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.223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« on: November 16, 2019, 04:26:58 PM »
What are some of the favorite .223 bullets for coyote that anchor them right there?
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 04:55:17 PM »
I shoot 55 minimum prefer heavier. I have had bad luck with "grenade" varmit type bullets on coyotes. I like soft points. I think people shoot 223 further then they should on coyotes, they are very tough animals.  I try to limit my 223 to 300 yards, which is plenty for calling.
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 04:57:49 PM »
50 grain vmax

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 05:48:29 PM »
I like the Hornady 55 sxsp. Super Xplosive soft point.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 06:17:59 PM »
Nosler varmageddons.  You just won't ever be saving a hide  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
I shoot 40gr winchester.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 11:19:14 PM »
I've shot quite a few different bullets for coyotes in 223's, but my favorite for the last few years has been the 53gr Vmax.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 12:12:42 AM »
vmax and btips are great DRT bullets on yotes
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
Hornady 52 gr BTHP match, as with any bullet just don't hit them around the edges
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 06:33:41 AM »
50 gr V-max and 50 gr Z-max.

Recently loaded up some 34 gr Dogtown hollowpoints from midwayusa.  Haven't tried them on coyotes....yet.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 11:55:24 AM »
55 grain v-max. Killed a ton of them from 20 yards to 300, all dropped in their tracks. Frontal shots normally won't have an exit hole, even at close range. 95% of the hides are good to save.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 03:28:28 PM »
I use a 62 grain soft point. I bought  500 of them about 5 or 6 years ago. They work good. Here are a couple recent kills.

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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 05:04:20 PM »
If you want DRT results,Keep in mind I have not called in and shot many Coyotes but the ones I have in the last 20 years prefer the Speer #1035 52 Grain H.P. Load some up with 26 grains of H-335 and you will have a excellent fur bullet.Never had a runner with this load,But I do pride myself on good shot placement.This is by no means a HOT load, Its 3050 from a 16 inch 1 in 9 twist .And to be truthful I have yet to find a 223 that did not group well with this load.Try it you will like it.
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 06:36:49 PM »
thanks for all replies,I went thru all my reloading supplies and found 3 boxes of 100 52 grain Hornady BTHP Match bullets.#2249.Ill give them a try.

What i have been using has either been a punch thru and run into den or total fur destruction about 1 out of 4 times.
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Re: .223 bullet choice for DRT coyote shots
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 07:07:38 PM »
those should work just fine. :tup:
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