What is the biggest animal you've shot and killed with a 22 LR

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  1. akms47nagont

    akms47nagont New Member

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    Just thought this would be an interesting question to ask
    And if it were legal what would be the biggest animal you would shoot it with a 22 LR

    And as for what I've shot with a 22 LR .to date nothing
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I hope people aren't shooting large animals with a .22. It's important to use the right caliber for the hunt.
     

  3. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    A really big crow or a squirrel
     
  4. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    No...I lied. Helped someone slaughter a cow one time. A 22 behind the ear and she fell drt.
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Before the air hammer was common most large animals were put down with a 22 LR. It's not a hunting situation in a slaughter house. The person who puts the animals down would stand on top the chute to position himself for the shot. Most cattle were shot between the eyes at a distance of less than 10'.
     
  6. limbkiller

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    Several hogs for butchering. 3 deer, a bunch of wild dogs, and a cow. Had to shoot a hog twice once as he turned his head just as I pulled the trigger.
     
  7. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Thanks Winds. Luv ya!
     
  8. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Active Member

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    A couple of small pigs with my BRNO .22 ................it was all I had in my hands at the time.
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Mostly only shot Birds, Rats, Squirrels and Bunnies with my 22. The Pigeons hated to see me coming, (the roofer didnt)!
     
  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Groundhogs and racoons. Some of them get to be around 25 pounds or so.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You have hunted deer with a .22?!? :eek:
     
  12. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    A 22 is an extremely deadly round, most people don't realize how deadly they really are! I heard a guy in a gunshot one time say "just a little 22". If memory serves me correctly, I think there were more people murdered with a 22 a few years back than any other cartridge...I may be mistaken though. But like everyone has said, just because a 22 can kill a buffalo does not mean you should use it to hunt buffalo. Leave the 22 in the safe unless you're going after small game or plinking.

    Did I do good all you ftf old timers??? :D

    Sorry, I couldn't resist :)
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hunting? Groundhog.

    Shooting? Hog. About 400 lbs, at 10 ft. Part of slaughtering your own livestock on the farm. Put a pan of water on the ground, hog will start to drink. Draw imaginary line right eye to left ear, left eye to right ear. Put a 40 gr solid where they cross, and the animal will drop as if you cut the strings of a puppet. Followed immediately by sticking the carotid and jugular, and it's all over.
     
  14. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    I understand Mossad used .22's for assassination (w/subsonic bullets and a silencer).
     
  15. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Active Member

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    Of cause the little .22 is deadly Bobby Lee Swaggert head shot old mate while in a canoe on a lake with a wind blowing at 200yds with 1. :D
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    squirrel and rabbit are about the largest i ever used a 22 on.
     
  17. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    A very large and Stinking skunk about 25 lbs 2 shots tried a 243. Once. but it was too powerfull. was left with skunk pices all over the place
     
  18. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    While "hunting" the biggest was a fairly large jack-rabbit.

    When ever we trap wild hogs we use .22 to put them down. The biggest I've shot was about 150lbs. Pretty big for our area.
     
  19. CaseyChadwell

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    I read an article where I think Israel was using 10/22s for crowd control BC they thought is wasn't lethal. They were shooting people in the legs...needless to say after several died they quit using them.
     
  20. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And have an old bath tub of boiling water near by.;)