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Thread: RTA despatch calibre

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    RTA despatch calibre

    I have .22lr .22 hornet and 30.06. Obviously the 30.06 is the only deer legal calibre however for the purpose of ending suffering at the roadside i would imagine the hornet more than adequate, perhaps safer than the 30.06. Please give me your opinions on this.

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    Hand gun if you can get one if not shotgun.

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    .410, very occasionally 22lr if appropriate, never needed nor would i want to break out the .308 at that close range and potentially close to the general public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllThingsShooting View Post
    Shotgun?


    In the interests of your own and everyone else's safety especially at night the shotgun would be my first choice no question..

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    If you only have the 3 calibres mentioned and no .410, then the 22Lr would be my choice, more than adequate at close range. I dispatch pigs on a regular basis with my .22lr and they hit the deck just fine, even the big sows.

    Tom
    I'm telling Captain - from the Wee'est of men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjwaines View Post
    If you only have the 3 calibres mentioned and no .410, then the 22Lr would be my choice, more than adequate at close range. I dispatch pigs on a regular basis with my .22lr and they hit the deck just fine, even the big sows.

    Tom
    Sounds like shotgun is best, I have 12, 20 and 28 so i guess the 28 is looking good!

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    If it is immobile, moderated .410

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    shotgun every time , dont handicap yourself use a 12 gauge with BBs

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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble View Post
    shotgun every time , dont handicap yourself use a 12 gauge with BBs
    +1... Shotgun, and large ( 3 shot ) or larger, close range. Job done.

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