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243WIN/Coyotes

Just finished loading some 243WIN.. 55Gr Nosler Ballistic Tips for the coyotes around here. Deer numbers are very low in my area so my tag will be used as a carry permit in open season for coyotes. Wont get all of them but everyone helps the deer, I kept the velocity down so maybe the hides will be usable... but that's irrelevant to me.
We just had over an inch of rain before the snow so the few deer left here are between a rock and a hard place already

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2 today

Well I managed 2 yotes today and saw 27 deer in a very small pocket. But I will not shoot a deer unless it is a good one. My goal is to try and help the spring fawns by taking every coyote I can manage.
I saw 1 deer today most likely in that 150 plus class but I only saw 2 bucks so I chose to not take him. Also I only took photos of 1 yote as the other was a 350 plus yd head on chest shot, Quite Messy

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Very Cool!

Unless bone is hit I'd think those Nos. BT's would explode internally leaving little to no fur damage. That's been my experience with BT's and V-Max tipped bullets on yotes out of a 223. True out of that 243 you'd be quite a bit faster closer to 4,000 fps if not.

Congrats and good luck on your buck!

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Messy

SoCoKHntr, so far I have shot 6 coyotes some with 55gr Nosler BT,and some with 65 gr V-MAX from my 243WIN. The V-MAX were pretty quick and Very Messy. So I loaded the Noslers down quite a bit but have never chronographed any yet, but I am guessing they are about 3500 fps and they still make a big mess.
I have a buddy that wants to skin and sell them so my next step is Varmint Grenades or FMJ

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Nice looking rifle! Is it the

Nice looking rifle! Is it the Mosssberg? My son uses those 50 some odd grain bullet's. I use the 75 gr V-Max. If one is better than the other, I don't know. Besrt cartridge and load I ever used for coyore's was a 222 Rem with 50gr Hornady SX's. They don't go through. Kind of like picking up a jug of water!

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Don Fischer wrote:

Nice looking rifle! Is it the Mosssberg? My son uses those 50 some odd grain bullet's. I use the 75 gr V-Max. If one is better than the other, I don't know. Besrt cartridge and load I ever used for coyore's was a 222 Rem with 50gr Hornady SX's. They don't go through. Kind of like picking up a jug of water!

No Don it's a REM 700 SPS VARMINT with an aftermarket Boyds stock

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Managed to get another one

Managed to get another one today. Lots of backroads are blocked with snow now and night time temps are going down to -32. Day time temps are still -23 today

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22-250

I liked the 243 so much i went out and got a 22-250 in the REM 700 SPS VARMINT and did some alterations. The 22-250 has the boyds thumbhole stock and a kwik klip along with a Vortex Viper 6.5x20x50 w/sunshade. I hate the X MARK PRO trigger so that is likely next to be switched out. Have'nt even had time to shoot it yet, but i'm liking it so far, and looking forward to getting after some coyotes here pretty quick, but work always gets in the way. Sorry about the crappy pic but right now it's the only one i have.Hopefully can have some field pics with the rifle and some yotes soon.

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