What is a good caliber to dispatch coons?
This is a discussion on What is a good caliber to dispatch coons? within the Hunting forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; The CCI .22 LR Small Game Bullet is actually pretty effective. The flat point transfers energy better than the round nose but it still penetrates ...
|June 12th, 2016, 04:09 PM||#23|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SW - WI
|June 12th, 2016, 04:21 PM||#24|
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: City of Silver, VA
[QUOTE=daleeman;2026129]Go big or go home
not sure if you're supposed to hunt coons on your neighbor's, neighbor's, neighbor's farm across the river... of course unless you have permission.
|June 12th, 2016, 06:06 PM||#25|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ada, Oklahoma
Raccoons and opossums are not usually a one shot drop dead animal but they are usually a one shot kill animal, in my experience. Never needed more than a .22LR lead round nose standard velocity round. A nice half grown raccoon can be pretty tasty if cooked right. Many filled the old cooking pot during the depression and in the 18th and 19th centuries.
|June 12th, 2016, 06:19 PM||#26|
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|June 12th, 2016, 07:08 PM||#27|
Join Date: Apr 2016
I always liked the 50 BMG for this. Killed and cleaned in one fell swoop... Oh, no "flopping"!
Last edited by ottomatic; June 12th, 2016 at 08:12 PM.
|June 12th, 2016, 07:16 PM||#28|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: little rock,ar
My neighbors have never noticed the pop of the sub sonic 22 rf when I head shoot them. Most just flop over. Never had one get out of the yard after being shot. Oh, I use Eley Match left over from past times.
|June 12th, 2016, 10:21 PM||#29|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hoosierville, USA
My wife got me a Savage 93 in .22 WMR the first year we were married...13 years later...still have the rifle (and still love it) and still have the wife (and love her.)
|June 16th, 2016, 07:25 PM||#30|
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: North central , PA
A 22 mag will drop full grown beef cattle with a head shot. 22 mag penetrates ballistic gel deeper than a .38. Pretty lethal.
Last edited by DCD327; June 16th, 2016 at 07:30 PM.
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