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Coyote Hunting Canis latrans. Ky'ote. Ky'otee. Whatever you want to call it, it's one of the most popular predators hunted in the world today.

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:58 AM
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Browning BAR Lightweight Stalker 243 with 20" barrel, put a Trijicon Reap IR Thermal scope on it and sighted it in with 55 grain Ballistic Tip bullets. Groups really nice with a 10" twist barrel.


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Old 08-30-2019, 12:56 PM
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Very nice setup.
I like Browning for just about anything.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:02 PM
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Looks like one heckuva nocturnal death ray Sonny! Those 55 BT's at .243 velocity fold up coyote like a hammer. Without too much recoil. And I imagine that Reap IR is just pure pleasure to use.

I love it. Needs a suppressor though!

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Old 08-30-2019, 05:34 PM
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I love it. Needs a suppressor though!

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I have the suppressor on the Cooper Jackson Hunter 22-250, with a Trijicon IR Hunter Thermal mounted on it. It was already threaded, no extra work. The BAR wasn't threaded. But I understand your thinking.
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Old 08-30-2019, 05:45 PM
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Either way, it's going to be bad medicine for coyote!

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Old 08-31-2019, 10:42 AM
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Those 55 BT's at .243 velocity fold up coyote like a hammer. Without too much recoil.



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I like that statement and that is exactly what I am after. I'm an old guy, and I don't like tracking blood. You've killed thousands more coyotes than I have in my life, so I respect your comments on things like this. Hope it dumps em' right there. This is my first year trying the 55 gr bullets in 243. Took a couple different rifles to find one that would handle them twist rate wise. That ole BAR had been setting in my gunsafe for 15-20 years. After a couple of stablizing failures by other rifles, I thought well I will try that ole BAR. Glad I did.

Thanks for your comments DAA

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Old 08-31-2019, 12:24 PM
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Sonny, probably about half of all the coyotes I have ever seen my partner Tim kill with his .243 have been with the 55 BT. And it's the only bullet I use in my 6-284. It's very accurate in both rifles. Tim's old Model 70 has a 22" barrel which is 10 twist. They have an MV of ~4,000 fps from his rifle. My 6-284 has a 25", 13 twist Lilja. The 55's leave it at almost 4,300 fps.

Losing a coyote with either rifle, with just about any hit, is rare to the point of near non existence.

My 6-284 on it's first day afield. It has since sprouted a TBAC Ultra 7 .




And Tim's trusty old Model 70.




And what I believe to be the reason the 55 BT kills coyote so well even when pushed to well over 4,000 fps.



That thick solid copper base. Which I think is the reason I always see lethal penetration with the 55 BT. Compared to the 58 Vmax, below.



Not that the 58 Vmax doesn't kill coyote with authority. It does. But lethal penetration is not nearly as consistent as with the B-tip, in my experience.

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Freakin' awesome to hear that. Thanks Dave.

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