.22 Game

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by ZZTop, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. ZZTop

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    I was thinking since most people don't use .22's for deer, what are some kind of game that you do use .22's on?
     
  2. Tilt

    Tilt New Member

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    Squirrels, rabbits, crows, coons, any small that is legal take with a rifle.
     

  3. BLS33

    BLS33 New Member Supporter

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    Yep small game. Poachers use .22's on deer.
     
  4. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

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    22cal size game

    I think a good rule of thumb, is don't use a 22 on anything bigger 35- 40 pounds
     
  5. CRAZY64

    CRAZY64 New Member

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    Scoped 22

    I use my Cooey model 60 with a 4x scope for Sharptails and Grouse all the time makes it a little more challenging than the 12ga
     
  6. Cub

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    .22

    Like using my .22 for rabbits, or grouse. Head shots only with a 3-9x scope on my 10/22 Rugger. This way it keeps my eye tunned-up, "and if I miss", well good for them then they get to live another day!
     
  7. Benelli29

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    I think all the 22lr game was named
     
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  8. matt g

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    I hunt cans and steels mostly with my .22 LR.
     
  9. mossberg kid

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    Coyotes at close ranges
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Groundhogs (woodchucks to y'all Yankees) out to 150. Beyond that, I'll get the .220 Swift.
     
  11. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Well said Tilt I think you covered just about everything :cool::cool:
     
  12. shnorse

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    i am going to buy another gun, thinking about a 22, then i got thinking i might need bigger..

    will a 22 work? i was under the impression that it wouldnt very effectivly
     
  13. RL357Mag

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    At close range, meaning 50-75 yds max. At that range you could make a head shot, and with a head shot even a deer would drop....
     
  14. freefall

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    Wouldn't count on deer dropping to a head shot with a .22 at 75 yds. Have you done it? Might be disappointed...
     
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  15. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    nice to c more juggalos out there huntin glad im not the only 1
     
  16. chucksolo69

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    I user a .22 for rodents and other varmints. I especially like to use them for cottontails I plan on putting on the dinner table. Head shots with a .22 on a cottontail are preferred by me since there is no meat damage and cleaner than shooting with a shotgun (I've hunted them with a 12 guage too.). I hate biting into small lead pellets when enjoying my rabbit frickassee!!!!
     
  17. sgtdeath66

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    i agree there. i used a shotgun one time for squirrel and all it took was that one bite on lead. i like head shots, if i miss then they have a chance to live again, unless there stupid and dont move:D nothing like a 50 yrd headshot to make that meat taste better
     
  18. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I know a guy that does it all the time. He's a straight shooting old man.:eek:
     
  19. truevil1313

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    I have a deer feeder that I run year round for hogs, but lately I have had more coons than anything. Last night I was up in the stand, watched two bucks walk away from the feeder, and out popped the coons. I was able to thin the heard some what.
     

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  20. RL357Mag

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    I'm sure everyone's heard the statistic about more deer being taken with a .22lr than any other cartridge....where do you THINK they're being shot? In the heart?