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Old 01-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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A 22 LR is simply a big boy's or man's BB gun, but better (the smell of burnt gun powder).

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #22
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One thing hasn’t been mentioned. Wait until you have major surgery and during recovery can’t shoot anything more than a .22. That is what I faced after cardiac bypass surgery; two months with nothing but .22s. You get to rediscover the glories of .22s. Magnificent!

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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If I was in the wilderness, (shtf), and if I could only have one gun, it would be a .22 semi-auto rifle. Oh and a couple thousand rounds.

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Ido alot of rim fire shooting at various levels and i use a 22lr but for what you do might want to consider a 17m2 or 17hmr very good rounds i own both 17m2 under rated they r very accurate i have taken all the little game you listed mostly ghogs farthest with 17m2 150yds with very little hold over sighted in at 50yds speed of round 2100 fps hmr is 2500 that round destroys to much meat if your after little game good luck

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Probably not PC but I think rimfires are great for stray cats.

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Probably not PC but I think rimfires are great for stray cats.
I need to get myself one of these now
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Love my .22's. Why? They are nostalgic for me (shot .22's as a kid with my dad....first intro into real guns), the are low cost guns to purchase, ammo is cheap and plentiful, they are very accurate and I can spend more time at the range shooting without breaking the bank. Most of all it's the right size firearm to enjoy with kids and new shooters. From raccoons to squirrels to birds to rodents...my .22's have effectively taken all kinds of game and pests.

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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.
To small for a coyote?? Are u for real, I have killed hundreds of coyotes with a 22, its a coyote not a bear, thin skinned critters not cape buff
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To small for a coyote?? Are u for real, I have killed hundreds of coyotes with a 22, its a coyote not a bear, thin skinned critters not cape buff
Alright how many yards away would you take a shot. And I dont really hunt coyote because im not a farmer trying to proect live stock and I cant eat it. I cant really think of anything thats normal size that a .22 can take.
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Alright how many yards away would you take a shot. And I dont really hunt coyote because im not a farmer trying to proect live stock and I cant eat it. I cant really think of anything thats normal size that a .22 can take.
If every game animal or varmint I have offed with a .22 came back to life and camped in your front yard, I suspect you'd be very surprised at what a .22 is good for.
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