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I've got a stash of those too when I run out of the Bergers. Almost out of the factory Hornady stuff, maybe I'll try em next year...

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Originally Posted by hunter01
39 gr. Sierra Blitz King. 26.5 gr. of Reloader 10X, 9 1/2 Remington bench rest primers. Deadly on groundhogs.

You probably mean 7 1/2 primers, 9 1/2's would be a really tight squeeze wink

I prefer 32gr BT's with CFE223 and 7 1/2's

If I wanted to shoot 40's I would most likely use a 222 or 223

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Yep 👊🏻 speed kills and that 32 stupid fast is a good combo for me. On the other end of the spectrum I’ve had guys tell me 17 hmr with 17’s knock coyotes dead, 1 shot. Outta the handful I’ve shot, they showed little to no reaction, and made it quite handily outta the field. Who know? I seem to be pretty lucky with my wares, ie; Talley, Remington, leupold yada yada yada.


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17 HMR i would never ever use it for coyotes again, its more of a bird and rabbit cartridge

204 Ruger has worked on coyotes fine

220 Swift here in Minnesota is a better cartridge for me for all around


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Pete, agreed on the hummer being a tweety bird caliber. I’ve been using it on coons/possum lately, body shots on possum, face shots on coons, and there’s still alotta drama with the coons, but it sure is fun!😆


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Originally Posted by pete53
17 HMR i would never ever use it for coyotes again, its more of a bird and rabbit cartridge

204 Ruger has worked on coyotes fine

220 Swift here in Minnesota is a better cartridge for me for all around
As long as you don't consider geese a bird you'll be alright. I've had a few geese get airborne after sucking up a 17hmr round. I wish I'd of never bought a 17hmr and just stuck with a 22mag and .223 for varmints.


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says the guy with no ground skwirls.....

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My wittle skwirls are napping under the dirt and a foot of snow . Buy lots of ammo and gas but not a 17 HMR. Just a opinion from a guy that has never shot one .


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I'm sorry......

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I'm sorry that you are sorry but I don't think we will need therapy . Keep your powder dry !


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Originally Posted by TrueGrit
Originally Posted by pete53
17 HMR i would never ever use it for coyotes again, its more of a bird and rabbit cartridge

204 Ruger has worked on coyotes fine

220 Swift here in Minnesota is a better cartridge for me for all around
As long as you don't consider geese a bird you'll be alright. I've had a few geese get airborne after sucking up a 17hmr round. I wish I'd of never bought a 17hmr and just stuck with a 22mag and .223 for varmints.

The laws must be a little different in Middle Georgia than where I live, if you shoot a goose with a 17hmr here and get caught your going to jail, most places require non-toxic shot from a shotgun.
As for the 17hmr it works awesome shooting prairie dogs, I use the 204 Ruger for long range prairie dogs and coyotes.........and rock chucks

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Originally Posted by shrapnel
It's funny how the Campfire finds a 223 more than enough for deer, yet a 204 isn't enough for a coyote. Bullets will always be a deciding factor, but small is OK until it's not.

The 204 shines with a 32 grain V-Max at 4,000 fps...



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gorgeous is, as gorgeous does.....grin

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Where I hunt many coyotes are shot on the run where shot placement is not as good as over sticks at a stopped animal of known range. With the 204 I soon learned to double thump a downed coyote before he got up and ran off after the first hit. Shooting various bullets in the 32 to 40 grain range from Sierra and hornady.


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many of you all aint figured out yet that the Nos 40 gr bt is maybe the best 204 yote bullet in creation........

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Originally Posted by sdgunslinger
many of you all aint figured out yet that the Nos 40 gr bt is maybe the best 204 yote bullet in creation........
For our coyotes it is the 39 grain Sierra.


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Originally Posted by huntsman22
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What sort of thing is that?

Looks Ruger....but I dont recognize the stock.


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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
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gorgeous is, as gorgeous does.....grin

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What sort of thing is that?

Looks Ruger....but I dont recognize the stock.


Hard to say, but it could certainly ugly a coyote to death…


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Hahaha! You could be right.


Actually, I have decided its an MDT LSS chassis.


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Jim, that is my gorgeous faux Cooper in luxurious walnut and Swarovski scope...

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