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Shotgun loads for coyotes

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by indi, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. indi

    indi Sharpshooter

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    I’m looking for an good coyote killing load in 12ga. What are you guys using? I patterned two loads today out of my Remington Versa Max with predator/ turkey choke tube which comes with the gun. I’ll let the pics do the talking. I was planning to go out to 60 yards but had to call it a day after shooting at 40 yards. I’m thinking this #4 buck might be a winner. Targets are made from butcher paper 18”w x 40”l (roughly) the lines coming from the side of the target represent how far off the target the hole was.

    Anyways if you got some info on some loads please do share!!!

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    You just reminded me that my brother left a few shells last time he was here. I don't know anything about em besides he said they knocked the hell out of coyotes.
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    I’m drooling!!! That’s what I wish I could afford to shoot. That’s some great stuff from what I hear.
     
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    Keep in mind the "no larger than #4 buck" rule.....
     
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    That's why you get paid the big bucks! I had no idea. Maybe it's legal where my brother is in Texas..
     
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    I'll try to post some pics in a few days, but I was sorely disappointed with everything I tried. Like you, I thought I could surely find a 60 yard load.

    The only one I think might do it is Federal Flight control 00 buck. When I saw the target on that one I thought I had the perfect medicine. I had 3 boxes of Hornady Varmit Express #4 buck which use the same wad as the Flight Control. No dice. It's a 30 yard load at best and that's running it through a Kicks .655 choke. With the cylinder choke that these Flight Control/Versatite wads are SUPPOSED to be shot through the Hornady was pathetic. It uses nickel plated shot but no buffer. It's also a "slobber knocker" load while the Fed is low recoil.

    I think that the main key is a buffered shot load. My #1 buck Winchester loads even group pretty good but not 60 yards good.

    Another route that might work is Winchester XR Longbeard 3" mags. Through a .655 choke they are pretty damned amazing. I just don't know if #5 bird is heavy enough for yotes past 35-40 yards. Guys on youtube say they are, but I don't want to injure what I shoot, even if it's a lowly yote.

    And +2 on the Dead Coyote loads. To rich for me. :(
     
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    That rule is so damned lame. A .300BO is perfectly fine (daylight), but no effective buckshot loads that you can actually buy. And at night it's #6 bird that's the limit. :pissed:
     
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    Everything is bigger in Texas lol.
     
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    I’ve had the best luck with Federal Flight Control. I miscounted my rounds on a shotgun stage and shot a silhouette target at 50 yards with 00 buck, what was supposed to be a slug target. It was partially covered by a no shoot. All 9 pellets were in the brown. Probably a 8-9” circle.
     
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    I hd no idea. Where can I find this, I must of missed it in the hunting regs.
     

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