Berger does it again and again :-)

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  1. Eastcoastshooter375

    Eastcoastshooter375 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    I took advantage of the cool morning to get a few things done around the shop before it got hot. I took a few minutes to sit at my shooting bench in the shade and enjoy my third cup of coffee while watching over the back field. As I finished the coffee, I thought "it sure is a good morning to catch a coyote sneaking around the field". 20 minutes later (while taking a leak around the side of the building, too much coffee?), I caught sight of movement in a cow path. I instantly knew what it was. I snuck into the shop, grabbed the 25-06 and a handful of shells, and went on a mission.

    I made it to my shooting bench, set up, and waited. 30 seconds went by before I spotted the coyote in a sunny spot rolling in the dust. I drew the hammer back, held center mass, and squeezed. Through the scope I saw a red mist just before it rolled down the hill. When the coyote stopped rolling, I spotted a second coyote "looking" for the one I'd shot. She slipped away a few times, but made a mistake by stepping out of the tall weeds while looking towards splattered coyote. I settled the crosshairs and touched off one center mass. Heard it hit then saw it drop. A mushroom cloud of dust was hanging over the second coyote from bullet impact.

    I knew the 52g Berger pills in the 22-250 cut their lights out, and today I found out that Bergers do the same out of 25-06.

    T/C Encore 25-06
    Norma brass
    CCI primer
    Stout load of RL-22
    115 Berger VLD
    Vel: 3140

    Coyote population is getting smaller around here with these Bergers with my keen eye for spotting and making connecting flights with these mangy mutts.

    First coyote: 125 yds. broadside, Entrance mid rib cage, exit left "gut", hence the mess.
    Second coyote: 175 yds. quartered to, entrance point of right shoulder, no exit


    Gotta love cool mornings, good coffee, and coyote killin. I'll need to load more ammo if this keeps up :)

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  2. Eastcoastshooter375

    Eastcoastshooter375 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Loaded up more ammo this evening after dark. Wanted to try a new vantage point, but working until dark makes that difficult.
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  3. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    morning, Bravo good shooting. justme gbot tum