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Maximum coyote damage?

15 Jan 2018
@ 03:27 pm (GMT)

Zach Pinzke

In a 6.5cm what would be better for coyotes out to 500 yards, a 95vmax at 3000fps, a 100eldm at 2950 or a 107tmk at 2900? Also this bullet will double as steel killers for fun.


15 Jan 2018
@ 08:27 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
Zach 6.5cm is 65mm a canon shell for sure lol I think you meant 6.5mm. Have you read the 6.5mm Knowledge base for infomation on bullet selection for different body weights and performance?
Id use the 120 gn Amax eldm or 120gn Partition. I use both in 140 gn in my swede. Read the knowledge base and the books are worth every penny. Good luck with it mate.
15 Jan 2018
@ 11:44 pm (GMT)

Jonathan Kitterman

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
I think he is referring to the 6.5 Creedmoor
17 Jan 2018
@ 03:13 pm (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
Hi Zach,

Here is a photo of Coyote Country at the twilight Coyote Hour, off my back porch:

This is the local domain of a pack of five to fifteen coyotes (depending on current litters) who have their den somewhere in the near foreground. Another pack is denned about 1/2 mile to the north, probably an offshoot of this one. They yip and howl at one another most summer nights about this time of evening and again about 11:00p and when an ambulance siren screams in the distance.

As you probably know, coyotes are small wolves who are known for being clever-sly and being able to reason, learn and adapt behavior, which is another way of saying they are sneaky little shits. The Navajo name him as "Trickster".

When I first moved here I found them so charming, then one day while walking my dog out in the desert he ran off to the top of a near hill, upwind, and I saw him sniffing the hindquarters of a female coyote in heat. She held still for a moment, then ran about ten yards away, stopped, waited then ran again. This is a coyote trick to lure dogs to an ambush by the rest of the pack for dinner. Surprisingly, my dog finally came back to safety after I did my "Voice of God" command. He obviously had more sense than I ever did.

Some years later, I took my four-year-old boy, Nathaniel, walking the dirt roads out there, with him dawdling behind kicking dirt-clods and watching bugs. I was twenty feet ahead when I looked back and saw a coyote five feet behind him, staring intently at his prey. Again with the "Voice of God" command which started my son crying, but the coyote just looked at me for a long moment, gave me an amused smile and stepped off the road into the sagebrush and simply vanished.

They do that, just disappear by standing still. Magic.

Finally, they ate my cat.

So Zach, I think you should try shooting about 100 coyotes with the ELD-M, 100 with the V-Max, and 100 with the 107 TMK.

Its like the question, "What do you call 300 lawyers on the bottom of the ocean?"

"A good start."

BTW, I knew a pilot out in Nevada who had a pet coyote that he allowed to fly the plane from the co-pilots seat. Don't underestimate them.
17 Jan 2018
@ 07:44 pm (GMT)

Mike Davis

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
lovely country there John.
sierra make a varmit projectile in 6.5.....think its 85grn??? my buddy uses them to good effect on wallabies which are similar size and body weight..... the terminal preformance is awesome from his tiny case and from the creedmore etc should be better still.
29 Jan 2018
@ 01:57 am (GMT)

Kenneth Kephart

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
I like members of the Blitzking family.
Coyotes don't.

Using 90gr. Blitzking out of my 257 Bob.

Deadly accurate, and just plain deadly.
31 Jan 2018
@ 07:00 am (GMT)

John D. Hays - New Mexico

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
Mike, Kenneth:

Thanks for the input. Last month I acquired a .257 Weatherby Magnum as a Remington 700 CDL SF with coyotes in mind.

I won't be able to use it anywhere around my house as discharge of firearms is prohibited in city limits, but I chose the .257WM as a coyote caliber because I think it'll make an emphatic and explosive statement to their brethren elsewhere.

Honestly, they are so close in here at home most evenings you could hit them with a rock (if they chose to cooperate). Folks out here often poison them or devise meat bits with entrapped and sharpened springs. Pretty ugly.

Despite my humorous diatribe, I am not really an Obsessed Coyote Nemesis. They are a bit of a pest around here, but provide a bit of Southwest color.

That said, I wouldn't mind LR hunting them.[b]
31 Jan 2018
@ 07:08 am (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
John, had I not had to buy a minivan (I get heartburn just typing that) the month prior, I would've bought that rifle in .300 WM about four years ago. I hadn't seen it before and just walked up on one sitting on a rack. That, to my mind, is as attractive a rifle as Remington has ever made.
04 Feb 2018
@ 05:47 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Maximum coyote damage?
First of all, what does your refle like to shoot for best accuracy. Coyotes can make small targets so this is important.
Next, how much would you say the effects of wind will be where and when you want to shoot them. The lighter the bullet, the more the effect winds will have.
lastly if you want maximum effect then you need a frangible bullet that will expand violontly on impct.

Basically you already have the info you needed, now just think it through and go shoot some. You will no doubt discover the 6.5 Creedmor is an effective long distance coyote and steel killer. I would aim for accuracy of 1/2 moa if your rifle is up to it. Less is best.


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