I'm just showing the comparison between the shotgun and the air gun . The modern air guns pellet s fpe out 20 50 yards is way more than whats needed to kill a coyote and drop them in their tracks . There is no running off . You are a perfect example of someone that doesn't understand the how the air gun as evolved . Its not a toy any more they are adult weapons that can kill so they have to be treated as a center fire, rim fire or shotgun would . They are nothing like the red rider. So don't hand one to a kid and walk away . I;m not claiming any thing I post the link where they list the # 7 shot as going 300 yards . Just keep reading what I type I'm sure there is something about airguns I can tell you that you didn't know . I have been shooting a adult air gun since 1987 so I know a lot about them . Don't think for a second the airguns are not ethical and that they are only at a bare minimum to get the job done because that is far from reality. If you look into the fpe they produce you will see what I mean .