.243 ammo for coyotes

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.243 ammo for coyotes

Which .243 factory ammo is the best for coyotes? I was looking at Hornady 58gr. V-Max Poly but thought they were a little expensive for me. What are you guys using out there?

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Anything that makes them die....

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I guess I should have said that I am looking for something that does not leave a monster size hole in them.

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Corky-
If you're using your .243 you should be ok (IMO). The Hornady's will help though. Just don't shoot your Federal soft points and you should be ok.


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TSX is dime sized going in and maybe half again coming out.....unless you hit some major bone or the paunch.  However hitting them in the guts is well worth it just to hear the "spinning die yelp".  

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Large bone contact gives you 2 results, huge hole, or no hole at all.  Entering or exiting the "paunch" almost always creates a large hole.  Broadside in the noggin earhole to earhole doesn't make much of a mess.

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How about in the back of the head and exiting between the eyes?  (grin)

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Jiffy Said:
How about in the back of the head and exiting between the eyes?  (grin)

I hit a female in the back of the head with one of my loads...they still do the spinning "yelp"!

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Jiffy Said:
TSX is dime sized going in and maybe half again coming out.....unless you hit some major bone or the paunch.  However hitting them in the guts is well worth it just to hear the "spinning die yelp".  

Are you saying you aim to maim?   I've been accused of that a time or two.

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In a 243 I hear good things about the 87 V-max/85 TSX swapaloo.

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I've only tried the 85 tsx (recommended from one of these threads), only because I didn't have to look any further...

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