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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:54 PM

Mother Surprised Son Needs So Much Ammunition For First Day Of School



VERSAILLES, PA—With a list of back-to-school supplies that included an AR-15 rifle, three Walther P22 pistols, and four X-15 skeletonized drum magazines, local mother Amy Bromka asked her 15-year-old son, Tyler, Monday if he really needed all that ammunition for his first day of school. “Honey, can you even fit all of that in your backpack?” Bromka reportedly asked of the near 40 pounds of smooth-feeding 30-round speed loaders Tyler said he “totally needed.” “It just seems like a lot of guns and ammunition, sweetie. And I don’t think you need more than two three-subject notebooks, either.” At press time, Tyler’s best friend Ben had just given his mom a similar list.

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MrScorpio Aug 2013 OP
whistler162 Aug 2013 #1
NightWatcher Aug 2013 #2
Duckhunter935 Aug 2013 #3
spin Aug 2013 #4

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:56 PM

1. Well that is a fail for the Onion.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. Seriously, who would want 3 22cal pistols?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. should have gone with

a larger caliber. A 22 caliber is for preschoolers, they can not take the kick.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:02 PM

4. A target shooter or a hunter.

I own two target grade .22 caliber semi-auto target pistols and a .22 caliber revolver.

.22 caliber ammo is inexpensive and a lot of fun to shoot either at paper targets or tin cans.

I don't hunt but .22 caliber pistols are often used for squirrel or even rabbit hunting.


Small game hunting
For small game hunting, the usual cartridges are the rimfire .22 LR and .22 WMR (Magnum). Over most of the country small game consists of squirrels and rabbits. In most states varmints and the smaller predators are also legal handgun fare, and there is no closed season. This usually includes such animals as gophers, ground squirrels, starlings, rats, foxes, coyotes, marmots, and jackrabbits. The .22 WMR is adequate for all of these, and in good hands the .22 LR will take many of them.

At handgun ranges, the .22 LR is the queen of small game hunting cartridges. Loaded with high or hyper velocity hollow point cartridges, the .22 LR can humanely and efficiently harvest small game the size of rabbits and squirrels. Where legal, many game birds also make fine (and very difficult) targets for the .22 pistolero who insists on taking only head shots. The .22 high-speed hollow point cartridge shoots flat enough to make 75 yard shots, if the shooter and the pistol are up to it.

The small game gun, and the shooter behind it, must be able to reliably put a bullet into a 3" circle, or a 1.5" circle if a head shot is called for, at whatever range small game is engaged. It is the pistol's accuracy or the shooter's ability, rather than the trajectory of either the .22 LR or .22 WMR cartridge, that usually limits effective range for the small game handgun hunter.

An accurate target type revolver or auto pistol is the probably best handgun for small game hunting. New or used, the Colt Diamondback and Smith & Wesson .22 Masterpiece double action revolvers, and the Ruger Super Single Six single action revolver are the wheel guns most commonly recommended for small game hunting. Equally useful are the some of the target or hunting style .22 autoloaders from Ruger, Browning, High Standard, SIG, and Colt. (The Colt and High Standard .22 autos have been in and out of production over the years, but are fairly common on the used market.) All of them should be capable of shooting, from a bench rest, into 1.5" from 25 yards or 3" at 50 yards, and sometimes they will do quite a bit better.
http://www.chuckhawks.com/handgun_hunting.htm

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