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Old 05-31-2012, 06:50 PM
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Re: Fur Loads

Originally Posted by tt35 View Post
Bug holes are good. Minute of Coyote is sufficient.
Yes it is. My malfunction was forgetting some of the basic exterior ballistic issue involved. Going back to school (looking at the tables), and remembering that wind drift has just doubled from what you've been using. Looking at a 4" group at 200 yards, on an archery bear target (my partners got a spring tag), it's easy to see a hole big enough for a coyote to walk through. Especially a small yote, head on. Looking it up there's 3"s of drift with that bullet, but going heavier only gains me 0.5" at best. Meaning holding into the wind a bit in those conditions isn't going away. Plugging in the same conditions, the 6mm I carried with you is only 1". Going back to school I need to build a new cheat sheet.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:18 AM
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Re: Fur Loads

Hello Tim,
Had a good day for sorting out some load issues, meaning no wind. I tried the 60 grain V-Max you recommended-0.5 inch groups. Still using factory ammo until I get a stockpile of brass. Everything shoots well in this rifle except the 53 grain V-Max, has the quirk of throwing about 1 out of 4. Uncertain if occurs in a particular sequence , and now I'm out of that Superperformance ammo. Again today I fired a 4 shot group 3 in 0.5 inch, with one almost 3 inches out. Overlapping the 4 different loads I shot today comes up with a 0.75 inch group (including the difference in zero) except that lone round. My working thought is it's something related to Hornady getting that extra 200 fps. At any rate I won't be going that way again-60 grain V-Max it is. Thanks again for shortening my learning curve.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:36 AM
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Re: Fur Loads

Glad the 60 grainer worked, Carl. That's my current favorite .224 fur bullet. It should work well for you. And, half inch is way better than Minute of Coyote!
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