Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by krupparms, Mar 15, 2013.
Hinting with a 22 Mag
Are you using Hollow points?
This is using a Marlin bolt action MN25 .22 mag.
My father in law and I were walking his year old German shepard when she treed a coon.
Around here they are quite a nuisance and shot on sight.
I was not anticipating any hunting so I left my .22 mag rifle in my truck back at the house, all I had was my DOA Ruger SP101 with me loaded with Speer gold dot 135gr Jhp in. 357 mag.
I hit the coon about level with my shoulder on its way up the tree at about fifteen ft from me.
I hit it mid torso and knocked it out of the tree. It hit the ground but couldn't run as its back half was useless but still fighting as the dog jumped in.
I had my father in law hold back the dog and switched to some hard cast I carry as one of my reloaded since I didn't want to waste another expensive gold dot.
I shot the coon again from about four feet hit it through the back bone at the shoulders.
It folded up and was still.
We continued with our walk about twenty minutes or more. Turned around and headed for home. When we passed where I shot the coon the dog went over to sniff, and that coon lifted it's head and snarled at the dog.
Raccoons are tuff
I grew up hunting raccoons with hounds......I have seen many an instance where they were shot out of a tall tree, fell to the ground with a resounding THUMP, then proceeded to fight three or four hounds ( and sometimes run off). If you didn't have a good dog who knew how to kill the coon quickly, the dogs would all get bit and cut up. You couldn't just "shoot in amongst them" for fear of killing or harming your dogs. I have also seen them take dogs out into the water and drown them. They are tough and tenacious, and not a bit afraid of a fight.
I notice Winchester is coming out with a .17 cal. rimfire at 3000 fps. I'll wait and see how that works out.
Yeah, they are TOUGH.
They carry so many diseases it's not even funny and I think most are rabid.
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