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Old 11-27-2005, 06:42 AM
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i am thinking of hunting coyotes i have both a slug gun and a smoothbore
whick gun should i use? and if the smooth bore what loads?

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Old 11-27-2005, 10:03 AM
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i like the smooth bore with a modifiedbarrel and B-B size load. you can shoot 40 to 45 yards with real good affect.
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Old 11-27-2005, 01:14 PM
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if you have interchangable chokes you might want to lean towards something on the 'tight' side.

4 Buck, 000 buck, or 00 buck in the largest shell your gun will handle.

My 835 with 3.5 in. 000buck out of a turkey choke will kill coyotes up to and including 100 yards.
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:05 PM
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I have used everything from 6's to double ought buck. The trick with killing a coyote with a shotgun is to use the smallest shot that will reliably penetrate the skull, and go for the head/neck shot. This is usually 2's or BB's; although 4's will work at fairly close range. A body shot with 00 buck is going to kill the coyote eventually, but often not soon enough to facilitate recovery. These are amazingly tough critters!
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