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#2142467 - 02/07/12 10:23 AM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: Bernie P.]
NM_HighPlains Offline
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 1574
Loc: New Mexico
Originally Posted By: Bernie P.
I was thinking of trying to work up some loads with light varmint bullets for both my .280 Rem and 7x57.I figure spending more time shooting my deer guns can only help.


I'd use the same loads as you use for deer so that your trajectory and accuracy will be the same. If you use a different load, it's really not your "deer gun" anymore.

I use my .280 on coyotes sometimes for exactly that purpose- more field time with my big game rifle. I use the same bullets I use for big game- 160 gr Accubond.
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#2142473 - 02/07/12 10:36 AM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: yotekiller04]
utdavidhunting Offline
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Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 211
I shot a coyote with a 270 through the lungs and the bullet did'nt open up, if you hit them in the bone it, it will open up a big hole.

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#2142521 - 02/07/12 11:47 AM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: utdavidhunting]
1coyoteslayer Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 414
Loc: The wet side of WA
Once I hit a coyote with a .308 at 40 yards....there were guts hanging out the entry hole!
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#2142543 - 02/07/12 12:12 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: tecumseh]
tecumseh Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 82
Loc: OH
After reading all of this the weekend after next won't get here fast enough for me, if I bust one with it I'll report back.

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#2142546 - 02/07/12 12:18 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: tecumseh]
livingthedream Offline
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Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 82
Loc: NoVA
Can a Coyote be over dead? Nope! So make sure you post some pics! thumbup
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#2142675 - 02/07/12 02:12 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: livingthedream]
Coyote_Hunter_AZ Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
Posts: 188
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: livingthedream
Can a Coyote be over dead? Nope! So make sure you post some pics! thumbup


Just make sure the pictures aren't too graphic.

See the posting rules for "graphic" pictures.

Please keep in mind that this is a public forum. People of all ages and background (kids, anti-hunting types) visit this site. Keep it clean and don't attract unwanted attention. I hate political correctness...but...Just saying!

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#2142683 - 02/07/12 02:17 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: Coyote_Hunter_AZ]
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Registered: 03/09/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Michigan,Mackinac county
[beeep] sometimes I use my 30-378 180gr and no I dont think its overkill.
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#2142684 - 02/07/12 02:18 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: Coyote_Hunter_AZ]
mxkop Offline
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Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 108
Loc: Blue Mtn NY
"the idea is to, well, kill them, right!?"

EXACTLY!
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#2142912 - 02/07/12 05:46 PM Re: 280 Remington overkill for Coyote hunting? [Re: livingthedream]
mtwood24 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 426
Loc: Big Timber, MT
I have shot a half a dozen coyotes with my .280 and it generally puts about a golfball to baseball sized hole in them. thats with 120 grain v max. If you are handy at all with a needle and thread you can sew em up no problems. I love my .280 and shot a dog at 513 yards with it this year.
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