Fur with no holes

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by 7MilMauser, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. 7MilMauser

    7MilMauser Member

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    I need a good fur friendly bullet for the 223. My rifle likes them between 50- 55 grains. I have used hornady A-maxes with good luck but they are really hard to find where I live. the sierrs matchkings make a pretty large exit hole at 223 velocities. Any help would be great.
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I use cheap rem or win 55 grain soft points in my v-match 16 at 2900 fps and the exit holes are usually always less than 1/2 inch.
     

  3. 7MilMauser

    7MilMauser Member

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    thanks Coyboy. I do perfer to load my own ammo, so unless there is no other options besides full metal jackets (I won't use them) I will continue my search. Does anyone have expierence with Sierra Blitz or Blitzking bullets?
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I had good luck with the Speer TNT HP when I shot a 223 in a Contender, never exited and was very good on fur.
     
  5. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    The best load I tried in my .22-250 was adapted from a .223 load. If your rifle will shoot them, use the 60 grain V-max. No splashes and generally no exit. They weren't the most accurate in my rifle but they were accurate enough and way more fur friendly than anything else I tried. Good luck.

    Tim
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    "No crowds, no limits,noseasons...no bad days."
     
  6. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I handload these 55 grain SP. The point is they don't explode, they anchor coyotes, never splash, and shoot moa. I have shot over 100 coyotes with that load and in that gun. I used to have the occasional splash on a shoulder and the mutt runs off with b-tiped bullets, not anymore.

    I have never liked an exploding bullet on coyotes, they have lost animals, and 8 years of using the 55 gr sp have proven them selves.

    55sp by win rem or hornady are available to Handloaders and when on sail can be had for less than $8 per 100
     
  7. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    I have had great success with both the Hornady 50 and 55 grain SX. Drops them like a hammer hit them and most time no exit. They shoot good in a .223 with W-748, H-4895, Tac, BLC-2, and even Varget.

    Full metal jackets are not legal for hunting in NC and many other states. They to pose a ricochet factor that is not acceptable in more urban areas. I have also seen animals run off with no bloodtrail shot with full metal jacketed bullets.

    Nat Lambeth
     
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  8. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    For pelt quality and least amount of damage we all use Full metal jackets, have used them for years on trap line and calling them.
     
  9. platapus

    platapus Well-Known Member

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    Give these a try: James Calhoon Fine Shootin' Bullets Main Page 52 grn DHP

    I have shot these for years out of three different .22-250s and now out of my AR. Rarely an exit and if there is, no bigger than nickle maybe quater sized.
     
  10. Ksmirk

    Ksmirk Well-Known Member

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    I went to the 17 Remington but the best bullet I ever found for minimal pelt damage from the 223 or 22-250 was the Sierra 55gr. GameKing bullet I think the number is 1365, no I know that is the Sierra number! the bonus for me is they work well on deer also. Later,

    Kirk