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What choke/load combo are you using for coyotes?

Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:00 am

I have been using a Carlson extra full extended tube with 3.5" #2 Hevi-shot. I have patterned several different load and choke combinations but have been most impressed with what I am using now.


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Postby lyonch » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:18 am

i have a cheap extra full turkey choke that i shoot 00buck through but i would like to try something like lead BB or lead T shot and do some patterning like i do for turkeys. I will do more in the spring and let y know.
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Postby LeviM » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:10 pm

I use the same as lyonch. I am really intrested in the dead coyote choke tube and shot. Its real expensive but from what I have seen it patterns great up to 70 yards!!
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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:21 pm

I have patterend mine out to 80 yards and I think out to 75 yds would be max for a head shot. I have some dead coyote in T and F but I have had such good results with the #2 Hevi that I do not think the coyote could get anymore dead with a bigger shot. :P


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Postby Daryl » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:12 pm

I use the carlson dead coyote choke tube and dead coyote hevi shot and have tested mine out to 70 yards and out of 54 bb's I have had 20-25 left on the paper. I have been very happy with the results but it is spendy at 25.00 a box of 10.
I would rather have a slow hit than a fast miss...


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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:31 pm

When I pattern I use a 8" with a 2" band drawn 1' above the top of the circle. Daryl what size of target are you useing tp get that many pellets on target? What size load of dead coyote are you useing?


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Postby LeviM » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:07 pm

Jamie-

what is the price for #2 Hevi-shot. If I remember right it fairly spendy! Like Daryl noted, $25 for 10 bullets in dead coyote is expensive!!
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Postby Prairie Ghost » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:42 pm

Pattern Master choke and Steel T-shot in a 10 gauge so far i have been real pleased. I would like to do some work with the dead coyote choke and shells though
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Postby Coyotehunter » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:33 pm

yep, about $25 a box but it is not like shooting geese, they will last and you will be kicking youself if you saved a buck but lost a coyote because of useing something that is not up to the task. Trust me I have done it, just ask Brad T.


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Postby lyonch » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:45 pm

There is a lot of truth to that jamie!!!!!
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Postby Daryl » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:53 pm

I am using Dead Coyote "T" shot Jamie and I guess the target is about the same as you I call them a 10" target. It's been a good set up for me and I am using a cheap gun it's a Benelli Nova. :D
I would rather have a slow hit than a fast miss...


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Postby Coyotehunter » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:56 pm

I carried a Bennilli Nova for a couple of years and I thought it was a great gun. I did end up buying the SBEII and it is awesome with the extended tube.


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Postby LeviM » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:38 pm

what size shotgun do most of you perfer: 10 guage or 12 guage??
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Postby Prairie Ghost » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:39 am

I own a 10 guage but if was going to buy a shotgun specifically for coyote hunting it would be a 3 1/2 inch semi auto 12 guage mainly becasue of the weight on your shoulders but at the same time i don't notice my ten guage on my shoulder all that much
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Postby LeviM » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:37 am

Thats what I was thinking about investing in A 3 1/2" semi auto 12guage. I like the 3 1/2" for the more pellets!! Everyone knows I need as many pellets as I can get!
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