Shotgun choke w/ buck shot?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by curtis, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. curtis

    curtis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    I would like to start coyote hunting using a combination of my rifle and shotgun. Right now, my shotgun is set up for turkey...using an extra full choke. If I want to shoot buck shot for coyotes, do I need to take out my extra full turkey choke or can I shoot with it in?

    Thanks,

    Curtis
     
  2. dogbuster0006

    dogbuster0006 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    175
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Check the manufacture's website see what the tube is rated for. If i shoot anything larger than regular #4-6 shot i recommend moving down to a full choke at most. I've never shot buck out of my 870 but the rem heavy shot dead coyote in T shot is where it's at. The larger your shot size the less constriction you want, it should pattern better that way
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,307
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Most of the Buckshot will say on the box "Do Not Use a Full Choke With This ammo''

    I recomend a modified or cylinder which ever shoots the best.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. curtis

    curtis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    OK, great advice. I appreciate it. I've never shot buck shot or "T" shot. I'll check into it. Once again, I do appreciate it and happy coyote hunting.

    Curtis
     
  5. dogbuster0006

    dogbuster0006 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    175
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    T shot is .20cal, it comes in 2-3/4" home defense loads or the 3-1/2" dead coyote, both are remington's heavy shot. The 3-1/2 with a full choke out of my 870 patterns about paper plate size about 40 yd, I've only shot one with this combo and at 53 steps the results were quite impressive just watch out they tear fur up bad...