What Caliber for python gone wild in FL

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cpttango30, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    After watching a video on MSNBC.com about pythons running ammok in Florida. So What caliber would you use for a 16ft python snake? I am thinking 12 ga 3.5" mag shooting something like Hevishot or a stick of TNT.

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    I think this calls for the FTFCGS (Firearms Talk Forums Critter Getter Squad).

    I am all for killing snakes man that could be fun. Renting air boats and flying UAV's over the glades looking for big snakes. I wonder if the govt would let us equip the UAV's with M240 and M249 MG's to take out the snakes?
     
  2. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Those pythons in Florida are becomming a problem in a hurry. Stupid people get them as pets and then can't afford to keep feeding them, so they let them go. The reticulated python can grow up to 20'. Burmese pythons are a little smaller, but bigger around. I agree that 12 ga would be needed, but up close. 30-40 yards at the farthest. How's 'bout some homemade napalm. :p
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    12ga 3" mag with buckshot and I'm aiming for the head.
     
  4. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    How much to get a 20 footer stuffed and mounted? I might come hunting in FLA. ;)
     
  5. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    If they did roundups like they do with rattle snakes, except kill them first, there would be a lot of python belts and boots for sale.
     
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  6. County Boy

    County Boy New Member

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    12 GA. double aught buckshot, a machete to cut it up, stick of butter and a big frying pan salt and pepper to taste.
     
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Cold Steel Spartan. If you're a real man, I mean.

    Worked for Tarzan, and he was a real man.
     
  8. OC357

    OC357 New Member

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    Tastes just like chicken I'll bet......haha

    12GA would be the thing I guess.

    But if I were to be running around in the everglades in 110% humidity I wouldn't be lugging around a 12GA and ammo. That would just get real old in a great big hurry for me.

    A .357 mag would suit me just fine.:D

    OC
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Hey benning, I got a 3" gerber. BE A MAN ESSE!!
     
  10. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    If we're talking about being manly, ah, I feel a rant thread coming on!:eek:
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I thought that was already started by gojubrian.
     
  12. OC357

    OC357 New Member

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    Is that Austrian Guy comming again??
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I see Benning steeling my thunder again. Man I am getting sick and tired of that crap.

    I think if you were in a highly populated area you could shack them with something like this. A suppressed Ruger MkII nice quite and will get the job done but closer range is needed.
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