[img:center]<a href=http://s1176.photobucket.com/albums/x333/whtmnt/?action=view¤t=2013-01-19035642.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x333/whtmnt/2013-01-19035642.jpg border=0 alt=></a>[/img] I had this 22# boar raccoons come in two min into the third set, he steped out at 22yards, stoped looked over then went right at my foxpro wf. I stoped him 3 feet before he got there with my 204. I hit him right infront of the shoulder with no exit. I used a handload I just made of 27gr of hogdon varget powder with a 32 gr vmax. My load data says it should be at 3550 with this load as it was a starting load. It did not exit and made just a small pinhole
throught the pelt but.... when I got home and carfully skinned it I found that as soon as the vmax hit the ribs it put a beer can sized hole in the body of it and penetrated about 6 inches into it. Telling me this can be a very fur friendly gun alot like the 17. I case skinned and fleshed it now its salting dry to be tanned. It measured 35in from head to tail. I was calling a logging raod in tye woods sitting agianst a log pile med wind. stared a bird distress for a min then went to somthing different at low vol. I also put my caller in a wool sock to insulate it from the cold but i think the coon saw it as a grey rabbit layin on the ground.. almost as a decoy. But anyway this is the biggst coon iv ever seen.
i still bet that load isnt so friendly on fox...that coon is 2-3x thicker than a fox with a much thicker pelt...have to let us know how it does on fox though...big coon and coyotes you should do alright
Hey thanks I was excited about it. Nice to get somthin once in a while, im sure your right about the fox, that coon was soo fat I swear it was every bit as thick as a deer and more fat! the crows around my house sure were happy to find all that after I fleshed it. I know for a fact that a factorty hornady vmax at 4250fps would have gone clear through it. I shot a fox with 45gr sp factory load and it didnt blow it up. just puched through but I didnt hit the shoulder. Hopfully I will get another shot to try these. Iv also loaded down to 25 gr est 3200fps and its still just as acurate so it could be tuned lower.