Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by cal44, Oct 1, 2020.
What would you recommend?
All I have now is mil surplus FMJ which seems unsuitable.
Rifle is my BLR
I once shot a coyote with a 257 Roberts, 87 gr HP. It almost cut him in half. Little hole in, almost all hole out. On the other extreme, a friend shot one with a 223 FMJ bullet and spent 2 hours tracking the wounded coyote, then finished it at 200 yards. It left a very small blood trail.
I guess it's not worth asking about factory loads these days as there is practally nothing available.
I did score a single box of 308 Hornady Black 155 gr A-MAX. Red plastic ballistic tip.
That should work.
I realize 308 is overkill, but where we are going you have to leave the carcus where it drops untouched.
My only other scoped rifle is a 338 Win Mag A-Bolt and that's even more overkill.
Wish I had a BLR in 243, but can't find any anywhere.
I load 125 gr sierra bullet behind 55 grs imr 4350, very accurate at 100 yrds from my 30.06 A Bolt, I can cover 3 rounds with a quarter. Haven't yet shot a yot but I am anxious to try it out.
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