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12 Ga Load for Coons?? #7740088 02/07/20 04:08 PM
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What shot size do you guys like? Will be trying to call them in. Thanks for any input, & Good Huntin'

Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7740166 02/07/20 06:17 PM
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Not much experience with shooting coons with a shotgun. I would find the biggest lead shot i could and run with it.

Had good luck calling coons with injured bird calls... unfortunately for my buddy i shot them with his 7mm wby lol


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Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7740405 02/07/20 11:30 PM
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#4 hi brass lead shot should be more than adequate.


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Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7740456 02/08/20 12:20 AM
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#5 shot up to BB... 2cents


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Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: Pappybear] #7740495 02/08/20 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Pappybear
#4 hi brass lead shot should be more than adequate.


Express #4 would get my vote, too.


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Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7741016 02/08/20 11:48 PM
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Thanks, fellas, I appreciate it. Hard to find 3" #4's in anything that isnt a turkey load, anymore...........steel shot is killin me !! I shoot #4 Buck when I'm coyote/bobcat huntin, but I figured that #4 Buck might be a bit much for coons, & I wanted to know that I was putting more lead in the face than #4 Buck had to offer.

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I like the Remington Nitro Turkey #4s myself. IME there is no difference between a 3 inch number 4 lead load, and a 3 inch number 4 lead turkey load.

#4 Buck is not too much for coons. A .460 Weatherby Magnum is not too much for coons.

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Raccoon in distress and as simple,as #6

Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7741193 02/09/20 05:43 AM
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Like it, men.....Thanks for the input up

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#4 lead will really do the trick. Anything you hit them with is guaranteed to make them disgruntled.

Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: LeonCarr] #7748927 02/18/20 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LeonCarr
I like the Remington Nitro Turkey #4s myself. IME there is no difference between a 3 inch number 4 lead load, and a 3 inch number 4 lead turkey load.

#4 Buck is not too much for coons. A .460 Weatherby Magnum is not too much for coons.

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Re: 12 Ga Load for Coons?? [Re: OffCoor1] #7757474 02/27/20 02:07 AM
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I have used #5 shot since 1985. It is a good utility shot size. I have taken lots of Squirrels & a few Raccoons.

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