Bird shot thru a .22

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  1. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    38 case
    Low powder charge
    357 cutout cardboard over powder
    Tamp down ..with pencil
    Full case to 1/8 of top with 71/2 shot
    Put a little was top of shot
    Use hair dryer to seal wax on shot
    Home made 38 bird shot shell
     
  2. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Years ago I used to shoot the ones with the crimped ends. They reach out there pretty good. I don't know if you can ever kill anything with those ones with the plastic capsules on the front (CCI).
    Probably get some lead buildup in your barrel if you shoot a lot of them.
     
  3. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    You would more likely get plastic build up, Those lead pellets are probably harder than the typical lead bullet in a .22lr.

    I shot both kinds. The crimped end ammo worked better. Maybe it's due the the added pressure it would take to open the crimp, who knows. I used the plastic tip shells to kill rats that tripped my smaller live traps so they wouldn't be totally wasted.
     
  4. Joe Hunter

    Joe Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    More success this evening just before sunset! The .22 Long Rifle No. 12 lead shot at 12' from a 10/22 worked fine! Just glad baiting is still legal!
    rat hunt.JPG
     
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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Yeah that's a good point. You would get plastic buildup I didn't even think about that.
     
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    Rugers will laugh and joke but they don’t play! Nice rat.
     
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    This guy has a great imagination.
    I'd love to hunt with him once.
     
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  8. howard s.

    howard s. Elite Refuge Member

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    When I was a kid I raised hog to make money.
    We had a old barn th a bad a corn crib in it and I would climb on top of it and shoot rats with a old 22.
    You know I don't think I ever saw a hog eat a rat but kill a snake and give it to them and the fight for it was on
     

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