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Old September 13, 2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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270 varmint load

Greetings, I would like to know what size bullet and load ( 270 Savage) you would use for coyotes, probably about a 200 yard shot. Thanks
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Old September 13, 2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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The money round for the 270 Win was the 130 grn bullet. Its pretty dern flat shooting, so unless you are gonna eat the varmints, I see no reason to use anything else.

Something to be said for getting practice with your hunting round.

Which 130 grn bullet would depend on what your rifle likes. Only you can figure that out.
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Old September 13, 2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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Any of the 130's soft point work good. The B,tips really do a number on the pelts but if your not saving skins boattail B, tips for me.
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Old September 13, 2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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For vermin, a Remington CoreLokt 130 is inexpensive and deadly.
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Old September 13, 2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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I like to use the Speer 100 Gr,HP on Yodel Dogs , I've taken them at 350 Yds. with them . Not a good bullet for hide hunters though !
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Old September 13, 2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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A coyote doesn't offer up much resistance to a game bullet. If you are killing them and not saving the pelt, the Sierra 90 HP is absolutely the best bullet I've found on coyote. If you're saving the pelt, use a game bullet.
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Old September 13, 2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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We've found that the Vmax bullets work well. (if your not keeping the pelt)
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Old September 13, 2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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My buddy loads the speer 100gr Varmint HP in his 270 weatherby and I tell you what they sure do make a mess out of a ground hog out to 400 yards.

The HP on these things is the size of a 747 engine intake.
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Old September 14, 2010, 04:04 AM   #9
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Sierra 110

The lighter bullet weights in the .270 are generally thought of as the varmint bullets,90, 100, 110, 115. The 130 is sort of a GP bullet and will wallop a coyote for sure, but is typically thought of as a deer bullet.

The lighter bullets can be pushed pretty fast if your a reloader, 3400-3500 fps from std barrel lengths for the lightest varieties. Laserlike trajectories to 200 yds . Still pretty flat to 300 and then their light weight takes its toll.
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Old September 14, 2010, 08:57 PM   #10
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My favorite to handload are 100 gr. HP's and 110 gr. V-Max. At 3,100-3,200 fps turn the furry mammals into nice little clouds of red mist quite spectacularly.
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Old September 19, 2010, 04:35 AM   #11
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I like the 90 grain Sierra HPs for varmints out to 250 yards. In my Remmie, a lighter load of IMR 4895 shoots to the same 100-yard POI as my 130 grain deer loads.

I've had jacket fouling from hot loads using Hornady 100 grain bullets and won't try them again.
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Old September 19, 2010, 06:33 AM   #12
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Using the Speer 100 gr HP over 59 grs of Reloader 17 will give you an outstanding 3,554 fps in velocity. It will hammer a coyote real good for sure.

See the load data here on this web page:

This is one screaming load, if you really want to do major damage to the varmint.

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Old September 19, 2010, 09:01 AM   #13
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First of all, the .270 win, for what my opinion's worth is one heck of a hunting caliber. For coyotes, I would shoot the round my rifle liked the best. In other words, the rifle's most accurate loading, be it whatever,,,, And practice on coyote targets from 50 yds to 250-300,(or the distances your most comfortable with.. Remember it's fairly tough to get a second shot on a yote!! BTW my savage loves the remington 130 gr. Corelokts!! (what the Captain said!!)
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Old September 19, 2010, 11:15 AM   #14
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Remington also factory loads a 100gr core-lokt for the .270 win. They shoot well out to about 300 yds. and do a good job on the yotes.
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Old September 22, 2010, 11:14 PM   #15
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If it's your deer rifle shoot your deer load. It makes very good practice. Unless your saving the pelts of the cyotes. Then get a very quick expanding bullet like a barnes multi purpose green or a Sierra varminter hollow point
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Old September 22, 2010, 11:31 PM   #16
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Speer 100 gr HPs. Anything over 2,700 fps will do just fine. Approaching the 3,500 fps mark makes for some spectacular red mist and flying hair balls.

You do, of course, have to hand load to use that bullet, though.

I have found the "standard" 100 gr HPs to be much more explosive than the 90 gr "TNT" HPs; more accurate, too.
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Old September 23, 2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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I am constantly amazed at the accuracy of my M70 in.270 win using Corelokt 130gr ammo. I have taken hogs up to 200 lbs out to 220 yards using that combination. Utterly merciless.
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Old September 24, 2010, 10:51 AM   #18
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My go to hog and coyote load is a 90Gr Sierra HP. 55.0 Gr H380 powder. I have the round pushing 22-250 velocites, and it has flattened both hogs and yotes out to 300 yards.

IMHO, the .270 WIN is one of the greatest hunting loads around. Dunring deer season I roll some Hornady 130 Gr SST rounds that have always stopped dear in their tracks. I LOVE this round!
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