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Shotgun loads for coyotes

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

  1. Shadowrider

    Shadowrider Sharpshooter

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    I think it's in the general section of the regs. ETA: Yep.
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    Texas has no restrictions that I’m aware of. I’ve seen posts on the Texas varmint forums of 00 buck.
     
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    There is no way to make sense of a restriction like that. Just another aggravation to put up with. You can safely shoot a coyote with #4 but #1 will carry far enough to kill Mrs. O'Leary's cow? Ridiculous.
     
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    Ok so I was confused a bit on the wording "Buckshot" so I looked up shot sizes.

    #4 "Buckshot" is .240" diameter and what I thought #4 was #4 shot and some fool put Buck in front of the word Shot for some reason.
    Not the case as #4 shot size is .13" diameter do not confuse the terms I suppose.

    Shot size chart.
    https://www.hunter-ed.com/images/pdfs/ammo_shot_sizes.pdf

    Now backbore or overbore to the shotgun could increase the pellet count in your group.
    I was surprised when testing loads that a larger choke actually made the steel shot group tighter and then I tested it on some lead loads in different guns I have and my shortest barrel actually grouped tightest.

    I have shot #4 turkey max load 3 1/2" 12 gauge load at 40 yards and it groups very tight lets a lot of light through a 55 gallon barrel.It was a light single shot shotgun, it brigs tears to your eyes. And when the water clears you look to see where that mule came from that kicked you.
     
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