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Old 09-29-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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OK, so Kentucky is making it legal for night hunting coyotes with shotguns because the problem is waaaaaay out of control. I had a Mossberg 500 with the full length tude and 20" cylinder bore barrel. I decided to sell it to a friend and just now picked up a TriStar 20" tactical semi auto 12 gauge. I wanted to keep the 20 inch barrel but wanted interchangeable chokes for hunting. I know a 20 inch barrel will make my yardage suffer, but I was hoping with decent choke tubes I could still get out to 40 or so yards with #4 buckshot (hornady varmint express). My question is this...the gun came with one choke tube (skeet) and I was wondering if it is safe to shoot slugs thru a skeet choke...? I don't know anything about the skeet choke tubes so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Nope, nyet, nein. Well, actually, you can, but some slugs damage certain barrels. Also, accuracy suffers, which is a problem hunting those coyotes Find out from the gun and ammo company.

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Thanks for your reply sir, but I just realized I may not have made myself clear, sorry about that. I got rid of the 500 and got a TriStar semi auto with a 20" barrel. A neet looking little tactical job with interchangeable choke tubes. I shot slugs from the 500 all the time and loved it, but wanted a semi auto for hunting at night and figured this would be fun to try.

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I think the rule is going to be you can hunt with a shotgun using something other than single projectile ammunition. I haven't talked to the state fish and game yet, but I would say that will be it. I know the law states shotgun only, so I'm assuming I'll be using #4 buckshot from hornady. That's some mean stuff right there.

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I accidentally put Mossberg, long day. I load buck and slugs (alternate) when I hunt boar and fox at the same time with my Mossy. I do realize you bought the new shotgun. I edited my response. My advice does not change though. Take it or leave. Enjoy the hunt.

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I have hunted fox with number 1 buck with great results. I bet it would work with the larger coyote. Knock them down right away.

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There's a few people/groups I listen to...when it comes to life its momma and Jesus and when it comes to firearms its anyone that knows more than me :-). I will be taking your advice, and thank you very much for giving it sir.

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I would definitely pattern the gun with whatever load you choose to use. I have had good results with an Improved Modified choke with both #4 Buck and Dead Coyote loads, but you never know until you shoot stuff in your gun. . Make sure your choke tune is steel rated if you decide to use the Dead Coyote tungsten alloy loads. They do pattern well and carry energy a long way.

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Dead Coyote Loads? Can you tell me more about this load? I do not get these over here, since we do not have Coyotes? Thanks, Virginian.

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Dead Coyote Loads? Can you tell me more about this load? I do not get these over here, since we do not have Coyotes? Thanks, Virginian.
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