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Best Caliber and Bullet for ... Armadillos

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Tough little buggers.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hear they're spreading leprosy pretty good this year.
    One would think that if Underwood can load a 9mm 115gr jhp to 1550fps out of a pistol, one could handload an 88 grainer to 2000. Bye-bye you little turd.
     
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  4. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet a .223 FMJ would do a number on the little boogers......
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Distance would help. Maybe from behind the vehicle?
    What caliber was he using?
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    50 cal. When in doubt 50 cal would blow it out.

    Meant for armor piercing right?
     
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  7. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Nuke from orbit
     
  8. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Head shot running over the shoulder behind the back with a mirror at a 1000 yards every time. I don't understand how he's getting a ricochet at that distance ?
    Whadaya mean BS, that's how I do it, never miss.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .416 Rigby! In a Thompson Contender! Should do the deed just fine!:cool:
     
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  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, regardless of caliber, it would be armor piercing ammo. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. balaperdida

    balaperdida eastern idaho Well-Known Member

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    I have great difficulty believing that Georgia story. Killed the armadillo AND then ricocheted 100 yards???
     
  12. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Having lived most of my childhood in East Texas, I would have to go with an IED.....gotta get to that soft under belly don't you know? :p
     
  13. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    .22LR to the head? If they're too fast for that, what about birdshot to the head?
     
  14. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Revolver??

    .500 S&W Magnum

    Semi-Auto Pistol??

    .50 Action Express (Desert Eagle)

    Rifle??

    .500 Nitro Express
     
  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    So armadillo doesn't really taste like chicken?
     
  16. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    762 x 39 FMJ under 100yrds should do it well.
     
  17. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    XM995.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You guys got it all wrong. They are tiny camouflaged digging machines with crazy kung-fu master hair on them.
    You're generally only going to see them at very close range before they dig back d0wn to china so your best bet is to be armed at all times.. that's code for an all day carry handgun carried at all times.
    Tough little turds that are about 6" through the armor plated body. Pass through shots bad and deflected shots bad.. and they shrug off fmj pencil type handgun wounds.
    I think they can grow a new heart unless the whole thing is destroyed. lol