Fatgirl, my long range thumper2019-01-03T07:10:00-05:00

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  • Avatarcoydog
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    243WWSM 24″ HB Olympic barrel, modified Versa Pod model 1 tripod, 4.5 x 14x Nikon mildot, 3 lb SS Timney trigger. I use Win 95 SBT’s. She has killed many a coyote. 2 longest prone shots were 556+ yrds & 600 yrds even. The latter coyote was standing on top of a carcass feeding & was rudely interupted. đŸ™‚

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    556+ yrd coyote was walking up a distant draw, angled away. I shot 3x & hit her twice in the chest. Game over

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    Good shooting I always liked the 243 WWSM. Superoir ballistics to many other cartridges. I broke out my RRA predator pursuit 223 for calling yesterday. Like your rifle it’s a shooter just lacks the long range punch. Holes are smaller but it really lacks the long-range capability of your rifle. Weight has become an issue for me and I have decided to pick up a new rifle for calling. My old 700 Rem 22-250 has had numerous issues the last few years so as a retirement present to myself I have decided to buy a new rifle. I bought that 700 in 1973. I retire in June so I have sometime to shop. Thinking 243 win so I can leave it for my new granddaughter.

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    Good shooting I always liked the 243 WWSM. Superoir ballistics to many other cartridges. I broke out my RRA predator pursuit 223 for calling yesterday. Like your rifle it’s a shooter just lacks the long range punch. Holes are smaller but it really lacks the long-range capability of your rifle. Weight has become an issue for me and I have decided to pick up a new rifle for calling. My old 700 Rem 22-250 has had numerous issues the last few years so as a retirement present to myself I have decided to buy a new rifle. I bought that 700 in 1973. I retire in June so I have sometime to shop. Thinking 243 win so I can leave it for my new granddaughter.

     

    Well Jim it doesn’t kill coyotes any better. But what it offers over a smaller cal is. Wind bucking ability. I opted for this caliber & bullet due to it’s ability to slice through high cross & quartering winds. The 24″ HB Olympic AR is a shooter out of the box with the ammo I mentioned above. I’ve done a boat load  of long range target shooting getting to know my rifle & bullet. Then I took to the killing part. I’ve killed many beyond 300 yds. Some were flat out running hard. I stopped at a farm one Winter day to ask permission. Farmer invited me in out of the cold. As we were visiting in his large LR with a large bay window. I seen a coyote walking a high snow drift along his creek down in the valley. I quickly asked him “Well do I have permission?” He replied, Yes!. I then told him “I’m going to kill that coyote watch me”. Coyote was right at 1/4 mile out. I ran out grabbed my rifle & went prone next to his house. Bang! knocked that coyote off of that drift. He was hit hard  , broadside, front chest area. But recovered & ran hard on 3 legs. I couldn’t re-connect. I tracked him 1/4 mile & he went down a hole. Large, long blood trail. I was surprised with so much blood loss the coyote was still alive. Tough critters, eh.

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    Ev, that proves just how tough coyotes are to take a hit from the 243 WWSM and keep on ticking. I have unfortunately seen that play out with .223 more than once. But the holes are easier to sew up if you get the coyote.

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    Ev, that proves just how tough coyotes are to take a hit from the 243 WWSM and keep on ticking. I have unfortunately seen that play out with .223 more than once. But the holes are easier to sew up if you get the coyote.

     

    I remember 2 coyotes I shot mid chest broadside. 1 coyote was around the 300 yrd marker. The other coyote was close enough to hit it with a paver brick. Both coyotes the 95 gr Win SBT punched a fist sized hole through their chest. Both coyotes got up & tried to run. But were tagged again. Sometimes they don’t know their dead. Tough critters.

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    Jim, the last coyote I killed was around 7yrs ago? I don’t even try for them anymore. That male was with a female out near the 1/2 mile. I stalked in & went prone around 300 yrds from the male(the female was laying farther away & near the crest of the distant hill). The male was curled up in a ball 1/2 down the hillside. I shot, him in the heart area. Then he relaxed & flopped his head down. I got up & started to walk over to pick him up. I was maybe 15′ from my rifle. When suddenly he kicked around, then got to his feet & took off quartering away down the long hill. I ran back to my rifle & went prone again & swung on him. By that time he was way out there 400 yrds +. I was leading him by a full length, shot right under him. 2nd shot I aimed a bit higher with more lead. By that time he was stretched out like a Cheetah in full stride, he was hauling mail. I hit him quartering into his chest & he rolled 4x, coming back onto his feet & fell over. That male took 2 95 gr ballistic tips in the chest. Before giving it up. Tough critters.

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