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243 for coyotes?

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:05 AM
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Re: 243 for coyotes?

I've been hunting quite a bit this last season with a buddy that's shooting an AR-10 243. He's using the 87 gr. V-max at 3000-3100'ish--something like that. He has his dope memorized for the 6.5-20x Leup. VX-III VH reticle out to the reticle's limit and when time allows he has turret dope as well. He also uses an I-Pod touch with his trajectory cald. for std. conditions. He calls in to the airport several times a day for current air density changes, and punches those stats into the I-Pod to get the trajectory change, if he needs to dial in a longer shot. Is he taking it too far?? Don't know, but he has 4 1-shot kills beyond 450 yds. this last season @ 785, 650,535, and 470 yards. 3 OF THESE THOUGH WERE WITH THE RETICLE AS THERE WAS NO TIME FOR DIALING. I guess it all depends on how far u wanna' take it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:35 AM
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Re: 243 for coyotes?

That is some great shooting . My girlfriend asked if he shot all four with one bullet? I said yea, we have homing bullets , it flies around the pasture just killing coyotes.
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