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Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... #6923623
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Well... it's like what a good buddy of mine always says, "It don't matter what the first shot looks like as long as the last one puts him down". This is a recent Thermal Coyote Kill here in East Texas using a Flextone 100 Electronic Game Call and .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain Ammo. You'll get to see me missing an easy 15 yard shot and then finally dropping the Coyote on a dead sprint at 40 yards.... go figure. I'm stilling scratching my mind about this one.

After using the electronic caller, baby cottontail distress, for only and few minutes, this coyote was already standing 15 yards away starring right at me. By the time that I powered up the thermal scope and mdvr recorder, he was already right up on me and I only had less than a second to aim and shoot.

It wasn't until the 3rd shot that I was able to regroup and make a good shot with the right lead to drop in dead in his tracks, but my buddies are still laughing at me for missing that easy shot..




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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6923706
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I've been predator hunting for over 40 years and have missed way more "easy" shots than hard ones. I don't know what causes it but it happens. Even after all these years, when I miss a shot on a coyote, it bothers me for days because I know that is one more calf eater on the loose. Nice recovery shot though Hans.


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: Bar-D] #6923756
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Originally Posted By: bar-d
I've been predator hunting for over 40 years and have missed way more "easy" shots than hard ones. I don't know what causes it but it happens. Even after all these years, when I miss a shot on a coyote, it bothers me for days because I know that is one more calf eater on the loose. Nice recovery shot though Hans.


Thanks. I've watched the tape dozens of times and still don't know how I missed it. You're right, it bothers me too when I miss. There's been many calves come up dead around here recently..

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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6923846
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Ive missed a couple coyotes and usually its because I rushed my shot and just overall wasn't patient enough. It happens.


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6923856
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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: SapperTitan] #6923909
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Ive missed a couple coyotes and usually its because I rushed my shot and just overall wasn't patient enough. It happens.


I definitely rushed that first shot ST... he came up on me quick.


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: hook_n_line] #6923913
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Sure is!


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6924000
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You took him out, and that's all that counts! Good work.

Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: mikei] #6924037
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Originally Posted By: mikei
You took him out, and that's all that counts! Good work.


Thank you sir..


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6924040
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It is always good to recover and finish the job!


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6924061
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Sometimes the close shots are the hardest ones.

Good job. Take another one for good measure.


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: Double Naught Spy] #6924275
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
It is always good to recover and finish the job!


Thanks DNS... that's the only thing not making me look like a fool LOL


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: yotehater] #6924277
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Originally Posted By: yotehater
Sometimes the close shots are the hardest ones.

Good job. Take another one for good measure.


The close ones have always given me trouble..


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Re: Thermal Coyote Kill .223 Hornady V-MAX 55 Grain... [Re: HansETX] #6925350
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You rose to the challenge !
I think we sub-consciously let our guard down/don't bring our A game for the "easy" shots.


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Originally Posted By: a74aggie
You rose to the challenge !
I think we sub-consciously let our guard down/don't bring our A game for the "easy" shots.


It's almost like golf... I don't know if you play but I can't tell you how many times that I've duffed a two foot putt. It's like I try to over think it or something...


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