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Posted: 9/20/2009 3:49:25 PM EST
Say hello to my little friend:







Six rounds from a .22 cal revolver, no dice, still tried to strike. The shovel is king.

Once again, my mini-dauschunds found it started barking.

I will never forget the sound of a Rattlesnake pissed at me, kinda makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:51:05 PM EST
What distance were you shooting from? Because I wouldn't want to get hit with snakeshot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:51:10 PM EST
Interesting, I have a box of .22 snake shot I found at my fathers house.

It didn't even hurt the snake? Did you get well aimed shots off?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:52:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 3:53:37 PM EST by operatorerror]
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Interesting, I have a box of .22 snake shot I found at my fathers house.

It didn't even hurt the snake? Did you get well aimed shots off?


I have a vision of someone standing on a chair and wildly popping off rounds while screaming like a little girl.


eta Which is probably a normal reaction.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:52:39 PM EST
Why wouldn't you use a standard .22 round?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:52:46 PM EST
9mm works pretty good. Got a chipmunk recently. DRT.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:53:20 PM EST
Did you hit the snake? Have you "patterned" the gun you are using the shotshells in?

Granted .22 shotshells are not exactly earth shaking but out of an old bolt action 22 I
routinely ventilate the rattlers that get to close to my house. But you do have to be within
about 6 feet or so to be effective depending on barrel length.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:54:02 PM EST
Grass Snake
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:54:04 PM EST
I killed several water moccasins with rat shot this year. Granted most were shot at a distance of <2'
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:54:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:55:04 PM EST
I could have told you that. I've seen a few snakes survive multiple shots of snake shot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:56:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 3:57:02 PM EST by mattja]
You guys, killing poisonous snakes from 2'-6' away.

Screw that, I'm standing 15 feet away with a 12-gauge loaded with birdshot.

And I'm dumping 8 rounds into the bastard.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:56:29 PM EST
FAIL!...

I do not see a skinned out snake with the skin nailed to a board, or the meat in the crock pot getting ready to be made into a stew.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:57:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By mattja:
You guys, killing poisonous snakes from 2'-6' away.

Screw that, I'm standing 15 feet away with a 12-gauge loaded with birdshot.

And I'm dumping 8 rounds into the bastard.


No kidding. That's why they invented shotguns.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:58:32 PM EST
Was it regular or full power shot?
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Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:59:32 PM EST
Are their rattle snakes in TN?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:00:31 PM EST
You have to actually hit the smake for the snake shot to be effective!


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:01:18 PM EST
i think i remember someone saying that 22 ratshot was great for getting big bumble bees

that said, i would use something larger for snakes

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:02:22 PM EST
the only thing I found 22 shot good for, was plinking those mud wasps you see flying around ponds

sporting clays, on a miniature scale
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:03:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By mattja:
You guys, killing poisonous snakes from 2'-6' away.

Screw that, I'm standing 15 feet away with a 12-gauge loaded with birdshot.

And I'm dumping 8 rounds into the bastard.



Chicken......

The end of the rifle barrel usually ends up about 3 feet from the snake....that puts me about 5 feet away.
Well beyond the striking distance of rattlesnakes. Shotguns work fine.....but 22 shot shells are cheap,
for me at least they work and I don't have to go scrounging around looking for hearing pro etc.
The single shot rifle stays out with a box of shotshells next to it....not in a safe. See a snake too close....
30 seconds later it's all over but the shouting.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:04:04 PM EST
I do have a 410 Snake Charmer, although I have never fired it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:07:15 PM EST
.22 bird shot is for canaries.

12 gauge #4 is for snakes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:07:19 PM EST
I used to work for an old man that grew up on a ranch in the Dakotas. He said he used to shoot rattle snakes in the head all the time. He said they were easy to hit in the head because if you used low velocity .22 and aimed for their head from the right distance they would strike at the bullet.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:08:59 PM EST
I go for the shovel every time. Pitch fork or snow shovel for rats. My Guats just stomp'em.

Has anybody tries the "snake shot" in an ar with .22 conversion? and does it cycle.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:09:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?


Whose snakes?

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:10:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
What distance were you shooting from? Because I wouldn't want to get hit with snakeshot.

4ft or so, I hit but he seemed more angry, imagine that.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:11:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By neophyte:
You have to actually hit the smake for the snake shot to be effective!






Nooooooooo, you should never try to hit the sMake!!


EVER!!!!


Snakes are ok, but you gotta watch them smakes.



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:12:21 PM EST
Next time shoot it out of a smooth bore.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:12:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?


Whose snakes?







can't.......stop........laughing...



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:15:19 PM EST
YES!

Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:15:39 PM EST
The problem with shot in a rifle or pistol is the rifling. It slows the shot and makes it useless. In fact, Marlin at one time made a .22 WMR smoothbore rifle.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:16:47 PM EST
Try the CCI .45 shotshell loads. I carry them in a seperate mag from my defense loads in my Para. I usually stick about 3 in the mag after I first load the rest of the mag, ten additional, with lead SWCs. I use them for dogs, snakes or anything else, them I still have the SWCs if I need to kill the dog or other animal, or human. I keep another mag in my pocket with Guardian Gold. I carry this every time I go outdoors for anything, as we have a lot of snakes, wild animals, and stray dogs.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:18:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By tyrex13:
I used to work for an old man that grew up on a ranch in the Dakotas. He said he used to shoot rattle snakes in the head all the time. He said they were easy to hit in the head because if you used low velocity .22 and aimed for their head from the right distance they would strike at the bullet.



Thats so far fetched as to actually be believable.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:19:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Interesting, I have a box of .22 snake shot I found at my fathers house.

It didn't even hurt the snake? Did you get well aimed shots off?
I have a vision of someone standing on a chair and wildly popping off rounds while screaming like a little girl.


eta Which is probably a normal reaction.

Me too.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:19:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Say hello to my little friend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/066.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/063.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/060.jpg

Six rounds from a .22 cal revolver, no dice, still tried to strike. The shovel is king.

Once again, my mini-dauschunds found it started barking.

I will never forget the sound of a Rattlesnake pissed at me, kinda makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.


Could you post pictures of your dachshunds, please?

Here is mine...

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:19:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:21:12 PM EST by molar]
Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?


Yep, plenty of timber rattlers in east TN at elevations above 3000 ft

OP, try 38/357 shotshells next time
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:21:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are there rattle snakes in TN?


Yes, big nasty ones. They don't rattle much unless they are really annoyed. They will strike without any rattle. I remember hearing on one of those "discovery" channels, that they learned that the rattle is a liability. When they rattle, they get killed.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:22:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?


Whose snakes?







can't.......stop........laughing...


I see what you did there ,grammar police....anyway I kill at least 1 copperhead around my house every year and I use .22 birdshot in my S&W K22 ,works like a charm every time, trick is that you have to be no more than 2 feet away from the critter, it's really not that bad especially if the snake is streched out (can't strike very far).


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:22:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
Why wouldn't you use a standard .22 round?


LR shot shells, in the city limits and all that happy crap. I'd be reluctant to fire standard 22 where I am at, houses on all sides, I knew the shot I had was good with shot shells; or poosibly bird shot fron the 12 gauge.

Man, you don't forget the sound of a Rattlesnake close and looking at you.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:22:18 PM EST
I killed a 43" copperhead last Saturday after he bit two of my Labs. Shot with a 22 LR at 3 inches from the back of his head to the muzzle! He never sensed I was there - was poised to strike another dog and never so much as moved a muscle. Weighed over 8 lbs.

One lab with a 'top of the nose bite' is OK; the other has an inch and a half rotting sore on his lower right jaw after going into shock and spending a couple of days at the hospital.

When it absolutely has to die - "splatter it brains"
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:22:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:23:02 PM EST
Ruger 357 with snake shot is the answer. The husband unit just dispatched 1 2 weeks ago sitting 4 feet from our cabin front door and 3 feet from my little min pin. Also took out a cotton mouth about 15 yards. SP101 with 3 inch barrel. Time for something else to evolve and take their place. I hate those damn things.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:24:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By el_feroz:
Are their rattle snakes in TN?

Yes.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:24:57 PM EST
If I was prone to running into rattlers, I'd have twin American 180s in shoulder rigs. ALL. THE. TIME.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:26:44 PM EST

I emptied a revolver loaded with .22 shotshells into a possum from 3 ft. away. That just pissed it off. I don't believe even one of the pellets got through its fur.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:26:48 PM EST
.22LR shotshells are WAY more effective in a rifle than in a pistol.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:30:46 PM EST
I don't see a need to shoot them. I use a lady of the night, a shovel, or a machete.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:34:39 PM EST
That there your garden variety Cane Break (Timber) Rattlesnake!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:34:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:35:21 PM EST by crofoot629]
I've killed rats in the house with 22 birdshot out of a revolver.

Worked pretty good, got nice and close and all the shot stayed in the rat(s).
Woke the wife up one night shooting one behind the book case in the living room after working swing-shift.

One of our damn cats was bringing them in through the dog door and letting them go in the house.

That said they have very limited utility.

On another high note, a friend killed himself with a contact wound to the noggin with a .38 birdshot round.

Emory
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:35:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By MEH:
Originally Posted By PanzerOfDoom:
Say hello to my little friend:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/066.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/063.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/PanzerOfDoom/060.jpg

Six rounds from a .22 cal revolver, no dice, still tried to strike. The shovel is king.

Once again, my mini-dauschunds found it started barking.

I will never forget the sound of a Rattlesnake pissed at me, kinda makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.


Could you post pictures of your dachshunds, please?

Here is mine...

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af98/SASM-7/Red.jpg

My crew, the Scotty killed a Cottonmouth this year, the red hund found a Cottonmouth last year and she also found this one. Very smart, barks and did not attack both times.




Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:37:08 PM EST
We tried to kill a rat one day from 6 feet with .22 snake shot, its worthless, not a scratch.
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