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20ga vs Coyote

Old 07-25-2010, 06:44 AM
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Default 20ga vs Coyote

Just got a 20ga Nova and will be trying it out on coyotes.Anyone w/20ga experiance,input would be helpfull.From another sight I've been told #2 HD waterfowel loads would be a good 20ga load.Just ordered a Jellyhead(.570) and will get a Pure Gold or Indian Creek(.555) soon.I like #4buck in a 12,but thats not available in the 20,only #3.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:26 AM
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I'm not a fan of the waterfowl loads for coyote. The steel shot goes through and does very little damage often they run often and die some where else. Personally I prefer a good high brass lead load using 2's or larger. I personally prefer buckshot.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:11 AM
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Lead only - buck shot in close......................dead dog !
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:27 PM
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how far out would buckshot be effective on a coyote?
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:18 PM
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Right choke........................50 yards.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:54 PM
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Id limit my shots with buckshot to 40 yards.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:19 PM
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What's wrong with using slugs ? They do work really well , and no they don't leave huge holes in the hide any bigger than a lot of centerfires. I actually shot one about 5 years ago with a rifled slug and it never exited the coyote shot was about 60 yds.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:50 PM
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i wouldt hesitate hunting with those loads. pattern it and see how it does. if it patterns good i would feel compfortable with a 30 or 40 yard shot. you could buy 3inch #1 buck or #3buck and get a little more range maybe. i have seen yotes killed with high brass #6s before.
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