help* coyote loads for 6.5x284

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by btLRH, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. btLRH

    btLRH Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    I just got a new Savage LRH 111-6.5x284. Right now ive been hunting coyotes and wont be hunting deer for a while. So far i've killed two with the new rifle. (Im shooting Berger VLD 140 gr) The exit hole on the first coyote was around 2 inches. The exit hole on the second coyote was HUGE...around 7 inches. I'd like to get some money for these dogs but dont want to spend alot of time sewing them up.

    -I was curious as to see if anyone else has come up with a load for coyotes and what the effect on the fur is. Help appreciated!
  2. gunner69skmc

    gunner69skmc Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Years ago, I got a deal on some berdan military Full Metal Jacket 6.5x55 ammo in 139gr bullets. At the time I pulled the bullets and reloaded the cases with Nosler Hunting Bullets and a different powder.

    Saved the bullets! Ten years later I had my Model 700 Remington 6.5x55 converted to 6.5x284. Out came the FMJ bullets to be used for 'Yotes.........
    Maybe you can "google" 6.5 FMJ bullets and come up with a source???? They definetly don't mess up the hides.