View Full Version : What is your predator round?

12-11-2012, 06:14 AM
We have shooting on a cull permit here in New South Wales with the 204. Works well on our big english foxes, and ok on kangaroos if you neck or brain them.

I haven't shot much with the 22-250, what bullets do you use to keep from tearing up a coyote?

12-11-2012, 06:53 AM
I just want the coyotes gone so mostly I use 55gr 243wssm, also 52 gr Amax fron 22-250. 22-250 doesn't have the range of 243wssm. Neighbor took a coyote chasing three does with his 7mm 150gr and his grandson killed a coyote chasing two does. I only know of two coyotes left around my place and they have been to school. I know I have missed both on at least one ocassion. I need a new trick. That is one reason I am using the longe range predator gun, the 243wssm. BTW if I see one from my house he will get the 7mm 168 Berger, even more range.

12-11-2012, 07:41 AM
130 grain Barnes ttsx out of my .270 seems to do the trick. I also like a gold tip 5575 tipped with a G5 Montek.

12-11-2012, 08:12 AM
95gr. v-max out of my .264 DPMS. It will do half of the skinning for you though, and it doesn't do a very pretty job.

12-11-2012, 11:49 AM
For coyotes I use a 35 grain bullet in my .204 :) it's also super fun to shoot prairie dogs with.. Flips them up into the air.

12-11-2012, 02:11 PM
My favorite round for calling and not wrecking a bobcat if I see one is the 204 with the 45gr Hornady. It will exit a yote from most any angle, but won't blow up like a V-max or ballistic tip so the hide is salvagable. Kinda acts like a mini Partition in my experience.

My favorite out of the feed truck, or for a place that will be yotes only is my 6mm Rem with 70gr ballistic tips over a max load of Superformance at 3824fps. It lets me shoot quickly without worrying about range out to 350yds and flat stomps yotes. Not a load for fox or cats, but a yote has enough mass to keep the bullet from exiting almost every time. Another I've had alot of sucess with is the 75gr V-max from a short barrelled 243 win, works like the 6mm load.

Muleys 24/7
12-11-2012, 06:49 PM
I use 22-250 for coyotes. I just buy the winchester hollowpoint bullets off the walmart shelf, those bullets didn't blow the dog apart, just a nice little entrance hole and perfect pelt

Musket Man
12-11-2012, 07:21 PM
22-250 with 55gr Hornady Vmax is my first choice for yotes!

Colorado Cowboy
12-11-2012, 07:48 PM
.220 Ackley Swift @ 4100 fps. Does a number on them...or my .257 Wby Mag @4000. Don't really care about the pelts! The bigger hole, the better...

12-11-2012, 08:00 PM
.243 55 grain ballistic tip. for coyotes (pelts not worth much down here, so I don't care about damage!). Typically don't shoot bobcats, I trap them.

01-06-2013, 05:52 PM
My two favorite rounds for predators are the 55grn vmax out of my 22-250 and 58grn vmax out of my .243.

dying to kill
01-06-2013, 08:51 PM
ill second that last cat i sold for 80 a couple years ago and dogs were worth 3, 3 bucks wouldnt pay my diesel gettin the fur to the buyer. I have come to find that my .223 ar is quite the yote gun for now any ways until the goverment takes it away!!!!!!
.243 55 grain ballistic tip. for coyotes (pelts not worth much down here, so I don't care about damage!). Typically don't shoot bobcats, I trap them.

01-07-2013, 08:36 AM
When I use the 22-250, its 52 gr Amax at a little over 3700, still my best round is 243wssm 55gr balistic tip. I must be the only one using Amax on dogs.

01-21-2013, 07:22 PM
For close to medium range I use a 223 with a 50 grain Nosler Ballistic tip goining at about 3200 fps, and for long range I like my 243 with 100 grain Nosler BT soft points. I get them flying at about 3,100 fps

02-07-2013, 07:29 AM
Got my depredation permit coming and really enjoyed talking with the G&F guy. I got 120 days with renewal and I told him about my gear. He said most people that get a permit never get a kill. I plan to hunt until coyotes are gone, he did tell me that dogs do about as much damage as the coyotes. Dogs are a never ending problem, well some are ended. If my permit is in todays mail I will be hunting tonight. Infra red and night vision don't spook them and red light on quickly will give time for a quick shot. Only problem with permit is hunting on my land only.

01-05-2014, 07:44 PM
I like 70 grain ballistic tips from my 243. Usually blows up inside of them. Shot a few with my 7mm mag, but usually just zips thru them with the barnes x. Just hit them again.

01-05-2014, 08:40 PM
55 gr 223 AR

01-06-2014, 05:48 PM
6x47 lapua with 105 bergers, yeah i know bullet is a little big for coyotes

6mm Remington
01-06-2014, 06:04 PM
I use the same bullet in my 6mm Remington that I use for deer and antelope. That is a 100 gr. Nosler Partition at about 3100 fps. Yes I will have an exit hole, but it doesn't really tear them up that badly. I figure by using the same bullet and load that I hunt with for big-game, I will only get better shooting it and I don't have to worry about sighting in for just the varmint bullet that I might want to load.

Colorado Cowboy
01-06-2014, 06:15 PM
53 gr BRHP BT Sierras in my custom .220 Ackley Improved Swift...4200fps...awesome round! Don't really care what the bullet does to the hide...it just kills them.

01-06-2014, 07:30 PM
Remington soft point or hornady, 223 hollow points are ok, but it seems if I shot one by the road it doesn't do enough damage it would run a mile deep into a swamp before it's sick enough for the dogs to catch it or it dies, than you have to walk in and get it. The soft points do the job and don't destroy the hide.

01-07-2014, 07:53 PM
I use a 40 grain V-Max shot out of a .221 Fireball rifle. Mostly predator hunt by calling them in. The V-max will usually blow a big exit hole if you shoot the coyotes broadside inside of 50 yds or so.

Kentucky hunter
01-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Barnes TXS small hole in small hole out

01-17-2014, 11:13 PM
.223 short mag

01-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Just added three rifles to my predator collection a 222 Remington, 22-250 Rem, and a 223 WSSM.... They all have a special assignment.