Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
harvey lee

223 shells for coyotes

Recommended Posts

Yes they will leave a small hole , but they don't put em down very well and they ricochet around the countryside a lot. If you are in any populated area at all , I would not advise their use. Only for target practice with a good backstop . Use the ballistic tips, and experiment to see which one groups best in your rifle .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ballistic tips are a bad idea if you're looking to keep pelts. Speaking from experience. The entrance hole is like a pencil. The exit is like a basketball.

pickbigwagon is more of a ballistics guru. He could point you to the right .223 round.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey, I have not had a splash entry with vamx bullets, but others have. I have had a couple good sized exit holes. If you are looking to save pelts, Look at a hollow point or a soft point bullet. What twist rate is your 223? Velocity plays a big part in how the bullet disintegrates too.

I love Vmax, but others have had bad experiences with them. 55 gr. softpt's would be a better option than FMJ's in my opinion. Black hills makes some accurate bluebox reloads....

not much help I am sure, but the more negative things I read about Vmax and exit wounds, the more I start leaning towards shooting something else at coyotes. Of course I have 150 unloaded vmax in the basement and about 100 loaded vmax's..... Barnes is goming out with a 55 gr TSX soon, I will have to try those

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so you could and should shoot the heavier bullets, say the 68 and 75 grainers....or my brain is fried from a 3 hour drive home with 3 sick kids and one sick wife. I know it is either slower twist or faster twist that stabilizes the heavier bullets better. Not sure who loads a heavier bullet, I have not read good things about match bullets on coyotes though......let me poke around a little tomorrow and let you know what I find out...

what have you been shooting out of it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think you can go wrong on a coyote with a 55 grn soft point. Quarter inch in and quarter sized out and a bang flop, dead dog. If you drag bone out the exit, it doesnt matter which bullet you use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This will be the first year I use this for coyotes as I just got the gun.

I zero'd the gun with Black Hills ammo.

52 GR Match HP

She shots tight groups at 100 yards about 1.5 inches high.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reddog has the skinny on exit wounds. It doesn't matter what you shoot.., if you hit a large bone, (shoulder, leg-bone).., you are very likely to get a nasty, nasty exit-hole!!!

I have shot the plain old 55-grain soft-tips with great results, but I now shoot Black Hills 52-grain boattail hollow-point. Often, not even an exit.

But again, as reddog shared, you really can't go wrong with the good old 55-grain soft-point. The hotter you go, especially with the lighter bullets, the nastier things get if you hit bone. In fact, I used to shoot the 40-grainers at nearly 4000-fps, until I clipped the back of a shoulder-blade on a smaller-female 'yote, quartering towards me as she was trying to circle to get downwind (calling).., and without getting graphic.., let's just say "it wasn't pretty"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • I guess I started this thread but never gave model name lol. I have the cozyna model air fryer its been great unit and so far non stick surface has been holding up well in dishwasher after every use. Super easy clean up.
    • We really didn't shop around much.... Just bought one off of amazon with good reviews  
    • .... I knew that was coming the second I said "vacuum seal"
    • You could have just boiled them in the bag like Del does.....  
    • Anyone recommend a brand or model?
    • Ended up making some non-breaded steak cubes (aka "Chislic" here in SoDak) that turned out friggin awesome. I took a sirloin tip roast, trimmed it up, and cut it into 1" cubes. I then vacuum sealed them for 6 hrs in a little olive oil, worchester, garlic, and coarse black pepper. I sprinkled on a little lawry's before putting them in. I did two batches... one batch "medium well" for the wife and kids, and one batch medium rare for me. Medium well took 10 min, Medium rare was 6. Turned out awesome! Even the Medium well was still tender and juicy.
    • So what you're saying is if we ever hear him say "I'm going out to the garage to give my blade a love rub" we shouldn't be too worried?
    • I have had 2 of these for a year or so. They work great for fries, tator tots, onion rings, shrimp,chicken strips.and basically anything breaded when you buy it. And they don't need any oil. Only OK if you bread them yourself. For those I spray Pam on them. The only thing is breaded fish fillets are only so so. I still prefer deep frying them. Fish is the only thing I still deep fry. I indulge my self there. Just not as good as deep frying. Pretty much everything else I air fry.
    • You missed the part about "All my blades are hand rubbed with love" 
  • Our Sponsors