Rebarrel ideas

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Blacktail, Mar 13, 2019.

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  1. ronstone09

    ronstone09 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    I prefer the .204 with 40 grain hollowpoints for dogs ~! They stop in their tracks and the bullet travels around 4000 fps !
  2. Mach 1

    Mach 1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2018
    I can’t rememb who makes the kit but someone make a follow kit for the mags. I’ve never had a problem with my 6br feeding but I’ve seen a dasher not feed for crap. I can see where the cartridge length can be a problem. There is a guy over on accurate shooter that makes 6br ar15 uppers and they deep well single stack mag.
  3. window licker

    window licker Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    If you are planning on skinning, fleshing, stretching, and selling , I would do a 17-204 or a 17-223. If your just out to kill coyotes the fast twist 22s and 6mm will work just fine. Unless you totally suck at calling, or you are barging into your sets, your shots should be in the 300 or less range 90% of the time. I have used a 22x47 for a derby gun the last 5 years. It does well at distance, but it also leaves large holes, and ruined hides at times. I think you will be happier with a point and shoot system out to 300 with minimal damage, than you would be with a heavier, larger bullet from the .22 and 6mm flavors.
  4. xsn10s

    xsn10s Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    My buddy's badger from last week from 120 yards. 223 rem 50gr ZMAX going 3200 fps. Entered in the chest with no exit. It was facing him with body quartered. One shot DRT. Some say the 53 gr VMAX is too light a bullet for yotes. Hopefully we'll find out this year. 20190310_174330.jpg YMMV. 20190310_173919.jpg
  5. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    My slow twist 223 bolt 26 bbl will push 40 v/max 3800+, my slow twist 243 bolt will push 55/58 bullet almost 4000. That's not Chicken feed , just food for thought ,yes fast twists are more popular , but that don't stop my slow twists from performing ! ,a 243 is never a bad choice !,good luck ,Congrats for getting out of Comi fornia , nice Badger pics !!! I can't hunt them in my state ! 50/53 v/max great to 400 ,past that I'd go heavier 65/87/100 bts in 243 . Thks
  6. Jack R Tishue Jr

    Jack R Tishue Jr Active Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Why not save money and keep it a 223. Nothing wrong with a 223 and will kill Pdogs all day as far as you can hit them. Shot some in SD a few years back and actually lifted them a foot in the air, when hit from the front. Shot 600 or so. And a , I'm using 52gr soft points, hits a coyote in the rib cage, they're down and out. spend the money on bullets and power, etc. and shoot what you have a lot more and get proficient with it. Friend in Pueblo has shot Pdogs out to 400 yds with his.
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  7. Mustang72

    Mustang72 Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2019
    Can t say enough good things about a 223 with the 40and 50 grain v-max. Very capable for varmits to 500 and beyond. I just shoot the 50 grain now because its better past 300 and I like the extra mass for deer and pigs. Never had an exit on a yote. Drops them faster than a 165 partition from 30/06. Damage to jackrabbits is the same as a 7mag!