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stupid, #15846944 02/28/21
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or at least, uninformed question.
Guys, I haven't used anything but lead shot in years (no need)
Now, I find myself wanting to use a shotgun on coyotes.
I know steel shot will damage my old shotguns (and they're all old - Mossberg 500 is the newest)
What is suggested for this application - other than a new shotgun?
I've been out of the large shot shotgun loop for a LOT of years. smile


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Re: stupid, [Re: mark shubert] #15846952 02/28/21
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Mark, I use #4 buckshot it's lead and does a good job on coyotes, my shoot guns are old also .. RIO7

Re: stupid, [Re: mark shubert] #15847130 02/28/21
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#3 or #4 buck will get it done.


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Yep. I prefer # 4 buck in my old Shotguns.


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Re: stupid, [Re: mark shubert] #15847250 02/28/21
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no need for steel for yotes... unless....?


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Re: stupid, [Re: mark shubert] #15848382 02/28/21
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When I shotgun coyotes I also always used #4 buck. Was in a gunshop last year and they had a box of 3" Federal LEAD BB. Picked it up with the intent of trying it on some yotes. Will see how that works


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My all time favorite for coyotes was #4 2 3/4" lead duck loads, they would kick a coyotes butt at 50 yrds . Rio7

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#5 is my do anything size shot.. I love it.


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Just went over this in detail in the Predator Hunting forum. It's a couple pages back "Shotgun for coyote."

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I use 1 1/4oz Nickel Plated BB's in my 2 3/4" 12ga combo guns and 1 oz of the same in my 2 1/2" 16ga drillings.

16ga drilling 44 yards
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12ga combo 52 yards.
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16ga drilling 39 yards
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All shotgunned, with having the rifle barrel handy I don't have to reach far with the shotgun barrels and the loads are easy on the old guns and shooter.

If I'm restricted to just the shotgun I use a Rem 870 Turkey gun with 3" Rem HD BB's, 3" Dead Coyote(stock up when I find them cheap), 3" NP "F" or NP BB hand loads. I rarely ever have to rely on the shotgun only.

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Stick with 4 buck and play with some different powder and wad combinations.

Re: stupid, [Re: Hubert] #16278421 07/24/21
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Originally Posted by Hubert
#5 is my do anything size shot.. I love it.

I am very fond of #5 shot. Plated shot is even better.


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Re: stupid, [Re: mark shubert] #16301228 07/31/21
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#1 buck.

Longer range reach.


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If you must use steel, Briley recently advertised that you can shoot steel through pre-steel shot barrels if you have their chokes


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