So what is a .22 good for?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by TheHunter100, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    I could see going to a range with an ar 15 .22 would be fun but, nothing you could hunt right, well you could but reall if im gonna go rabbit or squirrel hunting I rather use a shotty with the spread you get a better chance of hitting it. And to small for yotes I could see fox hunting though but im not a fox hunter. Be free to say why you like or dislike .22 and what activities you do with them.
     
  2. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A .22 work great for rabbit & squirrel. A head shot doesn't butcher up the meat like a shoty.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    A .22lr AR is a BWOM. Get a decent semi auto. Great for bunnies, squirrels, vermin, crows, woodchucks....... You just need to know how to shoot! ;)
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    Shotguns don't hack the meat w/ the correct shot size, but I hate biting into shot.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I would never go rabbit or squirrel hunting with a shotgun. Way to destructive to the meat. 22 makes way less noise.
     
  6. TheHunter100

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    Would it be safe to shoot it at a crow thats in the trees, I mean doesnt the bullet travel far and could hit something behind it more than 200 yards away
     
  7. TheHunter100

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    I was hunting rabbits today with my shotty used the size 5 shells and lets just say I have half a rabbit. But thats just rarely happens and I could of used smaller bbs most of the time I never find bbs in the food when eating either but ya it happens
     
  8. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Practice! That's what I I use my .22 SA handgun for. I practice 2-3 times a week with the .22 and once a week with larger (.357, .45) caliber. It is a lot cheaper to practice with and will help keep your shooting sharp. Plus it is fun!!! :)
     
  9. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    More or less what everyone else said. It's also great if you have kids and wants to take them out shooting with out them having to fear the amount of recoil from larger rounds. It's also great to shoot 500+ rounds in a weekend and not feel guilty about it after.

    Also be a lot easier to get a farmer permission to go gopher shooting on his land with a smaller caliber then I would be with a larger one. I've also noticed that .22 caliber rifles don't seem to be as much as center fire rifles.
     
  10. TheHunter100

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    I was intrested in buying a .22 for christmas but I bought a 30-30 instead but next year im going to get a .22 mp5 that jjust looks awesomefor about $400
     
  11. TheHunter100

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    I was intrested in buying a .22 for christmas but I bought a 30-30 instead but next year im going to get a .22 mp5 that jjust looks awesomefor about $400
     
  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I won't lie, a .22 cal MP5 would be pretty sweet to have. Just don't hink I'd ever be able to get that up here it Canada.
     
  13. CourtJester

    CourtJester Active Member

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    Some things couldn't be better with anything BUT a .22

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  14. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Looks great man
     
  15. Jeepergeo

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    22's Are Good for Many Things

    Consider these uses for a 22:

    Target Shooting
    Silhouette Shooting
    Plinking at Cans
    Plinking at Bottles
    Ground Squirrel Control
    Rabbit Hunting
    Pack Gun

    To name a few.
     
  16. therewolf

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    1) Training-especially weapons orientation and familiarization. A great
    caliber to help the gun-shy, or newbies to overcome their misgivings
    and phobias.


    2) Target-incredible fun, very inexpensive to shoot. An afternoon
    plinking usually won't run more than 20$ in ammo, but 40$ to
    60$ shooting binges are epic.


    3) Practice- many like to use a 22LR which is very similar
    to their larger bore hunting rifle to hone their marksmanship
    in the off season

    4) Fun for the whole family-women and children are attracted
    by the ease of use, and family shooting competitions are
    great-

    5) Hunting-Even medium size game can be taken while preserving
    the integrity of the hide and the meat.

    6) Pest Control-Everything from mice to raccoons, porcupines, and
    skunks.

    7) Pack gun-makes a very viable lightweight alternative for
    a good stalker who's a fair shot.


    IMHO, a good .22 rifle and pistol are at the core of any decent

    gun collection. (as in "shooting" guns, not actual collectibles)
     
  17. Paladin201

    Paladin201 New Member

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    I shoot .22 for three reasons.....

    1) They are cheap

    2) They are cheap

    3) They are cheap

    Oh and they are fun.
     
  18. murraywc

    murraywc New Member

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    squirrel, rabbit, coon hunters ussualy carry one. It test your skill more than a shotgun. Great for training someone the basics of shooting cheap.
     
  19. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    I would have to agree with Paladin201.
    You can literately shoot 10 times as much as you could with .223 bullets.
     
  20. TheHunter100

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