Originally posted by korath
How about a Hav-a-hart Trap? You set it and leave it and come back to check on it when your ready. Nice and quiet for small game, needs no bullets or
arrows. A bit bulky, but probably lighter than a crossbow or some 22's.
"Hava-hearts" work great in the garden but are terribly bulky and since you are trapping for food 'carry a spool of of snare wire or "conibear
killing traps ("hava- muskratburger")lol:
(Somewhat pompous soapbox speech follows
O.P. I swear by the.22lr. but you should know: "active hunting"in general tends to be an exercise in net calorie loss. trapping and snares work for
you 24/7;and "survival" is about maintaining core temperature through net positive calories; not zombies and "melee weapons"
a dozen or so traps and a "trot-line"(sp?)or gill nets run into a lake or stream can be/need to be checked daily, but are far less energy consuming
than hiking around beating the bushes all day for small game.for every 20 rabbits or squrrels you may see a single larger game animal.
I keep a few conibear 110s and snare wire in my bag,along with a couple of hundred rounds of .22lr.( half subsonic half cci minimag solids) honestly
I don't practice making"sets": but I know I should ( my bad).
I never ;ever want to shoot a person; not because of my love for humanity comes before my own hide,but any time a person dies its :a "homicide"
whether its "murder" or not is up to the courts. if I'm not a combat soldier,and I'm not imho I can pick my battles and shots.
Though not an "optimum" combat choice.22 rifle; while not "devastating" is certainly lethal and was pressed into service by serbian (kosovo?) snipers
who were shooting civilian bolt action hunting and target rimfire rifles at relatively short urban ranges...
"deleted:preferred small caliber targets". You'll find the Israeli's issued a suppressed ruger 10/22 as a "less than lethal"riot suppression weapon
to discourage demonstration leaders. It was withdrawn as studies found soldiers commonly though:"ha its just
a.22 and used it with lessthan
optimum discipline on targets above the waist.it was proven not "less than lethal".IIIRC I saw in an old gun mag the Mossad used beretta model70
single action automatic .22lr pistols for assassination of some of the munich terrorists.
Moral" never ever turn your nose up at the capabilities of the lowly.22lr rimfire.Long as I am a civilian: I'll take a .22lr I can hit a dime across
the room with without losing my hearing and night vision; over a" tacti-cool "AR witha boat load of crap attached to fancy rails any day.
soap box vacated..
israeli useof theruger 10/22article:www.isegoria.net...
berretta model 70s: www.tactical-life.com...
.22sniper threadon thr ( thehighroad)www.thehighroad.org...
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