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.22 Mag for Squirrel and Rabbit

Old 11-25-2004, 02:38 PM
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Hey,
I was just wondering if a .22 mag would be over kill on smaller game like squirrel and rabbit. If I was to take a head shot would there be anything left of the head, and if I took a heart/lung shot would it wreck a lot of meat? Basically, I want a .22 Mag so I can have the option to coyote hunt with it. But if its to much for squirrel and rabbit I will just stick with a
.22 LR.
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Chris
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Old 11-25-2004, 04:55 PM
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yea its to much , i use my 22 mag for them though nothing big blows head clean off , i use it just b/c i can also shoot an nice fox , wolf , coyote , bobcat , and such with it also
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Old 11-25-2004, 05:06 PM
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Ok, thats what I thought. Would I be able to kill a fox with a .22lr if I shot it in the head with a large load over 40grains?
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:32 AM
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how far , like 50yards and below i would say not any further
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Old 12-06-2004, 06:57 PM
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I used my 22 last weekend for squirrel and it worked perfectly.. took out a squirrel at 50 yrds. Not alot of meat wasted either
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