Originally Posted by motogunner
Is anyone out there using shotguns for coyotes? What shells / choke are you using? Have you patterned it? I noticed that Dead Coyote Hevi Shot is about 3 times what lead costs. Is it worth it? I'm curious if plain ol lead would be just as good.
I have used the Dead Coyote shells in 3 1/2'' and was not impressed.
I tried all of the chokes except the Extra full Turkey because it is not supposed to be used
with anything but lead.
My shotgun did not pattern well with any choke so I tried the #2s and #4 buck and at
60 yards the pattern was uniform and 80 to 90% of the pellets were within the 30''
Find the ammo you want to use and try different chokes to find the best pattern.
I test at 40,50 and 60 yards using a 30'' circle with a 2'' bulls eye.
The shotgun is very effective under 60 yards and beyond that I use a rifle.
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