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.22 mag question ?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by godsdog, Jan 24, 2009.

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  1. godsdog

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    Anyone ever hunted deer with .22 mag pistol ?
     
  2. oregonhunter

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    A poachers round it is.
     
  3. Bodo

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    why would you want too.
     
  4. moooose102

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    BAD idea! no where near enough power unless you are FEET away, and you do a head shot. plus, in mi., rimfires are not legal to take deer with. they may not be in your area as well.
     
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    Hunting deer with a rimfire isn't legal anywhere. However, in a survival scenario(Don't even think about it at any other time.), a very close(when moooose102 says feet, he's not kidding) head shot with a solid, no HP's, it'd work with a rifle. A .22 Mag out of a pistol doesn't have the same velocity.
     
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    .22 Mag rifle will drop them. In the head or in the vitals with a good bullet.

    Doubt the pistol will unless they lay their head at your feet.
     
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    You rolled a 7. Chance card says "Do Not Pass Go. Go Directly to Jail."
     
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    My Grandfather killed alot of deer with a Colt Woodsman in .22lr while sitting on the back porch (head shots). That being said, if your life depends on it I would say go for it. Otherwise, use enough gun.

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    Not a good idea. Use something bigger
     
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    Sure, I guess if you're Annie Oakley, and the best stalk-hunter in the world.
     
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    I can shoot a handgun good 'nuf for 50 yard head shots, but why? I shun the .223 as a pop gun, hunt with a .22 mag? I have a .22 mag rifle, would hunt turkey with it, small game, and deer if I were in dire straights and it's all I had. But, as everyone else says, rimfires are illegal most everywhere for deer. I've got 3 real deer rifles in major caliber plus a few milsurps and my pistols are in .357, .45 colt, and .30-30 winchester. Shotguns, Hawken .50 cal, why hunt with a rimfire, for the stunt of doing it? Don't make sense to me.
     
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  13. godsdog

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    Didn't say I was gonna hunt with one, just curios. More interested in survival application. Sometimes I don't understand why people get on there high horse about the .22 round. As far as I remember a teenage girl who didn't like mondays.... once took out quite a few "larger animals" with .22 long from quite a distance... and they wer'n't head shots !
     
  14. ~z

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    What? Tell me more of this girl?
    ~z
     
  15. godsdog

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    I can't remember her name off the top of my head but one monday morning she opened up on a school yard, must have been late seventies. I think she killed two or three adults including a cop. She was shooting from her bedroom window with a scooped .22 rifle from across the street. When asked why, she said she didn't like mondays.
     
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    Survival application? Yes. Use solids, get close, head shot.

    Anything other than eat or die though, don't do it.
     
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    Dang, sounds like an old girlfriend of mine. To answer your question from my point of view and in my experience (not on deer but feral pigs), yes, you dont need much more, choose your shots and place them well, disrupt the CNS and they go down. Heart/lung shots they go down fairly soon. Yes, there are better calibers, will the .22 or .22mag work, in a word, YES
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  18. testosterone

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    We slaughter cows with a .22lr pistol.

    It instantaneously dispatches a 2000 pound animal with a standard velocity bullet to the head.

    Whitetail skulls are no match for a 22 magnum.

    All that said, its extraordinarily bad form to shoot deer with .22lr and .22 mags and is probably against the law in every state, for the very reason that it is not enough to reliably anchor the animal with a cross shot through the chest(heart/lung).
     
  19. godsdog

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    Her name was Brenda Ann Spencer... she was 16... she killed two and wounded 9, including a police officer. 1979 San Diego, CA.
     
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    You're wrong.
    There are many places where it is legal.

    That means .22short if you like.
     
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