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#6590487 - 06/13/12 Re: .223 for Coyotes (bullet weight?) [Re: dale06]
halfmile Offline
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Registered: 01/18/09
Posts: 721
Last 2 I killed were with 40 Vmax at 225 yards.



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#6590498 - 06/13/12 Re: .223 for Coyotes (bullet weight?) [Re: dale06]
bea175 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 31618
Loc: Kpt.,TN , Montgomery, Co, VA
50 to 60 gr whichever your rifle likes the best and you have a dead yote. My favorite is the 55 Nosler BT
"The only value we have as human beings is the risk we're willing to take." Ernest Hemingway

#6591897 - 06/14/12 Re: .223 for Coyotes (bullet weight?) [Re: MOGC]
GregW Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 10909
Loc: Southern Arizona
Originally Posted By: MOGC
60 gr. V-Max works very well at .223 velocities.

They sure do...
- Greg

Success is found at the intersection of planning, hard work, and stubbornness.

#6592069 - 06/14/12 Re: .223 for Coyotes (bullet weight?) [Re: Reba]
keith Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 4618
My partner and I killed an ungodly number of coyotes with a 55g winchester soft point with a load of 26.5g of Win 748 in a 223. We shot the Rem 700 and Rem 788's. This load will usually shoot 1/2" and clobbers coyotes and often the bullet will not go through the coyote but will break shoulders and hip joints on quartering shots.

The same powder charge will love the 55g Sierra spt in any version plus the 55g BTHP. The same load with the 55g Sierra lead tip blitz will do some serious damage to a coyote. The 55g nosler ballistic tip was also fantastic.

We shot a lot of coyotes with the sierra 50 Spt with a load of 27.5g of Win 748.

I shot a coyote at 320 yards in the head as he was staring at us with a 50g Nosler ballistic tip, and the bullet did not go through his head, stayed away from them after that.

The 65g Sierra's are a deer bullet and probably will not expand on a coyote at will blow your mind to see a coyote hit dead center, bullet hit the ground behind him, and the coyote react as if he does not even know that he has been shot.

Good luck!

#6599642 - 06/17/12 Re: .223 for Coyotes (bullet weight?) [Re: MOGC]
rockchuck828 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 04/10/09
Posts: 1200
Originally Posted By: MOGC
60 gr. V-Max works very well at .223 velocities.

This is an interesting bullet, I shoot it out of 2 different rifles.
One is a CZ527 with a 1-12" twist, it shoots very accurate and has devistating results on coyotes but is not too fur friendly.

The other rifle is an AR-15 with a 1-8" twist, out of this rifle the 60gr V-Max is a little bomb. I shot a coyote with it last winter and it blew the left front leg off and about a square foot of saving pelts with this combo!!!!!

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