First off, thank you Frank and Bob (dabob) for the info, reminders, and kind words. Picked up a couple boxes yesterday and remember why I reload, so I don't have to deal with retail "counter-jockeys"
. They were behind the counter, and when he asked if these were the ones I wanted as he pointed, I said yes if they are the tungsten/bronze buckshot. "Our store doesn't carry any buckshot that's not lead" was the reply I got. Apparently the label on the box is wrong, and he has never heard of Hevi-Shot
. Oh, almost forgot, you need #00 for coyote you know, nothing else will do
. Now I remember why I hate to interact with the public.Anyway, the plan is to put the kid on the 1100 with the recent reaming for choke tubes while I back him up in the thicker stuff with the lever .357 and ghost ring sights. I was originally gonna put the kid on the lever gun, but after seeing him shoot a shotgun again last weekend, anything that moves (no matter how fast or how far) in front of him is money. Oh to have young eyes and be too new to overthink every shot again (S I G H). Last time out I found some new places I've never hunted up there that are pretty easy walking, so maybe pops can join the kid and I. I sure hope so, especially since he's the better shot
. To tell you the truth, I'm a little nervous. As I have just loaded the hand calls (and electronic backup) I realize it's been at least a hand full of years since I've done this
. I can find a great spot like nobody's business, I just hope I don't sound like a fart can calling after all these years. But I got 4 hours in the truck on the way up to practice I guess. Now, If only I could remember that distinctive sound when you flush
a covey of coyotes.................As I remember, they are like chukar and prefer to run rather than fly................