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#3228306 - 01/15/20 12:20 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 15832
Loc: Michigan
Many trips I only carry a shotgun. Many times I need to double tap a coyote,esp when shooting through brush and heavy grass. I don't like recoil, so for shotguns I'm a semi-auto guy.
Buy something good, take good care of it and it will get the job done.

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#3228307 - 01/15/20 12:23 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: GRIZZLYONE]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 15832
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: GRIZZLYONE
Originally Posted By: mnblaster
not cheap, not a entry level gun but I have killed running coyotes stone dead at 70 yds with my Rem SP10 loaded with #4 buckshot

Same here. Just bought a near new SP 10 with a 26 inch barrel and fitted it with a ported Pattern Master. It's a beast. Grizz


I had one for a short while and you are right, it's a beast ! A whole lot of gun to hang onto.

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#3229458 - 01/21/20 09:30 PM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: Tim Neitzke]
mserman Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Upper Peninsula MI
Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Many trips I only carry a shotgun. Many times I need to double tap a coyote,esp when shooting through brush and heavy grass. I don't like recoil, so for shotguns I'm a semi-auto guy.
Buy something good, take good care of it and it will get the job done.


I can second this. I probably carry a shotgun as my primary on 80% of my stands. It's all about terrain. Mostly I hunt cedar swamps or I'm calling with a friend who is carrying an AR. Close up action is harder but way more fun in my opinion.

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#3229515 - 01/22/20 10:32 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: Tim Neitzke]
WyoBull Offline
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Registered: 08/25/11
Posts: 307
Loc: Wyoming
Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Originally Posted By: SlickerThanSnot
Originally Posted By: WyoBull
Opinions vary on this topic and none of them are wrong so my take on shotgunning for coyotes is that I would buy a pump. Most people I know who even carry a shotgun while coyote hunting are using it as their secondary weapon, second to their varmint rifle. If that is the case, that shotgun is lying next to you in the dirt, in the snow, in the brush. I would want something I did not have to worry about cycling in those elements. Shotgunning coyotes is usually a one shot kill, unless you miss, so is there really an advantage in having a semiauto for that purpose?
I would look to pick up a 12 gauge synthetic pump action and use #4 buck.


a lot wrong right there.


Yep


I would not say there is a lot of "wrong" in my post, what I would say is it depends a lot on the terrain where you are calling. You guys obviously are not hunting here in the rocky mountain west where shotgunning for coyotes on a percentage basis to rifles is pretty low.
I stand by my pump vs. semiauto opinion, but it's just that, an opinion and certainly not wrong.
Shoot what works for you, there are a lot of choices out there. Wouldn't it be boring if we all shot 223's?
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#3229517 - 01/22/20 10:41 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
greengt88 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1623
Loc: york pa
We have a varied mix of open fields with shots to 500+yds, dense woodland with 50yd or less and anything in between here in South Central PA. So really depends where you are hunting what the primary would be.
I think opinions are going to be regional and vary state to state. I dont think anyones opinion has been 'wrong' that Ive read on here so far. Its personal preference and terrain where you will be hunting.
I do find that I still try to pump Semi Autos occaisionally and cant seem to break the habit

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#3229608 - 01/22/20 09:27 PM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: WyoBull]
mserman Offline
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Registered: 12/08/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Upper Peninsula MI
Sorry WyoBull, didn't mean to imply anybody was WRONG.

I love shotgunning and that is completely due to terrain limitations. The reason I chose an autoloader over a pump is that my Supernova is HEAVY. My M2 is shorter, lighter, less recoil and a freaking semi-auto. pew-pew!

If you drop em DRT who cares what you're hitting them with.

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#3229646 - 01/22/20 11:55 PM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8774
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
For an affordable option, take a look at the Franchi Affinity. I added one to the stable last year and have shot it quite a bit on doves, ducks, quail, and coyotes and it has performed nicely. My son killed a couple coyotes with it during my November deer hunt. I finally got to try it out earlier this week (scroll down to my 1/22/2020 reply).
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#3229685 - 01/23/20 09:56 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: mserman]
WyoBull Offline
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Registered: 08/25/11
Posts: 307
Loc: Wyoming
Originally Posted By: mserman
Sorry WyoBull, didn't mean to imply anybody was WRONG.

I love shotgunning and that is completely due to terrain limitations. The reason I chose an autoloader over a pump is that my Supernova is HEAVY. My M2 is shorter, lighter, less recoil and a freaking semi-auto. pew-pew!

If you drop em DRT who cares what you're hitting them with.


No problem mserman at all. My opinion was based on years of experience where I hunt, which is in Wyoming. A very small % of the coyote hunters here use a shotgun as their main weapon. The only reason is terrain. Wide open spaces typically don't equate to a lot of shotgunning success.

You guys that hunt in heavier dense woods, thickets, creek and river bottoms face a very different scenario and a shotgun would be awesome.

No hurt feelings here at all, just a different perspective based on my home terrain.
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#3229692 - 01/23/20 10:48 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
ackleyman Offline
PM senior

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8511
Loc: Hickville
What ever shotgun you have, please pattern it. Gun fit is critical on a shotgun.

For me, Remingtons shoot a foot low and foot to the left at 40 yards so I am barely hitting coyotes when I aim straight at them.

Answer for me was a Burris Speed Beade.

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#3230351 - 01/27/20 07:46 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
coal farmer Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 35
Loc: South West INDIANA
Just wanted to add. Several people suggested a pump shotgun but for a older guy with a bad shoulder I really need a semi-auto. Them coyote loads kill on both ends in a pump. I'm still Benelli all the way
but shotguns are like pickups everybody has there favorite.
Hold them all and buy the one that fits you best. That is what I did.

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#3230592 - 01/28/20 07:06 PM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
Vance Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 276
Loc: Southern Utah
Another more affordable option for me was the Weatherby SA-459, itís their threat response/ turkey model. Itís short, light and has been flawless for me. I take with me to every stand now, would rather leave the rifle than the shotgun most of the time.

8EB3F683-DE5E-4C41-8D25-CA20651959BE by Cornivorus, on Flickr


Edited by Vance (01/29/20 11:48 PM)

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#3230821 - 01/30/20 12:12 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
Vance Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 276
Loc: Southern Utah


IMG_0125 by Cornivorus, on Flickr

And another dark dog !

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#3230840 - 01/30/20 08:22 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: Vance]
greengt88 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1623
Loc: york pa
What optic is on the SA-459?

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#3230843 - 01/30/20 08:36 AM Re: recomend a semi auto coyote shotgun [Re: SavageSS]
Vance Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 276
Loc: Southern Utah
Aimpoint red dot 9000sc model.

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