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Squirrel tail
11-01-2012, 01:20 PM
i have wanted to start coyote hunting for a while and need a good bullet to use that wont wreck the pelt i shoot a 7mm rem mag. been looking for fmjs of 100-120gr fut haven't found any my other idea is a branes solids in 140gr .... don't really want to get a new gun because i am still in school and i would need a gun/scope/dies/bullets brass...and such so and advice is appreciated

squirrel tail

Bitterroot Bulls
11-01-2012, 01:40 PM
I would look hard at the Barnes solids. Your twist rate will probably have a hard time with 7mms as light as 120 grs.

Even Barnes tsxs aren't going to cause a lot of pelt damage typically, if you aren't fragmenting a lot of bone.

packer58
11-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Hey squirrel tail, not trying to talk you out of using your 7 mag for coyotes but thats a lot a gun for bust"n dogs. BB is right, you could go with solids and not loose many hides. In the meantime, keep your eyes open for a .223, very economical to shoot weather you hand load or purchace loaded ammo. Also lots of surplus fmj's out there. For coyotes I use both, a 22-250 and .223. Believe me, the . 223 is a 250 yrd coyote buster all day long...........

Squirrel tail
11-02-2012, 12:02 AM
thanks for the help i already got some 140gr ttsx i loaded but i think i will still get some of the barnes solids.....packer58 im wanting to get some money from the pelts so i can buy a 22-250 i think that would be amazing fast small ....and a good cheap plinker

packer58
11-02-2012, 10:16 PM
You can't go wrong with the 22-250, it's probably my favorite all-round coyote gun. In the 70's and 80's we were getting up to $70.00 for a good coyote hide. The pail hides were bringing more $ than the darker hides. The fur buyer was out of Moscow Idaho, don't know if there still in buiseness.