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#3251925 - 09/08/20 12:23 AM How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry
DoubleUp Online
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Registered: 12/18/10
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My hunting buddy was fishing with his daughter so I went alone tonight. I did two lone howls and some babe cottontail and had two coming. They disappeared and I went to Pup Screams and one of them turned and came back, but he was about to get into my downwind. I finally got him killed but it wasn't pretty.

I think I shot at him about 10 times, and heard the bullet hit him about half of those. He was pretty much blown to pieces. I've never seen a coyote carry so much lead. Anyway he is dead, and that's what counts. I'll be putting the thermal back on the 243 tomorrow. I missed that knock down power.

IMG_0655 by Double Up, on Flickr

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#3251932 - 09/08/20 07:40 AM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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Registered: 01/04/15
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Shoot em till they stop moving. Nice way to stay with it. You mentioned going back to the 243, what caliber rifle were you using here?
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#3251936 - 09/08/20 07:56 AM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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It was one of my AR's. A 223 shooting a 50 gr. Z-max at 3,250 fps with a 16" barrel suppressed with a Banish 30/Varminter 4.0. It is a very accurate loading and basically shoots one hole groups at 100 yds., but I've never seen a coyote take that many hits to stop.
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#3251960 - 09/08/20 12:42 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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I'd like to see that coyote skinned out just to see where the hits were.
But yes, I've seen them take one to the heart and run for 300+ yrds. They can take a licking and keep on ticking.
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#3252017 - 09/08/20 09:32 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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I watched that video and had to giggle. My son and I were calling in early January and I called one that came on my right side. Being a right handed shooter I was twisted up trying to get on the thing. Long story short, I started the shooting too early and in a bad position. I missed a couple shots, made a bad hit, kept shooting... and shooting. Once committed I saw it through, but it was ugly. Afterward my son looked at me and said, "That was rough, I feel bad for you." : )
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#3252019 - 09/08/20 09:41 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
DoubleUp Online
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I must admit I was beginning to panic on those last 3 or 4 shots. I thought he was going to carry off all that lead and get away. I finally settled down enough to get in a finishing shot. It definitely was not pretty, but there is nothing else to do except keep shooting when it goes south.
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#3252021 - 09/08/20 09:58 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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Registered: 01/11/11
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I had to many runners from the 223 /55gr.hp , seems most runners are from what I’ve read. I broke out the old 243 62 gr. hp and just flattens them. Just jumped up to 77 gr. hp for the 223. First one did the job !! Now time will tell. Was missing the fast follow up shots !
SHOOT UNTIL THEY DROP, lol !!!

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#3252023 - 09/08/20 10:16 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
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Bolt gun 223 guys, 55g lead tip blitz, max load of benchmark, cci 450, the mack daddy 223 load. You have to see it to believe it. There is a sweet spot in rem 700's at 3450 fps.

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#3252047 - 09/09/20 10:15 AM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
DoubleUp Online
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Loc: USA
ack, thanks for the tip. Sounds like a good combination. Benchmark is hard to beat in that weight range for an accuracy and speed combination.
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#3252078 - 09/09/20 05:04 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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Were there exit holes on the off side? If not, Id go to a 60gr V-max which would give more penetration for off angle hits. The 55gr Ballistic tip would do the same.
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#3252084 - 09/09/20 07:45 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
DoubleUp Online
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He was so shot up I didn't try to look really. I had to put him on his belly and the best side to even take a picture. I normally shoot a 243, and don't have that problem, but a bad hit is a bad hit no matter the caliber. I don't think he would have survived 4 more hits from the 243 though.
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#3252254 - 09/12/20 01:21 PM Re: How Much Lead Can A Coyote Carry [Re: DoubleUp]
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Usually they can't even pack 40grs away but I did have one go 30' with 100grs, bigger isn't always better. I kill a lot of them with 52grs in my 222 Rem. Having the right bullet and placement really helps a lot. In Vietnam doing control work on the base I had a dog take seven 55gr FMJ's before he went down, swapped my AR for a M-14 and things got better here bigger was better just because of bullet selection.
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