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Offline dscubame

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Racoons killing chickens
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
Would anyone have any recommendations on which pellet gun to purchase for when I catch these raccoons killing my chickens again?  .22 even with subsonic is a little loud and I am fairly sure I am within a no shooting area, arrows pass through and get lost.
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 07:15:48 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 07:20:47 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!
:yeah: My air rifle is louder than these.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 07:58:02 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

Sweet and thank you!!  I am all over this.  Question - States NOT FOR SEMI AUTO.  So I will just single shot and hand cycle the Ruger 10/22 is that correct thinking?
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 08:04:26 AM »
Cool thread, thanks.  Those look like they may be great for grouse as well.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 08:27:22 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

Sweet and thank you!!  I am all over this.  Question - States NOT FOR SEMI AUTO.  So I will just single shot and hand cycle the Ruger 10/22 is that correct thinking?
I think this calls for a new .22 rifle. Lever or Bolt  ;)

I'm thinking the neighborhood Turkey's should be nervous as well.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 08:41:53 AM »
I did some research and it looks like they have a tendency to stick in rifle barrels.  Be careful if you go that route.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 08:41:05 PM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
CB shorts are quiet as well.  However, be careful with any reduced load .22, go for chest shots as it is highly likely that you will not penetrate a skull with them.  My wife flattened four slugs on one's skull in a trap once, and those were full power rounds.


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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 09:18:24 PM »
Don't forget blunts for your arrow.  A solid hit and it will not go far.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 09:27:32 PM »
Everyday for almost two weeks the feeder would be tipped over and empty inthe morning.  I searched the yard and found a spot that looked suspicious.  Made a snare. In the morning I had a coon. Yes I know you canít do that.  It was released as I had to go to work.  Next morning I caught it in a live trap next to the coop
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 09:34:31 PM »
The only good raccoon is a dead one, or two, or three... from last night.  I did put two bb's through the rear curtain of my boat though.   :(  I would have had more, but I thought the three sets of eyes in a tree might have been owls as I had been hearing one around the house.

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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 08:09:11 AM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.

December they will be nice and prime, more than happy to help! 
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Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 08:44:04 PM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.

December they will be nice and prime, more than happy to help!

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