Wednesday, June 04, 2008

For those tactical wabbits...

Frank James, writing on farm guns, finds a surprising winner. Interestingly, I once sold one to a guy who planned to use it for the same thing.

Another customer once had a Springfield M6. Deciding that .22LR wasn't enough, but .22 Hornet was too much, he had us take a chamber reamer and convert his to .22 WMR. It was from him that I learned that CCI's .22 Magnum TNT round was not a good choice for squirrel hunting if you actually planned to eat the tree rat. Apparently at ~50 yards or so, it will scatter squirrel all over the forest.

5 comments:

Ahab said...

Yes, but if don't want to eat the tree rat, the results are not only devastating but completely hilarious.

somerled said...

Mr. Frank James and FN "team up to defeat the enemy in all close combat situations in urban areas, jungle conditions, night missions and any self defense action."

Nah, doesn't sound right. The FN marketing personnel will have to write new copy before the Paris trade show.

staghounds said...

You're thinking too small.

shortbus said...

I watched a friend shoot a rabbit with a .25-06. It was pretty hilarious. The head and ears flew up about five feet and we couldn't find much of the rest.

Ambulance Driver said...

"Apparently at ~50 yards or so, it will scatter squirrel all over the forest."

I discovered the same thing about my .17 HMR. That tiny little Hornady ballistic tip is pretty impressive.

Now I go for head shots only.