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Old 04-17-2007, 01:03 PM
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Whats the best gun for coon huntin? Is a 223 to much? Thanks ya'll.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:02 PM
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.22, A.223 is pretty big if you want to keep the pelts and its pretty expensive to shoot.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:06 PM
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get a .17, .22 or .22 mag
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:16 PM
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just like i said in the other coon post, dont be shooting a centerfire up in the air as most coons are in trees as far as i know
i say .22 or 12 or 20 gauge shotgun
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:56 AM
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I use a .22 LR - its plenty to knock them out of the tree. If they're not dead when they drop the fall usually does them in. Get a good light and go for a head shot 9 times out of 10 they're DOA
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:39 AM
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A .223 is going to going to produce a large exit hole. This will ruin the value of the hide. The .22 is all that is needed. The lighter weight .17 bullets will do the job nicely without ruining the hide value.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:36 AM
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.22 LR all you need
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:44 PM
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I agree. That's pretty dangerous.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:07 PM
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.22 pistol gives you a lot of versatility when you are huntin. you dont have to worry about hittin it on trees and stuff, just put it in a holster and your good to go.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:49 AM
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I use cci velocitor 22 LR for my carbine and pistol. Ill also use a 12 ga #6 shot field loads.
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