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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.

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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. 

 

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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.
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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:

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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.

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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 !  😬
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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.
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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/

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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.
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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  :)
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