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Posted: 6/4/2008 7:33:05 PM EST
I have had raccoon problems for some time now, and the fucker just attacked my dog, so I'm going to camp out this weekend and try to get it. This raccoon is fucking HUGE, I wish I could blast it with a .22lr, but due to my housing situation, that is not an option, but I have a really powerful air rifle that I am pretty sure would kill it. What is a common household material that would be a good substitute for a raccoon skull? If I find that the rifle is not suitable for shattering it's skull, I'll just go for a heart/lung shot. But I really want to get this thing in the head, 'Cuz now it's personal
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:35:17 PM EST
possum skull.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:35:18 PM EST
Momma used to use a broom to run the raccoons off the back porch
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:36:46 PM EST
Well. Do you have a golf club or a baseball bat? If so, go to town on it. Or live trap then drown it. Or light it on fire in the live trap. Thats sorta original.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:36:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:
possum skull.



Twas what I was thinking
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:43:17 PM EST
The neighbor's cat.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:43:23 PM EST
Ah, yes, simulated 'coon skull. Take a tennis ball, some Q-tips, one of those Dr. Scholl's Gel insoles, a small balloon, and a can of peas, a razor, and some Popsicle sticks, and then....go get your pellet gun and shoot the raccoon. Either it kills it or it doesn't. If it doesn't, shoot it again. Repeat until the 'coon is dead or doesn't return.

Another option might be those little Colibri .22 rounds.

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:44:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Poomba:
Well. Do you have a golf club or a baseball bat? If so, go to town on it. Or live trap then drown it. Or light it on fire in the live trap. Thats sorta original.


Just throw the trap in the pond.

Well, I guess if you had a pond you wouldn't be worried about shooting a .22.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:46:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By fishngrits:
The neighbor's cat.


+1
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:59:24 PM EST
Jack Russell terrier .......
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:00:45 PM EST
I have a raccoon skull that I found and bleached, don't think it would stand up to shipping though.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:07:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Ah, yes, simulated 'coon skull. Take a tennis ball, some Q-tips, one of those Dr. Scholl's Gel insoles, a small balloon, and a can of peas, a razor, and some Popsicle sticks, and then....go get your pellet gun and shoot the raccoon. Either it kills it or it doesn't. If it doesn't, shoot it again. Repeat until the 'coon is dead or doesn't return.

Another option might be those little Colibri .22 rounds.



I bought a few boxes of those last week and shot ten of them through my MkII 22/45 at the local range. They were definitely loud enough to alert neighbors, but relative to a full power .22lr they are very quiet. The box literature warns you NOT to use them in a rifle because they might run out of steam before they exit the barrel.

Now more than ever, I want to go ahead and do the paperwork and get a suppressor.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:18:56 PM EST
Hard boiled egg would work for shooting practice.
Those skulls are not thick or tough.

If you want more explosive targets use a raw egg,
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:26:43 PM EST
Just shoot the fucker anywhere. Head is tiny, go for the chest first and second, but any shot will run they fucker off.

Seriously, why the science for a coon? Just shoot the fucker.

I don't like being this way, but you should have shot the coon before asking this. The question should have been " I shot a coon in the head/chest/ass with my air-rifle. Did I hurt/kill/or just maim him?"

Others of course, will have varying mileage.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:31:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 8:33:27 PM EST by skywarp989]

Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Ah, yes, simulated 'coon skull. Take a tennis ball, some Q-tips, one of those Dr. Scholl's Gel insoles, a small balloon, and a can of peas, a razor, and some Popsicle sticks, and then....go get your pellet gun and shoot the raccoon. Either it kills it or it doesn't. If it doesn't, shoot it again. Repeat until the 'coon is dead or doesn't return.

Another option might be those little Colibri .22 rounds.



I bought a few boxes of those last week and shot ten of them through my MkII 22/45 at the local range. They were definitely loud enough to alert neighbors, but relative to a full power .22lr they are very quiet. The box literature warns you NOT to use them in a rifle because they might run out of steam before they exit the barrel.

Now more than ever, I want to go ahead and do the paperwork and get a suppressor.


Despite the warnings, I've shot them out of several rifles. Just don't use a super-long barreled target rifle. Out of an 18-22" rifle, they make NO noise. Just the "click" of the FP hitting the primer, maybe a soft "ziiing" as the 20gr bullet cuts the air.

Just pay attention so that if you get a squib you don't stack up a bunch more 20gr leads behind it in the bore. I don't think they'll KB your gun... considering there's NO gunpowder in them.

However, they aren't as powerful as a 1000fps airgun. Then again, a 1000fps airgun ain't "quiet" either.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:59:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 9:01:31 PM EST by DylanPorter]

Originally Posted By Bloencustoms:

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Ah, yes, simulated 'coon skull. Take a tennis ball, some Q-tips, one of those Dr. Scholl's Gel insoles, a small balloon, and a can of peas, a razor, and some Popsicle sticks, and then....go get your pellet gun and shoot the raccoon. Either it kills it or it doesn't. If it doesn't, shoot it again. Repeat until the 'coon is dead or doesn't return.

Another option might be those little Colibri .22 rounds.



I bought a few boxes of those last week and shot ten of them through my MkII 22/45 at the local range. They were definitely loud enough to alert neighbors, but relative to a full power .22lr they are very quiet. The box literature warns you NOT to use them in a rifle because they might run out of steam before they exit the barrel.

Now more than ever, I want to go ahead and do the paperwork and get a suppressor.


I would use those, but the only .22lr I have is a 28"BBL match rifle, and I really would prefer to not get a round stuck in the barrel of a $1300 precision rifle. I would have just shot it then, but it was already climbing the fence by the time I got outside to see what the Hell was going on. But this thing is huge, when I first saw it a few months ago I thought it was a fucking dog until I saw it's tail.

ETA: Suppressors are illegal to use in WA, however they are legal to own, and make a great paper weight
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:01:03 PM EST
2 aluminum cans, full of water. If it penetrates 2 and stops in the 3rd, you have enough with a hard-nosed pellet.

Don't have a hard nosed pellet? Have an electronics soldering iron? 12-25 Watts and electronics solder.

Just put a bead of solder on the nose, filling a hollowpoint pellet or making a flat into a domed.

They are a bit heavier but will not deform. At 1000 FPS, should go though 3 cans, stopping in the 4th. That is enough for a raccoon up close.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:01:13 PM EST
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