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Old 01-07-2007, 01:45 PM
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Default Coyote bullets for .243 ?

Just bought a .243 win and want to do a bit of coyote hunting this winter with it. What do you think is a good bullet weight for a .243 win and coyotes? Some will be shot in front of hounds and some called in.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:13 PM
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Question is whether or not you want to minimiz pelt damage or simply bang-flop. If pelts aren't an issue just about anything at 243 velocities will drop a coyote. If pelts are a concern look at Sierra's

http://www.sierrabullets.com/index.cfm?section=bullets&page=bullets&cal iberID=4

I would think the 60gr Varminter would have as little penetration as anything else out there. Nosler makes a 55gr ballistic tip as well. Seeing that my 55grain BT out of my 22-250 don't exit I don't know how a 55gr BT with a lower SD would/could.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:51 PM
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65gr. V-Max.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:58 PM
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My favorite, where I'm just exterminating them and not overly concerned about exit hole, is the 70 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip. The 55 gr. Ballistic Tip shoots a little flatter but seems a bit more fickle - at least in the three rifles I have used with this bullet. For minimum damage to pelts, you might consider the Barnes X bullet. It will always exit, and leave a finger size hole - unless you hit big bone, of course.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:38 AM
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I use Hornady 75gr HPs with great success on yotes, with very minimal pelt damage, if any.

I have some 60gr Sierra HPs I'm going to load up for something new to try. Will have results in a week or so.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:28 AM
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I currently use the Barnes 75 gr X bullet at 3400 fps ,at least I will untilI run out of them . They are out of production ,thenI will switch to the 85 gr X . I have very little damage even after hitting bone with them .
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:44 PM
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I would shoot 55 grain Nosler ballistic Tips (if your rifle likes them) i load mine to around 3900 fps but I like the 70 grain BT's also.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:17 PM
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The 70 gr Sierra Blitzkingswork great. The 55 gr Blitzkings work just as well and run right under 4K fps so they shoot really flat out to 300 yds. I just bought a boxof the 85 gr TSX but they are too expensive to waste on 'yotes LOL.
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:07 PM
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I got some of these recently and they shoot real well out of my 6MM-284. Any feel for how they expand on game compared to the Nosler Ballistic Tips?
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:07 PM
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I like the 55grn noslers out of my tikka ,243 Shoots like a laser with 36.5 of benchmark my best with this combo was [email protected] 100
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