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Old 01-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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I could see going to a range with an ar 15 .22 would be fun but, nothing you could hunt right, well you could but reall if im gonna go rabbit or squirrel hunting I rather use a shotty with the spread you get a better chance of hitting it. And to small for yotes I could see fox hunting though but im not a fox hunter. Be free to say why you like or dislike .22 and what activities you do with them.

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A .22 work great for rabbit & squirrel. A head shot doesn't butcher up the meat like a shoty.

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A .22lr AR is a BWOM. Get a decent semi auto. Great for bunnies, squirrels, vermin, crows, woodchucks....... You just need to know how to shoot!

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A .22 work great for rabbit & squirrel. A head shot doesn't butcher up the meat like a shoty.
Shotguns don't hack the meat w/ the correct shot size, but I hate biting into shot.
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I would never go rabbit or squirrel hunting with a shotgun. Way to destructive to the meat. 22 makes way less noise.

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A .22lr AR is a BWOM. Get a decent semi auto. Great for bunnies, squirrels, vermin, crows, woodchucks....... You just need to know how to shoot!
Would it be safe to shoot it at a crow thats in the trees, I mean doesnt the bullet travel far and could hit something behind it more than 200 yards away
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Shotguns don't hack the meat w/ the correct shot size, but I hate biting into shot.
I was hunting rabbits today with my shotty used the size 5 shells and lets just say I have half a rabbit. But thats just rarely happens and I could of used smaller bbs most of the time I never find bbs in the food when eating either but ya it happens
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Practice! That's what I I use my .22 SA handgun for. I practice 2-3 times a week with the .22 and once a week with larger (.357, .45) caliber. It is a lot cheaper to practice with and will help keep your shooting sharp. Plus it is fun!!!

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More or less what everyone else said. It's also great if you have kids and wants to take them out shooting with out them having to fear the amount of recoil from larger rounds. It's also great to shoot 500+ rounds in a weekend and not feel guilty about it after.

Also be a lot easier to get a farmer permission to go gopher shooting on his land with a smaller caliber then I would be with a larger one. I've also noticed that .22 caliber rifles don't seem to be as much as center fire rifles.

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I was intrested in buying a .22 for christmas but I bought a 30-30 instead but next year im going to get a .22 mp5 that jjust looks awesomefor about $400

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