.45 Colt 220 Yard Coyote


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Joe Meyer
February 16, 2014, 04:29 PM
Well, out of a 16" barrel. :p The carbine is a Rossi 92.

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b499/guide89/IMG-20140214-00059_zps897474a5.jpg

A 255 hard cast at 1400 FPS. Through both shoulders. Bang/Flop.:D

I did use a range finder after the shot. 220 yards.

My farthest open sight shot on a critter.

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red rick
February 16, 2014, 04:54 PM
That's a nice shot .

rcmodel
February 16, 2014, 05:07 PM
Heck of a shot!

But you don't get no Elmer Keith Award cause you didn't do it with a "4 revolver. :D

rc

ridgerunner1965
February 16, 2014, 05:40 PM
bet that yote just grinned when he saw you pull out that shorty and aim it him! seriously tho, my book shows that bullet with a BC of .17 traveling that fast should drop around 50+ inches at around 220 yrds it is was sighted in dead on at 50 yrds.

are my figures correct? and just how high did you hold on the yote?

freeking nice shot tho. ive pulled off a few shots like that over the years, some of them i still dont know how i did it.

saturno_v
February 16, 2014, 05:49 PM
Incredible shot.....excellent eyesight and bullet drop compensation skills....

Joe Meyer
February 16, 2014, 06:49 PM
I just took a gess and held what looked to be 3-4 feet over him. 10% skill, 90% luck. I was resting on a gate/fence.

Off a bench, a 12" steel is surprising easy to hit. After a few "sight in shots".


I have a Marlin 1894 .45 with a leupold scout scope, but it's not as handy getting in and out of a truck.

LeonCarr
February 16, 2014, 07:34 PM
Looks like he won't be harassing livestock anymore.

Good Shooting.

Just my.02,
LeonCarr

witchhunter
February 16, 2014, 07:45 PM
Nice shootin', no snow there?

Patocazador
February 16, 2014, 08:40 PM
If you're used to a certain gun, it seems to know what you want. ;)

I shot a squirrel through the neck with my Ruger MK I auto pistol while in a canoe 55 yards away. He was laying on a limb, high up in a pine tree. The guy with me couldn't believe it ... neither could I.

Joe Meyer
February 16, 2014, 10:09 PM
Snow is gone, it's gonna be in the 60s for a few days. Can't say I mind.

I know what you mean, Patocazador.
I have been shooting my .45 Colts a lot, since I can reload for them cheaper than the going rate for .22 ammo around here.

MtnCreek
February 17, 2014, 08:39 AM
Great shot! Were you hunting or was it a shot of opportunity?

Art Eatman
February 17, 2014, 10:44 AM
I guess that shows to go ya that knowing the trajectory is rather important.

"Laser-like" is not a necessity for a thinking person. :)

buck460XVR
February 17, 2014, 11:29 AM
I just took a gess and held what looked to be 3-4 feet over him. 10% skill, 90% luck. I was resting on a gate/fence.



I was gonna guess 3 feet or more before I read this far down. You are way too modest....Good range estimation skills and the knowledge of your bullets trajectory makes it more like 50/50 than 10/90.

wankerjake
February 17, 2014, 03:01 PM
Nice shot! We got one with my marlin 1894 a few years ago, but he was a might closer ;)

Joe Meyer
February 17, 2014, 04:14 PM
MtnCreek, I was checking cows and saw him eating cowpies. They do it during the winter. :barf: Parked my truck behind the barn, and walk as close as I dared behind a fence line.

I'm sighted in at 50 yards, so according to my ballistic app, that would put me about three foot low at 220 yards. I gess that's pretty close to what I held over.

I'm using 2400. I was out of H-110 at the time.
This load runs 1150 fps out of my 4" Redhawk, and 1200 fps out of my 5.5" Vaquero.
So I gain just 200 fps out of a carbine.

With H-100 I'll get 300 fps faster out of a carbine and out of my Marlin with a 20" barrel I'll get over 400 fps faster than my revolvers.

MtnCreek
February 17, 2014, 04:27 PM
^ I see more bush hogging, plowing or riding fence than in the woods. Something about camo that seem to scare them off. :)

walker944
February 20, 2014, 10:34 PM
Excellent looking yote!!

heycods
February 20, 2014, 10:50 PM
Nuttin wrong with that. love my Rossi 45 with 16 barrel feels just right with the 45 blackhawk strapped on.

RPRNY
February 20, 2014, 10:51 PM
I too was waiting for a Keith tale out of "Sixguns". Still exceptional. Nice pelt too.

35Remfan
February 21, 2014, 03:10 AM
cool. goes to show if you know your gun and practice what can happen. I agree with buck460xcr that it is probably like 50/50

josiewales
February 24, 2014, 08:08 AM
Good job! My next gun purchase is gonna be a Rossi .45.

mnhntr
February 24, 2014, 08:09 AM
nice job

Joe Meyer
February 24, 2014, 03:53 PM
Thanks guys!

For those who are looking for a Rossi 92, I gess it can be hit or miss, but the fit and finish on mine is better than both my "JM" and newer Marlins. My little 92 also has the best stock trigger I have ever felt on a lever gun.

BP Hunter
February 27, 2014, 12:27 PM
Beware of the man who owns only one gun. GREAT SHOT! When I was younger, I only had one rifle and had alot of experience behind it. Now I have too many and have not spent enough time with all of them to be competely confident with them.

This should be a great Rossi commercial!

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