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SingleLiberty24 02-06-2012 06:04 AM

22.mag good for
 
Hat would a 22. Mag be good for to hunt with and it a mt. Lion was less than 20 yards away would it work

jordan89 02-06-2012 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by SingleLiberty24
Hat would a 22. Mag be good for to hunt with and it a mt. Lion was less than 20 yards away would it work

I would not hunt a Mountain Lion with a .22 Mag. In fact most states have a minimum caliber for hunting certain game. A .22 is very unlikely to be good for anything other than very small game(I.E squirrels). If you try to get within 20 yards of a Mountain Lion and shoot him with a .22 mag you're likely to get yourself hurt or killed. I would plan on buying a new rifle in a much larger caliber for predatory game.

Marlinman 02-06-2012 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by SingleLiberty24
Hat would a 22. Mag be good for to hunt with and it a mt. Lion was less than 20 yards away would it work

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Originally Posted by jordan89

I would not hunt a Mountain Lion with a .22 Mag. In fact most states have a minimum caliber for hunting certain game. A .22 is very unlikely to be good for anything other than very small game(I.E squirrels). If you try to get within 20 yards of a Mountain Lion and shoot him with a .22 mag you're likely to get yourself hurt or killed. I would plan on buying a new rifle in a much larger caliber for predatory game.

22 mag is good for small game/varmints only. If you are w/in 20 yards of a cougar you are more than likely in for a world of hurt. If not you will be if you shoot the sumb*&%$ w a 22 mag. There is a thread on 22 mag uses already.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

SingleLiberty24 03-07-2012 04:47 AM

I shot a prarie dog with the 22 mag right in the head that was the only thing stoking out of the hole he disappeared like Houdini

Durangokid 03-07-2012 05:14 AM

Guides often use the .22 Mag. to kill Mtn. Lions. Lions are treed and held at bay by hounds. The lions have very small lungs and tree rather fast. The hunters get close and shoot them thru the lungs. The .22 Mag is deadly on a cat. I have shot them with a .357 Mag but it damages the pelt too much.;)

Gonzilla 03-07-2012 05:45 AM

Are they the same size as the 100-150lb cats in CA ? I was on the thread about 22 Mag and was aware, in the right hands, it could harvest deer but large cats is asking a lot from a 40 gr. projectile.

Yet, dead cats don't read ballistic charts and the Weatherby founder dropped African game w a 257 Wea. - no one thought that was possible until he did it. Once again hammering home the old adage about bullet placement being job # 1.

Marlinman 03-07-2012 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Gonzilla
Are they the same size as the 100-150lb cats in CA ? I was on the thread about 22 Mag and was aware, in the right hands, it could harvest deer but large cats is asking a lot from a 40 gr. projectile.

Yet, dead cats don't read ballistic charts and the Weatherby founder dropped African game w a 257 Wea. - no one thought that was possible until he did it. Once again hammering home the old adage about bullet placement being job # 1.

Bigger cats usually. And yes they work very well for em bc iv seen guides use em a couple times for cats. One guide i know even uses an atlatl on occasion......i dont hunt w him anymore.

God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did

Durangokid 03-07-2012 01:51 PM

Mtn Lions are the same size any where depending on food and age. I took a 150 lb female on the Platte River some years ago. This was not a trophy lion. A Mtn. Lion is not that difficult to kill. I think years of watching Disney movies has fooled many nonhunters.:rolleyes:

SingleLiberty24 03-08-2012 02:40 AM

Cool because that is what I love to carry when I go hunting to finish off the animal and if a predictor charges me and my brother

alsaqr 03-08-2012 07:43 PM

Much of my hog hunting is done in small game season on 18,000 acres of federal property. On that property we are limited to shotguns and small shot and rimfire rifles in small game season.

Yeah, the .22 magnum is not a proper hog rifle, but i've killed a few dozen wild hogs with it. A few of those hogs weighed over 250 pounds. My shots are limited to 50-60 yards. The round used is the CCI 40 grain total metal jacket. Like everything else bullet placement is very important. Hogs to about 150 pounds are shot low behind the front leg-heart shot. Larger hogs are shot in the ear.

This hog was about 30 yards away from my tree stand drinking from a pond. After being shot this hog went further than any other hog i shot with the .22 magnum; about 75 yards.

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This hog was killed with my Ruger 10/22. Distance was <10 yards.

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