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Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

To increase accuracy potential for my Mossberg 500 which I use for coyotes and now for turkey hunting I added a Picatinny rail and Tasco Red Dot scope to it's 20 inch barrel which I have outfitted with a Carlsons Dead Coyote choke. I then sighted in using Rem 7 1/2 target loads at fifteen yards. The Tasco sighted in just fine and I had it zeroed after about five rounds. I then took the target out to 25 yards and patterned with the three different hunting loads I picked Fiochi 3 inch turkey loads both four shot and six and Remington Nitro Turkey loads in number five shot. They all more then adequately and lethally at twenty five so I took them out to forty yards. The Remington Nitro patterned best although they'd all do and the Remington also patterned more then well at fifty. This pleased me well as I know feel totally confident if a fifty yard shot is presented. I did call the Colorado DOW to make sure the Red Dot scope and or scopes period on shotguns for turkey are legal in spring and they are. Thumbs up

Here's the gun now:[attachment=0]0409001105a[1].jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

Heres the Remington Nitro at forty yards #5 shot.[attachment=0]downsized_0408001324[1].jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

Here's the Rem. Nitro at fifty yards.[attachment=0]0408001338[1].jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

The Tasco Red Dot never moved off of zero and the center of my pattern went right where I aimed it from ten yards to fifty. I know from reading other sources with tight chokes and dense turkey type loads and a regular bead sight that sometimes close shots ten yards and under can be missed due to the pattern being so tight. I know that paper shooting eliminates the added difficulty of a moving bobbing target such as a moving turkey head, but I'm glad to report with this sight if you are holding on a still target your pattern will hit where aimed from point blank to fifty yards at least in my case.

I then shot my coyote loads Rem. # 4 3 inch buckshot and they delivered a coyote killing pattern to fifty as well to the same point of aim. So, no need to rezero for that ammo.

Now the tuff part for a turkey chasing rookie like me will be to call one in, but at least if I do I'll have confidence in my gun! Big smile

Here's the buckshot pattern"[attachment=0]0408001420a[1].jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

So just asking since I do not know what a red dot sight is. Does it have any artificial light that would not allow it for use in turkey hunting? I guess I am assuming that if it lights up in any manner does that also mean it is a type of artificial light as stated in rule #9 under methods of take? Just curious, my buddy wanted to do it too and he was not sure. I never even asked him that question about whether it lit up in any way. Confused

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Re: Coyote Shotgun to Turkey and better Coyote shotgun

HeavyC, the sight does not project any light at all so it's not like a laser sight in any way. The red dot is internal and though powered by a battery again, it doesn't project any light at all. I called and checked with the DOW who gave me the green light on it's use and was even checked by a DOW officer opening day who checked my gun to make sure it had the shell plug but didn't bat an eye at the red dot scope. It's legal. Thumbs up

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Very cool! I am gonna have to tell my buddy, his eyes are gone, he is old and shaky too so he wants to mount something to help him out.

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