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Unread 03-12-2008, 05:16 PM
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I find this story a little hard to beleive on the facts. I don't think a 22 LR wouild penetrate through that game at 50 yards. I also know that my 22 scope combo isn't capeable of sighting in at 200 (need at least 65 MOA of adjustment inorder to make it).
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Unread 03-13-2008, 02:30 PM
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I have shot a number of deer with a .22 using subsonic hollow points, the largest being a red/wapiti cross that went 115kg on the hook. That was shot (2x) in the neck, but I had pass through several times with fallow deer shot through the ribs. There isn't much in there to stop a bullet, and if you can see where they run then I expect that it would work ok on deer as large as a caribou. I know that it is not ideal, but I know it works.
On the other hand, what was the point of telling the story in the first place?


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Unread 03-13-2008, 02:39 PM
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This thread is lame, and reeks of BS
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Unread 03-13-2008, 06:28 PM
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hunting bigger game / .22 caliber/magnum HUH????

So what was it he shot with?? A 22LR or a 22Mag as in the title.. Or is he refering to a 222 Rem Mag???

A 22 Mag @ 50 yards??? I dunno.. I shot a yote with one @ 40 yards head on in the chest and it sacked him out.. Then he got up and made like a roadrunner.. I caught him with the next one and shut him down but he still needed a finisher..

I guess anything will kill something if your willing to wait for it to die, archery guys do it all the time, but I think even a 22 mag would be hard pressed to kill a caribou but a 22LR..

I dunno.. just strange and to be proud of doing something like this.. Says something about him and his mentallity.

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Unread 03-20-2008, 02:05 AM
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Only Bob Lee Swagger could make legit kills at that distance w/ a .22lr :p .....Shooting a large animal with a .22 borders on cruelty or BS. I shot a raccoon when I was a kid w/ a .22. It took 4 shots to kill him. The first shot he just looked at me and growled. Yes, you could kill a large animal w/ a .22; but you can't expect to make a quick kill with it. :mad:
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