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Searching for a Replacement Small Pest Control Rifle: Part Three

By Mark Wheeler
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People have always shot at goats with calibres often considered inappropriate, i.e., .22LR, I’ve done it myself on occasion and the mixed results made me decide not to in the future.

 

However, without qualm I’ve shot animals for years using cast bullets from .310 to .577/450 pushed along at between 900 and 1500fps and I know from experience that unless you hit bone you just get a leaky hole. It's what the bullet hits going through that determines how fast your quarry expires.

 

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