I don't think Tim is referring to 'splash' effects.
Likely referring to the same things I've seen so far where the exit holes can be large enough to hold a cantelope. There's a lot of energy and rotation delivered in a 204! The jacket is so light and traveling and spinning so fast that they come apart like a bomb- Outward, whereas any slower, heavier frag bullet will come apart moreso toward the direction of travel. Visualize bullet impact as a cone--- small one end, expanding/larger on the other. The more violent the explosion, the broader the other end of the cone.
Tim's point about the .17 history is as I hope to see it work out for the 204- The 17 and 204 are the most in common; fast and violent. I owned two 17 rems that I didn't shoot much but aware that Berger answered with the better hunting bullets. I'm interested in a 204 bullet design based on high BC X kill fast X fur- maybe just a 39 Blitzking with a heavier jacket or base. Even a non-frag that passes thru leaving 2 small holes (?) Maybe there's room for bullets in the low 40-43 grain range intended for a 1/11" twist(?) Remember that the 204 is an infant in terms of history. Just some thoughts.
Tim Anderson wrote:When i first got my comp. and joined a few sites i found that it can make it easier to explain youre self if you have pic's and some times you are required to have some sort of proof and pic's don't lie so i take pic's of almost everything i do..LOL
Here are some 204 splashes on coyotes, distances shot where anywhere from 50 yds out to about 175 yds.
rhino wrote:I am not a gun expert when it comes to ballistics so that is why I am asking all of you guys. I am not trying to find the best coyote gun either. My question is between the 3 calibers I have listed what is the effective max range on a coyote. I am thinking about buying another gun in the future but not sure if I stick with another .223 or go a different direction. I love my .223 but just doing research on other calibers. I do not take long shots nor do I practice long shots. But I am going to start because I have let too many go because I don't want to take long shots.
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