Best Caliber and Bullet for ... Armadillos

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

  1. RicInOR

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  2. edslhead

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    Tough little buggers.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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

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

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

    Meant for armor piercing right?
     
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    Nuke from orbit
     
  8. 41Slinger

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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.
     
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    .416 Rigby! In a Thompson Contender! Should do the deed just fine!:cool:
     
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    Obviously, regardless of caliber, it would be armor piercing ammo. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have great difficulty believing that Georgia story. Killed the armadillo AND then ricocheted 100 yards???
     
  12. spookshack

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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

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

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    Revolver??

    .500 S&W Magnum

    Semi-Auto Pistol??

    .50 Action Express (Desert Eagle)

    Rifle??

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

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    762 x 39 FMJ under 100yrds should do it well.
     
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    XM995.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

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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
     

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