.204 45 gr. Hornady

4jake

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Interested in how the 45 gr. Hornady works on coyotes. Anyone using this as their .204 coyote bullet?
 

lewwetzel

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I tried some of the factory-loaded ones, but they wouldn't stabilize in my 12-twist .204s. Until I can re-barrel with a faster rate, will stick with 35 gr. Bergers.
Would bet those 45 SPs would be better than the "splashy" plastic-tipped bullets on 'yotes.
 

PastorHunter

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Couple guys on the .204 ruger group on Facebook use them. They seem to really like them. One guy shoots feral hogs with them.
 

Damon Finley

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It’s a tough bullet and a very accurate bullet probably the best bullet for coyotes in that caliber. I’ve killed a bunch with them.
 

IanCo

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Kinda curious about this since my 40g Bergers kinda blew up a little too easy if they hit anything other than flesh.
 

mcseal2

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They work well. I've probably shot 50 or more with that bullet. Like others said, it is tougher than the poly bullets. I punched through a shoulder and exited through the hind quarter once at about 175yds with one. The downside is that they aren't a real efficient shape, wind drift is bad with them. I shot them alongside my AR 223 with 55gr V max bullets that have a similar BC on paper and got several inches more drift in real life.
 

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