Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Daniel Cobb, hardknocks, foxrocket, Austin Daniel, Carnivore419
64337 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,097
stxranchman 53,720
bill oxner 49,677
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,411
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 39,451
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,376
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics417,675
Posts6,072,460
Members64,337
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
good hunt, bad results. #6974133
11/27/17 08:37 PM
11/27/17 08:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 199
San Marcos
B
bcwhit Offline OP
Woodsman
bcwhit  Offline OP
Woodsman
B

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 199
San Marcos
I have been calling for the past few years on our lease in carbon TX. Have been able to call up foxes and coons with ease but coyotes have been difficult. This past weekend I was setting in a popup blind bored so it started calling with a mouth call, i would blow the call for 30 seconds and wait a couple minuets. about five minuets in I saw some motion. I get the binoculars up sure enough a coyote about 100 yards out moving my way,so i began to ready myself for a shot. when the coyote broke out of the brush 60 yards away i had noticed that 6-7 others where with him. I let the first coyote get fully into the opening and lip squeaked he stops I shoot down he goes, I pick up another and shoot,down she goes. I pick up a third shoot miss, he makes another opening i shoot down he goes. Now the weirdness starts I look and the fist coyote is back on his feet so i anchor him again. I then look and find the third coyote on his feet and click, empty. while I fumbling around loading the rifle again 2 coyotes that I had shot are back up and moving to the brush. I know that I hit them hard, blood everywhere they went down. Only thing I can think of is that I was using federal fusion 115 I normally shoot 120 sst reloads, in a 6.8 spc, maybe the fusion did not expand.

Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6974174
11/27/17 09:07 PM
11/27/17 09:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 39,451
Over yonder.....
S
SnakeWrangler Online content
THF Celebrity
SnakeWrangler  Online Content
THF Celebrity
S

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 39,451
Over yonder.....
The main thing is you took them out..... up


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6974250
11/27/17 10:09 PM
11/27/17 10:09 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 5,837
Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Double Naught Spy Online content
THF Trophy Hunter
Double Naught Spy  Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 5,837
Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Same with hogs, if you don't disrupt the central nervous, they may get up on you. That is just biology physiology.

You don't think the Fed Fusion expanded? What did the carcasses show? SST tends to come apart, but the Fusion should have expanded and most likely did.


Si vis pacem cum sus, para bellum.
My Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/HornHillRange
Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6976111
11/29/17 01:56 PM
11/29/17 01:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 150
Spanish Fort
O
oaktreeplanter Offline
Woodsman
oaktreeplanter  Offline
Woodsman
O

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 150
Spanish Fort
I think you still had a good hunt cool


"They will be called oaks of righteousness"
Isaiah 61:3
Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6976803
11/29/17 10:29 PM
11/29/17 10:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 199
San Marcos
B
bcwhit Offline OP
Woodsman
bcwhit  Offline OP
Woodsman
B

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 199
San Marcos
I recovered only one carcass the one that I shot twice. The entrance and exit hole weren't that much difference. You are correct about CNS shot hit hit the base of the scull and it was over.

Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6976940
11/30/17 12:39 AM
11/30/17 12:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 406
Jackson County
D
djs303 Offline
Bird Dog
djs303  Offline
Bird Dog
D

Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 406
Jackson County
I don't think the federal fusion bullets expand very good. I lost a deer with a 7 mm mag fusion bullet where I found a small piece of lung at the shot sight. The deer ran 150 yards without any blood trail and then I found a few small spots in about a 20 yard span, then nothing. Searched for numerous hours and used a k9 and no recovery. That is the only animal that didn't die within 20 yards after being shot with my 7 mm. After that loss, I shot a spike in the head with the fusion bullet and the head remained intact, with a hole between the eyes and in the back of the skull. I was surprised that it didnt destroy the skull. I use SST bullets in several of my rifles and have nothing but great luck with them on any animal that I have shot. I also like the Sierra boattail bullet for hunting. The SST and Sierra bullets will put predators on the ground quickly in my experience. I no longer use the fusion bullets

Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6979526
12/02/17 04:22 AM
12/02/17 04:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 163
East Texas
A
a74aggie Offline
Woodsman
a74aggie  Offline
Woodsman
A

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 163
East Texas
I bet you were scratching your head.....
I shot a Canadian goose once and there he lay, on the water, head down. While my blind buddy and I were high fiveing, the crazy thing raised his head up and off he flew.
Still haven't got over that.....


“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person
Re: good hunt, bad results. [Re: bcwhit] #6979672
12/02/17 02:13 PM
12/02/17 02:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,655
Central Texas
6
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
603Country  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
6

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,655
Central Texas
Yep, a good hunt. Only one time have I ever had a bunch of coyotes in one group to shoot up. As for bullet performance, the OP’s move to a more frangible bullet looks like a smart one.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2