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BeemanR7
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My guess is that you killed that coyote……you just haven’t found his carcass yet. I’ve seen numerous youtube videos of coyotes being shot with magnum powder burners that run nearly out of sight before they drop. Any experienced coyote hunter will tell you that this is not unusual. I would stick with what you’re shooting if they are accurate. Further, coyotes move their heads a lot. Their head is a relatively small target to begin with, and it moves quickly and wildly. Why risk only wounding him? Take a heart/lung shot any day over a head shot.

I bait and shoot coyotes at 50 yards with a .25 cal. AirForce Condor. I always aim for the heart/lungs. I never count on a coyotes head being in the same spot at the time that I pull the trigger than when the pellet finally gets there. Compared to his head, his chest doesn’t move much and is a much bigger target and is full of vitals. No, they don’t drop like stones. But neither do they drop like stones when you hit them in the head.

Just my 2 cents