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Old June 21, 2011, 08:37 PM   #39
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Join Date: September 27, 2002
Location: Arizona
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Here in the mountains of Arizona (at 6500 ft), we kill 3/4 every year, usually out around the horses. My wife prefers to use a shovel (!), I use a Charter Arms .44 Spl. A shot load #1, JHP's (for 2 & 4 legged varmints) in the other 4. usual shot is 6/7 feet.

Last year, I came across a snake where the front 1/2 was bright red, and the back 1/2 was rattler. It was very aggressive, and two shot loads had no apparent effect - it continued to come towards me and my dogs. I put the dogs in the house, and got my friend Mr. Remington 870. A load of #7's blew him to pieces.

I guess if I was 1/2 red, I'd be aggressive too.
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