Subsonic for beaver

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Scratchammo, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I need a subsonic round that's not Aguila SSS for beaver within 50 yards. I've tried Remington but it's not too accurate in my 10/22. Opinions?
     
  2. c3shooter

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    Need something quiet? Try CCI CB Longs. They will not cycle a 10/22, but should feed well by hand.
     

  3. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Will they kill a beaver?
     
  4. cpttango30

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    i have shot beavers with 22-250s and seen them swim off leaving a trail of blood in teh water. I think you are going to need something a little more than a 22lr.

    Why not trap it and then shoot it with a ss out of a pistol.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    22lr target ammo for rifles is subsonic and accurate. I am not sure about pistol target in a rifle. Standard velocity ammo is also subsonic but may not be as accurate. Coming down through the sound barrier makes bullets do strange things so they like to stay subsonic for accuracy. Remember, different guns like different ammo and that holds true for target rifles. There is some high velocity target ammo out there :confused: so read the label.
     
  6. 30-30remchester

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    I as well have shot beavers with high power rounds and had them swim off to die a slow death. While I used a 22 handgun to finish off many deer and elk in my guiding carrer, they were all wounded and finished off at 10 yards or less. Remember if you miss the very small brain or neck they will escape. Are you that good of a shot 100% of the time in field conditions?
     
  7. Scratchammo

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    With some good mosquito repellent & a little patience I can drive a few tacks.
     
  8. masterPsmith

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    Beavers are pretty tough critters. Be humane and stay away from the .22 rimfire unless you can make that head shot everytime in field conditions. JMHO........


    Jim.............
     
  9. Scratchammo

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    My step brother killed one with standard velocity right through the brain. I'm just trying to find something quieter that will do the same job.
     
  10. JTJ

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    Large caliber air rifle. Crossman has one.
     
  11. c3shooter

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    I usually use a quarter stick of 40% PowerGel, and a #8 blasting cap. Noisy, true, but will lift the beaver about 10-12 ft out of the water..........:rolleyes:
     
  12. KingTiger

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    Try the CCI segmented, subsonic HP's. They're similar to the regular subsonic HP's except they're pre-segmented into 3 pieces & also copper washed, which is nice if you're shooting suppressed. They're devastating on small game, a head shot should take care of Mr. Beaver. They cycle in both of my 10/22's. They're also quite accurate in a 10/22 since they have a driving band which makes them fit the chamber better.

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  13. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    Out of a .22?! :eek:
     
  14. Scratchammo

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    That's good info, I think I should try that out.
     
  15. freefall

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    Why not use a 330 Conibear or a #3 coilspring trap on a drowning wire?
     
  16. Scratchammo

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    That seems probable, I'll check around at Bass Pro or Sportsman's Warehouse & see if I can find one.