What about Sierra 65gr Game King for Coyotes

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Iron Worker, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Not having good luck with A-Max bullets. I ordered some Sierra 65gr Game King bullets I wonder if they'll open up on a Coyote?
     
  2. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    What are the A-Max not doing for you ?

    I'd say the 65gr gamekings would make a great coyote bullet -i have a box myself but have yet to load any up for testing.
    Any game bullet will make a good coyote bullet at moderate ranges -but way out yonder a plastic tip bullet will react much faster giving better expansion at the lowered velocities.

    My favorite and my guns favorite is the 55gr sierra blitzking out of a 26" barreled 22-250 ,it either kills them or takes off whatever it hits.
    Also you can buy them in 500 count boxes !!!!!!----Mike
     

  3. gnettleton

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    I shoot 77 grain Sierra BTHP through my Custom AR. I am not into the fur, but want to get rid of the SOB's, so shot placement in the vitals and these ol dog's are ded where they stand
     
  4. Sendero_Man

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    What are you shooting ?

    The Amax and Vmax bullets should both be ideal for coyotes. I have used them both for years in 220 Swift, 22-250, and 243 standard and AI versions.

    What are your ranges, load, rifle used, twist rate, velocity,.... etc. ??

    tell me more what problems you are having.

    thanks
     
  5. Tracer

    Tracer Well-Known Member

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    Rnnn Worker, I truly don't know why those Hornady A-Max are not doing the job. I love shooting the A-Max bullets in factory ammo. I can't seem to match their shot groups with my reloads in calibers .223 and the Triple Deuce .222Remmy.

    Why you can bet your goats milk those 65 grainer Sierra "Game Kings" will work! If you don't mind me asking, what caliber are you shooting at those coyotes? My wife shoots 75 grain bullets out of her .243 model 75 and I use the 100 grain pill using my 1/4 model 70 Winchester.
     
  6. .224 Wby

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    Hi guy’s… new here; just thought I might chime in on this post.
    I have used the 65gr Sierra SPT game king on Coyotes and Targets and found them to work perfectly.

    In 223 Rem; my load is;
    65gr. SPT, Win case, Powder Hodgdon H-335 {25.0gr} Primer CCI #41 {for the gas guns} and Rem 71/2 for bolts, The vel‘s run at 2950 fps from the AR’ a little better in the bolt rifles… it tracks right out with the M855 ammo from an AR15/M4

    In 22.250 I used Sierra 60gr HP Varmint in the following load; Win case, Powder IMR-4064 {34.0grs} Primer CCI BR-2, vel’s “were spot on”… 3400 fps from my Weatherby 26” barrel Varmintmaster. I changed the bullets going too the 65gr. SPT and never looked back. This is a lethal load for Yotes as was the ,223 Rem load above’.., an at some pretty decent ranges. It broke “bone” and “shoulders” both at short and long range’.., spreading Yote clock work all over the high plains desert of Eastern Washington.
    There was nothing wrong with the 60gr HP, the 65gr just pushed it out there another 150 to 200 yards.
    .224 Wby
     
  7. emillioaldrich

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    my varmint barrel loves them. keep your velocity on the medium high side and they'll expand great. I shot one last fall that took out the right shoulder and stuck in the hide on the left. Great round to load.
     
  8. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Looking back problem wasn't the A-max's . It was the difficulty of getting my Cooper Mod 22 to ride the bags consistently .I was getting fliers and thinking it was the load. Well I since sold the Cooper and I'm not looking back,slick action I just want a rifle that does well at the range and out in the field...... Now shooting the 65gr Sierra's out of my RRAs coyote AR-15 . Heavy load of Varget is giving me real close to 3,000 with 3/4 MOA at 100 yds. this Friday (11/06/09 I'll find some coyotes who will sacrifice them selves for this thread.
     
  9. gnettleton

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    Iron Worker what twist and length of the barrel on Rock River what are you shooting the 65 gr
     
  10. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    9" twist and 20" bbl I'm just guessing at velocity. Shot a load of 26.2grs of Varget behind that same bullet through a Chronograph that read 2861. So I think another grain will produce another 100 fps
     
  11. tcknight

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    I have found the Gamekings to be too unreliable on expansion. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I think the problem is the thicker jacket.

    In my .243, I shoot 75 grain Hornady Hollow Points. They are much more likely to expand every time which saves pelts. The V-Max and Ballistic tips have given me problems with pre-mature expansion which leaves big craters in the pelt. However, if you reload you could probably slow them down some and alleviate that problem.

    Another good bullet is an old timber but effective none the less. That is Remingtons PowerLokt hollow point bullet. I still prefer them over the modern plastic tip bullets if you are loading hot loads.
     
  12. sscoyote

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    I'm also running them out of my 26"-barrelled AR 223 AI (26.5 gr. AA 2520). I'm gonna check vel.'s tomorrow, but according to my reticle and real world ballistics of this load i had to use 3300 fps mv and a G7 BC for the G1 .320 to get my reticle to match the ballistics...?
     
  13. sendero7

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    Re: New to Coyote Hunting

    Which would be best? I have a bolt action Savage 243 or my AR-15. The ar shoots 69gr sierra's .25 or better. Not interested in the pelts either,just the kill. The savage shoots 95gr accu-tips about as tight as the ar but would give me a longer reach. Hunting in the mountains of NC on a track of land that's has not be hunted in over 5 years. By the way, I never been coyota hunting either. What's the basic calls. I feel like I'm on even footing with the coyotes because they have never been hunted either!
     
  14. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Sendero 7 Its about personal preference. Both rifle will drop a yote . Last Coyote I shot was with a AR-15 shooting 65gr Sierra GK and it blue all his guts out on exit . Hit him in the boiler room and that bullet de-gutted that coyote,75 yd shot max load of Varget. I'll post a picture soon. so much stuff to do right to get a picture to post from my Photo Bucket account.