Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by Patrik D, May 27, 2019.
Is .22LR used för hunting anything in Africa today?
Do you use a .22LR for practise?
Night critters. I took my civet with the PH’s 22LR. A buddy took his genet with one. Vervet monkeys were also taken. Not much I’d want to risk the $s you have to pay for drawing blood.
I’ve shot heaps of Francolin (called spurfowl now) and guineafowl for the pot with a 22lr.
I also practice shooting off sticks with a .22 zero’d at 100 m.
This may reduce some replies about the hunting side.
Prohibited acts relating to ways of hunting or catching wild or alien animals.—(1) No person may without a permit— hunt specially protected wild animals, protected wild animals, game or nonindigenous wild animals with—
(ii) a firearm which discharges a rimfire cartridge of a calibre of 5,6 millimetres or smaller;
I use a 22lr all the time for practice.
A .22 Savage Hi - Power with 70 grain soft nose rounds is a far better choice and humane too. Of course , Ammunition availability is a big concern. I don't believe Sellier and Bellot or Norma make loaded ammunition for this caliber anymore.
I take my Savage Heavy barrel to the range and use it while I'm waiting for the barrel of my larger caliber to cool down, I also used my 22 to help cure a case of the YIPS I developed a few years back from shooting large calibers
Yes on the .22 for practice. A light bolt action works great from the sticks on steel. I have it zeroed about 2" high at 100, same as the centerfire rifles.
Ditto for a .243 carbine (18" Sako, Mannnlicher stock) that gets put in the rotation at times. The 10" steel plate at 200m fears me.
Lots of practice with a 22 LR, usually a Ruger 10/22 . Off sticks, my back pack frame, resting on the side of a post or tree, etc. etc. Shooting a steel flipper target and often left over pieces of clay pigeons on the range back stop.
It is illegal to hunt anything with a .22LR in South Africa.
Perfect to practice with....
.22 win mag.....seen too many guinea fowl keep going and lost with .22lr....francolin and having fun ...and before I am jumped on I know it can kill anything. ...they great fun and everyone should have one or two. ..
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