View Full Version : Coyote Night Hunt
February 20, 2006, 08:23 PM
Which gun would be better 12 gauge rifle style fiber optic sights and 00 Buckshot, or a .22 with a 4X10 scope?
February 20, 2006, 08:29 PM
I don't night hunt anymore, but I would take the shotgun. A buddy of mine said he missed one with his rifle last week, at night, about 20 feet away. Said he wished he had the shotgun.
February 20, 2006, 09:45 PM
Yeah I'd take the shotgun also, don't count on that fiber optic sight, it's nothing more than a bead sight at night. I would give thought to some smaller shot maybe #4 buck, 00 seems a bit much, unless of course you're mad at them for some reason
February 21, 2006, 09:59 PM
nope not mad even though i trained my dog to poo in only one section of the yard but now the come around poo all over!!!!!!!
February 21, 2006, 10:12 PM
There is glow in the dark paint you could put on your sites. I'd love a little .223 with a night vision scope GIII.
February 21, 2006, 10:36 PM
I've only used a scope-sighted rifle for night-time coyote shooting. So far, never a problem...
I dunno. Few shots beyond 70-ish yards; mostly 20 to 40 yards.
February 24, 2006, 12:21 AM
I would use the shotgun all the way,rem 870 oo buck yes sir!!!!
February 24, 2006, 01:33 AM
+1 for Shotgun.
February 24, 2006, 10:26 AM
Don't forget that at night with a shotgun, the tendency is to shoot high. Folks get the muzzle high so they can see the front sight better. I saw an excited fella miss the whole back end of a Chevy Blazer, one time.
February 24, 2006, 11:52 AM
Art, I have an ole '81 Blazer for bouncing along the trap line. I always think it is a good thing when someone misses it on the shot.
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