Originally Posted by patriotjoe
Is it ok to fire cci shotshells thru my Marlin 60? One shot at a time of course. I have some trash varmits that I want to keep out of my yard.
The shot stays in the plastic cup until it exits the barrel, but those .22lr shotshells are virtually useless for anything but shooting a sparrow at 10', maybe a bit farther in a rifle. They are definately NOT appropriate or humane for small animals - they are primarily intended for snakes at very close range. As was mentioned earlier, try CCI Quik Shok ammo. It is segmented high velocity .22LR ammo that breaks into three pieces on contact. I dispatched a VERY large raccoon many years ago which was visiting my deck each night, with one shot from a revolver. It died within 30 seconds of being hit, and there were no exit holes.