Federal heavy weight BB coyote load?

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  1. longshot

    longshot Senior Refuge Member

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    I found some of the discontinued federal 3" 1.5oz BB heavyweight coyote loads. Does anybody have a pellet count for this load? I have called federal 3 different times about this and always have to leave a message. Tired of trying to play phone tag with federal.

    thanks
    longshot
     
  2. rmb79

    rmb79 Elite Refuge Member

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    Buy a box and cut one open
     
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    longshot Senior Refuge Member

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    I understand that is one method to get pellet count. I just dont really want to cut open a $5 shell that is discontinued. I called federal about it and after being on hold for 10 minutes before i got to talk to them it was a joke. The guy couldn’t find the load by the part number. He ask what color the box was and then said 9 pellets. I said in a size BB load? Then his reply was 108 pellets.....hum. It is 35% denser than lead and a 1.5oz load. 1.5oz of lead BB would be approximately 75 pellets. So it HAS to be less pellets than lead NOT 33 more pellets.
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Pattern one and count the holes.
     
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    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Those HW loads are supposed to be 15/gcc shot so they would be HW15. They should have around 43-44 pellets per ounce, roughly.
     
  7. baltz526

    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    I believe I read they have 66 BB on a Predator hunting forum. And patterns where not good. But they killed well enough even with poor patterns. Might look on older Predatormasters threads
     
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  8. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob New Member

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    I opened up a few of the Federal 3" Heavyweight Coyote BB 1-1/2 oz loads and they had 62 pellets per shell.

    Federal should have used Heavyweight #2 shot in their coyote loads. I bought cases of the Heavyweight 3" 1-1/4 oz waterfowl loads of #2 shot and robbed the shot out of them and reloaded 3" 1-1/2 oz loads of Heavyweight 15g/cc #2 shot. My Heavyweight #2 shot loads had right at 90 pellets per shell.

    I really like the Rem HD 1-1/2 oz loads of BB shot that had 70 pellets per shell for killing coyotes but the 1-1/2 oz loads of Federal Heavyweight #2 shot with 90 pellets per shell are better coyote loads.

    For shooting coyotes I would rather have 70 BB pellets in HW13 BB or Rem HD BB than shoot a load with 8 less pellets in it, even if the pellets are denser.
     
  9. 10GAGENUT

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    Wingmaster HD was more like 12/g/cc so you would get more pellets compared to HW15. I use my .243 for Coyotes and don't need to do any math, just pull the trigger and they die.
     
  10. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob New Member

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    We learned a long time ago that if you have a shotgun and a rifle on every coyote calling stand we can kill way more coyotes. The shotgun shooter is 10 to 20 yards from the e-caller.

    In some areas we use nothing but shotguns because we can only see 30 to 50 yards. It is much easier to hit running coyotes at 50 yards and less with a shotgun.
     

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