Coyote Hunting with a Shotgun

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by wildwings, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    our group has really gotten into coyote hunting using 12 gauge
    shotguns in dense wooded areas......we tried several shells before
    we found the Hevishot DeadCoyote shells which are nothing short
    of amazing
     
  2. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Check out the thread Coyote Shotgun Ammo and Choke Test. Heavishot was tested. It did not work as well as others in my Versa Max. However, every gun is different. It might be a true winner in yours.
     
  3. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    the Dead Coyote shells have worked flawlessly for me....they hit
    very hard and pattern great in my Benelli
     
  4. dstark

    dstark Well-Known Member

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    I've tried several 12 ga loads on coyotes:
    3" estate #4 copper plated lead with Mod choke= dead dog but less than ideal, not enough penetration, required follow up shot.
    2 3/4" 4 buck (can't remember brand) Mod choke= 2 Dead dogs but one required a follow up shot to finish the job.
    3 1/2" #5 winchester turkey load through a full choke= 1 dog DRT.
    All of these were shot between 30 and 40 yards.
    Haven't tried the Hevishot yet cause I cringe when I see the price tag.
    Anyone with a real winning coyote load please let me know!
     
  5. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the Price of the Hevishot Dead Coyote shells is that high....they are super effective and what I found is that it only takes
    one SHOT with them
     
  6. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

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    DStark, do you have a link to the 3" Estate #4? I have never heard of them before.
     
  7. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Dead Coyote Shells.....I do not think you
    will be disappointed
     
  8. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, #4 Federal Buckshot. 41 pellets. Nasty
     
  9. dstark

    dstark Well-Known Member

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    Everywhere I have looked dead coyote is $5/rd. Too expensive for varmints in my opinion. I'll see if I can find a link for the 3" estate #4's. I think I picked those up clearanced at sportsmans warehouse a few years back if I remember right.
     
  10. Creedmoor Coyote

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    Good evening,
    I bought into the hype and got some "Dead Coyote" shells and hit a coyote at just under 25 yards with them. I have used the #4 Buck shot (can't remember the manufacturer) and hit a coyote with it under 25 yards. Neither coyote could tell the difference of what kind of shell I was using, both crumpled up and took dirt naps. My common sense and my wallet tell me that the coyote cannot differentiate between an expensive shell and a cheap one. If the cheap shells work, use them and save your coin for other things.
     
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  11. 264win

    264win Well-Known Member

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    I hunt coyotes with a shotgun regularly. Hevishot dead coyote is by far the best. Lots of Drt out to 60 yds and beyond.
    Any good Goose load will work, as well as #4 buck.

    Imho using one $4-5 shell is better than several $1-2 shells, though there is definitely some sticker shock when buying hevi shot.
     
  12. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    My shotgun load for coyootes is Remington 3in #4 buck...... patterns well out to 50 yards and it HAMMERS dogs!