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#7263570 - 01/03/13 02:06 PM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: ColdBore]
Winnie Offline
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Originally Posted By: ColdBore
Originally Posted By: Chris Brice
Originally Posted By: Winnie1300
Put the 22 Mag around a coyote's ear and he will drop. Limit your range though... I wouldn't push it past 100 yards if it was me.


Put a .22 CB in a Coyotes ear and it will drop too. That mean a .22 CB is a good yote cartridge? Not to mention that putting a bullet in a coyotes ear is easier said than done at any range with any cartridge let alone a rimfire at 100 yards.


Also well said.

A little CB cap, or a 22 Mag, will drop half a ton of beef in an instant, when used in a chute. So should I choose it for elk, if I pick my shots carefully, and limit my range?


I agree with you, sirs. I never said it should be a dedicated yote rifle. wink

I have slaughtered cows with a 22 Mag before.

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#7268056 - 01/04/13 01:12 PM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: Winnie]
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I once killed a +/-200 pound hog with a .22mag. using body shots. It took 3 solid hits, but he went down.

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#7269013 - 01/04/13 05:33 PM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: justin10mm]
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In my experience a .22 magnum is an adequate coyote/raccoon/beaver cartridge at under 100 yds or so, and 50 yds is better. However even a .22 Hornet is much more decisive on anything over foxes in size.

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#7269461 - 01/04/13 07:05 PM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: grayfox]
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They will put down 1,000 lb steers with a flat on between the eye/ears shot. A 22 LR will deck them, but 5 minutes later, they're back up staring at you.
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#7269475 - 01/04/13 07:08 PM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: 1minute]
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Well at the end of the day I'd rather not worry about stretching it and simply use more gun. I don't like the idea of loosing sleep about a wounded critter and when I considered the cost of 22 Mag ammo vs. 223 or 204 Ruger well I sold mt 10/22 mag.
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#7270364 - 01/05/13 12:16 AM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: 1minute]
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Originally Posted By: 1minute
They will put down 1,000 lb steers with a flat on between the eye/ears shot. A 22 LR will deck them, but 5 minutes later, they're back up staring at you.


That reminded me of a story my mom's cousin told.

He went out in the field and one of the cows needed to be put down. He shot her, the next day she was standing at the gate waiting to be fed. "I shot her between the damn eyes and she was there the next day wondering where the hay was!" Said he re-shot her...

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#7270524 - 01/05/13 05:18 AM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: Winnie]
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Here in Michigan we are required to use rimfires at night when hunting predators.
I use a 22 mag limit my shots to 80 yards but I only hunt over bait with it. And limit my self to head shots.

With the Winchester 17 Super Magnum Rimfire coming out I think it would be a better choice than the 22 mag.

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#7270636 - 01/05/13 06:27 AM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: coyotewacker]
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I think fox and raccoon are no bargainers, yotes not hit we'll with a 223 can run a half mile so for me they are off the list - unless that is you can let a bad angle go- however most guys won't do that on a yote.
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#7280252 - 01/07/13 09:48 AM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: Spotshooter]
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I don't think I'd go smaller that a .22 hornet for coyotes, and I know I wouldn't go smaller than a .243 win/.250 Savage for deer(that's just me though).
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#7280260 - 01/07/13 09:49 AM Re: what is upper limit of game can you take with a 22magnum [Re: CowboyTim]
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I guess I have put down cows with a .22 lr though...
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