO YOUR 500 YARD MARK.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:30 PM
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I DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF RIFLE YOU ARE USING BUT YOU CAN USE 65 GRAIN V- MAX MADE BY HORNDY BULLET. THAT WILL HELP GET OUT OR CLOSE TO YOUR 500 YARD MARK. THE OTHER THING THAT WILL HELP YOU IS VAIRYABLE SCOPE. ISHOOT 22-250 WITH LEUPOLD 6.5- 20 SCOPE IT HELPS ME TO GET OUT 400 TO FIVE HUNDRED YARDS IF WIND IS PERMITING.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:32 PM
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Re: 243 for coyotes?

I have a rem.700 VLS in 243.win 8.5-25-50 leupold varment rec. shot a yote at 632 yards last winter with a 65gr.vmax and varget powder

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Old 08-15-2009, 11:41 AM
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does he need a reticle scope?
Bullet drop recticle? No - the divisions are too coarse to be useful for coyotes at that range. He definitely needs a rangefinder and a scope with knobs that can be twisted after getting the range and referencing a table. At 500 yards the bullet is coming down at quite an angle. If he doesn't know the range +/- 15 yards or so, he will miss.

The suggestion to practice, lots of practice - is a very good one. It's a lot harder than folks think to hit a 3" circle at some inexactly known distance like 500 yards, first shot from a cold zero.

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Old 08-18-2009, 07:45 PM
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Re: 243 for coyotes?

I have been using a Leupold varmint hunter reticle in a 4.5-14 and the Zeiss Rapid Z in a 3.5-10 a lot this summer shooting p-dogs. I really like my Nightforce scopes, but my pocket book isn't deep enough to support a high end scope on every rifle. I put varmint hunter reticles on my two primary coyote rigs and my brother put one on his primary coyote rifle. Our intent is to get away from dialing scopes while coyote hunting.

What I did was tune our loads specifically to the reticle. It looks to me like Leupold developed their VH reticle with a 55 grain bullet out of a 22-250 in mind. I have no clue what Zeiss was thinking about with their reticle past 500 yards. Be that as it may, on paper I am right on on the money out to 500 yards in 100 yard increments give or take and inch. After shooting the reticle on hundreds of p-dogs, I am convinced eliminating dials and going with the VH is no problem to 400 yards. Between 400 and 500 hundred getting it pretty much right is doable with a lot of practice...but there is still some guess work. Beyond 500, forget it...
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