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#1718364 - 11/15/10 04:08 PM Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet
horsedr Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 79
Loc: Oklahoma
Just strated shooting a Savage predator this year in 22-250 that has quickly become my favorite rifle! I'm going to start some load development this winter for it and was wondering what everyones favorite coyote killing bullet was????? I'm not interested in saving fur; I'm looking for quick humane kills. Thanks!

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#1718382 - 11/15/10 04:26 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: horsedr]
CoverDog Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/02/09
Posts: 148
Loc: N.E. Ohio
My Savage Predator likes the following:

55gr Sierra Blitz King, 37.1gr RL15, CCI BR2 primers, OAL to ogive 2.095 = .005 off

3725fps in the 22" Predator barrel.

The last 3 shot group I shot using the above load was .156"

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#1718409 - 11/15/10 04:58 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: CoverDog]
ackleyman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 5370
Loc: Hickville
Coyotes can be a very tough animal to kill at times. As often as not, you are having to shoot them while they are moving. For that reason, you often hit them too far back in the rib cage.

Also, Quartering shots (coming and going) means that you need some pretty good penetration to get to the vitals. You often have to shoot through shoulders and hips on quartering shots.

A couple of bullets really do a great job on these tougher jobs, the 55g Sierra BTHP and the 55g Sierra Sp(flat base or Boat Tail).

Also, when predator calling, over the years you may have the surprise of calling in a bear or a Lion, nice to NOT have a plastic tip bullet for these surprises.

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#1718424 - 11/15/10 05:24 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: ackleyman]
erickg Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 95
My all time favorite, Sierra #1365, 55 grain BTSP, never fails.

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#1718438 - 11/15/10 05:50 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: erickg]
dcp25 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 290
Loc: Waco, TX/ Knoxville, TN
my savage predator loves 52gr bergers with h4895

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#1718479 - 11/15/10 06:36 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: dcp25]
markley Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 1334
Loc: Iowa
40gr vmax with 39.5gr varget. Average chronograph was 4184fps.

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#1718480 - 11/15/10 06:37 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: dcp25]
getfoxy Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 9422
Loc: USA
Always used a 55 grain v-max.

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#1718485 - 11/15/10 06:41 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: getfoxy]
dozernomore Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 12/05/08
Posts: 61
Loc: southwestern ontario canada
my rem 700 sps varmint,really likes the hornady 50gr V-max doing 3800 fps,,worked really well last winter for me on coyotes


Edited by dozernomore (11/15/10 06:41 PM)

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#1718781 - 11/15/10 09:47 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: horsedr]
DAB Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 05/10/09
Posts: 1697
Loc: Sandy Oregon
Sierra 52 Gr HPBT Match.

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#1718801 - 11/15/10 09:57 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: DAB]
Varmintnv Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/27/09
Posts: 389
Loc: Sparks, NV
I use the 50gr NBT in front of 39gr of Win 760 in mine. 3700fps and it flat kills coyotes.
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#1718812 - 11/15/10 10:02 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: erickg]
Diogee Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 412
Loc: State of confusion
Originally Posted By: erickg
My all time favorite, Sierra #1365, 55 grain BTSP, never fails.


I use those and Nosler 55gr BT's in my 22-250 AI. But I have a 6mm wildcat that is getting most of my attention lately.

Having a hard time deciding which I like best.
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#1718826 - 11/15/10 10:15 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: Diogee]
ibschmidty Online
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 554
Loc: Down wind
52 grian BTHP Hornaday match. 38 grains of h380. Winchester primer and brass. less than a 1/2 inch group.
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3- If you're not moving: you're dead.

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#1719035 - 11/16/10 06:35 AM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: erickg]
borkon Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 3316
Loc: minnesota
Originally Posted By: erickg
My all time favorite, Sierra #1365, 55 grain BTSP, never fails.
yep. i've tried LOTS of different bullets and hands down, this is the best coyote killer i've found. will never shoot a plastic tip bullet again.
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#1719075 - 11/16/10 08:25 AM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: borkon]
Double_D Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 856
Loc: Memphis, TN
I have had good luck with the 60gr Hornady HP's
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#1720768 - 11/17/10 08:22 PM Re: Favorite 22-250 Coyote bullet [Re: horsedr]
Chapped Lips Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 1500
Loc: llano estacado
horse doc....i shoot in my 22BR,222rem mag,swift & 22-250 the 50 grain speer TNT....loaded from 3600 to 3800 fps (disregard the old warning of a 3400fps max vel).

i had a double a couple of weeks ago....shot the first female at 42 yds(shoulder) and finally got the second female to stop at 341 yds(neck/shoulder junction)..... leica laser'd....one shot each.....minimal fur damage.

but use whatever shoots the best in your rifle.
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