143 gr. ELD-X for 'yotes?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Litehiker, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Is a Hornady 143 gr. ELD-X bullet too much for coyotes? Should I stick to 120 gr. or 129 gr. bullets?

    Eric B.
     
  2. 338Rocket

    338Rocket Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on how fast it is going and how much coyote you want left.
     

  3. JOHNNIE WALKER

    JOHNNIE WALKER Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 140 gr SST out of my 260. I've shot quite a few with it. They die a good death at whatever range they catch the round. They do leave a good sized exit hole in the pelt. I'd say you could expect the same thing from a 143 gr. If they shoot good out of your gun, and you want to use them, go kill coyotes.
     
  4. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    We're going Mon to kill dogs. I tuned in my 6.5 with 143-ELD x. Hopefully I'll let you know in a few days.
     

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  5. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I kinda figures it would leave a larger than necessary hole in the exit.

    Wyowin., Let us know what you get. What rifle are you using with what barrel length?

    I'll be using a Ruger Amer. Predator with a 20 inch barrel. I wish it was longer like the 24 " barrel on my 6.5 CM Ruger Precision Rifle I use for competition. A 24" barrel gets most of the velocity available from that cartridge.

    The Boyd's laminated stock and Timney trigger I put on it have helped the accuracy consistency.

    Eric B.
     
  6. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    Well all we found was elk, elk, more elk and moose. Didn't call in any varmints.
    After lunch we settled in and shoot rockchucks. My boy dialed in one at 925yds, with his Savage 22-250 with a Vortex scope. Took him four rounds to dial it in. That was his first long range kill.
    I'm shooting a Ruger 77 Mark II with a 28" heavy barrel and a can. So far it's all factory, but the handloads.
     
  7. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    Hit the wrong button yesterday. The boy hit the chuck at 625, not 925