Snake shot?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by gruntpain1775, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    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
     
  2. ballfan4141

    ballfan4141 New Member

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

  3. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    Bird shot works for me.
     
  4. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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  6. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    [​IMG]

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

    DK
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    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.
     
  8. Hawg

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    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.

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  9. c3shooter

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    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.
     
  10. NGIB

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

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

    lonyaeger New Member

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    What kind of snake is that? I can't tell whether or not those are rattles on the end.
     
  12. hogrider

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    This product cycles just fine in my Kimber Ultra Carry II. But then again this gun will cycle an empty shell as well. I suspect it will just depend on the gun and how picky it is. Obviously mine is not picky. BTW...a .410 makes for a very nice snake gun.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    I suggest long range sniper type rifles with hi power optics for snakes :p
     
  14. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Timber rattler.
     
  15. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Tejicans :rolleyes: :D:D
     
  16. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Make sure you head shoot them big rattle snakes, they make for a great dinner with all the fixins..........

    Jim..................
     
  17. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    They make fairly decent BBQ but I don't want a lot of it.
     
  18. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    I reload my revolvers with CCI shotcups filled with #11 shot. Best up close.
     
  19. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    You know, I wouldn't be above that if it wasn't any other snake. Copperheads....suckers only appear when you are right on'em.