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#2564345 - 10/30/13 09:44 PM What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin?
Rhinorider Offline
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Registered: 06/11/11
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Loc: Clarksburg, WV
I am thinking about getting a new scatter gun for ole Wiley. What's everyone use? 3 1/2 Mag's? Here in WV we are restricted to using #4 shot or smaller. BTW I am set up to handload. I prefer not to break the bank just a daily hunter that I wouldn't cry if I scratch it, I would also like camo, sling,
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#2564357 - 10/30/13 09:50 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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the good ole Remington 870 the most used shotgun in U.S. history
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#2564471 - 10/31/13 04:55 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
muskrat30 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
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Semi-autos are more fun. My favorite is a Benelli M2, 24" barrel. No need for 3.5" chamber here.

What is the $$ limit?
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#2564472 - 10/31/13 05:53 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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I wouldn't intentionally go out after coyotes with #4 shot, 4BK yes, #4 shot no.


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#2564493 - 10/31/13 08:39 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Rhinorider Offline
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Registered: 06/11/11
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Loc: Clarksburg, WV
Chupa, I was wrong on shot size, I just looked at the regs again, and it is #2 or smaller for night hunting. Below is our regs pasted from the state website.

COYOTE HUNTING REGULATIONS
Coyotes may be hunted year round.

Hunting coyotes at night using any color artificial light is legal from January 1 thru July 31.

Firearms legal for night coyote hunting are shotguns with #2
or smaller shot and rifles and handguns of .22 caliber center fire or smaller and .22 caliber rimfire or smaller.

During closed small game season, coyotes may only be hunted
in open fields. Guns must be cased while being transported to and from the open field.

Electronic calls are legal.

There is no daily, annual or season bag limit
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#2564496 - 10/31/13 08:58 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
muledhunter Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 261
Loc: spokane,wa
I use a youth model 500 mossberg 20ga. It's easy to pack and lays em down.
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#2564499 - 10/31/13 09:09 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
204farr Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 672
Loc: utah
escort 20ga youth 22bl and #4buck or #3 buck shot


Edited by 204farr (10/31/13 09:19 AM)

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#2564509 - 10/31/13 09:33 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 187
Loc: Hampden County, MA
Remington versa-max. Stone cold reliable with 2-3/4", 3" and 3-1/2" loads, very low recoil.

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#2564539 - 10/31/13 10:48 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Benelli M1S90...
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#2564857 - 10/31/13 10:20 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Varminterror Offline
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Registered: 03/23/12
Posts: 1529
Loc: Kansas
Shooting a Benelli Super Nova with an 18.5" aftermarket Carlson's barrel. I usually shoot 3" loads, no real need for 3.5" loads.

The Coyote Slayer I dream of having is a Benelli M4... Mean mean mean machine... Played with one a few times, just enough to get me hooked. I'd sell the middle toe off of my left foot for it.
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#2564994 - 11/01/13 09:30 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 621
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Rhinorider


COYOTE HUNTING REGULATIONS

During closed small game season, coyotes may only be hunted
in open fields. Guns must be cased while being transported to and from the open field.




Wish I lived there; NOT!

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#2565038 - 11/01/13 10:53 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Bernie P. Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 1696
Loc: NY Adirondack Park
Mberg 835 with either 3" 4 buck or 3" copper plated lead BB.

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#2565110 - 11/01/13 01:16 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Bernie P.]
The Famous Grouse Offline
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Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 910
Loc: St. Paul, MN
Stoeger 3500 autoloader. Benelli action, already fully camoed, <$700 brand new.

I got a Stoeger 2000 when they first came out. Great gun for yotes. I just feel good about it because I'm NOT ripping buckshot through one of my <$1000 autoloaders, setting it in the snow, and otherwise abusing it the way a coyote gun gets abused.

I cannot see spending $1000 or more for a coyote shotgun and if you can get the Stoeger on sale, it's just a little more than a pump.

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#2565117 - 11/01/13 01:32 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Happy Birthday derbyacresbob Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 3067
Loc: Kern County, CA
Whatever my favorite bird hunting shotgun is has always been my favorite coyote hunting shotgun.

You don't need a special shotgun to kill coyotes.

Any 12 ga pump or semi-auto 3" shotgun that is a bird hunting shotgun will be a great coyote shotgun.

I like my Browning O/U Sporting Clays gun for shooting Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays. But when hunting anything I want 3 shots.
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#2565127 - 11/01/13 01:58 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Benelli SBEII
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#2565131 - 11/01/13 02:14 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Varminterror]
LARUEminati Online
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 187
Loc: Hampden County, MA
Originally Posted By: Varminterror
Shooting a Benelli Super Nova with an 18.5" aftermarket Carlson's barrel. I usually shoot 3" loads, no real need for 3.5" loads.

The Coyote Slayer I dream of having is a Benelli M4... Mean mean mean machine... Played with one a few times, just enough to get me hooked. I'd sell the middle toe off of my left foot for it.


Check the versa-max. Same operating system as the M4 but in a field design rather than HD, you can interchange the majority of the parts between the two.

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#2565139 - 11/01/13 02:46 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
canislatrans54 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 9271
Loc: Salina, Kansas
I shoot an 870 Express that will shoot both 2-3/4" & 3" shells.
However, I only use 2-3/4".

If I could have the gun I really want...it would be an Ithaca Model 37 DSPS manufactured between 1970-1985.
Five-round mag; parkerized finish; 18.5" barrel.
Those actions were silky-smooth, & I loved the bottom ejection.
(Dad has an 8-shot 20" version)
I'd have the original cylinder-bore barrel threaded to accept screw-in chokes.
And I'd top it with XS Ghost Ring rifle sights.


Since you're limited to no larger than #2 shot, that is what I'd go with in your situation.
But, make sure to test pattern a few choke constrictions in whatever gun you choose, as all guns & loads are different.
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#2565633 - 11/02/13 07:01 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: canislatrans54]
tactikel Offline
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Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 43
Loc: NE Illinois
Mossberg 835 with 3.5" #4 buck. It throws a killing pattern well beyond what I consider an ethical shot. BTW I added a knoxx stock, the recoil is brutal.

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#2566162 - 11/03/13 08:33 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 07/29/06
Posts: 682
Loc: NY
Benelli M2
21" barrel
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#2566715 - 11/04/13 09:31 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: YetiHunter]
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Loc: west michigan
Originally Posted By: YetiHunter
Benelli M2
21" barrel


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#2566749 - 11/04/13 10:33 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 1628
Loc: Wisconsin
Beretta 390 silver mallard

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#2566754 - 11/04/13 10:37 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
TripleDeuce660 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 2293
Loc: Garbage Grove California
Your regs seem like communism even compared to CA... Anyways, you should probably get some #2 heavishot, tungsten matrix, or similar. You will need the extra wallop with such small shot.
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#2566825 - 11/05/13 06:13 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Chupathingy]
Wishbone Offline
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Registered: 08/24/02
Posts: 1094
Loc: Hanover,MA
[quote=Chupathingy]I wouldn't intentionally go out after coyotes with #4 shot, 4BK yes, #4 shot no.
/quote]

This. #4 buck is what I use when I take the shotgun out, which is rare these days. Prefer my rifles. I wouldn't feel all warm and fuzzy having to use #2's either. Benelli SBE when I do use the shotgun.

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#2566864 - 11/05/13 08:49 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: tactikel]
Bernie P. Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 1696
Loc: NY Adirondack Park
Originally Posted By: tactikel
Mossberg 835 with 3.5" #4 buck. It throws a killing pattern well beyond what I consider an ethical shot. BTW I added a knoxx stock, the recoil is brutal.

Just curious what brand/choke constriction you're using?

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#2566869 - 11/05/13 09:02 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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My Mossberg 500, with a Spec Ops stock, Hevi-shot Dead Coyote choke.

It is the hammer of the shotgun world. Takes a beating and never complains. I found a black one at Cabelas for $299, this one I paid $350 for.

I run some Specialized Dynamics #4 buckshot loads that Scott made up for me out of it and it hasn't failed me yet.


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#2567283 - 11/06/13 12:21 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 22
Loc: South Central Wi
3.5 inch chambered pump, weighing around 7-7.25, double bead, sling, full choke, and a 24-28 inch barrel. Sometimes a light. Same gun I use for wingshooting. My 870 wingmaster supermag is perfect for me.

Not a fan of optics, pistol grips, or real short barrels because it makes them handle like crap. Real tight turkey type chokes are overrated IMO too.

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#2567389 - 11/06/13 10:03 AM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 02/03/05
Posts: 2450
Loc: Washington St.
54 pellets of #4 buck all with Mr. Coyote's name on them out of our TEN ga. 32in. SxS full choke ........ out of the back seat of a Super Cub ...... back in the day when we could get permits.

Now days ......... my 870 12 gauge with ........ of course .... four buck!

Three 44s

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#2567483 - 11/06/13 12:47 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
Lost_River Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 334
Loc: Idaho
While I primarily rifle hunt yotes, when I do use a scattergun, I prefer my old school Belgian Browning Auto 5, loaded with #4 buck.

I have other choices such as an M1 Benelli, 870, 1100, etc, but the old A5 is what I shoot best with and simply prefer.

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#2567578 - 11/06/13 03:59 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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#2567748 - 11/06/13 07:56 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: 2muchgun]
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: lackawanna county,PA
Benelli SBE 2


Mossberg 835
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#2568342 - 11/07/13 07:35 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
bigtrucker Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 253
Loc: Manito, Illinois,USA
Stoeger 12Ga. Side by Side Coach Gun. 20" barrels with Carlson turkey chokes. weight 6 1/2 lbs. Put a sling on it and have some fun. 3" #4Buckshot
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#2568397 - 11/07/13 09:02 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: catwhacker]
HornetHunter Offline
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Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 139
Loc: U.S.
Originally Posted By: catwhacker
Originally Posted By: YetiHunter
Benelli M2
21" barrel

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The same,with a Burris Fastfire II mounted on the rib,just ahead of the receiver.

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#2568412 - 11/07/13 09:26 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 345
Loc: southwest wyoming
Springfield 67H, got it for christmas 42 years ago,


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#2568844 - 11/08/13 09:35 PM Re: What is your favorite shotgun for Yotin? [Re: Rhinorider]
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 1983
Loc: tn
H&R excell auto. Cheap performs flawlessly and handles and shoots as well if not better than any high dollar model out there. Slap on a primos jellyhead choke some truglo sights and your in business.

Since you reload get some #4 hulls and load them with T shot copper plated bb's or #4 buck

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