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Old 11-01-2009, 01:06 PM
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Question ?? about 223 hand loads

I'm shooting a encore 223 with a 28" prohunter barrel.I reload a 60gr. vmax for yotes good load for my gun but it is slow.I'm thinking of reloading a 40gr. blitzking with imr 4198 powder for yotes any thoughts or concerns.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:22 PM
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Why do you need a fast load for coyotes? When you hit them they dont know if it is moving 3300 fps or 3800 fps. The coyote will not jump out of the way of a bullet because it is slower. If you have a load that shoots good, stick with it. Bullet speed is not a factor when hunting coyotes.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:19 PM
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I agree with reb8600 "if it's not broke" Just my 2 cents
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:05 PM
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Why do you need a fast load for coyotes? When you hit them they dont know if it is moving 3300 fps or 3800 fps. The coyote will not jump out of the way of a bullet because it is slower. If you have a load that shoots good, stick with it. Bullet speed is not a factor when hunting coyotes.
because with a faster load u dont have as much bullet drop on out at longer distances.these 60gr. travel at 2600 fps and it drop about 14.1 in. at 300yd and at 400 its 44.7 low.if the load is say 3600 fps it only drops 6.5 at 300 and 20 in. at 400. i guess my real ?? was will the 40gr. blitz king be a good load has anyone used it for yotes. thanks
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:24 PM
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my speer book shows a 40 gr. bullet traveling at 3600 fps , drops 13 in. at 300 yds. and drops 35.0 in. at 400 yds...
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:00 PM
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my speer book shows a 40 gr. bullet traveling at 3600 fps , drops 13 in. at 300 yds. and drops 35.0 in. at 400 yds...
i use a ballistic calculator at http://www.biggameinfo.com/BalCalc.aspx that is what it shows. ill find out tomorrow i just got some loaded.but it has been very accurate with all my other loads.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:45 PM
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You can get better than 2600 fps out of a 60 gr bullet. My hornady manual on their starting load is 2700 fps and up to 3100 fps depending on the powder you use. Are you sure you are only getting 2600 fps out of yours?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:58 PM
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Out of a 28 inch barrel you should be able to get 3100fps with the 60gr bullet pretty easy. But to address your question I have shot quite a few coyotes and Bobcats with the 40gr BlitzKing and it works very well at 3550fps out of a 1/12 twist barrel. I never get any exits except on a occasional fox.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:19 AM
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I am shooting 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips loaded with H-4895 out of my 16" Bushmaster M4 ORC Carbine at a muzzle velocity of 2947 FPS. The 18 Coyotes and 1 Red Fox I have shot with this Bushmaster / 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip Load have not complained one bit. Although the farthest shot so far has been 250 yards.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:08 PM
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I get close to 3100 (chronographed, not guestimated) out of my 20 inch .223's with 27 grains of Varget under a 60 grain Sierra HP. This is a good, accurate load in my 7, 8, and 9 twist barrels. 28 inches seems like a lot of barrel for a case with no more capacity than the .223 has. You can reach a point of diminishing returns with regard to barrel length. I would hesitate to run 40 grain bullets for coyotes. Yes they start faster but they also slow down faster.
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