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What caliber/gauge would be best for jump shooting coyotes/foxes in the PA woods. I am tore between 20 gauge,12 gauge,308,or 243

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  • What caliber/gauge would be best for jump shooting coyotes/foxes in the PA woods. I am tore between 20 gauge,12 gauge,308,or 243

    What caliber/gauge would be best for jump shooting coyotes/foxes in the PA woods. I am tore between 20 gauge,12 gauge,308,or 243.

  • #2
    .338 no...just kidding. i say a .44 does just fine

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    • #3
      right, but since i am under 18 years old i cant hunt with a handgun in PA.

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      • #4
        Jump shooting I would say 12 gauge with #2 lead shot. I used them myself years ago walking up fox.

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        • #5
          i agree with bird dog exept use 000 buck shot, it has more "umpf" to it

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          • #6
            which will go farther more accuratly,000 buck or #2 lead. i am planing on alternating with the shorter distance one first and then 2 of the longer distance ones.

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            • #7
              243 dude

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              • #8


                Hi...


                If you're going to use a shotgun, I don't think that what guage you use is going to matter much. Bigger guages just hold a few more pellets.

                Have you considered the .22 sem-auto? That also is a fairly good gun, and doesn't fill the fur with a lot of holes if you're interested in selling the fur.

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                  Hi...


                  PS...The below pertains primarily to the woodland type of hunting you mentioned.

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