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#2833518 - 05/20/12 03:35 PM Shot size for coons?
fishboy1
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Coon has been raiding our hen house.

Whats a good shot size for coons? Will high brass 7s be heavy enough?

Thanks.
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#2833575 - 05/20/12 05:19 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: fishboy1]
trealtree
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Depends on how close you are. I would just get a live trap instead.

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#2833579 - 05/20/12 05:27 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Coon has been raiding our hen house.

Whats a good shot size for coons? Will high brass 7s be heavy enough?

Thanks.


I know from visual experience high brass #6 from a full choke 12 gauge will do the job from about 20 yards. I'm guessing the 7's would work as well.

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#2833607 - 05/20/12 06:10 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: Trapper John]
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I prefer #4 shot, especially the 2 3/4" turkey loads. I buy them after season for around 5.00 a box just for around the house varmints.
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#2833681 - 05/20/12 07:59 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: Polecat]
fishboy1
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Thanks!
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#2833741 - 05/20/12 09:00 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: fishboy1]
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High brass 6's are just fine for coons. At close range almost anything will work, but 6's are good out to 30 plus yards with a tight choke.
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#2834160 - 05/21/12 10:43 AM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: Atchman2]
jb3
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.22 shorts work, but not in a residential area
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#2834212 - 05/21/12 12:02 PM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: jb3]
Atchman2
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Well the easiest thing in a neighborhood is a good air rifle \:\) I've shot more raccoons with air rifles than anything else. I have one that is very quiet. I think my compound bow is louder. \:\)
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#2834930 - 05/22/12 09:03 AM Re: Shot size for coons? [Re: Atchman2]
fishboy1
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Not in a neighborhood.

Stinking coon shoved a trap out of the way and was on top of the coop last night. Too bad for him I captured the chickens who like to roost on TOP of the coop and locked em up.

Might have to try and put a snare over the hole I left to funnel him into the barn.
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