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Re: bullet caliber discussion
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2020, 10:04:31 PM »
I think my 22 mag would fit the bill

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Re: bullet caliber discussion
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2020, 05:43:44 AM »
The 22-250 Timberfaller mentioned absolutely loves 55 gr spitzers pushed by 37.5 gr IMR 4064 punches in with a pinky size hole and no exit if more than 150 yards out, if closer break out the sewing kit. At 275 yards hard to even find the entry hole, so yes it is fur friendly as long as the dog isn't sitting in your lap so that dog would be DRT with a shot in the right eye
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Re: bullet caliber discussion
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2020, 06:12:56 AM »
You ask so here is my answer . For many many years I have used the 22-250 on totes behind your house in the wenas . 55 gr. spitzers just worked.

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Re: bullet caliber discussion
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 07:57:53 AM »
nothing says you can't load a reduced load using less powder.  Some of the old Speer manuals had reduced loads listed intended for hide hunting.  Back when Burnham Brothers existed one of them hunted with a .222 that was loaded down to around the 1600 fps range.   I shot coyotes with a .22 Hornet and a 45 grain Sierra spitzer.  The Hornet didn't produce enough velocity to make that bullet expand much and mostly the coyotes were "pencil poked" by the bullet.  All coyotes except 1 fell over dead when shot.  One flopped a bit and got a little ways into the brush.

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Re: bullet caliber discussion
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2020, 07:55:36 PM »
Alot would depend on how close the grass was to the coyote.  It is a little tough to tell 3D form the picture but if the grass is closer to the coyote even a little deflection wouldn't matter.  If the grass is right in front of the shooter the slightest deflection could cause a clean miss.  Me, I'd put the crosshairs on the shoulder with any of my varmint guns (.220 Swift, 22-250, .222 or .223) and let her rip.
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