July 22nd, 2006 01:06 AM
1st Post! Hello everyone.
Get several big cardboard boxs, open them up and set them at 5ft,10ft, 15ft, etc. shoot at each one and you will get an fell for the pattern.
Pistol and rifle . You will find 10 ft, 15 ft max is the useful range
July 22nd, 2006 01:11 AM
I never used the .38's but I once emptied 6 .22 shot shells into a Great Basin Rattler and just pissed him off! Yes, he was striking at the shot! Ended up using a stinger to shoot him in the head, that finally ended it.
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July 22nd, 2006 02:19 AM
Fun stuff but not much practicality for defensive handgun
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July 22nd, 2006 02:41 AM
They sure do tear the crap out of fruit at a close range. Its always fun to send some produce flying.
July 22nd, 2006 01:18 PM
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July 22nd, 2006 04:00 PM
Shot shells do have their uses, however. Decades ago, I impressed a young lady with my ability to draw my Ruger Blackhawk and shoot dragonflies out of the air. She thought I was the reincarnation of Wild Bill Hickock. Of course, I never told her they were shotshells!
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July 22nd, 2006 06:24 PM
We run into rattlers pretty regular out here on SAR in the Sonoran desert.
Shotshells are carried by some of the search team for that purpose but not by myself. Unless you are extremely close [ 4-5 feet ], they are basically useless on them [ like another said, it just got more upset ].
A walking stick is better protection than shotshells to my thinking on snakes that are that close. I would never risk a shotshell at 4-5 feet from a rattler that didn't affect an immediate resolution. Time wasted and you could have just backed off and kept the stick his object of attention in doing so.
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July 24th, 2006 06:27 PM
We used em as kids, to shoot mice in corn cribs. But the most fun that can be had, though maybe not safe, is shooting them big flying bumblebees the bore holes in barns. They're slow and kind of hover around a lot ... you can erase em with a load of them little pellets. Now I've said it, and I'll probably be hearing from the NBBS (National Bumble Bee Society) soon.
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