good bullet for 308 coyote hunting

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by prkrgrp, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp Well-Known Member

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    my 22-250 is in the shop for 2 months,
    going to pull the 308 out and do a little spring bear(berger 168 hpbt) and thought I might load up a few rounds for some coyotes, any thoughts on a bullet size, I was thinking the 110 grain with some h- 8208xrb should do the trick. anyone tried any thing else?
    thanks
     
  2. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    back when i had my 30-06 i used 110 v-max bullets and they were fantastic on dogs. Accuracy wasnt really what i wanted but they did ok around 1 1/2 moa(that rifle shot like crap anyway. glad i got rid of it). Your 308 will probably shoot them with no problems.
     

  3. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    175 SMK. Particularly if the dogs are out there a ways...
     
  4. davkrat

    davkrat Well-Known Member

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    110 V-Max. Don't expect to save the pelts though.
     
  5. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    It is not fur friendly but the 125 Speer TNT is really accurate with 46 grs IMR 4895 and it EXPLODES on impact. Really does a job on ground hogs. If you want a more fur friendly bullet the 125 Nosler ballistic tip is really accurate with the same load. That is what I use for white tail deer.
     
  6. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys, I really didn't want to spend much time experimenting with bullets, and if a guy can get more than 3 dollars for a raw pelt in oregon he's hit the jackpot hahaha
    after checking around there seems to be no shortage of speer bullets . I stopped using hornady v-max on the 22-250, speer it is.
    thanks
     
  7. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I use the 168 grain A-Max. Rem 40X 308 Win
    Over 400 yards-hammered him on the spot.
    I love A-Max's:D
     
  8. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    if not fur friendly I would use whatever shoots good here in Ohio ther not worth much but there killing everthing from deer to peoples pets so I use what shoots good out of my 06 particularly 165 gr. Interlocs with 50grs. 4064 behind it they are in big trouble out to 500-600 there takin over out here
     
  9. haffyti839

    haffyti839 Well-Known Member

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    If ur switching to speer the 165 spbt #2034 bullet is very accurate and if reaching out there have a good bc advertised as .525 think its more round the 5s... My best load was 45gr varget
     
  10. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    That bullet also is very lethal on Deer & Hogs, as some found out last fall.