The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 20, 2006, 07:23 PM   #1
triggerhappy2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2006
Location: peoples republic of new york
Posts: 451
Coyote Night Hunt

Which gun would be better 12 gauge rifle style fiber optic sights and 00 Buckshot, or a .22 with a 4X10 scope?
__________________
"We make the voices go away"
triggerhappy2006 is offline  
Old February 20, 2006, 07:29 PM   #2
indybrad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 27, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 229
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.
indybrad is offline  
Old February 20, 2006, 08:45 PM   #3
Ga Johnny
Member
 
Join Date: January 19, 2006
Posts: 75
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
Ga Johnny is offline  
Old February 21, 2006, 08:59 PM   #4
triggerhappy2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2006
Location: peoples republic of new york
Posts: 451
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!!!!!!!
__________________
"We make the voices go away"
triggerhappy2006 is offline  
Old February 21, 2006, 09:12 PM   #5
fisherman66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2005
Location: Rhome, TX
Posts: 4,641
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.
fisherman66 is offline  
Old February 21, 2006, 09:36 PM   #6
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,346
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.

Art
__________________
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!
Art Eatman is offline  
Old February 23, 2006, 11:21 PM   #7
870 wingmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2006
Posts: 143
I would use the shotgun all the way,rem 870 oo buck yes sir!!!!
870 wingmaster is offline  
Old February 24, 2006, 12:33 AM   #8
lil_bro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 26, 2004
Location: Oklahoma.
Posts: 395
+1 for Shotgun.
__________________
"I reject your reality and substitute my own." -Adam Savage- "Mythbusters."
lil_bro is offline  
Old February 24, 2006, 09:26 AM   #9
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
 
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX, USA
Posts: 22,346
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.

, Art
__________________
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!
Art Eatman is offline  
Old February 24, 2006, 10:52 AM   #10
zeisloft
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 7, 2005
Location: Amarillo TX
Posts: 419
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.
~z
__________________
A scalpel can be just as effective as a broadsword

Obviously, Occam was not a reloader
zeisloft is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08962 seconds with 7 queries