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"POINT BLANK" Question

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Unread 01-20-2011, 07:54 PM
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"POINT BLANK" Question

I have very little handgun experience but have a specific application that I was hoping to get some help with. I'm wanting a very small handgun to keep in my backpack for the purpose of finishing off a mortally wounded animal. Principally, coyote, hogs and whitetail. I have had numerous occasions where I had to blast a critter at point blank range with my 30-06 or 22-250. Not a pleasant or pretty sight. Was thinking of anything from 22LR to .380 but again, this really isn't my cup of tea. Would like to spend the least amount of $$ possible but reliability is a must. I'm fully aware that we often get what we pay for . . . anyway, please chime in. Thanks in advance!
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Unread 01-20-2011, 09:42 PM
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Re: "POINT BLANK" Question

go with a revolver. very reliable.
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Unread 01-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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Re: "POINT BLANK" Question

22 LR.

If you shoot em in the base of the skull, it's instant and you wont mess up the cape or skull plate (assuming you may want to have one mounted). The 22LR won't exit on a point blank "back o the head" shot.

Other bigger calibers could maybe do irrepairable damage to the cape, unless you shoot for the body.............but that's not nearly as instant. A heart shot is not nearly as humane as a base of the brain shot IMO.
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Unread 01-21-2011, 12:49 PM
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Re: "POINT BLANK" Question

I would go with a 22 lr in either a revolver or a Ruger Mk I, II or III, They make a composite frame MkIII that is light and a lot cheaper. Like has been said. A 22 to the back of the head is a quick kill.
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