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WHAT 9MM FOR VARMINTS?

Old 09-09-2006, 10:59 PM
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I have a 9mm hi-point carbine with a red dot scope. I have used it to take a ton of jacks. I can get on target and nail them fast, it is a really fun gun. I don't want to hear about those of you who think these guns are cheap. Because I don't care, I sometimes get scoffs from friends about hi-point then they shoot it and end up wanting one. I have some nice guns and appreciate them, but if I am going after jack rabbits this one gets the grab 9x out of 10. I was wondering if any of you use something similar a pistol round in a rifle. I have even had this 9mm rifle out calling coyotes saw nothing the times I have had it but would not feel under gunned with it up close. I have shot hundreds of rounds though this gun and never a missfire or hick up. I have never put this gun on paper because like I said I nail what I point at. So does anyone use 9mm .357 mag 40 cal. etc.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:07 AM
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i dont use a pistol caliber but i have read about people using .357s but i like the hi-points i have a 9mm pistol with a compensator and it shoots pretty good for a $110 gun
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:15 PM
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i dont use a pistol caliber
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:24 PM
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I don't even know anyone who uses pistol calibers, need something with more reach out here.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:18 PM
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out of my ruger PC9 carbine ive used American (IMI) 90 grain frangible 9mm loads I believe they have a muzzle velocity of 1600 fps. ive shot jack bunnies out to 100 or so yards with these they are quite accurate from my carbine about 1 to 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards with a red dot scope. when they hit a jack they blow apart leaving the jack looking like a 40 grain V-max out of a 22-250 just hit it. IMO these loads give the best range and terminal performance for varmints with a hangun caliber.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:36 PM
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dont see a problem with it as long as your making the shot. Ive used a 45 acp at close range works well
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Old 09-15-2006, 05:32 AM
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I used to use my Glock 19 out to 25m on Rabbits and Hares, I found Magtec 115gr JHP pills worked the best I have even nailed pigs with them. A friend of mine has a bolt action 9mm of some type that is a great little camp gun and once I turned him on to the Magtec rounds he stuck with them also.
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:46 AM
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Sounds like fun, and the 9mm should be effective if you can get them within range. I'm curious about this, though:

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I have never put this gun on paper because like I said I nail what I point at.
How did you get your red dot sighted in if you've never used it on paper? Were you just lucky that it was installed perfectly?
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:12 AM
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ipscshooter, I sighted the rifle in on a rock about 50yrds away and started hunting with it.
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