I'm sure I'll catch **** for this, but you asked. Personally shot 3 whitetails over the years with one. Hollow points, tree stand, 25 yd., head shots, dead deer in a heap. Oh yeah, it was a single shot rifle.
About the 10/22.It's a reliable piece for small game.However it is usally of the 22 long rifle caliber,NOT A 22 MAGNUM.The 22 magnum has been known to take white tail deer(eye or ear).Usally this is illegal.It is widely used for tukey(head or neck shot)where hunting regulations
I have the AMT .22 AutoMag.
Splendid weapon, I keep it in my nightstand and as soon as I feel confident with it I plan on taking many squirrels with it.
The .22 Magnum is still a mystery. I own one myself, darned if I know why. Guess I was wandering around the store, and I didn't know what I wanted, and that's what I ended-up with. Perhaps they were playing subliminal hints on the loudspeaker. Something like 'It's a rat race out there, and the rats are getting bigger and meaner, so get yourself a .22 Magnum!'. Or possibly ' Are you sure you own at least one of every kind of gun ever made?'. I wasn't planning to kill anything in particular, Just wanted something to shoot while the barrels of my other guns are cooling off. Hope that helps.
Ruger just came out with a variant of 10/22 in 22 Mag..I am thinking of purchasing one
After deer season Jan.1 we have small game season till the first of March you can only carry a 22 rimfire or shot gun with shot no larger than no.2 but you can still shoot wildhogs and coyotes at this time I have wondered if a 22 mag. would take a small wildhog? I think it would take a coyote
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They will defiantly take coyote reliably. Just avoid long shots. I kill several coyotes each month here on my farm with a .22 mag.
Coyote yes Hog, no