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hunter Joe 01-08-2009 05:55 PM

.223 bullets
What .223 bullet do you prefer to reload for coyote hunting. I been shooting 55gr. Hornadys and 55gr. Sierra Game Kings. I'm wondering if a 69gr. bullet would be more lethal, yet shoot accurately in a 1 in 9 twist. What brand bullet do you prefer. I would appreciate all and any incite on this subject. H.J.

robocop10mm 01-08-2009 07:09 PM

I use the Winchester 62 gr Power Point and they drop in their tracks. Our "yotes" run up to about 65 pounds around these parts and the 55 gr SP's do just fine.

sgtdeath66 01-08-2009 07:58 PM

check out DRT ammunition, i dont reload and im not sure if the sell just the bullet but they soud like a great round

TruCorAmmo 01-30-2013 12:00 AM

we make a 55-62gr open tip hand swaged core bullet that basically "explodes" on impact. Does an amazing job on critters, amongst other things :)

locutus 01-30-2013 09:30 PM

M193 ball drops them in their tracks and doesn't ruin pelts.

tri70 01-30-2013 11:17 PM

Nosler 55 gr bt are accurate and lethal on critters, shoot whatever is accurate for your gun. Whether fmj, sp,hp, or ballistic tip. ;)

donthav1 01-31-2013 01:52 AM

i get just as tight of groups using 69 grains out of my 1-9 savage as i do using 55 grainers. although at 200 yards, the 69 gr are about 6-7 inches lower than the 55's, which is about a foot low using a 100 yard zero

in my gun, the 52 grain bullets seem to shoot tightest & flattest, but of course that's just my gun

Txhillbilly 01-31-2013 02:47 AM

My best shooting varmint load is a 60gr V-max,but most of the coyotes I get are shot with my 25/06.
It flat tears them up!

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