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Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Iron Worker, Jan 22, 2011.
What's best long range coyote bullet ? With no concern for pelt damage .
Using Hornady online ballistics Calculator. The Hornady 139 gr SST at 3300 is flatter shooting. I have the 168 Berger VLDs . I wonder they'll even open up on a coyote's little body.
Back in the day 'bout late 70' my buddy had a factory Rem 700 7mm Mag hitting 8 out of 10 rockchucks @ 500 yards or so using Sierra 120 gr bullets. That was the one day I remember. I couldn't touch 'em beyond 420 with my 270 cal 90gr hollow points.
I'm bettin the 168 berger will do in a yote.
Depends on the rifles likes. Mine likes Nosler Ballistic Tips over Hodgon 1000.
Just finished up a shooting /testing session with Hornady 139gr sst in front of 67.5grs-70grs of Re#19. 69grs produced 3300 fps out of a 7mmWSM 26" Brux bbl. That will be tomorrows load for coyotes.
for my rem 700 - 139 horn btsp 69.6 H-4831; 140 berger or accubond 69 H-4831. 168 berger various powders
For fast and flat I like the 120 grain ballistic tip.
It is a real hummer and has a thicker jacket than the 140s.
It is a very accurate bullet and performs well at 500 and 600 yards and at 7mmRem Mag
velocities it will do well at 700 and 800yards.
Years ago Nosler had complaints from the varmint guys and so they thickened up the jackets
and improved its performance.(The varmint guys loved it).
I have used it between 500 and 700 yards with 100% success.
J E CUSTOM
162gr. amax. Expect about 6-8inch exit holes
Lately I've been having difficulty in getting any coyotes to volunteer for bullet testing !
Can't say as I blame them !!!!
They are sometimes not very cooperative, Especially if they have been hunted very much.
J E CUSTOM
I'm in Reno NV tons of hunting pressure with in 75 miles of town. Today I'll be hunting Rock star cans filled with water at 300+ yds.
i have been around elko, only called in two in two days
It appears that age is a bit of a factor regarding respect for the 120.
Thanks for continuing the knowledge.