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Offline Dave Workman

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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2009, 12:38:05 PM »
Nothing gets away when you shoot it in the head! :chuckle:

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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2009, 07:03:31 PM »
mattaylor81, the birds I have shot drop and flop.
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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2009, 08:09:06 PM »
I have a Ruger Mark III Target.  I want to use it for grouse this year.  It shoots and feeds Federal Auto Match, and CCI Mini-Mag LRN very good.  I have noticed it sometimes has feeding issues with hollow points.  My question is for those of you that have shot grouse with 22's do you have birds that get away when shot with LRN bullets as opposed to hollow points.

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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2009, 10:49:22 AM »
[quoteSeveral years ago my BIL took two shots at a couple grouse in the tree with his rifle. :yike:]
:yike:  :hunt2:  I was worried more about a solid backdrop for bullet. I see nothing wrong with a safe and ethical shot that happens to miss and spoil some meat....
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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2009, 07:35:00 PM »
Nothing gets away when you shoot it in the head! :chuckle:

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Years ago a good buddy and I would have a contest on grouse Head shots only. I'm a pretty good shot  ;) but bobby was  better  :'( Always a great time.
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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2009, 08:13:05 PM »
i don't know if a grouse even has enough mass in its head to open up a hollow point .22.  i'll be shooting standard velocity CCI or subsonic aguila(whichever i can find).
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Re: .22 Pistol for grouse?
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2009, 07:04:08 PM »
i don't know if a grouse even has enough mass in its head to open up a hollow point .22.  i'll be shooting standard velocity CCI or subsonic aguila(whichever i can find).

Certainly a good choice. I'm taking my Ruger .22 to the range this weekend to blow away a bunch of plastic bottles just to practice up for head shots...

I'm also going to shoot a few of those shot cartridges, for a story.
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