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Still Think a .22 Isn't Lethal Enough?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by AlphaCoyote, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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  2. Jester316

    Jester316 Beaverton Member

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    At the same time, I've treated a patient who was shot by a .22 in the head from 3 feet who was walking and talking to me...
     
  3. Tim K

    Tim K Colorado Member

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    A personal friend of ours was killed by her young son in a shooting accident by a .22 to the head. Dad eventually killed himself, I suppose from some form of guilt.

    Safety first.
     
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    back in the days, they killed big game animals with .22lr
     
  5. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    22lr. The preferred murder weapon of organized crime.
     
  6. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    .22's can certainly be deadly if applied properly.

    OTOH, I've transported a fair number of gunshot victims to the hospital, all of them with small-caliber wounds. None of the victims of large-caliber wounds required transport (because they were dead).

    Greg
     
  7. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand more people have been killed with a .22 than any other caliber. It makes sense for lots of reasons.
    There is one thing that was missing in many of the unnecessary deaths, that's training.

    It's almost understandable that there is lack of respect and understanding among many users of this cartridge and the firearms used to discharge it. Especially when considering the only training some might of had was BB gun before this.

    Some of us were lucky enough to have responsible parents, friends or relatives that handed down a tradition that included fire arms safety or included hunter’s safety. Many of the missing were at the hand of someone that had none and a .22.
    Silver Hand
     
  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I think I saw in the NY news that the killer has a sawed off 22 rifle that he used to kill these guys. Also If I remember right, wasn't the 22 the preferred weapon of the mob hitters back in the day?
     
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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the pic in the news story showed the stock of the 10/22 sawed off, but the barrel looked to be full length.
    Contract killers would naturally go for a .22 pistol because it suppresses so well and the rounds are subsonic.
     
  10. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    .22 rim fire - They are brain scramblers at almost any range; fall down hit your head and what is next, a clinical coma or death. By the way out of the box I have found the .22 rim fire and target ammo to be one of the most accurate rounds I have encountered in my fifty years of shooting. I have had fantastic slow fire results at 25 yards using a Mod 41-S&W covering the ten ring with all but one shot in the nine ring just out of ten. Ten rounds almost a dime at 25 yards.
    I have shot a Rem. mod 541-SC at 100 yards with the aid of a 3x9 Burris leaving five shots inside of 1/2 inch, - 7/16''edge to edge. It is a round to take seriously and it is a charge to shoot fast or slow.
    Silver Hand