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243 Coyote load

Old 01-14-2009, 05:33 PM
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Default 243 Coyote load

Been trying to figure out what factory .243 load is best for Coyote. I would like to KEEP the hide... I'm new to Coyote hunting and am choosing this cal. so it can double as a deer rifle for my boys when they start hunting in a couple years.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:49 PM
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Anything softpoint is where I would start. They do load some factory rounds in the varmint weights <85 grain. Pick up a few boxes of different brand/weight combos and see what shoots for you.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:50 AM
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60gr Sierra Hollow Point. Not sure if this is available in a factory round, as I haven't bought anything factory for years. If you handload this is the most fur friendly, accurate light load I have found for all 3 of my 243s. Out of 100+ coyotes I've only wrecked one hide which was my fault.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:33 PM
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I should have included the HPs as well as ballistic tips. Just about anything in varmint weight, <85 grains should be a great coyote round.
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