- Dec 9, 2017
53 grain hornady hp. My 17" tikka 8" twist didnt like the 52 grain hornady hp
I have shot about a thousand coyotes with a 52gr HPBT MATCH bullet from Hornady with pretty good results.Hi all,
I am putting together a new setup for night hunting and I've settled on the good old 22-250. I grabbed a Tikka T3X that is a 1:8T, and I will be chopping the barrel back to somewhere between 16 and 18 inches to run suppressed.
Any feedback on bullets that are a little more fur friendly than what the 22-250 is generally known for? I was thinking something along the lines of a heavier barnes like the 77 lrx?
I will primarily be hunting Bobcat, fox, and coyote within 300 yards.
I've shot several deer, a couple of coyotes, and a bobcat with Raptor ER bullets and they worked as advertised. They left six petals in the critters, and the main slug left .38 caliber holes on both sides of the animal. Virtually no hide damage.
357 Maximum 150 gr @2450fps. They make .224 bullets that would be ideal for your rifle.
I've shot Cutting Edge Bullets Raptors since 2011 exclusively.....they do a lot less hide damage and drop them on the spot....
If you shoot head on in the chest on a fox and bobcats the bullet doesn't even exit I've shot several that all you could find was a small blood spot on the chest....
There not a cheep bullet but I usually only shoot around 100 bobcats, fox and coyotes a year....
Do you shoot with tips on or off? What cartridge, twist rate, muzzle velocity?
What's your preferred powder in the M70Shoot the Raptor 40 gr. at just under 4000 fps in a Winchester 70 22-250 always use the tips.....it's an older CRF rifle twist is 1-14".....
When it gets shot out I'll replace it with a 1-8" and shoot Raptors 50 gr.....great thing about brass bullets you don't get fowling like a lead-copper or copper bullets....a lot less cleaning and it seams like longer barrel life.....