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Posted: 5/5/2001 4:41:30 PM EDT
After a year of problems w/ a pair of rots in the area the problem came to a head. The dogs attacked my mothers livestock. Dad hit the female with buckshot but because it was dark was not able to kill the dog. After the law arrived we found the wounded dog. The officer told me to put the dog down. I fired a load of #4 high brass at 5 feet into the dogs head. It hit below the ear. HOWEVER, the shot did not go throught the bone!!! I was shocked. Let me make a few things clear.1, #4 were loaded because that was the first thing that could be found to stop the attack .2, As I said the problem was on going. All the neighbors had had problems w/ these dogs.3, The dog was put down with an injection by the dog warden on his arrival w/ little time going by.4, Rot owners do not flame me, as any breed could have been at fault and this is not attack on what I think is a good breed of dog. Take note though if you need to defend yourself or others against a rot, a head shot may not put the animal down as quickly as you think!!!
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 4:52:23 PM EDT
I'm not surprised that #4 BIRD shot did not work well on a large heavy boned animal. Next time try a slug or 000Bk.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 4:54:28 PM EDT
Think SLUGS ! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 5:04:09 PM EDT
As I mentioned before the gun was loaded, during the attack. What I DID NOT mention was the gun was loaded by a teenager who was scared! The gun I used was not mine. I was loaded with 000. Had the problem not had started before sun up, my choice would have been my Colt 10mm or the .357.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 5:47:36 PM EDT
Not surprised at all.Ill bet the shot wasnt hardened or plated?It flattens out and wont penatrate.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 8:46:56 PM EDT
I thought you meant #4 buck
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 3:36:33 AM EDT
As soon as my puppy wakes up she wants to come over. [img]album.photopoint.com/j/view?u=1391821&a=10390076&p=38610882[/img]. [;)]
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:18:30 AM EDT
That is surprising to me, I've killed numerous canines with the shotgun from various ranges, and only in 1 instance did I need a follow up shot. This was useing #6 Remington Nitro Mags, in fact I killed a Chow mix from about 25yds with an open cylinder bore, shot placement to the head. No I don't like useing a pistol on dogs, with the shotgun they are easier to hit, and don't do near as much kicking after the shot as they do when shot with a pistol. Just some observations.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:24:41 AM EDT
I agree with CIB. When putting down animals, a shotgun with buckshot is best. (9) .33 calibre shot is much more effective.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 8:29:37 AM EDT
Still wating for hir to git up. [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/view?u=1391821&a=10390076&p=38610881[/img].
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 8:59:16 AM EDT
Hey Falcon2 Thats one FatAssed dog! Gotta quit feeding her whole cattle.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 11:30:26 AM EDT
I can't believe it retained all that body fat after a long winter's hibernation. Kick that thing, and tell it spring has arrived.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 1:14:21 PM EDT
I would not suggest using anything less than #4 [i]buck[/i] in that situation. Keep with the larger caliber pellets for optimum penetration. CMOS
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:08:55 PM EDT
I had to put her on a diet. [img]albums.photopoint.com/j/view?u=1391821&a=10390076&p=44629037[/img].
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