Shotgunning Coyotes

Korhil78

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Well, I have been rifle hunting coyotes for a while. I decided that I wanted to try using a shotgun to hunt them because at times we have multiples come in to the call down in southwest New Mexico. The only problem was that I didn’t want to spend all that money on the expensive factory loads for coyotes.

So I ended up buying my own shot shell reloader and all the components. I am loading 48 pellets of nickel plated F Buck behind longshot powder. It’s actually fun to load your own shells. I went out and patterned it with a kicks buck kicker xfull choke and it does well out to 50 yards.

I went out this morning and called 4 stands just to try my loads out.

The first stand produced a coyote and I tried to shoot him at around 60-70 yards and it didn’t go to well. He ran off. I started thinking to myself, self...if you want to shoot coyotes at 70 yards, use a rifle.

So the next stand, produced another coyote and I let him get to 35 yards and the F buck flattened him good. It was nice because even though he was at a dead run to the caller, I didn’t have to try to stop him or make a hasty shot with a rifle before he ran off. I just point and shot with my reflex sight. Another coyote was coming in after I let the caller go for a while after killing the first one but he saw my truck and took off.
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Next stand produced another coyote and same results...very dead coyote.
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last stand and another coyote came in and same results. F buck flat out knocks them down for good.
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Korhil78

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Yessir. That’s where I bought all my stuff from. There shipping prices are crazy though. But they have everything you need. I really like the F buckshot.
 

Zman99

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I have shotgunned a ton of coyotes. It’s amazing how it knocks them down instantly. I shoot #4 buck. I have successfully knocked them down out to 70 yards with a 3 1/2 inch mag and an ultra full choke. When I was shooting 3 inch shells I couldn’t reach out as far. I used to pattern different loads at about 60 yards to see there effectiveness.
 

Reemty J

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dead coyote T shot or Remington HD is better than 4-buck....more pellets 55 where 4-buck is 41 in a 3" shell. Easily kills coyotes to 70 yards longest was 94 yards, but took all 3 shots.
 

Reemty J

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what I have patterend in 4-Buck the 2 3/4" shells aren't bad, but in my Benelli the 3" had more pellets at 35 yards in the center of the pattern, so assumption is more at 50-60 also.
 

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I must admit 70yds with any shot is quite a long way though if you are going to try it, I agree Tungsten will have to be the way to go.

I think what you guys call T-Shot could work quite well.

What are you using as a shotgun?

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I use my Benelli supernova for foxes here with a Benelli Speedbead (currently set up for shooting slugs, the multi choke barrel goes back on for "Buck shot" and a 1/2 lead - full steel choke)
 

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I was using a supernova but I just upgraded to the Benelli SBE 3 with the pistol grip. It will be getting here sometime this week. I have the fastfire 3 to put on it also but it’s on a picatinny rail.

50 yards is plenty long enough for me. Anything farther than that and I have my SBR in 223.
 

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I was using a supernova but I just upgraded to the Benelli SBE 3 with the pistol grip. It will be getting here sometime this week. I have the fastfire 3 to put on it also but it’s on a picatinny rail.

50 yards is plenty long enough for me. Anything farther than that and I have my SBR in 223.
Nice one! I have wondered about a pistol grip for the supernova though it wouldn't be so good for the target / practical shotgun I do.

How do you find the SBEIII? I looked at one but I'm also tempted by a Browning Maxus
 
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