collapse
Visit R&R Calls

Author Topic: 300 BLK for Coyote  (Read 946 times)

Offline Evil_EdwardO

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 776
  • Location: Albion, WA
  • Groups: NRA, LPC, ASF
300 BLK for Coyote
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:50:09 AM »
Was curious if anyone here uses/tried 300BLK for coyote. Was looking at reloading with Hornady 110g VMax. How bad is the fur damage?

I watched a few of videos on YouTube and only a couple commented on fur damage saying they had no exit wounds.

Offline headshot5

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 1215
  • Location: Port Orchard, WA
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 08:30:00 AM »
For coyotes you are better off with a .223 or .204 (my opinion).  I've killed 6 or 7 with my blackout using 125gr Nosler ballistic tips.  They leave a pretty good hole.  I'm not sure how a 110 V-max will work but I bet if you hit bone it could be messy. 

 

Offline hunter399

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1641
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 09:58:27 AM »
If it gets it done ,use it.don't see any problem.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline Jonathan_S

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 7730
  • Location: Medical Lake
  • Volleyfire Brigade
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 06:11:18 AM »
For an AR platform cartridge for coyotes, I'd look elsewhere.  Unless most of your shooting is in more confined distances, it would just seem that the smaller bores would better serve you.  That said, I think that bullet selection is a bigtime factor in fur damage.  BTs and VMax are a bit on the sloppy side

If just wanting something new and different it would be a fun one to tinker with though  :tup:  and they make Lapua brass for it  :yike:

“Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.”

Offline Evil_EdwardO

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 776
  • Location: Albion, WA
  • Groups: NRA, LPC, ASF
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 07:41:15 AM »
For an AR platform cartridge for coyotes, I'd look elsewhere.  Unless most of your shooting is in more confined distances, it would just seem that the smaller bores would better serve you.  That said, I think that bullet selection is a bigtime factor in fur damage.  BTs and VMax are a bit on the sloppy side

If just wanting something new and different it would be a fun one to tinker with though  :tup:  and they make Lapua brass for it  :yike:

Yeah, I'm having an AR built and was looking at loads. So , yep I'm just tinkering with it. New toy and looking for ways to have fun with it. I usually use my .243 for coyotes.

Offline trophyhunt

  • Past Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+8)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 10910
  • Location: Wetside
  • Groups: Wa Wild Sheep Life Member
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 07:46:43 AM »
I just shot one in the neck the other day w my .300 win, left a big hole !  😬
“In common with”..... not so much!!

Offline Jonathan_S

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 7730
  • Location: Medical Lake
  • Volleyfire Brigade
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:48:22 AM »
Yep don't get me wrong.  If I had a 300 BLK, I would mag dump on a coyote whenever possible.
“Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with too many facts.”

Offline yotehunt

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2017
  • Posts: 13
  • Location: Puyallup
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 10:36:24 PM »
Will be using my SBR 556 and ruger 300 American. Will use the 110vmax as well, not worried about the furs/

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+89)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 26131
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 10:44:28 PM »
I have shot a couple with 125 nosler b tips. They are not moving to fast but the b tips don’t require much FPS to do a lot of damage. Really depends on where they get hit.
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline BlackRiverTaxidermy

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 219
  • Location: Rochester, WA
  • Joel - Owner/Taxidermist
    • BlackRiver Taxidermy
    • BlackRiver Taxidermy
  • Groups: RMEF, DU, NRA, WSTA
Re: 300 BLK for Coyote
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2018, 07:10:29 AM »
I work and sell for a couple of fur dealers and during the winter months I bring in quite a few brush dogs for the tanning/fur market.  I get to see all sorts of holes and always ask, unless I already know the guys setup, what type of caliber and round they are shooting. I can tell you that I have seen guys shooting a small round such as a .22-250 make a HUGE hole in some and then on a flip side a large caliber like a 300 SWM make a tiny hole. Sure, the idea is use the smallest caliber possible, however I can say that the common denominator when it comes to a tiny hole was NOT the caliber size, but the round used. Guys with very small holes/very little damage were using a hard tipped bullet with the opposite of what is desired with deer such as a soft tip for good expansion. The hard or FMJ bullets  made very little damage. Im no ballistics expert but a small animal such as a coyote allows those bullets to just burn through the yote. There are always exceptions such as if major bone is hit like the spine or femur. If you have a comfortable gun you love and want to use it for some yotes then I woud really focus on the bullet type unless you just need an excuse to buy another gun...which is always a good idea anyway  :)
Just my opinion and  :twocents:... Joel/BlackRiver Taxidermy
« Last Edit: June 19, 2018, 08:29:57 AM by BlackRiverTaxidermy »
WWW.blackrivertaxidermy.com
360-789-5056- Joel Swecker-BRT

 

* Recent Topics

Poaching on the Tucannon. by badnewskruse
[Yesterday at 10:54:33 PM]


She has arrived, her name is Pepper! by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:52:06 PM]


Waterfowl Retriever Training Day - Feb 10th, Monroe, WA by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:50:36 PM]


Burbot fishing today by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:43:35 PM]


Pay it Forward by lokidog
[Yesterday at 10:34:23 PM]


Name the Cartridge by j_h_nimrod
[Yesterday at 10:32:56 PM]


Idaho elk hunting near WSU/ palouse zone 8,8A,11A by deerlick
[Yesterday at 10:11:51 PM]


Idaho wolf control board seeks $200,000 to kill wolves by Dan-o
[Yesterday at 10:06:20 PM]


WTS Variety of Cordless Ryobi Tools by Hankbest17
[Yesterday at 10:04:16 PM]


Winter in effect by bassquatch
[Yesterday at 09:53:43 PM]


Chemical Spraying by EmeraldBullet
[Yesterday at 09:31:12 PM]


The KETO thread by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 09:25:57 PM]


Long range bear cal/rifle help needed by mountainman
[Yesterday at 09:22:34 PM]


Need some gear suggestions for 2019 by HikerHunter
[Yesterday at 08:52:31 PM]


Trapping opportunity Gig Harbor area. by cem3434
[Yesterday at 08:50:56 PM]


Hunting coastal estuaries help by 7mmCoug
[Yesterday at 08:47:21 PM]


Norman89 18/19 season by Norman89
[Yesterday at 08:46:47 PM]


Big Jons 2018 - 2019 Trapping Season Nice Kitty by Turner89
[Yesterday at 08:37:45 PM]


Winchester Model 70 EW SS or Kimber Montana by Alchase
[Yesterday at 08:18:46 PM]


Field Day this weekend by TheYoungSelfStarter
[Yesterday at 08:17:18 PM]