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Old 02-23-2020, 06:59 PM
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I remember it as #9 shot.



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The CCI does not have the crimped shell, but it has #9 shot.

CCI Shotshell Ammunition 45 ACP 120 Grains #9 Shot Box of 10, Midway, $16
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Is it going to work or not....22LR shot cartridge....in a word, NO. At 3 feet, maybe, but then you'd be better off with a stout stick. But the same gun with .22 LR standard velocity rounds at 10 feet should be deadly. YMMv, Rod
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For real snakes I prefer at least a .410. This is ok for 2 legged snakes.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:55 PM
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One thing I like about Alaska is we have no snakes. We have bears, though. I carry a .454 Casull for those. I reckon it would work for snakes also.
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Never thought very much of shot loads in handgun cartridges for use on snakes, especially .22 rimfire. I've shot lots of poisonous snakes in my time and the cartridges most often use have been .22 Long rifle or .38 Special, both loaded with conventional ammunition and the 12 gauge shotgun. Snakes die good to .22 Long Rifle solids and .38 158 grain semi-wadcutters. Of course the 12 gauge is always appropriate as 12 gauge solves a great many problems.

When I was a kid the Benjamin .177 air rifle accounted for the snakes. Truth is I generally hit 'em with a shovel, a stick or a rock whenever I encounter them.
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Good video on .22 rat shot out of a handgun.

About 10 minutes, worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkn28Krw4aE
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I have always used .22 lr hollow points-preferably cci stingers on rattlers and they just about pop their heads clean off every time....
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Distance 4-6 feet the standard .22 LR ammunition should be adequate

Head shot will dispatch your poisonous snake forth with, no bird/snake shot should be required.
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When I am out in the desert I carry an SP101 357 with a snake shot up 1st. The ground is rocky and you dont want a solid ricocheting. I leave the rattlers alone unless it is an emergency. Dogs can be a real problem with rattlers if they have not been trained to avoid them. The other real problem is guys trying to get pictures. Closest I have come to shooting a rattler was to save a dog. I think the owner is still mad at me for whacking her dog with my hiking stick. Most snakes will just try to leave but we have one called the Mojave Green that is aggressive. It will come at you. The other 4 rounds are 357 as we do have mountain lions and an occasional irate donkey. Usually it is mad at a dog.
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:38 PM
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Count me in the crowd that doesn't like bird/snake shot worth a %%%% in 22s. I think it's about useless unless you are close enough that a shovel or club would do better. I would get an adjustable sight revolver, sight it in for your carry load so you can reliably hit the center of a coke can bottom from 10 feet every time and don't even think of relying on tiny shot to kill snakes. Just learn to shoot better:bthumb
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