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buckshot for coyotes?

Old 12-19-2008, 02:39 PM
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I just ordered some of the Hevi Shot Dead Coyote in 00 Buck. When it gets here I'll do a quick pattern test of it and let everyone know.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:06 PM
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im curious on the difference in effective range between #4buck and dead coyote. is it worth the price? i have only taken two yotes with my shotgun. 20 and 50 steps. the 50 step shot first one rolled him he got back up and i fired 2 fast and final shots. the yote had a broken front and back leg with several in the vitals but that was 3 shots. i know this isnt a effective way to check a pattern, but i took my dead coyote choke and a 2 3/4"winchester #4 buck shell and shot a pumkin (prolly 14inch diameter)at 60 yards (had my rangefinder) had 9 pellets hitting the target. i think that would have killed one?i only shoot 2 3/4 and 3inch dont have a 3 1/2inch gun yet. does a 3 1/2 pattern as well?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:00 AM
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I agree with Howler and others stating that #4 buckshot would be better than 00 buck. Here you can coyotes with a shotgun if you wish to. Also here we have a coyotes night time hunting law that allows you with the permits to hunt coyotes at night. You have to be located near a lake or large opening during the winter months and can only use a shotgun under these rules.. Good Luck with your endeavor..
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:17 PM
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what choke tube would you use with buckshot or dead coyote loads??
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:08 PM
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would you mess up your gun if you use a full choke with buckshot load

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