Password Firearms and Loads A forum dedicated to weapons and loads of choice. Doubles Shooter. Fur friendly. Is there such a thing? I'm in the process of working up some loads for a.
I'm working on loads using 95gr Nosler Partitions for a deer load for my wife to use and I'm also thinking about using the rifle for Coyotes this season too.
I'll be using my. I'm thinking maybe the deer load might not expand too much passing through a Coyote. Does anyone have any suggestions? I had a. I'd shoot that deer load. Shouldn't expand too much unless you hit a bone. I've shot the Sierra 85gr. HP for years. A friend has used the same bullet in his.
Sometimes we get little damage, sometimes we get a lot of damage. I've shot gr. Hornady bullets and have gotten a LOT of damage. I doubt if anything shot out of the. As for me, I'm sticking with the 85gr. HP Sierra. Find all posts by Weasel. Sierra Spitzers and Spitzer boat tails are designed to fragmentate when hitting something rather than just expand which I have found to cause better explosive internal damage instead of blowing a fist sized exit hole.
If you reload might have to just load up a variety of different rounds and experiment. I have little experience coyote hunting but have 25 years of experience handloading, I am mainly a big game hunter, deer and elk. I was taught by my father to use a bullet that wouldn't blow apart and bloodshot damage the animal as our primary focus is to eat it.
I use nosler accubonds and have had super good luck with them holding together, my thought on a coyote load in a. Iowa yote hunter. Every coyote I call in I shoot with a win. And they shoot extremly well from my gun which is an old remington of my father's.
Only downfall may be the lighter weight bullet may not buck the wind like the heavier stuff. I've been shooting hornady grain boat tail soft points for about 4 years now and wont ever change. I use that load for deer, coyotes, and cats. Other than those few all my coyotes and cats have about a dime size exit hole. That is shooting that load at fps, so hopefully that helps. I have used 55 grain Blitzkings with good results. Little hole going in with no exit hole.
Never shot a yote inside yards that I can remember. Blitzkings atop a healthy charge of H is the load for my. I'll second the Sierra 85 bthp.Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse.
Read More. Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents.
I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. Forums New posts Search forums. Articles New articles New comments Series Search articles. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread. Search titles only. Log in Register.
Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. Vs. .22-250 Rem. Vs. .243 Win.
Joined Dec 17, Messages My Tikka seems to like bullets in the 80 - 90 range the best.Re: best. I use 85 gr Sierra Varminters with 35 grains of powder. I have used the 60's, 58's, 75 I went back to the 85's. My likes the heavier bullets.
With this load I get very little damage at all distances. Any of the ones you have will work, don't know about damage.
Check and see which one your gun shoots the best. Good Luck. It is a standard Rem. It is the best shooting rifle I have ever had. It isn't pillar bedded, the barrell isn't even floated. Shoots like a dream right off the shelf. Another funny thing about it is, I'm getting some throat erosion and it likes the 70gr. Well now to keep the same. I talked to a friend and he told me to start moving the bullet farther off the lands and try and find another sweet spot. I did that and found another sweet spot at.
Here is a target I shot when it was new and it still shoots like a dream. It is nice to know you have a gun that can kill a long ways out there. I tried some of the 62g Varmint Grenades, I have about 60 left in the box, I shot a half dozen coyotes with it and It is NOT a predator bullet, it fragged on the outside and had a huge splash.
I've tried the 87g Sierra Match, they're a pretty good bullet. I've tried the 87g Vmax, it did a decent job at killing but left a lot of carnage. I then went to a 95g Berger match, they didn't stabilize in my " twist, so I sent them back and picked up a box of the 90g Berger Match.
They were great on coyotes. The reason why I started to up my bullet weight was the fact that a slower bullet wouldn't be so violent on impact, just because the velocity was down, but I as still getting similar drop because the BC of the bullets started to increase. The 90g Bergers were like Lightning. I have wanted to try the 90g Lapua Scenars also, but didn't get time.
I have found them to be an exellant bullet for every thing from chucks to deer. Garden View Apiaries. Where the view is as sweet as the honey. Two deer kills were DRT through the lungs and I have two coyotes to the load also. One was a yard head on shot in the brisket.It is sleek, fast, efficient and fully modern. According to ammunition and handloading die sales, the dottering Winchester is still the most popular. Not bad for a cartridge born insix years before the first human rocketed into space.Coyote Smoked with .243 58gr V-Max
Bake a cake and light the candles. Both pushed. This short-action case abbreviated from the case appeared to contain the ideal powder volume for pushing smaller diameter bullets, so wildcatters quickly took up the challenge.
They squeezed the neck down to just about every imaginable diameter. For some reason, the caliber hit a nerve.
This was surprising because the caliber was an oddity. The only caliber U. Factory rifles and ammunition for it were phased out in In England, Holland and Holland had released its Magnum Rimless cartridge inbut it never won a following here.
Most likely that British. He wrote glowing reviews of it, driving demand. Winchester set out to meet that demand by releasing the round as a legitimate factory cartridge.
Thankfully, it changed the name. The shooting public responded in a big way. As anticipated by Page and Winchester, the Win. Slightly longer to grain bullets at 3, to 3, fps moderate wind deflection and carry a bit more punch downrange, making them ideal for coyotes and way-out-there woodchucks. A variety of to grain slugs at 3, to 3, fps continue the progression toward reduced wind drift and additional crunch.
With tough bullet materials and construction, these are suitable for both coyotes and bigger game, including feral hogs.
Winchester and other ammo makers originally engineered and grain. Those heavier slugs continue fulfilling this role nicely, hitting 2, to 3, fps — about fps faster than the Roberts with a grain bullet. Trajectory of a gr. Boat Tail Spire Point from the Win. A more critical difference is downrange energy.
At yards the Win. Experience suggests that 1, f. That means the is a yard deer rifle at best. The Win. At yards a grain V-Max launched at 3, fps and zeroed at yards drops just an inch more than a grain V-Max from a Rem. The big difference is the slug will be carrying f. Soft-lead, jacketed bullets can pancake on shoulder bones and muscle and fail to reach vitals.
Thinly jacketed, soft-lead, cup-and-core bullets — whether hollow point, soft point or polycarbonate tipped — can break up quickly on impact.If you could have just one rifle to slay varmints, hunt white-tails, shoot paper at long range, and duel in tactical matches, it would be hard to beat the.
With gr DTAC bullets, a. Shooting grain hunting bullets, a. Driving the light grain pills, the. As a tactical round, the.
Among the Ackley variants, the. It is easy to fire-form, and commercial dies are readily available. Barrel life is the downside of both the. These chamberings pump a lot of powder through a small bore. The result, typically, is rather short barrel life, sometimes less than rounds. A few folks have been experimenting with the use of very slow, cooler-burning powders. There is some evidence that the use of super-slow powders, combined with modified cleaning regimens, can result in significantly enhanced barrel life.
Brass—An Abundance of Good Choices. The Lapua and Norma both yielded excellent accuracy, and both brands were very consistent weight-wise. The primer pockets did stay tight a bit longer with the Lapua, and the neck tension stayed more constant after repeated firings. Since Lapua. But if you find some Norma. You may have to adjust your load a bit as the Norma we tried had slightly higher H20 capacity than the Lapua brass.
Domestic Remington and Winchester brass is significantly less expensive than Lapua or Norma. If you sort the cases by weight and clean up the primer pockets and flash holes, Win brass can shoot very well indeed. Since the internal volume of Remington is smaller I seem to get more consistent results from both the chronograph and down-range performance. Rapid but controlled expansion is very important, as the small diameter 6mm bullet has little shocking power if it does not expand and expend its energy inside of the animal.
Two bullets in the grain weight range that have earned a good reputation on medium size big game animals are the Remington Core-Lokt and Nosler Partition. I used this bullet last fall deer hunting and was more than amazed at its performance. Shot a mule deer at yards with it, bullet exited, deer ran about 20 steps and that was it.
My son used them to take 3 deer this year and none walked away. I have also used the Barnes TSX in 85gr and have not only had excellent accuracy from these, but I took two deer using them and had very good kills with both. I guess we all know how accurate the 6mm bullets are. When coupled with H and a 55gr Nosler Ballistic Tip, the will deliver over fps for taking varmints.
This combination has accounted for many deer, a few antelope and even a coyote or two. Match Bullets With enough powder capacity to drive the 0.
.243 Loads for Coyotes
In so doing, George bested Terry Cross. In fact, in terms of Wind Drifta. The Scenars can be incredibly accurate, but their shank diameter is a few ten-thousandths less than the Berger s, Hornady s, or Sierra s, so the Scenars seem to work best in barrels with a fairly tight bore diameter.
The Bergers like to be seated well into the lands, while the MatchKings and Scenars work well either jammed or jumped. The gr A-Max, with its polymer tip, is a good dual-purpose bullet that works well both for long-range paper-punching and long-range varminting.
Also had great success on PA whitetails.Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting.
So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. Read More. Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents.
I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. Forums New posts Search forums. Articles New articles New comments Series Search articles. Everywhere Threads This forum This thread.
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Joined: Jan 29, Messages: 4. I have dusted off my old Remington BDL. Does anyone have a favorite coyote load that doesn't do too much pelt damage? Thanks, Steve. Remove Advertisement. This is like asking if anyone makes a smaller hand grenade. Brian in OregonJan 4, Joined: Mar 18, Messages: Has good accuracy with my. Speer 85 gr boat tail, with Joined: Sep 11, Messages: