Ballistic tip or hollow point?

Posted by: Derek0525

Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 04:20 AM

If you into saving pelts on coyotes and bob cats would ballistic tips or hollow points be better gona start reloading finally I bought some 55 gr V max for starters and was gona buy some Sierra and Berger HP next. Probably 53 gr for cats and 55 gr for yoters.
Posted by: Derek0525

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 04:22 AM

It's for a .223 also forgot to mention that.
Posted by: markley

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 07:40 AM

The vmax and hp will both be good. just dont hit bone because it will cause it to splash and then you will have a big hole.
Posted by: Rubenator

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 09:20 AM

Ballistic tip is a hollow point with a plastic tip inserted. You should be fine using either with a .223.
Posted by: nastynatesfish

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 09:29 AM

I use 50gr vvax. I shot my bobcat at 381yds and the exit was about quarter sized. You can see a pick of the exit side in my photo hosting. They both will do alot of damage inside 100yds. If you want to keep pelt damage down get some 60gr barnes bullets or some partitions. The harder you push they the more violent they will expand. I load my 50s to about 3400fps.
Posted by: venatic

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 10:13 AM

What twist rate barrel?
Oh and why a different bullet for each animal? Around here they will never get in line and wait for me to change bullets. grin
Posted by: Derek0525

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 10:53 AM

1/9 twist And why the different grain bullets heck I don't know on the side of the mountain I live I have maybe seen 2 coyotes but lots of bob cats on the other side of the mountain in eastern Oregon I see coyotes all the time when Elk hunting but they are usually out of bow range. Just figured use a smaller bullet for the cats and little bigger for coyotes. Never shot either yet with my AR so not sure how devastating the Ammo would be. New to the predator hunting scene.
Posted by: reb8600

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 12:28 PM

I am using the Hornady 52 gr BTHP with excellent results. I have not shot any bobcats but on coyotes I ususally dont have an exit hole and a very small hole going in. They also shoot great, less than 1" consistanty out of my RRA 16" 1/9 twist.
Posted by: Derek0525

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/09/11 12:38 PM

Thanks for the info guys. Reb are those handloads your using? If so what kind of powder and how many gr you using.
Posted by: RTLOF18918B

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/10/11 04:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Derek0525
If you into saving pelts on coyotes and bob cats would ballistic tips or hollow points be better gona start reloading finally I bought some 55 gr V max for starters and was gona buy some Sierra and Berger HP next. Probably 53 gr for cats and 55 gr for yoters.


Might want to give Sierra Game Kings Or Pro Hunters A look. I really like those and are very accurate. Just a thought.

TONY
Posted by: Tjkiller

Re: Ballistic tip or hollow point? - 05/10/11 07:09 AM

I love plastic tipped exploding bullets. Good hits dont exit, however. Hit em high in the back or a bone near the surface it will be raining fur for a week.