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Redarrow18 07-17-2012 03:40 AM

.22 to take a fox?
 
If I buy some like "varmint" .22 rounds and go for a head shots, will this humanely take a fox?

kaido 07-17-2012 03:52 AM

Pending on how close you are, you wouldn't have to go for a head shot. If your less then 100yrds you could go for a vital shot and most likely make a clean kill. Least I know with gophers it's possible at that distance, but I've only done it twice and from a sand bag.

Vikingdad 07-17-2012 03:57 AM

.22 LR is more than sufficient to take a fox humanely as long as you place your shot well.

Axxe55 07-17-2012 03:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Redarrow18 (Post 872395)
If I buy some like "varmint" .22 rounds and go for a head shots, will this humanely take a fox?

i think at reasonable distances the 22 magnum would be a better choice.

Redarrow18 07-17-2012 04:06 AM

Oh I'd only be 25 yards max, they like to come up to my garden which is close to my house, the problem is that there is three of them and I could get one but the other two would bolt before I could even think about putting my sights on them

kaido 07-17-2012 04:09 AM

Heck at 25 yards you cod probably toss a large enough rock and not have them suffer. A .22LR won't have any issues taking them at the distance. Just a tip, Winchester makes some great hollow points that come in 333 round boxes.

Axxe55 07-17-2012 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Redarrow18 (Post 872435)
Oh I'd only be 25 yards max, they like to come up to my garden which is close to my house, the problem is that there is three of them and I could get one but the other two would bolt before I could even think about putting my sights on them

if they are just raiding the garden, maybe some 22 shotshell and a few shots in their rumps might work!

Vikingdad 07-17-2012 04:10 AM

Check and see if firing a .22 is legal. 25 yards sounds like you are in town, that would be a big problem in town around here. I have used live traps to get foxes at the school (no guns allowed!).

fmj 07-17-2012 11:39 AM

My dad and i have killed many a fox with a .22 mag and .22 LR respectively.

mrt8110 07-17-2012 12:09 PM

.22 for fox
 
At the distance your talking,not a problem. gotta take care of business.:) Cliff


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