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Question by rusty gordon. Uploaded on February 07, 2010
We shoot 85 grainer's at up to 400 yards. Yesterday my father shot a coyote with our Colt AR-15 at 485 yds with 68 grain .223's
nah it aint.
yes i have a rem. model 770 243 bolt action i just figured id go shootin some coyotes. do you think the 100 grain drops too much?
would a 95 grain make any difference?
No. It should be fine 100 grain can shoot very accurately for several 100 yards.
Excellent coyote round, same trajectory as a .270 win 130 grain
thanks.i was worried it wouuld drop too much.but now i know.what is the maximum distance you would shoot at one with that ammo?
Your maximum effective range is not limited by your rifle but by your ability to properly place the bullet. How far away can you hit, under adverse conditions, a 6-7" kill area? Many years ago, when we had a pretty good running deer target we found out that shooting off hand at 80 yards is very tough. Most guys couldn't hit a 10" circle consistently shooting from the offhand position. You have a fine rifle and bullet combination for coyote: now you just have to ask how good you are and access your abilities intelligently.
im using a shooting rest.i dont think anyone could shoot well without one.i hate bullet drop.it irritates me.
Anything that you shoot from a 243 is a good choice. I shot a coyote at 375 yards with a browning A-Bolt 25 wssm, with a Winchester 120 factory load, and i dropped the thing in its tracks. It left a 3" by 4" hole, and blood everywhere.
+1 rusty, bullet drop is frustrating for us all. i would say that you can only go to small for coyote, not to big. they frustrate me as much as bullet drop.
i use my 243 with a 100 gr bullet for deer and all my varmits its plenty enough but not to much
You might try some 243 loaded with 75 gr, less drop.
Should be a deadly combo...trust me and my family knows...thats what we shoot and we take between 30 and 40 coyotes a year in Indiana...
I use my 338 Win Mag every once in a while, they make good practice when shooting Big Game!
I prefer smaller bullets than the 100 grain for coyotes because of their speed on running targets. However the 100 grain does a fine job on coyotes and is not too much. It is especially good if you use coyote hunting to sharpen your skill for deer hunting. If that is the case, you are getting familiar with the performance of the rifle and it makes you a better hunter.
its a good stopper i dont think youll have to worry about drop theres plenty of velocity to compensate you dont want something to light to blow around in the wind remember shooting a coyote at 200 yards is like a rabbit at 50 not to much room for error.get er done
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