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gruntpain1775 03-19-2011 04:10 AM

Snake shot?
 
I have a copperhead problem. Big time. Like I'm in the meca of the Copperhead world. I found the following snake shot for a .45.

CCI Ammunition - Product Detail

Anyone know if this (or know of any other snake shot .45) will feed reliably in a 1911?

If not, I guess I could always use the excuse to get a revolver in 44 or 45LC to tote around the yard:D

ballfan4141 03-19-2011 04:19 AM

come to think about I was wondering what the best 12 gauge shells would be for this also.

gruntpain1775 03-19-2011 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ballfan4141 (Post 467990)
come to think about I was wondering what the best 12 gauge shells would be for this also.

Bird shot works for me.

Jesse17 03-19-2011 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ballfan4141 (Post 467990)
come to think about I was wondering what the best 12 gauge shells would be for this also.

I would think a nice light load like skeet or dove & quail would be best. It doesn't take much to kill a snake, and the smaller the shot the more dense/uniform the pattern.

JonM 03-19-2011 04:40 AM

i always just used 230 grn fmj on em.

The Box O' Truth #30 - Snakeloads O' Truth - Page 1

after reading that im gonna have to look into making my own for the 1911.

Durangokid 03-19-2011 06:09 AM

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/y...0/IMG_0098.jpg

This sidewinder died from 2, 125gr. 9MM. No shot needed. That SOB should not have bit my dog.:mad::)

DK

M14sRock 03-19-2011 06:52 AM

Remington used to offer a crimped brass .45ACP shotshell that cycled perfectly in my Colt. I'm not sure if they make them anymore, though.

Hawg 03-19-2011 08:07 AM

This one succumbed to #8 shot. The shot cup took his head clean off. I was within striking range but thank God he wasn't sure enough to try.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y26...nake/snake.jpg

c3shooter 03-19-2011 01:32 PM

Do not count on an auto pistol cycling semi-auto with shot loads. some MAY, but don't count on it. They do OK at VERY close range-8 ft or so, but open so much as to be useless much beyond that.

Shotgun? Oh Hell Yeah! 7 1/2s or 8s will slice and dice, and make mounds of dead snake! Anything from .410 to 10 guage. Might be one of the FEW uses I would have for a Taurus Judge.

NGIB 03-19-2011 01:49 PM

Jeebus Grunt boy, just reach down and grab that sucker and rip its head off.

Seriously, time for you to get a nice revolver...


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