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I went coyote hunting but came back with this!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

I had been having a problem with some coyotes not responding to my calls and hanging up about 450 yards in a waterway. While I can put the bullet on the fur from that range the 55 grain .223 would not deliver a clean kill so I grabbed the 30-06 with 110 V-max load and went out to snipe the educated crew.

Instead of the coyotes, I had this pretty guy bark at me from 250 yards...




My first Fox!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

Dawgdad, nice hunt! Do you use the pelts?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

Dawgdad, I've been thinking of trying the 110gr V-max, you have just answered my question. Good hunting btw as we have lots of foxes and yotes here in ia.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

A nice red. With our coyote population in decline, we are now having Red Fox move into our area. Been seeing quite a few lately. That 06 must have done a real number on this guy. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

Nice little fella. How much damage was there?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

I'm betting there isn't as much damage as everyone's thinking !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

That's what I'm thinking to. I haven't decided on a varmint gun yet so I'm still stuck with my deer calibers. But haven't gotten a shot yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

The 110 V-max was way more than enough for this fox but the exit wound is sewable. I will tan this hide and make a wall hannging out of it. the damage was limited to a horizontal tear about 3" long. no lungs or heart inside the rib cage and two ribs misssing on the off side.


I use a Maximum load of IMR 4064 and get about 3400 fps from the 110 V-max in my Winchester Model 70.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: I went coyote hunting but came back with this! Reply with quote

Well done DD...that is a nice looking fox mate...should tan up beautifully.

Have fun skinning him...they stink to high heaven. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing

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