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.257 WM for coyote.

.257 WM for coyote.
« on: December 07, 2011, 09:45:37 AM »
I have a .22-250(ruger) that I shoot coyotes with but I like my weatherby better. (love the .257wm :))
1. Is the (80 TTSX or 87 sp) better?
2. what one is the most accurate?
3. How bad is the pelt damage?
4. Any one use it for Coyote?

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 10:42:11 AM »
Can anyone say .240 Wby??

Do you already have a .257wby?

I would think the 87gr would blow up and probably cause a lot of damage.
So perhaps the 80gr TTSX would be better.

Maybe you need a new rifle!? haha, .243win? .240wby?

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 11:04:12 AM »
I already have a 257wm I would love the 240wm, but if you look at the ballistics the 240 shoots the 85 and 87 just as fast and just about the same lbs of knock down power :o, I love the 257 I was just hoping it would work

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 11:29:09 AM »
Got this one with the 257 Wby.
The 257 will work great.It would depend somewhat on which bullets your gun likes best.The 87 depending on where you hit would probably cause more hide damage.I have reloaded 75 grain V Max that shot well also but you will get more damage from it also.Barnes seem to shoot really good in the 257.
Roger
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Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 11:34:08 AM »
  Barnes .257 90 grain banded solid.  .257 hole going in, .257 hole going out. They dont always go right down but almost no pelt damage and it lets you shoot your 257 alot more for hunting.  87 grain would have MAJOR pelt damage at almost all ranges, TTSX would be much better.
" If your going to put a hole in something, make it a hole to be proud of "

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 11:45:05 AM »
Thanks for the feed back, terminator did you use the 87 ttsx on that one. Thanks golfer 257 I will try both the 90 and 87 ttsx

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 11:46:10 AM »
Sorry I ment 80 ttsx?????

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 11:55:48 AM »
The Barnes TTSX only comes in 80 and 100 grain. The 90 grain Barnes is a solid non-expanding bullet. The 87 grain is a factory load (not Barnes) ive never shot and off the top of my head is a Hornady spire point type bullet of sorts . Anything .257 that Barnes makes is going to be mimimal pelt damage with the 90 grain being the best.
" If your going to put a hole in something, make it a hole to be proud of "

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 01:45:22 PM »
Gondini:That one was shot with the 75 VMax.I was surprised at the lack of damage it did in this case but have really seen some damage on others.We dont keep any hides so not that big of deal to us.
Roger
Faster horses,younger women,older whiskey,and more money.

Re: .257 WM for coyote.
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011, 02:24:08 PM »
...personally, I'd try the new 90gr. Sierra BlitzKing (B.C. 0393)...



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