Hypothetical question

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Ataulbe1, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    Do you think a .22 would be enough to drop a, let's say, pitbull sized animal? Asking for a friend.
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Yup. Even a supressed subsonic .22 round.
  3. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

    Jan 25, 2006
    The Occupied South
    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....
  4. gds

    gds 8 pointer

    Jan 2, 2005
    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 .
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  5. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2007
    East ky
    It will kill a 800 lb hog so.....
  6. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    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.

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  7. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 10 pointer

    Oct 31, 2011
    high grove, ky
    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.
  8. Munson

    Munson 10 pointer

    Dec 24, 2011
    Natural Bridge
    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
  9. mini mag to the medulla,should work.I know a 7mm rem mag is overkill, but just plane works.
  10. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Any dog shows aggression toward me is in danger of a .45. Especially on my property. Like said above SSS
  11. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

    Jul 3, 2015
    Battle Run
    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.
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  12. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    Tell your friend. THEY HAVE done it. From another friend;)
  13. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

    Aug 5, 2015
    Hypothetically A person could always put their arm in his mouth afterwards and clamp it down hard and call it self defense.
  14. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Probably in the kitchen Ky
    Ugh, lady with small kids picks the dogs up.
  15. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    It’ll drop a 1100 pound steer like an anvil with a well placed shot.

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