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Old 08-29-2013, 10:20 AM
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Tim,

What are your load details/recommendations?

I've not use a scatter gun for much of anything except birds.

I am missing some shot opportunities with the rifle.

Thanks

Roy
I just started seriously attempting to shotgun coyotes in the last two years so I'm not a big expert on it. I started for the exact reason you mentioned--missed shot opportunities. But, it also opened up some tighter country that I wouldn't have hunted with my rifle. (Coyotes In Your Pocket - A Quest To Shotgun Coyotes) Like other shotgun sports, there is a balance between pellet count and size. Most agree that T and Four Buck are a good balance. Heavy Shot and Super Heavy will no doubt be more effective but I've found that the position and mental state of the coyote has more affect on lethality than the type of metal from which the shot is made. Coyotes going away with adrenaline in their veins become very hard to put down--not impossible but much harder--regardless of the pellet type. I guess the same could be said about rifle calibers as well. That's my $.02.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:03 PM
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Thank Tim,
I'll give it a go this fall and upgrade the old Ithaca 51 if need be.
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Tim,

What are your load details/recommendations?

I've not use a scatter gun for much of anything except birds.

I am missing some shot opportunities with the rifle.

Thanks

Roy

If I may add,

Here in the eastern woods, a long shot is rarely possible except when we can get onto a farmers fields. Even then the distance is only a few hundred yards. Most of my coyote, fox and bobcat hunting has been done with an old Remington 870 Mod. 2 3/4 12 ga. using #5 to BB and #4 buckshot, whatever is on hand. A buddy uses his turkey gun with the same loads. Can't say I never missed or that none got away but those that were hit with these loads soon lay down to play dead.

one note: If you're going to keep the fur, the small shot at closer ranges really tears it up. Given a choice, I'll take BB or #4 buck at 40+ yards. When they're in closer, we let 'em run a few steps before droppin' the hammer. And if they're full of mange, like I've seen a bit more in the past few years, the extra distance is nice too.

Pete
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tt35, what kind of bipod is that on your shotgun?
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:51 PM
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tt35, what kind of bipod is that on your shotgun?
Looks to me as if they're the front legs from a sea turtle.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:18 PM
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tt35, what kind of bipod is that on your shotgun?
It's a US Hunter shotgun stand. ( Home - USHunter ) Pretty handy when you're double packing. I think they make them out of sea turtle legs....
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:32 PM
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I think they make them out of sea turtle legs....
Come on Tim, cut me some slack.

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