.223 Loads for Coyotes

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by DZelenka, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    I am getting ready to develop a load for my .223 to hunt coyotes. My rifle is a Remington 788 with a 24" 1:12" barrel so I am probably limited to a 55 gr BT or 60 gr flat base (unless any one has better information). Does anyone have a bullet recommendation or better yet a load?

    Thanks in advance.


    Dan
     
  2. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    I'd use a 60mgrain V-max. Byron South was using that bullet a few years ago in his .223 so we tried it in a moderate .22-250 load out of a M788 and it worked great for us. Use what ever powder gives you the best velocity and accuracy. Good fur bullet--very few exits.
     

  3. Wyo. Coyote Hunter

    Wyo. Coyote Hunter Member

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    The .223 is not my primary coyote rifle, but h4895 has been perfect with a number of bullets 50 grain Blitzking, 52 grain Speer hollowpoint, or 55 grain Hornady....
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    some of the bullets i have shot coyotes with out of my 12 twist .223- 50 grain balistic tip, 60 vmax, 60 berger hp, 60 balistic tip, 60 grain hornady hp. powders include n-133, n-133, h-335, blc-2.
     
  5. DZelenka

    DZelenka Well-Known Member

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    How much H335 with the 60s? How do they shoot?
     
  6. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    There are many good Yote loads out there; couple of standbys for me is these two.

    (1) .223 Rem 65gr Sierra Game King, {25.0grs} H-335 primer Federal 205M vel's 2950 fps. This load usually was used in my AR 1-9 twist with CCI #41 primers, but it works very in a bolt with the 205M primer. Most the 1-12 twists seemed to handle it nicely.

    (2) .223 Rem Sierra 60gr HP Varminter, {24.0grs} AA 2015 BR aka: XMR primer Federal; 205M, vel's 3150 fps. This one is a real clock stopper on Yotes, very accurate, shoots nicely from the 1-12 twist barrels rifles.

    Good luck.
    Remember to back down and work up.

    436
     
  7. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone using that new Hogdon powder, CFE 223, in their .223 or better yet their .223ai ?????