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Old January 5, 2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Coyote Ammo for an '06

Does any one know where I can find 100-110 grain 30-06 ammo?

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Old January 5, 2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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I think Federal Premium still has a 110 gr .30-06 ammo that uses the Barnes TTSX. It will be expensive if you can even find it.

Another question is, will your rifle shoot that bullet accurately? Most .30-06's are a 1:10 twist, which is a bit on the fast side for a 110 grain bullet. You might get OK accuracy with them, or you might be all over the place.

If you must use a .30-06 for coyotes, I recommend a standard cup-and-core 150 gr bullet. They're easier to find, more likely to be accurate in your rifle, and cheaper. Remington, Hornady, Federal, anything you can find will work. Coyotes aren't that hard to kill. If you are wanting to save/sell the pelts, the .30-06 will be a dismal failure.
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Old January 5, 2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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I think Federal Premium still has a 110 gr .30-06 ammo that uses the Barnes TTSX
Awesome. Any idea where I can get my hands on them?
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Old January 6, 2014, 04:24 AM   #4
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Old January 6, 2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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If still available both Federal 125(using Sierra bullets) and Remington 125 worked well enough back when I used a 30/06 for coyotes. Accuracy with those was better than with 110 grainers and trajectory was not that much different. Realistically, not much is gained compared to the 150 grain "tipped" bulleted factory loads. I've not seen any .30 cal bullets that didn't fully penetrate a coyote and go zinging off into the background. Most any of the plastic tipped 150 grain bullets will open at least a little on a coyote and maybe cause just as much damage as the 110/125's.
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Old January 6, 2014, 02:50 PM   #6
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Kawasaki, no sir I do not handload.

Mobuck, thanks for the advice. I'll stick to the 150 grain. They are much easier to find. I have no intention of salvaging the hides. This is simply to reduce the numbers a bit on the farm where I deer hunt.
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Old January 6, 2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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I used Blitz King Sierras for predator control. They would disintegrate on contact with anything. This made them safe(r) from the possibility of richochet into someone elses property. Go with the 150s.
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Old January 6, 2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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What ever shoots best, maybe your favorite deer/hog hunting load. Just consider it practice for when you really mean business.
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Old January 6, 2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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Might look at the 150 grain Federal Fusion. Pretty inexpensive, decent BC.
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Old January 6, 2014, 09:50 PM   #10
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If your trying to save the hide, you might want to try the Remington Accelerator.

If I remember correctly it shoots a sabot 55 gr. .224" bullet.

Just have to adjust your point of aim.
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Old January 6, 2014, 10:20 PM   #11
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Wouldn't a FMJ be devastating on a coyote from a 30-06??? I would think any fmj surplus ammo would do the job.
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Old January 6, 2014, 10:37 PM   #12
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I don't know of anywhere that lets you hunt with FMJ. It's considered inhumane because it doesn't expand so there's far lower chance of a clean kill. That said, when you're talking a .30-06 on a squirrel or other small animal, it doesn't really matter what the bullet's made of. It's just going to vaporize.
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Old January 6, 2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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If you need help with them 'yotes, let me know!
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Old January 7, 2014, 08:37 AM   #14
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Yup, forgot about the no FMJ laws. I see Hornady has a 125 SST for the 308. Perhaps going the other way and shooting a heavy 180 won't open up in time and might not blow em apart???
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Old January 7, 2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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Reading the OP's replies leads me to believe he would be best served by using 150 grain ammo he already has or has best access to. This will provide best economy and experience with loads which may be used for other hunting later on. I've seen very little difference in "on target" performance or damage with any of the common cup and core bullets at normal ranges.
I patently do not recommend wasting time/money with the Accelerator ammo. Accuracy is insufficient to utilize the "extra range" suggested by the advertisements.
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