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Slugs for Coyote Hunting?

Old 02-29-2004, 06:18 PM
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Is a slug gun a good choice for coyote hunting? Or would i be better off with buckshot? I would prefer going with the knock down power of the slug. But i am brand new to coyote hunting so i would like your input. I dont have a rifle either.
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Old 03-01-2004, 09:44 AM
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Hell, I use a 20 ga. with #6 shot since i have a bunch of it just sittin around. A couple guys I go with use 10ga. I guess it depends if you want to have a big hole in the fur.
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:20 PM
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We use 12 guage 3 inch lead BB's here in Pennsy. Buckshot would be our preference, but it's illegal for coyotes here. A slug will put an awful big whole in one side of them and pretty much ruin the mount/skin/rug if that's what your interested in. I've found the 22mag to be too littl gun the 223, 22 250, etc to be good but even they will sometimes leave a damaging exit whole. Rifles depend more on the type of bullet used and I don't have any expertise in that area. I buy what's on the shelf. Good luck, Juniorpc.
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:05 PM
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i would not suggest a slug gun
my uncle has a slug gun and shot a coyote with it and it took 6 shots to kill it and left a hole bout 5in in diamater
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Old 03-12-2004, 09:27 PM
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if you dont want to get them mounted or anything like that they'll work
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:59 PM
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if you load yourself try using a sabot with fmj pistol bullets, the fmj will transfer enough of its energy to the coyote without ripping a huge hole in its fur
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