105 hybrid vs 105 Amax vs 107 smk

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  1. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2010
    Which one will open up best on coyotes? Starting them fast in a 240 Wby.
  2. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    I'm guessing you don't care about hide damage given that you are using a 240 wby.
    I would use the 105 amax. They have the polymer tip and a little bit thinner jackets so my guess would be reliable and explosive expansion on small game.
  3. Garycrow

    Garycrow Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    105 Amax, I use it for my prairie dog load. The other two I wouldn't trust to open. I generally don't like using target bullets other than the polymer tipped kind for any kind of hunting, varmint or otherwise. I don't trust the hollow point designs to open reliably.

    When shooting steel with my 6BR I use the 107 matchking. When I use it for prairie dogs I switch to the 105 Amax. The 107 matchkings shoot slightly better for me but I won't use them for hunting.
  4. oldfamily

    oldfamily Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Used all three this last year out of a 243, what worked for me the best was the 107 smk. It done very well on coyote and deer as well, shot placement is key.
  5. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Berger 105 VLD Hunting. I have done dogs to deer..... works great!!!

    Both with a Dasher and a 6-47L. Not sure if there will be any issues with bullet blowup with the 240. That will depend on the condition of your bore.

    I also have had great luck with the 108BT.
  6. djtjr

    djtjr Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    I am a big fan of the amax. The smaller caliber match kings tend to pencil through and the Berger vld has always been more finicky for me to load for. Amax is not at all sensitive to seating depth and overall very forgiving.
  7. PPR

    PPR Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    105 A-max all the way. The others may or may not pencil through.

    Regards, Paul
  8. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    I used the 105 hybrid to kill a coues wt at 520 yds using a 6mm-284 two years ago. Bullet went through behind the shoulders at a slight angle and exited. There was evidence that it expanded. The deer expired in a short time. Impact velocity was 2750 fps.
  9. K redden

    K redden Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've shot coyotes with just about every thing looking for the perfect load . Until recently I'd never tried the a max ( mostly because I didn't like how the 22 cal v Max's performed) . long story short, a 105g Amax out of my new dasher is the Hammer of Thor on coyotes. The six or eight shots so far have ranged between 300 and 600 yards. They go in and don't exit. When you hit a yote, he hits the ground, and if he gets up it's only for a couple yards. The bergers have always treated me good , but I'd say get some amaxs.