Coyote Shotgun is Back

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by tt35, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    My son got me a dip job for my shotgun as a birthday present. The original forest pattern didn't fit our desert very well. I couldn't stand to let it go during fur season so I had it done this summer. Mossy Oak Brush has always been one of my favorite patterns but it may be replaced as my favorite "color". :)

    This was the original camo:
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    Here's a photo against the grass to see the new pattern:
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    Here it is in the desert:
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    She looks even better in person... :)
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    What does your schedule look like between say Thanksgiving and Christmas?
     

  3. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know it's good with the exception of the World's Hunt. It is the first weekend of December. Finally going to lure you back down for a look at a pretty lady?? I need to make a note to adjust my business plan! :D
     
  4. Tikkamike

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    Tim, how do you like that alpha dog? im always debating between that and the foxpro. then I end up saying to heck with it and stick to my mouth calls.
     
  5. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    I demoed it for several weeks last fall and killed quite a few coyotes over it. Volume is good. The remote is nice but the screen is soft. I'd put a screen protector on it. It's actually a pretty good caller for the money. Nothing wrong with handcalls either....
     
  6. royinidaho

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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
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    my opinion probably isnt worth reading but i have killed a bobcat and a couple coyotes and a fox with a scattergun and federal 7.5 bird shot 2 3/4 shells from walmart seemed to work very well.
     
  8. tt35

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    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. lightbulb That's my $.02.
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Thank Tim,
    I'll give it a go this fall and upgrade the old Ithaca 51 if need be.
     
  10. Wile E Coyote

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    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
     
  11. gunaddict

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    tt35, what kind of bipod is that on your shotgun?
     
  12. royinidaho

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    Looks to me as if they're the front legs from a sea turtle. :D:D
     
  13. tt35

    tt35 Well-Known Member

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    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.... :rolleyes:
     
  14. royinidaho

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    Come on Tim, cut me some slack.

    Check this.
     

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