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Old 03-08-2012, 10:49 PM   #11
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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.
These disney critters are hell on petite women, small hikers/jogger. While they prefer to ambush game, would you feel comfortable armed only w 22 Mag pistol/revolver of your choice ?
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These disney critters are hell on petite women, small hikers/jogger. While they prefer to ambush game, would you feel comfortable armed only w 22 Mag pistol/revolver of your choice ?
Nope id prefer my FA 83 454 cassul

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A .22 on a lion? What are you people smoking & where can i find some?

If you pop a deer with a .22 in this state, i'm fairly certain the game warden will be seriously PISSED at you. They would be glad of any hogs you kill, i'm sure.

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A .22 on a lion? What are you people smoking & where can i find some?

If you pop a deer with a .22 in this state, i'm fairly certain the game warden will be seriously PISSED at you. They would be glad of any hogs you kill, i'm sure.
Your in MS arent you? If so you CAN use 22 just has to be center fire like 223 and 22/250

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Your in MS arent you? If so you CAN use 22 just has to be center fire like 223 and 22/250
In many places, a woman can go topless while wearing "pasties" to cover her nipples; that is not to say this is always "OK". I would not shoot a deer with a .22 of any kind; i would not go hunting with someone who would; .22's are for small game and small-minded terrorists.
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In many places, a woman can go topless while wearing "pasties" to cover her nipples; that is not to say this is always "OK". I would not shoot a deer with a .22 of any kind; i would not go hunting with someone who would; .22's are for small game and small-minded terrorists.
Very true. The smallest i would use for body shots is 243. 150 yards or closer id do head shots w my 223 or 250

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I did not say anyone should attack lions with a .22 Mag. Guides use them to kill treed lions at close range. I live in lion country . They are very shy and seldom seen in day light. They do attack it is damn rare. And yes they are not hard to kill a .22 will take out a lion. If you are in lion country carry what ever makes you feel comfortable. I notice few of the posters live in lion country.

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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.
My dad guided lion hunters for over 20 years till his knees gave out. All he ever carried was a 22 LR pistol.

Just like Durango said, you tree the cat. Oh they'll hiss and snarl, but they don't wanna fight the dogs if they're tree'd. If they wanna fight the dogs, they'll stay on the ground and fight the dogs. Just wait till their looking at you and put one between it's eyes. Makes a nice small hole even a lousy taxidermist can cover. Doesn't bust the skull up either. (They measure cats by skull size FYI.)
I've seen too many jump after lung shots to trust them.
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I did not say anyone should attack lions with a .22 Mag. Guides use them to kill treed lions at close range. I live in lion country . They are very shy and seldom seen in day light. They do attack it is damn rare. And yes they are not hard to kill a .22 will take out a lion. If you are in lion country carry what ever makes you feel comfortable. I notice few of the posters live in lion country.
No i dont live "in" lion country but i have hunted em 3 times and killed one more out of a steel trap that was killin calves. One i killed w my bow amd one apiece w a 44 mag and a 454 cassul. So ya i know them fairly well.

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Ropin thx for your in put. Most of these people do not live in lion country. As you know we have them around our houses. I only used a big caliber one time. Back 40 years ago on the Platte River I walked up on an old female eating carp. I tried to get her to go way but she would not move. I had a Colt Python .357 and I shot the old girl at 10 feet right into her open mouth. If I had my K .22 Mag I would have used it. I know lots of lion hunters as you do. I can not imagine shooting a cat with a .454 Mag? Why would you ruin such a fine pelt?

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