Coyote with TSS 9'S

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Greg
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Coyote with TSS 9'S

Postby Greg » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:26 pm

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This ole girl tried to slip up on the turkey I was hunting this morning. At 30ish yards a 1_5/8 load of 9's killed her stone dead
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derbyacresbob
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Re: Coyote with TSS 9'S

Postby derbyacresbob » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:41 pm

Congratulations on killing that coyote!

Nothing wrong with killing a coyote with Turkey loads while you are hunting Turkeys.

If you are going to make TSS Coyote loads TSS #3 or #4 shot works much better on coyotes that are running away from you and the bigger shot breaks bones much easier.

3.70" is about the minimum penetration needed to reliably kill or break down coyotes.

From KPY Shotshell Ballistics.
1300 fps TSS #7 shot gets 3.70" of gel penetration at 31.3 yards.
1300 fps TSS #4 shot gets 3.70" of gel penetration at 78.9 yards.
1300 fps TSS #3 shot gets 3.70" of gel penetration at 96.8 yards.

There is about 124 TSS #4 pellets in 1-1/2 oz and right at 100 TSS #3 pellets in 1-1/2 oz. 90 pellets or more per shell makes really good coyote loads.



Greg
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Re: Coyote with TSS 9'S

Postby Greg » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:46 am

I actually had an 1_1/8 load of #1 tss on my but didn't have time to cycle it to the chamber. I keep them on me more for hogs but I bet they would work ok. We have a bad coyote problem in the places I hunt but they are hard to even see much less kill in these thick woods so when I get chance I'm trying it with anything I have on me.



derbyacresbob
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Re: Coyote with TSS 9'S

Postby derbyacresbob » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:32 pm

Greg, I think you did good killing that coyote with what you had!

I know every Turkey season quite a few coyotes get killed with Turkey loads and turkey loads are pretty deadly on coyotes that are facing the hunter at 40 yards and less.

I just wanted to let anybody that plans on hunting coyotes with a shotgun to use big enough shot to break down or kill coyotes that are running straight away from them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_G4bMDrDsg

In the above video the second coyote was dropped at right at 68 yards with 1-1/2 oz of TSS #3 shot. It was laying dead ranged at 73 yards so I think it was hit at around 68 to 70 yards. I shot behind it on the first shot and then doubled the lead and dropped it on the second shot.



Greg
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Re: Coyote with TSS 9'S

Postby Greg » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:53 pm

I've seen your videos and I'm impressed by some of the shots you've made. I also agree with you 100% that 3 or 4 tss is the right size for coyotes, and we are on the same page about turkey loads too. I wish coyotes around here would come to calling I would definitely enjoy it.




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