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Chris Greene
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Charlie Don't Surf
Apr 29th, 2012 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've only used the .22 shot in a Taurus revolver, mostly for pack rats, and it'll kill 'em deader than dead. .38 seems like overkill for snakes and such.

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Apr 29th, 2012 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do they still have lead shot out there? I'd be afraid of steel shot coming back at close ranges.

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Apr 29th, 2012 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They work great from a short barrel, but I have no experience with them in any barrel longer than 2-1/2".

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Apr 29th, 2012 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have used it -also called bird shot for a .22 - and have had no problems with the pattern in a 4" bbl Ruger Security Six for .38 or .22 in a Colt Sa New Frontier .22 with a 5.5" bbl.

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Apr 29th, 2012 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a friend that used to blast a bat in his basement. It worked fine.

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

".38 seems like overkill for snakes and such."

Smallest handgun I have and I don't want to lug a rifle on a hike.

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't you just walk around a snake?

Dadical
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Apr 29th, 2012 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Don't you just walk around a snake?"

Most snakes, yes. Copperheads are notoriously aggressive.

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you're going for a walk in the woods, 38spl should do nicely. I don't think I'd carry a pistol loaded with snake shot, because you still have to aim as close range. There's not much of a spread of the pellets until you get out past 20 yards or so...which is plenty of room to avoid a snake.

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can out run it, no?

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You can out run it, no?"

No. I have three plates and ten screws in my neck that do not tolerate the impact of running. Also, my heart is regulated down. In hot conditions out on a hike, a quick dash could render me unconscious for lack of oxygen. In addition to that, if you see one, there are more. Running could set you onto another without warning.

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Apr 29th, 2012 01:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Allow me to enable you.

Dadical, given your situation, I see no alternative to ordering a Kel tec Pmr - 30.

This will do it. Do it.

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Apr 29th, 2012 02:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

De ville - Nice!

It's a .22 mag. I'm wondering if shot rounds would be enough to energize the mechanism.

De ville
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Apr 29th, 2012 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is that bad ass or what?

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Apr 29th, 2012 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How about a Taurus Judge? A pistol with 410 birdshot, 5 shots, that should work.

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Apr 29th, 2012 04:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of the Punditry recommend skipping the shot rounds and sticking with your favorite bulleted load.
You can stand back farther and they do more damage. just aim where they're biggest. The shot loads mean you have to get closer for any kind of penetration.
I've tried .22 shot on a couple of large Rattlers. All it did was piss them off. One needed a REAL shot round (20 ga). After point blank hits with 3 of the shotties. The other settled for a couple of LRHP's that did the trick.

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Apr 29th, 2012 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Used 38 and 44 as described.

And no, it won't cycle a semiautomatic unless you do something surreal like buy a case of 9mm shot, cut the recoil springs down, and swiss cheese a bolt on something FA openbolt that will eat them.

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Apr 29th, 2012 06:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dude, if you can't see this for the gun buying opportunity that it is, then there's no helping you.




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Apr 29th, 2012 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, isn't the running & snake shooting gun the Ruger LCP?

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Apr 29th, 2012 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A Copperhead has about an 8" strike range at best... if you didn't see it and got that close, you can't pull a pistol out fast enough to stop a bite if it wants to, you can shoot it after it bites you.

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