Do you reload your own coyote ammo or shoot factory? Whats your favorite load?

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

  1. heathbaker

    heathbaker Active Member

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    I shoot a 55gn Noser varmint ballistic with 23.4 gn of hodgons H322 and a cci primer. Love the load... shoots sub half in out of my remington tactical .223 and drops yotes dead in their tracks. Curious to hear what others shoot.

    Heath
     
  2. wgdii

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    I use 85 grain Sierra BTHP out of a 243. Match prepped Winchester brass holds the 37 grains of Varget. 5 shot groups run about .6 to .75. The real world results are profoundly effective.
     

  3. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    6mm284 85 grain HPBT SGK, 48.5 grains Hybrid 100V, GM210M primers, three shots at 100 at .550".

    Way high in bangfloppability. Not as rough on fur as I expected, though I am sure a bad hit on bone is in my near future. This one seems to rough up antelope worse than it does coyotes.

    .204 Ruger 40 grain Berger, 26.0 grains Varget, CCI 450 primers. Test and sight in was cold and gusty winds, shot .461". Haven't tested yet under better conditions for better or worse behavior. Shot 3 foxes and two coyotes with it and the results on coyotes are mixed. I'll take the blame for less than stellar hits and keep trying before I stick a fork in it.
     
  4. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

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    100 gr hornady hp 7mm with 64+ grs of rl-15 non mag win primer, 3906 fps, parts go flying no matter where you hit them
     
  5. bust_em

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    I use 22.0 gr of IMR 4198 with 40 gr VMAX in a 223.
     
  6. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

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    i have a 223 load 40 gr v-max 28gr benchmark at 3990 fps but i lost two coyotes so i stopped shooting them
     
  7. alf

    alf Well-Known Member

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    Switch over to the 40 grain Ballistic Tips.

    I've shot a bunch of coyotes with those out of a 22 Dasher at 4200.
     
  8. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

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    i switched from the ballistic tip 40gr v-max to the 40gr nosler ballistic tip but havent smoked another yote with it
     
  9. fr3db3ar

    fr3db3ar Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 55V-Max over 25.3 H335 LC brass. Shoots right around 1MOA from my Stevens 200. Definitely bang flop so far.
     
  10. K22

    K22 Active Member

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    In 223 my load is 26.5gr. of Win. 748 behind a Calhoun 52gr.dblhp. Not my favorite caliber for Coyote, but it has worked pretty good.
    My main Coyote caliber is 17 Rem. and that load is 20.9gr. of H322 behind a 25gr. Genco 7S bullet or the 25gr. Match Berger.
    Lately I've been using a 204 and with a Ruger Ultralight the load was 28.2gr. of H4895 and a Berger 35gr Match bullet. Very good Coyote load. I sold the Ruger and bought a Kimber Montana in 204. It's load is 27.9gr. of IMR8208XBR behind the Berger 35gr. Match bullet. This is a very impressive load and a super impressive rifle.
     
  11. the shotty

    the shotty Well-Known Member

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    my personal favorite load is 21 gr of imr 4198 pushing a 55 gr nosler b tip using winchester brass and federal primers nets me 3030 fps. All the coyotes I've shot have made it less than 10 yards perfect performance on coyotes, crows, and other varmits :cool: the noslers are a bit more expensive than the v-maxes but I have had nothing but bad experiences with the v-maxes in my Bushmaster.
     
  12. anytym

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    :):)I load 24.2 grains of TAC with a 55 gr. VMax out of a DoubleStar AR15 with an Aimpoint red dot scope. This is my calling rifle and for long distance I have a Savage 6BR LRPV, and a T/C Encore with a heavy barrel in 6.5x.284. I use 4831 SC and 140 gr. Sierra MK's and 140 Berger VLD's. At the moment I am rigging up a Savage 110BA in .338 Lapua with a Nightforce 5.5x22x56 scope but that is another story.lightbulb
     
  13. SLOAN

    SLOAN Well-Known Member

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    50gr bergerhptbt 25.5gr tac 204 mag length.yotes to 400 yds no wind,puts them down hard.1-9 twist D-tech..
     
  14. bust_em

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    I haven't shot any yotes with them yet. I sure have heard a lot of bad things about vmax's lately. I might have to make the switch. I'm thinking Berger...lightbulb

    I don't know about you guys because I'm new to this forum, but part of a few others and when I hear about fancy guns... I think I can speak for a lot of guys and say I like to see pictures of these fancy things.
     
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