Am just wondering what the consensus is on this. I am just starting out with calling coyotes and do not want to buy a 22-250 or that type until I know that I like it. Do you think this will leave too big a hole in the pelt?
Good bet it will tear them up, especially if it hits heavy meat, shoulder, or hits bone. My son is shooting tho'es things because he likes something smokin'!
I'm using 75gr Hornady v-max's and haven't recover one yet.. Actually only shot one, I don't call very well. Anyway it was about 200yds off and looked like it got hit by Thors hammer! Was with a rancher friend and it was in around some cows and we didn't feel like going out. Hearing lots of good things about the 70 gr Nosler Bal Tip but haven't been able to make them shoot in my rifle.
My idea with the light bullets was that they would blow up inside and not ruin a pelt but from what I hear, I'd have been better off with 100gr bullet's. Seem's the real light weight's "splash" on shoulders and bones. I think that means make an awful mess. I did shoot a crow with the 75gr V-Max. Hit it in the back and,,,,,well it was not pertty. Feathers and crow everywhere. About 150yds.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...