"Nice dog & good shooting. How did the bullet treat the hide on exit? I'm half thinking of taking the 30-06 out but I'd like to keep the hide in good shape."
"So what was the final range with that 175 gr. bullet from a .300? I would have expected that coyote to be pretty torn up, but she looks totally intact. Great picture."
The bullet I was using, while being a hollow point, does not open up, acts more like an FMJ. But the velocities generated even out at 343 yards, does do some damage. The bullet entered the point of the shoulder you see in the picture and exited at the last rib on the far side. The exit hole was about 3" diameter. No worse than what a .22-250, Swift, or one of my favorites, the 6mm-.284 will do. If I was selling the fur I guess I wouldn't use this gun much, probably a Swift with Varmint Grenades, but I use the fur for personal items, hats, ruffs, etc... so it is not as much of a concern to me.
Wyobohunter, if you can load similar bullets in your .30-06 I would expect the result would be similar with a little less damage. Regular soft point hunting bullets would be very destructive.
Thanks for all the comments.