Terminal Ballistics  
 
 
 
Load Data: .223 remington, 40gr v-max
Shot Angle: 220 degrees from gun
Range: 200 yards
Coyote Size: Large male
Exit Wound: No
Organs Damaged: Heart and both lungs
Distance Travelled: Fell where shot
 
 
 
 
 
220 degrees
 
 
 
Reticle View
The view through the scope reticle (Leupold M8 fixed 6x mildot)
 
 
 
 
 
Entrance Wound
A .22 Caliber hole leaking oxygenated blood from the heart and lungs
 
 
 
 
 
Backside of the Coyote
No visable marks were evident on the opposite side of the coyote.
 
 
 
 
 
Backside of the Coyote
This coyote had particularly long, beautiful hair. A good reason to try and tailor the terminal ballistics of your load to both ensure a humane end for the coyote with no exit wound.
 
 
 
 
 
Entrance Wound
I held for the chest of the coyote immediately infront of the coyote's front leg. The angle that the coyote presented was such that, given good marksmanship, range estimation, and bullet fragmentation, both lungs and the heart would be exposed to bullet fragments.
 
 
 
 
 
Entrance Wound
The coyote gods smiled on me and bullet placement was exactly as intended.
 
 
 
 
 
Closeup of entrance wound
Bullet performance was excellent with high fragmentation shredding the lungs and heart. Fragmentation was so fine that tissue was damaged very close to the entrnace wound as evidenced by bruising in this photogrqaph. Copper slivers/dust deflected off the ribs to produce the bruising. Note the .22 caliber entrance hole.
 
 
 
 
 
Backside of the Coyote
With the skin off, no visible marks or bruising was evident on the opposite side of the coyote. Perfect bullet performance.