223 coyote loads?? Whats your best load??

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by wolfmanjrw, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. wolfmanjrw

    wolfmanjrw Member

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    Just ordered a Rock River Advanced Tachtical Hunter with 18" heavy barrel. I am probably not going to see this gun for 6 months. What 223 loads are you having the best accuracy and killing power on coyotes out to say 300 yards? I'm hunting in PA and with that terrain probably won't have the opportunity to need to shoot much further. I would like to know what brass, bullet, primer, and number grains of what powder you've had the best success with. As scarce as reloading supplies are right now, I'll probably need that 6 months to gather up what I need to load what you guys reccomend!!! Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Nomad

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    A good load might be 24.5 of H335 in win cases or R&P cases, CCI small rifle,
    Nosler 55gr, 55 gr Amax bullet.
     

  3. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    1/12 twist, 40gr SBK/HVMAX, 25-grs of Varget.

    1/9 Twist, 55gr BK, 25-grs of H335

    1/9 Twist, 55gr BK, 25.5 grs of ARCOMP
     
  4. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    Since this forum changed to "10-1000" yards I will say that my favorite 223 coyote load out to 300ish yards is 27 grains of benchmark with a 40 grain Sierra blitz. I shoot a Ruger m77 with thousands of rounds down the pipe and it still shoots a thumb nail sized group.
    I have never had a coyote get away,,,,yet and it is very fur friendly and flat shooting.
     
  5. wolfmanjrw

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    Thanks guys. Keep the feedback coming. In answer, my gun is coming with an 18" heavy stainless barrel with 1 in 8 twist. I've been leaning towards 50 or 55 grain Vmax and Nosler Ballistic tip of some sort. Some say that heavier bullet performs really well with that barrel. You are right though, 40 gr would give me a faster, flatter shooting load. But that's why I'm asking for advise. Thans again and keep it coming.
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

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    A little off topic but ... I thought semi-automatic rifles were illegal for hunting in PA. Is there an exception for coyote or have the regs changed. Just curious because I'd love to shoot groundhogs in PA with my AR.
     
  7. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    Man I just posted mt Predator Pursuit for sale on snipers hide, would have been perfect for you.

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  8. cornstalker

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    I run an AR with a Lilja 18" 1-8" twist barrel for coyotes.

    My best load to date is:
    55 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip
    24.0 grains of VV N133
    Rem 7.5 BR primers

    3080 fps and .5 minute accuracy at 100.

    I didn't have any arguments from the coyotes last year as to it's effectiveness, but I was surprised how many exited.

    I don't think he get's on here a lot, but I have to thank Venatic for turning me on to N133. It was the answer to a lot of problems I was having.
     
  9. nifrand

    nifrand Well-Known Member

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    27.5 grs Win 748,Sierra 52 gr HPBT Match,cci primer.

    Randy
     
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    I have a 1-7 twist 18" barrel and It likes 25g varget with a 75g A-max. Not very fast but very accurate.
     
  11. jarheadhunter

    jarheadhunter Well-Known Member

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    I have a RRA Fred Eichler 1-8" and an R15 1-9" and both love 55 gr vmax or zmax with 25 gr varget.
     
  12. NWrokon

    NWrokon New Member

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    My favorite .233 coyote load is a 60gr V-max over 26.5grs of varget.
     
  13. jarheadhunter

    jarheadhunter Well-Known Member

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    double post
     
  14. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 23.9 H 4895 with the 60 V Max out of a 7 twist 20" 3/4 MOA out to 400 yds.