Originally Posted By: Dultimatpredator
Every coyote Iíve shot with a 223 has been bang flops except for one due to poor shot placement. I hit it high across the back. Never did recover it. I saw it the next day in the same area limping with a moon shape chunk missing out it.

My load 60 grain vmax with 25 grains of benchmark. Runs 2850 FPS out of my 14.5Ē POF and about another 125 FPS faster out of my 20Ē LTR.

Extremely poor shot placement is your problem as everyone who read the post can clearly see and have told you. Any plastic tipped bullet is your friend with this caliber. Aim for the shoulder on standing coyotes and they wonít go anywhere. If you canít them to stop then donít shoot. Youíll harvest less dogs but at least your DRT count will rise. Iíd tell you practice, practice, practice...or leave the rifle at home and pick up a shotgun along with some lead BB shot.

This ^^^^^

Originally Posted By: Pantera
.223 will grenade a yote but offers no knockdown power.

This doesn't make sense to me. It'll blow them up but not make them fall down?

Kills them dead but doesn't knock them off their feet.

It's not the caliber that is the problem. Put good ammo where it is supposed to go, and you will get good results.

ETA: Ummmm, after thinkin' about it, you're absolutely right; the 223 is no good for coyotes. Maybe you should check out
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Edited by hm1996 (08/08/19 10:08 AM)
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