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Originally posted by TV_Nation
I was just thinking today how great my pellet gun would be for hunting small game if it came down to it. You can get a box of 5,000 pellets for cheap and it's not a ton of ammo to carry around.
Originally posted by Oaktree
For every small game animal I just listed, shotguns are the preferred weapon.
I am in no way insinuating that a .22 could not be used, I'm just stating that millions of avid hunters hit the woods each year, and few are armed with a .22. Fewer are armed with a slingshot. I'm pretty sure it's not even legal to hunt with slingshots.
Originally posted by silo13
Well, you can play David to Goliath all you want, but, when the SHTF and I need to protect my family's food, shelter and their very lives?
I'm gonna have my shotgun.
As for a pellet gun?
A gun is a gun - meaning - if you're going to have something in your hand, have something that's worth having in your hand!
What do you want - a pellet gun you have to either pump up to re shoot?
Hold still little wild animal - pump - while I take just a second - pump - to get this thing - pump - ready to shoot - pump - again...
Oh! It ran away!
Or you'll have CO2 cartridges.
If you’re going to carry CO2 cartridges you’re better off using the space in your BOB for .22 amo.
So, it's you and me up against one another in a hunt, or protecting our families, and now, I know I'm going to win.
Good to know.
Originally posted by emsed1
This is honestly one of my biggest fears.
I have a lot of shooting experience with various weapons but I have never hunted and I am not sure I could botch my way through field dressing a squirrel, much less a deer or whatever.
However, for self-defense (not against the Army or the PoPo - because I would lose) and keeping my family safe from intruders I will rely on a bigger weapon than a .22. (have a couple of those and a brick of Remington "Lightning" somewhere...)
All in all... I hope it never comes to that but sometimes it looks pretty dark out there.
Originally posted by Northern Raider
I learned something new about slingshiot the other day, took me really by surprise, and old dude who uses his black widow for taking small game showed me the correct way to hold a slingshot, IE hold the grip as normal but instead of having the tool vertical, it should be used horizontal, IE knuckles up and slingshot head pointing across your chest, use can then actually develop an aiming point. Cool, took a bit of practise but it works.
And for who ever said something like "bring a .22 to fight a guy with a .308 and you're out gunned"
That is absolute B***S**T!! Have you ever been shot? A .22 to the skull or chest is going to kill you anyways. I hate people who look at 22's as little things. I just wanna shoot em in the got damn leg and show them what a .22 can do. They're smaller, easier to conceal, often fire much faster. You shoot someone with a .22 or a .50 'god damn' cal and either way they're dropping. You have to be freaking realistic.
Your shotgun is good for 50 yards, after that your outclassed by most weapons.
Ref your last comment "So, it's you and me up against one another in a hunt, or protecting our families, and now, I know I'm going to win."
You have to see your target before you can hit it, so you do NOT know you are going to win,
The guy with the tactical advantage is going to win, be it who draws first if you are a daft cowboy type, or the guy with the single shot cross bow, or an archer with a recurve, if he can see you but you can not see him you are dead. A big gun does not equate to victory.