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Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Ataulbe1, Mar 12, 2019.
Do you think a .22 would be enough to drop a, let's say, pitbull sized animal? Asking for a friend.
Yup. Even a supressed subsonic .22 round.
You better shoot it in the head....right between the eyes, or it will run home and die there.
I would prefer something with a lot more punch.
Just hypothetical of course....
A well placed shot to the brain with a .22 solid bullet , at close range will dispatch just about any animal . Having worked at a beef slaughter plant for 33 years I have a little experience killing cows and bulls with a.22 . Before the captive bolt gun was invented , that's all we used . Dropped them in their tracks with one shot .
It will kill a 800 lb hog so.....
I agree with JR. The Pit Bull was bred to fight. Most of its size is in its head and shoulder. They have hellacious heads for their body size.
Hypothetically, I’d think you’d have to be real close and precise with a .22. There isn’t much margin of error with a .22 and a Pit Bull.
And I’d consider this...Pit Bulls are game bred. They don’t quit and they don’t back down. If the situation has gotten to the point where the dog needs to be put down then you need to make sure it’s down because the dog isn’t going to stop doing whatever it’s doing.
hypothetically, a shot the back of the head at the base of the neck in line with the spine might do it. still has to be a precise shot.
A well placed easton 2117 xx78 100 gr steelhead will do it at 5 or so paces... hypothetically of course. Not all hounds are created equal. Remember "I feared for my life".. or SSS
mini mag to the medulla,should work.I know a 7mm rem mag is overkill, but just plane works.
Any dog shows aggression toward me is in danger of a .45. Especially on my property. Like said above SSS
I heard a drunk at a bar one time say
Between the eyes is a very close, less than a foot shot. The medulla is where it's at, like right behind the ear. This has a drop like a dish cloth effect. But then you have a carcass to deal with. Poke a hole through the liver will allow trespassers to leave property before shaky legs set in.
Tell your friend. THEY HAVE done it. From another friend
Hypothetically A person could always put their arm in his mouth afterwards and clamp it down hard and call it self defense.
Ugh, lady with small kids picks the dogs up.
It’ll drop a 1100 pound steer like an anvil with a well placed shot.