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buckshot on Predators

What size Buckshot would you use for Song Dogs?

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well it depends.....

Like so much else in life the answer depends on the details of teh question.....  How close can you get to them? 

At under 50 yards I'd use a shotshell loaded with any pellets larger than #4 sized shot.  So #2, T, TT, TTT, O, OO, or OOO size would do it, but they are all for close range work.

Since I would have a hard time getting within shotgunning range of a coyote unless he was in the hen yard  - I'd use a rifle cartridge.  I suppose you could use a slug from your shotgun out to a hundred yards or so, but I'd still use a rifle.

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I have shot them with

I have shot them with everything from #6 shot while out pheasant hunting to 0000 buck.  The last few that I have shot have been with T steel shot out of a 10 gauge.  All of them will work as long as you are close enough. 

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My experience with coyotes

My experience with coyotes and shotguns has been limited and not very productive.  Both coyotes that I shot was with the "T" shot dead coyote rounds. Both were at around 45yds and I never recovered them. I did have a friend that piled one up at 52yds with #4 buck.  My experience with it has made me very leary to use it.  But, if I take out the shotty again for yotes, it's going to be a 12ga with 3" #4 buck...

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Yes

On the 3inch #4 buck shot. Gives you 41 pellets so a better spread then larger buck or 2 3/4 shells. I've taken yotes with this load. Pattern it before you go hunting.

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Yes

On the 3inch #4 buck shot. Gives you 41 pellets so a better spread then larger buck or 2 3/4 shells. I've taken yotes with this load. Pattern it before you go hunting.

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for the dogs I use #4 buck

for the dogs I use #4 buck shot in a xtra full choke, I roll them up within 40yrds

good luck

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