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The bullet will still completely go through a coyote, and if you're counting on it to "blow up" inside the critter and not come out, you'll be disappointed.

If you're intending this for lower ricochet potential, it will do that, as well as kill the coyote quickly. Should this be what you want, and you don't care about hides anyway, this will work fine.
 

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One should not guarantee that a bullet will or will not ricochet, as that depends upon what it hits and its construction and velocity.

But the 38/357 handgun bullets are a great improvement over 35 caliber rifle bullets in reducing the tendency of ricochets to develop.

Be sure to check the ability of your rifle to feed these bullets by loading up the magazine and making sure they cycle reliably.
 

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Trail Boss won't get you there (1700 fps), and I'm not sure Blue Dot or Unique will either.

I would use Halwg's suggestion of 2400 as well. Speed should matter to some degree as lowering the velocities will increase the chance of a mostly intact bullet ricocheting. From 357 pistol speed on up they should kill coyotes well. Shooting out to 100, and allowing for trajectory suggests a minimum of about 1500 fps would be good.

I've had best luck with the 158's, accuracywise, as opposed to the short 125's so I certainly like your idea of bullet weight.
 
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