Today was a great day of coyote calling!

derbyacresbob

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On the very first stand, I had my shotgun, and my Foxpro X-Wave was about 20 yards out in front of me. My hunting buddy JP7mag was up on a ridge to my left about 100 yards away.

After playing Bay Bee Cottontail for about 6 or 7 minutes a coyote ran up and stopped about 15 yards to the left of my Foxpro. Just as I shot that coyote with my shotgun I heard JP7mag's 243 Win go off just a split second after I shot.

We ended up with two dead coyotes. JP7mag couldn't see the coyote I shot, and I couldn't see the coyote he shot. It was very close to be a simultaneous double!

A few stands later I had a double come in, but I only shot one of them.
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Later in the day I shot a coyote with my shotgun about 20 yards to the left of my Foxpro.

A few minutes later a Bobcat showed up.
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As I was watching this Bobcat walk off to my left, I saw movement just above and a little past the Bobcat. It was another coyote and it stopped. It had not been stopped more than a few seconds when I heard JP7mag's 243 go off again and I saw the coyote tip over.

So we killed 2 coyotes and called in a Bobcat on that one stand. My 3" 12 ga 1-3/8 oz loads of TSS #3 shot did a great job on these coyotes.

We ended up getting 8 coyotes for the day. It was a great day!

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Yea, that would be a great season for me, congrats.

Do you know, will your TSS shot penetrate the skulls on these well?
 

derbyacresbob

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Yea, that would be a great season for me, congrats.

Do you know, will your TSS shot penetrate the skulls on these well?

TSS shot is VERY hard and is very heavy for it's size, so it will zip right through a coyote's skull in sizes #2,#3 and #4.

TSS shot is almost pure Tungsten, the US Military uses Tungsten cores in their tank penetration rounds.

Comparing TSS #3 shot to lead BB shot. From KPY Shotshell Ballistics

1300 fps lead BB shot gets 3.70" of gel penetration at 46.1 yards.
1300 fps TSS #3 shot gets 5.35" of gel penetration at 46.1 yards.

The 12g/cc, 15g/cc and TSS 18g/cc denser than lead shot types all break bones and penetrate much deeper than lead shot because it is denser and MUCH harder. Soft shot types like lead and bismuth start to flatten out when they hit something so they won't penetrate as deep as a hard pellet that stays round.
 

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