9mm -- what to shoot?

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  1. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    i was thinking a 9mm would be way to much for a squirell, but what about rabbit?or coyote?
    basically whats the smallest and the biggest hing you guys would shoot with 9mm?
     


  2. Libertarian_Longhorn

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    Smallest, probably a coon.

    Biggest, one of those two legged creatures known to reach half a ton.
     
  3. TxEMTP69

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    I shot a squirrel in the head with a 9mm, once it hit the ground it took 2 more in the chest for good measure
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

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    I use to have a Marlin Camp 9mm Carbine and took rabbits, squirrels and my favorite coons.
    I was using hand loads and speedy one's at that, taking advantage of that longer barrel.
    147gr FMJ @ 1350fps.
    Biggest problem was over penetration at close range - LOL!!!
     
  5. randmplumbingllc

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    What about paper and steel targets ? Just a thought, unless the squirrel is in the process of MUGGING YOU !
     
  6. MadMo44Mag

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    Out of a pistol 9mm is a little much.
    In a carbine you can almost always get a clean head shot and not blow it all too hell.
    In a pistol even when down loaded to around 875 - 950fps it just to much bullet cross section and causes way to much tissue damage.
     
  7. DCortez

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    No kidding, those South Texas squirrels are a force to be reckoned with. Don't take chances :rofl:
     
  8. TxEMTP69

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    This was a Floresville stalker, chased my wife and her mom for a week, her dad missed it with the shotgun, I got it with the 9mm ... you've seen the movies you shoot em once they come back for ya, so I finished him off :lolz:
     
  9. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    haha im talking about carbine shooting! i usually dont carry a 20 inch long arm around ont he street or int he park ;)
    ...
    though i wwonder what kindof liscense id need for that... hmm
     
  10. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    :rofl:
     

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