Thought this was interesting on a couple of levels... on an archery forum I frequent, one of the guys was warning Texas hunters to watch out, because of the rattlesnakes out there. It includes a pic of a LARGE rattler that, according to him, took THREE shots from a Judge to kill it.
I don't know how accurately the shots were placed, but I think that one or two well placed shots from a Ruger .22 MkII would have done the trick, as well. (or, better?)
is the link to the thread, for those interested..