Before I had to shoot lead free shotgun shells at coyotes the Federal Premium 12 ga 3" 1-7/8 oz of copper coated lead BB's was my favorite load for coyotes. Last year I shot a catalog with the Federal copper coated lead BB load and the 3" Rem Wingmaster HD BB load. The Rem HD BB's out patterned and out penetrated the Federal lead BB load by a long ways. Today I went out to see how the Rem Wingmaster HD 2's would compare to the Federal Premium copper coated lead BB's.
I shot the catalog at 40 yards with a Federal Premium 12 ga 3" 1-7/8 oz load of copper coated lead BB's then I shot the same catalog from the same distance with a Remington Wingmaster HD 12 ga 3" 1-1/2 oz load. The first four copper coated lead BB pellets were found on pages 113, 113, 115 and 117. The deepest copper coated lead pellet went through 223 pages.The first four Rem Wingmaster HD #2 pellets were found on pages, 115, 121, 207 and 213. The deepest Rem HD #2 pellet went through 387 pages.
Here are the copper coated lead BB pellets and the Rem Wingmaster HD #2 pellets that I took out of the catalog.The copper coated lead BB's averaged 143 pages of penetration per pellet and the Remington Wingmaster HD #2's averaged 237 pages of penetration per pellet.
This pattern is a Remington Wingmaster HD load of #2's that I shot last year.