yuck, bullet argument

Kgkimerer

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Ok, going a bit intense here. 243 Win. 85 gr. Sierra, BTHP vs. 87 gr. Hornady V-Max on coyotes. They shoot the same on target. Which will do better on coyotes?
 

HARPERC

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..... Which will do better on coyotes?.......
Better how?

Between the 2 I'd likely go with the V-Max.

I generally prefer the 70 grain Blitzking, but that's it just a preference. All have a lot to be desired if you want hides. Otherwise plenty of splat factor.
 

johnnyk

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I've shot both through .243's that I had in the past. I have great accuracy with both at 100yds but the 85gn Sierra GK (HPBT) was surprising at 500yds. 3-shot groups hovered around 2", repeatedly, from the Win70 SA HVB that I owned.
In the same sense, the 87gn V-Max was .2-.3" at 100yds with H414/BR2's. These will not be fur friendly!
 

jjmp

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Love Sierra bullets , but in this case the high BC of the V/Max being 400 should rule the day , pro 243 here, ever watch The Dartman & The Neighbor one used a 338 Laupa & The Neighbor used a 243 Savage rifle , now the Neighbor is updated to a Custom 300 w/mag& Dartman still runs this Savage 338 Lapua magnum , they can be seen on YouTube Longest Coyote ever shot , ps they film them Selves ,cheers !
 

Tiny Tim

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I'd suspect the Sierra would be more consistent dimensionally, but I'd probably go with the vmax. I'm a sucker for tipped bullets. That's how close they are for what your asking.
 

Quintus

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I am a "fanboy" of the BTHP Gamekings. Either will do the job nicely on the yote, but the Sierra is a great deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, beaver, fox, coyote, bullet. Why work up 7 loads?
 

Shooter 69

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I use the 87 Vmax in one of my 243 rifles and it’s a lights out !!!! What ever I shoot at. Super accurate!!!!!
But my favorite is the 87 grain Berger hunting VLD !!!!!!! They shoot a ragged hole!!!!!
but either bullet is a great cabbage buster!!!
 

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