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Offline Doublelunger

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Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« on: February 03, 2012, 12:33:34 AM »
I recently bought a Rock River Arms LAR-15 Coyote Carbine.  I was wondering what the best round for laying down some coyote's might be.  There are a million different rounds out there and I don't know where to start.  Any suggestions would help.

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 01:35:02 AM »
They all work, I prefer the heaviest the twist will allow. I get less " Spinners" at distance.
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 03:16:44 AM »
Cool question. I have some Winchester Varmint rounds. I have always toyed with the idea of trying them out on some feral pigs. I haven't even shot a varmint with them yet dog gon'et. Good topic.  :tup:
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 03:54:28 AM »
i have always been a big fan of noslers ballistic tips for 22 caliber rifles, i shoot a 50 grain nosler in my 22-250 and one of my friends shoots a 40 gr out of his 223 and its deadly accurate in the 1:9 twist, i have shot the hornady vmax and sierras but went straight back to the nosler!

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 04:32:38 AM »
50g+ is a must for me. Anything lighter I have had to many runners.
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 05:00:49 AM »
I've used 40gr vmax with mixed results, now using 52gr hollowpoints but haven't had any "recipients" yet.  Am really thinking about using the 65gr Sierra gamekings....  That would probably fly pretty darn good in the wind, and have some energy out there a ways.

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 06:12:45 AM »
I am currently using 69 smk and 60
vmax in 1-9turn twist AR and they work great.

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 06:14:21 AM »
ballistic tips for me.  but thats what MY gun likes.  find out what yours likes and shoot them.  I have killed many a dog with m855 ball ammo.....
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 06:27:47 AM »
Have used Berger's, v-max, Sierra 52 hp, varmint grenades. and soft points.

Hands down for dead right there, Nosler ballistic tips are all I use.
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 06:51:45 AM »
the 223 rounds the military uses
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2012, 07:19:16 AM »
55 grain hornadys shoot great for me .
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 07:37:23 AM »
how far
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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 08:56:37 AM »
52-55gr, and whatever is most accurate in your gun.

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 09:29:00 AM »
I've only killed one coyote (all the ones I see and shoot at have a forcefield  :dunno: ) but the one I killed was with a military surplus fmj from about 280 yards. Was the first day I shot my ar just sighted in and was messing around and decided to.take a drive.

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Re: Best .223 round for coyote hunting?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 11:05:44 AM »
thanks for the suggestions guys.  My gun has a 20" barrel with a 1:9 twist.  I've just got a 3x9 on it right now and its sighted in with 55 grain cheap stuff (mostly federal). I plan on putting the 12 power Nikon M-223 scope on it soon. So i guess I'm looking to get out to 300 yards hopefully.  Ive always had good luck with the Hornady in other calibers,  so maybe I'll lean that direction. The Nossler is sounded petty good too.  Im still open for suggestions though....Thanks again.

 

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