.22Lr vs. 50 BMG

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sharpshooter1997, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. sharpshooter1997

    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    What's best for squirrel 22 or 50? :)
     
  2. springfield45wv

    springfield45wv New Member

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    See when hunting you need the bullet weight same as game your pursuing. So i would choose a 700 magnum
     

  3. sharpshooter1997

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    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    Sounds about right I mean I would prefer my deer gun to be a howitzer but it's what ever you think will take your game down.
     
  5. springfield45wv

    springfield45wv New Member

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    It depends where im hunting. I use a howitzer for short range
     
  6. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    This seams like a joke. But I will play along in case it isn't. Lets put it this way. Depending on ware you live you might go to jail for using a .50 BMG for that.
     
  7. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I prefer 20mm , you wont have to go looking for them :D Hell you wont find much either
     
  8. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    .22 is obviously better for squirrel, the most taken game in the US -- a coupla TENS of millions per year. .50 is better for chipmunk, the evil bastards...
     

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  9. Blueguns

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    Tickle for President. :D That's funny right there.

    I generally use a punt gun for squirrel. I don't like to miss. :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  10. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Its all about shot placement.
     
  11. sharpshooter1997

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    Agreed, I hate squirrel hunting and them things get behind you and start squeaking. 50 BMG in there general area will take care of that problem.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    For deer, I usually stick with land mines. It eliminates having to calculate wind speed, leading the deer, etc.

    For squirrel definitely go with the .50 cal BMG. Y'know how those little suckers always run to the other side of the tree? NO PROBLEM! Just shoot right thru the tree!

    However, I am still trying to find a good caliber for Blue Whales.
     
  13. sharpshooter1997

    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    He'll a I'll ka-bar that sucker
     
  14. 95sniper

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    How come when I shoot squirels with the 50 cal I can't find them afterwards?
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    For pity's sake, man- don't tell me you are shooting AT the squirrels???

    With a 50 BMG, you shoot just OVER the squirrel. Shock wave of bullet passing over them slams them into the ground and causes instant death. No holes in fur, no damage to meat.
     
  16. Fleetman

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    You might want to try our way.....use the .50 to knock the tree over and then butt-stock the squirrel with the .22.
     
  17. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Oh so thats what I'm doing wrong...
     
  18. HOSSFLY

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  19. racer_x

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    lmao hoss thats a good one