Looking for "snake insurance" when fly fishing. I was thinking my 642 with shot loads, but I'm open for other ideas. Small 22 perhaps, or other thoughts for the task?
I switched to carrying .44 Spl snake shot loads for the same reason, and a .410 pistol seems like a good option relatively speaking.I used to carry a .357 Mag with snake shot, but that is really not very effective on some of the big rattlers around here. This may be one of the only reasons I could find for owning a Taurus Judge, or one of the other .410 things.
I did shoot a BIG rattler (almost 7 feet) with a 300 Win Mag one time. He was stretched across a caliche (rock) road. He coiled up and started rattling. Made an awful mess though. I wouldn't recommend it. :embarassed: