Originally Posted by mosin762
The shell is a Winchester high brass #6 game load. The shotgun is my dad's 870.
You have a lot higher risk bodily harm for putting a dirty 870 on a white couch than a pack of coyotes attacking you. LOL!
Coyotes (at least around here) are opportunistic and skittish, not wildly aggressive. This time of year they are still eating well. Use whatever load you have in the gun, but If you are stalk hunting they will see/smell/hear you long before you could think of raising the 870.
Coyote hunting is a ton of fun, but way more challenging than most people think. They survive by being smart and taking high probability meals like carrion and mice. Their eyesight, hearing and smell are so advanced that without high quality calls, callers and decoys the odds of getting one is not very good.
Have fun and Good Luck!