Id like to set up a shotgun for fox/coyote and was wondering what choke tubes are good? what shells, buckshot etc? and also do you use a red dot or just the bead sight? I have an 835 with a turkey choke and fiber optic sights is that good enough? Thanks!
Gonna be just like setting up for turkey...........time spent trying different shell/tube combo's at the patterning board is the only way to find out what'll work best for you.
I tried EVERY logical combo I could think of in my BPS 10 gauge and none of them worked to my satisfaction. Then I ran a 2 1/4 oz. load of copper plated 2's through a Comp-N-Choke XXX-Full tube (meant for 5's and 6's) and it shot like a BEAST !!!!!!! No way in the world that combo makes sense to even try..........tube should be WAAAAAY too tight for 2's, but...............
I have same exact gun!
Spent some time patterning the Carlson dead coyote with it.
Shot federal 3-1/2" turkey loads, 3" Winchester and Remington nitro mags, Remington #4 buck shot and hevi shot dead coyote. For my gun the Winchester 3" turkey loads shot 10x better than federal 3-1/2" and Remington nitro mags. Which I wanted to pattern for turkey hunting and coyote hunting.
For coyote hunting the hevi shot put 3x more pellets in the 8"-10" kill zone then the buck shot.
Keep in mind this is at 50 yards.
I put a $70 red dot sight on and it works just fine.