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VGD2 Sporter DBM in .25-06 and Coyotes

VGD2 Sporter DBM in .25-06 and Coyotes
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:56:46 AM »
Very excited on my first Weatherby purchase!  Its a Vanguard Series 2 Sporter DBM in 25-06.  I don't even have it home yet but was wondering if I could get a steering toward a possible load for coyotes.  I want to be able to salvage the hides as much as possible for taxidermy so any help would be appreciated! 
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 10:08:23 AM by shedder »

Re: VGD2 Sporter DBM in .25-06 and Coyotes
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »
I would go as small as your rifle would shoot well and use these sample packs to figure out what your new rifle liked and shot the best but in a 1/4 bore I would go 70 gr or below as my 22-250 I am working up some 40,45 & 50 gr but I could care less about the pelts ! My rifle has a 1-14 twist Mark V SVM 22-250 !  A 1-10 twist will probably need a larger bullet to shoot well but not sure if you can shoot a 70 or 90 gr accurately with that twist?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 11:28:19 AM by NMARKANITE »
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Re: VGD2 Sporter DBM in .25-06 and Coyotes
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 09:06:37 AM »
I use Winchester 90 grain positive expanding points but as NMARKANITE mentioned I also am not concerned about the pelt damage
25-06 is a big caliber to try and salvage pelts

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Re: VGD2 Sporter DBM in .25-06 and Coyotes
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 09:02:52 PM »
Your only hope is to get some light FMJ's and load them down to 2500fps or so.Then you are defeating the purpose of having such a flat shooting round when loaded to it's top potential.I just can't see you not damaging the hides with anything out of the 25-06.Sorry.
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