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Posted: 1/1/2008 1:09:29 AM EST
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I've never hunted Coyotes (not much of that done in Northern MN where I grew up). I have been invited to go to CO this summer with my father and brother to help a rancher clear up his Coyote problem. In return, we get a week of fly fishing in a pretty low-pressure area.

I'm using this trip to drive me to finish my first AR. I've got the lower about complete (just waiting on a trigger) and will be going with a Denny's Recon upper and a Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9 scope. I understand that a 22-250 bolt gun may be a better choice for these animals, but I'd like to do this with an AR.

My question is on bullet selection. Since I'll have a 1 in 7 barrel, I should be able to go to a heavier bullet if it helps. I'm not concerned with pelt integrity, I just want to humanely put down the animal quickly. I'm a reloader, so I'm willing to tinker to get it right.

Any suggestions on bullet makes and models to look into? Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 1/1/2008 4:09:24 AM EST
I use my 1/7 20" Bushy to hunt coyotes, and the bullet I use is a 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip. It shoots just fine to 300 yards, the furthest I have shot it.

Try 'em, they might shoot just fine in your rifle.
Link Posted: 1/2/2008 11:51:57 PM EST
For 'yotes I like Hornady 60gr. V-MAX
Link Posted: 1/3/2008 1:45:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By evileyeswatchin:
For 'yotes I like Hornady 60gr. V-MAX

Yup.
Link Posted: 1/6/2008 10:45:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2008 10:45:17 AM EST by glockfan45]
I use Black Hills 69 gr on yotes in my 1/7 6920.
Link Posted: 1/6/2008 5:22:50 PM EST
60 grain Sierra HPs. 25 Grains (and then work up) of RL-15 to go along with it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2008 11:06:45 AM EST
I use Black Hills Blue Box 55gr soft points out of my 20" 1-8 bull barrel. Shoots under .75 moa and drops em dead.
Link Posted: 1/7/2008 7:01:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By trukreltrog:

Originally Posted By evileyeswatchin:
For 'yotes I like Hornady 60gr. V-MAX

Yup.


+1 Me too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2008 1:12:21 PM EST
Yup! 60gr V-Max here also..

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Link Posted: 1/11/2008 5:15:43 AM EST
I like 55g SGKs through my RRA Coyote 20" 1/9. Kills them dead.



Link Posted: 1/15/2008 8:09:22 PM EST
I use the 55 Grn V-Max in my AR-15 in 223 and I use the 50 Grn V-Max in my
Parker-Hale Safari 1200 in 22-250, and BOTH of these Loads will do what they are supposed to do
Bob
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 1:38:42 PM EST
I use the 55gr ballistic tips, and V-Max the most,50gr barnes&Speer varminters, Winchester 45gr JHP, etc but just about any expanding point bullet will do fine, light weight or heavy weight, just find something your gun shoots well.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 6:05:03 PM EST
Black Hills 55gr SP claims another victim yesterday! 200+yd running shot.
Link Posted: 1/22/2008 1:17:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By trukreltrog:

Originally Posted By evileyeswatchin:
For 'yotes I like Hornady 60gr. V-MAX

Yup.


Yup, I use the 55grn Vmax in a AR. Got a buddy that uses the 60grn VMax. Both work well and do what they should.
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