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Offline Sniper81

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22 for coons
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:05:06 PM »
what type of bullet do u all use for coon hunting and what grain is it and also how for do u shoot them any info would be great

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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 11:06:05 PM »
like squirrel huntin only headshots count as fer the rest of yer questions  It dont really matter as long as it is a 22 long  O0 O0
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 12:30:54 PM »
Nothin but CB longs for me. Don't hardly penetrate the hide so it doesn't mess the hide up. And we try to shoot them in the back legs. Never in the head. That is the easiest way to get one hung in a tree. Plus in the back legs they still have some fight left in them if they don't fall from too high up in the tree. Nothing like a good coon fight   :wink:
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 01:12:59 PM »
Hey Farmboy. Welcome to the pile. O0 If you can pull off something like that with a CB long, more power to ya. If I hunted coons (and I've been thinking about it with all the really big coons I've been seeing as roadkill lately) I'd use some kind of subsonic .22 once they were treed. O0
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 01:18:29 PM »
Dont ya think ya owe it to them to kill them as quickly as possible?
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 01:25:30 PM »
Dont ya think ya owe it to them to kill them as quickly as possible?

Ain't that what the dogs are for?  As Jerry Clower used to say, "Give the coon a sporting chance.  That coon's got the option of whipping all them dogs and walking away."  O0 ;D
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 01:32:41 PM »
If the dog cant catch it on the ground or yer to skeered to climb up there and jump it out  just kill the damn thing in the tree
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 04:25:52 PM »
From a sheer sportsman's POV, I agree that all kills should be as humane and swift as possible. I can't really say that I agree with the back leg shots, but I don't see a problem using a subsonic round.

Note that I've never hunted coon, so I am purely speculating on whether or not a subsonic .22 would even do the job.
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 06:44:07 PM »
If the dog cant catch it on the ground or yer to skeered to climb up there and jump it out  just kill the damn thing in the tree

The dogs aren't necessarily trained to catch the coon on the ground, though. Unless you're hunting plotts or cur dogs that are mostly silent on track, very rarely will the dogs catch one on the ground. The whole idea of a trailing back is to put enough pressure on the coon to run it up the tree.
And as far as climbing up the tree to knock it out...I dunno know if you're a houndsman or not, or if you've ever even been behind some dogs...You could say that once that coon is up in the tree with a couple dogs barking 130 barks per minute at the base of the tree, it knows that it is in a bad state of affairs. And if you think that he is just wanting to just straight out of the tree when you get up there with him, you've got another thing coming. I know that I ain't the smallest or most agile person in the world, so it wouldn't take much of that coon getting after me before me and him both are coming out of that tree.

And since he's already been quoted once, I'll throw another one in there. In the words of Jerry Clower, "Just shoot up in here amongst us. One of us got to have some relief."
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Re: 22 for coons
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 07:58:44 PM »
Might have to get Marcell Ledbetter to help out!! :wink: :wink:

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