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240 for coyotes

IanD

240 for coyotes
« on: December 01, 2015, 08:29:56 PM »
Looking to take my S2 out after coyotes and wondering what a good bullet would be to try?

Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 08:59:31 PM »
in factory loads the one that shoots the best, in your rifle. The 87gr factory load would be great, if your rifle likes them. If you reload and you like them fast and explosive, 65-80 grs would great. I played around with 70 gr ballistic tips at 3800fps, wasn't to fur friendly but deadly. If you want something more fur friendly and long range, I would try the 105gr Amax, or 107gr hpbt sierra, again if your rifle will shoot them accurate.

Rob
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Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 09:00:51 PM »
I have a couple of boxes of old 240 factory loads with the 70 grain Hornady Spire Pt. That load was discontinued years ago. I keep them because IMO they would be perfect for coyotes. That being said I would stay with light weight bullets either factory or handload.

Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 07:12:13 PM »
the old factory loaded 70gr ammo, would have been great for coyotes. I wonder how accurate they were.

Rob
cfp-223REM
accumark-223Rem
ultralite-240 Wby
synthetic-240 Wby
synthetic-257 Wby
ultralite-270 Wby
fibermark-270 Wby
accumark-270 Wby
accumark-7mm Wby
stainless-300 Wby
fibermark-300Wby
accumark-30378 Wby
fibermark-340 Wby
accumark-338378 Wby
custom-375 Wby
DGR-378 Wby
DGR-416 Wby
custom DGR-460 Wby

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Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 07:54:49 PM »
I've shot them out of a 24 and 26 inch barrel 240 and they were MOA plus.They are extremely fast.Especially if you are used to shooting 100 grainers.They get there quick.Never chronographed any though.
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Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 11:51:30 AM »
Ok, so loaded up some 58gr and 75gr Hornady V-Max and will see how they group at the range. Also have some Barnes 62gr VG on the way. Should be interesting :)

Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 06:34:46 AM »
Can you get Barnes Grenades in you caliber?

They are supposed to be the best as far as saving the fur. I know the fur buyer doesn't like when I use Winchester White box from Walmart in my 223.  Shot placement has a lot to do with saving the fut. I burned one a little high the other morning and tore the back up pretty good.
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Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 07:23:18 PM »
Good results so far.




Re: 240 for coyotes
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 08:21:11 PM »
looks good  8)  do you know the speed of them?

Rob
cfp-223REM
accumark-223Rem
ultralite-240 Wby
synthetic-240 Wby
synthetic-257 Wby
ultralite-270 Wby
fibermark-270 Wby
accumark-270 Wby
accumark-7mm Wby
stainless-300 Wby
fibermark-300Wby
accumark-30378 Wby
fibermark-340 Wby
accumark-338378 Wby
custom-375 Wby
DGR-378 Wby
DGR-416 Wby
custom DGR-460 Wby