Coyote shotgun reloading

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I’ve been working on some coyote loads. I’m loading nickel plated lead bb. My 2 3/4” hulls are Winchester, Remington Gun Club and federal top gun. My 3” are Remington Nitro Turkey hulls. I’m using blue dot powder and Remington rp12 and sp12 wads. My patterns are really good to 30-35 yards but they open up too much beyond that. I’m only getting 8-10 hits on a 8x11 target. I’m switching to the Ballistic Products TPS wad but I can’t find any data on the hulls I’m using with that wad. All of the data is for cheddite and Fiocchi hulls. I’m also going to try dropping the powder charge in my current loads. I dropped from 35.5 to 34 already. I’m going to try 32 next. My 3” I dropped from 38 to 34 with a bit of improvement. The 3” load called for 40.
 

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Here’s my latest load. Remington 3” hull. 1 5/8 nickel plated lead bb, TPS Wad. 3.7cc scoop of buffer. 40 yards with a primos tightwad choke and 21” barrel. 51 hits in a 12x16 target. 90834B6E-9E03-4367-9AA0-D3D024829782.jpeg
 

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Here’s my final results with my 2 3/4” load. Remington Gun Club hull. 32 grains of blue dot powder. Rp12 wad. 1.5 ounce nickel plated lead bb. 3226B4D8-240E-474E-AD1B-DDEE8261F3FB.jpeg
 

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Not trying to be a dick here so please take this for what its worth. Those are not great patterns. Just being straight up honest. Same with the turkey patterns you posted. With just a little bit more experimentation with ammo and chokes you can do way better. Many 20 gauges will out preform that all day with a much smaller payload. Again... take this for what its worth. If you are happy and confident with it, then by all means do your thing and enjoy.

But a 3" 12 gauge with the right choke can crush those patterns.
 

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Been hunting predators in northern Minnesota since 1974 with a shotgun.
Having relation that work at Federal Cartridge(family have worked there since 1957 to present) have had me supplied with shotgun shells.
My favorite load was the goose load we used until 1988 when steel shot became mandated by the USFW.
12ga 3" 1-7/8oz lead BB-shot accounted for many coyote,fox,bobcat and assorted vermin across the reservation.
Cases of lead BB and #2 shot sit in ammo cans along with #4-buckshot.
So I load some of my own from a components I get from a firm south of Minneapolis(Ballistic Products Inc) to load my coyote-crushers.

HULL: CHEDDITE 12ga. 3.00”

PRIMER: CH209

PROPELLANT: HODGDON LONGSHOT 35.0 Grains

WAD:
BPGS + MG42

SHOT: 542gr. (Just short of 1-1/4oz.) Lead T-shot .200

BUFFER: 12 gr.

FOLD CRIMP
: 6-point

MV=1400fps at 15' (outside temp was 28 above)
 

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Been hunting predators in northern Minnesota since 1974 with a shotgun.
Having relation that work at Federal Cartridge(family have worked there since 1957 to present) have had me supplied with shotgun shells.
My favorite load was the goose load we used until 1988 when steel shot became mandated by the USFW.
12ga 3" 1-7/8oz lead BB-shot accounted for many coyote,fox,bobcat and assorted vermin across the reservation.
Cases of lead BB and #2 shot sit in ammo cans along with #4-buckshot.
So I load some of my own from a components I get from a firm south of Minneapolis(Ballistic Products Inc) to load my coyote-crushers.

HULL: CHEDDITE 12ga. 3.00”

PRIMER: CH209

PROPELLANT: HODGDON LONGSHOT 35.0 Grains

WAD:
BPGS + MG42

SHOT: 542gr. (Just short of 1-1/4oz.) Lead T-shot .200

BUFFER: 12 gr.

FOLD CRIMP
: 6-point

MV=1400fps at 15' (outside temp was 28 above)
Have you tried the tps wad? I really like it. I have not tried the MG42 yet. I’m headed to my shop now to load some BB/4 buck duplex loads to try.
 

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This is a 4 buck load my buddy tried today. I believe it is 32 grains of blue dot powder, cci 209m, tps wad and 18 grains of bp original buffer. 32 pellets of 4 buck. 50 yards with a Carlson coyote choke. Remington 870 21” barrel. 10” circle on the pattern board. 8F18F3CA-5B93-42DA-BED8-043AE01D0E57.jpeg
 

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Have you tried the tps wad? I really like it. I have not tried the MG42 yet. I’m headed to my shop now to load some BB/4 buck duplex loads to try.
Not yet in 12ga but I have loaded many 28ga rounds using this wad.
 

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I just finished 7 rounds of 4 buck.
36 pellets (685 grains)
31.5 blue dot
TPS wad with 1/8” cork in bottom
Cci 209 magnum
30 grains of buffer
Testing tomorrow
 

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I’ve shot a few coyotes in front of hounds with factory loaded 4 buck. I think those had 27 pellets. Yours should do just fine.
 

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I’ve shot a few coyotes in front of hounds with factory loaded 4 buck. I think those had 27 pellets. Yours should do just fine.
Factory Remington 3” 4 buck has 41 pellets. They don’t have a wad though. Just a gas seal, fiber cushion and buffer. The wad I’m using is amazing for holding tight patterns at longer range.
 




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