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Old 02-07-2004, 05:37 PM
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How much does something like a .30-06 damage a coyote fur. I heard from somebody that it isn't very much cause the bullet doesn't open a lot. Anybody shot one and found out.
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:51 PM
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Yes i've shot coyotes and foxes with a 30-06 and a few other similar cartridges.

High velocity and bullet expansion both do a lot pelt damage, so really it will all depend on those two factors more than anything. As a rule, you will get some damage with hunting loads though, unless you use very heavy bullets, and shoot them at longer ranges.

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Old 02-08-2004, 07:01 AM
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I hunted coyote with a 270 win for years. And when you hit the neck or back you tend to destroy the coyote. I bought my first 22-250 several years back and I though oh boy no more sewing up the quarter size exit holes the 270 was leaving. To my lack of knowledge on varmit bullets I loaded a soft point 55gr hornady in the rifle. The very first coyote I shot I almost blew the shoulder off on the exiting side of the animal. I was in confusion so I went to the gun shop explained my delima and they pointed me to the v-max bullet. Well it was instant success on not tearing them up too bad. Bullet construction and impact has alot to do tearing up a coyote. Unless you connect with solid bone there will be a minimal exit hole that you have to sew up.

But in the past using the 270 win with hunting loads I never had that many big holes to sew up.
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