Originally Posted by royinidaho
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.
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.