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Old 11-02-2014, 10:51 PM
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I am wondering what everyone thinks of my coyote hunting ideas. I have shot hundreds of coyotes over the years and mostly with a 6 mm Remington but also with a 22 250 and 17 Remington and a 22 long rifle. A couple of weeks back I shot four with a 223 Remington I and handloads with a 55 grain core lock hollow point bullets. Anyhow three were knocked down on the spot and did not move they were shot at between one and four hundred yards. No big holes the forth one ran twenty paces and walked twentyore and dropped over dead. Exit holes were the size of a silver dollar. All chest shots. They were all relaxed and just watching me when shot. My favorite load with the 6 mm was a Sierra 60 grain hollow point loaded heavy. Basically every coyote that was chest shot with it had an exit hole the size of a small plate out of the backside of there chest.The would go down the a ton of bricks then get up and run ten yards and then fall over never to move again. The only time I ever had the total lack of movement with a coyote after being shot was a head shot with my 22 250. Now my wonder is this basically all of the coyotes I have shot over the years I have surprised and they started running when the stopped to look I shot them or shot them on the run. These four I shot a couple of weeks ago I just let them walk up to me or should I say I let the walk up to where I was sure I could make the shot. So I am wondering if everyone thinks there is a big difference is in the way they react by how much adrenaline they have flowing. I never did know how a coyote could get up and run a short distance after there heartand lungs were removed with hollow point then these ones with far less damage just fall over dead and never move. So this is my theory that there is a huge difference due to Adrenalin volume on there reaction to a shot.

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