Coyote rifle build

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  1. bsekf

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    Grew up reading Elmer Keith, bigger is always better! 6BR with 95 to 105 grain bullets. Too many runoffs with 17, 20 and 22 cal. With the 243 you are getting into recoil.

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  2. Evan

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    I mean, a 25-06 is a classic choice if you want to turn them inside out and also want a great up-to-elk sized game gun for other uses. But I think anything over a 22 is unnecessary for coyotes.
     
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  3. JASON50CAL

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    Thanks for the info guys
     
  4. onelastshot

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    I've added two rifles to my collection that I would consider coyote rifles. THe first is a 22-250AI that will kill anything out to 400 yards. THen I've got a Remington 6mmAI that good for 400 yards out to 800 plus. THe 6mmAi can really reach out and touch something at crazy distances.
     
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  5. Daniel Peffley

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    I wonder if the bullet is still on an upward trajectory at the hundred yard mark. ? If it is then that could explain it lucy !
     
  6. swd

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    Bullets are only dropping when they leave the bore. It's the upward angle to get the zero at any given distance that makes them rise above the line of sight.
     
  7. Daniel Peffley

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    What you are saying is hard to understand? Speed is what causes a flat or non flat trajectory. So lf the center of the scope is two inches above the center of the bore then the bullet is on an upward path to intersect the line of sight. Let's say 100 yards, if the bullet is slow it might go over the line of sight at 75 yards and head down to the line of sight at 100 and continue down. On the other hand if the bullet is fast it will climb upwards until it hits the line of sight at 100 yards and continue climbing until it starts on a downward path that could be at 150 yards depending on speed of bullet.
     
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    You have to point the muzzle up intersect the line of sight path. But in realtion to the bore the bullet only drops. Bullets have no lift and you can’t cheat gravity, lol.
     
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    The scope centerline would have to be 3.6" above the bore centerline to have a 100-yard zero and 1.5" drop at 300 yards with a 39gr SBK @ 4000fps. So, technically possible, but not realistic.
     
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  10. Plumsask

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    I second the 6mm AI, built my first and used it this winter for coyotes- 26” with a 1-8 twist, berger hunting VLD’s at 3450 FPS which is a modest load. Never had a runner all season- pelt damage was bad either. I use to shoot a 223 with a 53 vmax- but here in south Saskatchewan we have a lot of wind and a lot of open flat land- the Ackley really shines in these conditions.

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  11. TheOtherZilla

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    Jeesus. I have killed more with a 22 Mag than anything else. Mainly because I take it every where I go.. After reading this thread I may need to rethink that. 300 WM??
     
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    "Right. Well, I have to ... I have to go now, Duane, because I ... I’m due back on the planet Earth."
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  13. Daniel Peffley

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    Its not cheating gravity it's overcoming it with momentum any 6th grader know's this from Bill Nighe , the science guy. Lol ! If you shot a bullet straight up it would not cheat gravity it would overcome it until it ran out of momentum. So to say a bullet is always dropping in relation to the bore doesn't seem to apply. Unless i am wrong , that only happened once.
     
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  14. Evan

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    You joke, but I've heard nosler 125 ballistic tips out of a 300WSM are spectacular. I don't have personal experience with this combo but it could be a good option, again if you want a rifle that could be readily adapted to other hunting too.
     
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    270 Win and 90-gr Speer TNT at well over 3600 fps. Messy.
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    I get excited, but always hold over the right amount to hit the yote with a 75 .224 ELDM shot from a .22-.250 7.7 twist with H4350. Sometimes the yotes get so close I can only see fur at 4.5 X. I also have a 6mmAI that I use with H4831 or Re23 with 95 Berger VLD hunting bullets for the real smart yotes. When its real cold its hard to crank my scope power ring(s) up or down. Should I get a .22 CM?
     
  17. Daniel Peffley

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    Switch to Superformance powder.
     
  18. Daniel Peffley

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    270 win.- 85 grain barnes mpg = varmint grenade , R17 at 3800 fps = splat !
     
  19. Daniel Peffley

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    There's a guy in Pennsylvania building 300 wsm varmint rigs with 30 " 15 twist barrel , norma brass = 4000 fps with 110 vmax bullets and 1.5" groups at 500 yards.
     
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    I don't doubt it. Currently OOS at Midway. The 90-gr TNTs are a best buy @$21.50 / 100, or 1/3 cheaper than the Barnes. Ramshot lists Hunter yielding 3700 fps behind a 90-gr. Yikes.
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