posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 11:14 AM
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Rodinus
You should try killing a boar with a .22. Ill visit you in the hospital. LOL
Hogs have a thick, protective armor on their heads. A .22 will just bounce off, typically. I have seen a .308 ricochet off a hogs head before. If
you aren't a noob and can aim straight, the sweet spot is behind the ear. Or right in the ear. Within 200yds its a pretty easy shot with a
I don't live in bear country, but i can imagine a .22 would do a fine job of pissing them off.
Badgers....they do live around here. Nasty critters. I guess you could kill one with a .22 if you shot it about a dozen times.
If i am out in "the bush", i absolutely carry a sidearm. My favorite is my "Judge". I also like my .40 S&W. Both can give a 1 shot kill to any
of the local deadly wildlife (cougars, bobcats, coyotes, hogs, etc, etc).
This is for Rodinus too.
Ive seen and done it myself unfortunately... sometimes a regular ol pig or cow takes more than one shot from a 22 when youre killing them to butcher.
Thats at point blank range. We didnt stun them because it was a home farm and we treated them good before slaughter. They were calm to the end. Ive
seen guys use the stunner and have to shoot them several times in the head with a 22 as well. My dad never let me go boar hunting... because they were
so hard to kill and required more heavy firepower than I could deal with at the time. I was pretty young.
These days guys use some radical stuff to
boar hunt we didnt have access to back then!
Now.. being a former rn who worked in an er for years... Ive seen people WALK in to the ER ( I worked in an inner city ER.. level 1 trauma center)
anyway.. WALK in with several 9mm or several 22 in their body.. and pissed off.
Those of us who have been in the real world understand the need and what really happens... and the truth.
The real world is a pretty different
place than some others live in IMO.