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#1 ehd

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:49 PM

Would a 80 grain hollow point be a good frangible bullet in the 243.? I am looking for something that dies when it hits the ground for urban work. I would like to stay in the 80 grain range because i like to also shoot the 80 grain soft points. I really dont know if it is even an issue with 80 grain bullets, but would rather be safe than sorry. Any thoughts?

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 10:11 PM

I'd look at the 80gr Sierra Blitz.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:32 AM

Ill check it out.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 07:17 AM

I use the serria 85 garin spitzer and at 3600fps it comes apart fast..
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:04 PM

Try the varm gernades
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:54 PM

I have these 80gr sbt from sierra, they made a HUGE hole in a coyote last christmas, so I assume they are thin skinned. The VG's are certainly explosive, not quite as wonderful as a ballistic tip at 4000fps but hey, still quite accurate.what is the rifle? if its a tikka, I think I posted my loads awhile back - run a search on grenades...

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:53 PM

The blitz is a frangible bullet "as requested". They are relatively inexpensive and usually shoot pretty well. I've shot a bunch of coyotes with them out of my 6mm...it kills em. As usual, how you hit them makes the biggest difference in pelt damage, a high or low hit will probably be messy.
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:32 PM

I have used Hornady 75 Gr. hollow points. Every coyote I have shot was dead. Don't expect to save the fur though.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:13 PM

Thanks all. I am going to try all the options stated above. with the urban spread around here I like a bullet that will die when hitting the ground. shot-guns are ok, however more often than i like ," a shotgun leaves you wishing". the other evening I called a coyote in to have her bust out at 35 yards. Gave her a round goinng away . My dogs found it several hundred yards from the shot. this particular coyote stood broadside at 50 for several minutes.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 06:40 PM

.....Every coyote I have shot was dead....

Hey Rimrock, shooting the ones that are already dead is cheating....sure are hard to call in though. :smiley_kewlpics:
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

OK, Clampdaddy, you got me. :roflmao3[1]:




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