Your results on coyotes with Berger .224 50 gr Match/Varmint at 3400 fps

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  1. Huntschool

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    Just wondered what anyone may have found for performance on coyotes with this load out of a 22 PPC or whatever......

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  2. boltfluter

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    Not exactly what you are asking, but the 40 Berger were terrible. Very erratic expansion from shot to shot. One would expand and the next would just pencil through. Went to a Hornady tipped bullet and never looked back.:D:D

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  3. Huntschool

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    Wow..... Not what I would expect from a Berger bullet.....

    Thanks Paul

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  4. STS

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    Not a Berger bullet but I make my own in a set of Rorschach dies that are identical to the Bergers. I have shot several hundred coyotes over the last 30 years with a 52 grain bullet. They work beautifully and I intend to keep right on shooting them with those bullets.
     
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  5. Huntschool

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    Thanks so much. Good info. May I ask what your load and barrel twist is?

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    bullseyeshtr Silver $$ Contributor

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    I've used the 52gr out of a 22-250 and had great luck on yotes with it. It makes a nice pop on rabbits. I used 35.0grs of varget, factory oal, cci 200, 1-12 twist, factory savage 12 bvss, should be about 3600-3700fps.
     
  7. STS

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    Enough VV N-140 to get it going 3600 out of a 14 twist barrel.
     
  8. boltfluter

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    Bruce,

    Me neither. I was pushing them at about 3850 or so. I had high hopes for the bullet as it shot some tiny groups. Go figure.:(o_O

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  9. TZaun

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    Not a 50, but the 52 gr. Berger out of a 22BR, and I think that one works great on coyotes. I shoot for the chest if they're facing me and the shoulder if broadside. I can't remember an exit, but I don't know how the bullet would act if you tried to punch through the ribs.
     
  10. STS

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    It will go right on through leaving a hole about the size of a nickel. They work quite well.
     
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  11. Huntschool

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    Ammo is in and scope should be on and sighted by Tuesday, weather permitting. Then we are off to the races...... LOL

    Thanks to all that have replied....

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  12. AckleymanII

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    Bruce, we shot coyotes years ago with 223 and 22 PPC with 52g Bergers, they are reliable killers for sure. The 52 and 53g Sierra's are a tad tougher.

    For ground squirrels, p. dogs, and chucks, the Speer 50g tnt is amazingly accurate, and kill these varmints reliably. I never tried the 50g tnt on coyotes.

    Bruce, sounds like you are wanting to shoot a bullet with a quality jacket. Sierra has a bullet line that uses sorted match grade jackets, the Blitz king line, plus the 52,53g match as well as the 55g BTSP, BTHP which is why you see them priced a tad higher than their regular bullets.

    I never had a 52g Berger fail me on coyotes, but we saw a lot of lion tracks and opted for a Sierra bullet. Shocking that the Sierra 55g BTHP is the toughest of them all.
     

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