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Old September 1, 2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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What's a poodle shooter?

I've heard the term but don't know what it is, I would consider ALL of my guns to be quite effective on poodles.
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Old September 1, 2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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Old September 1, 2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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oh, thanks
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Old September 1, 2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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It's a slang term for a varmint rifle.

Some people call prairie dogs "pasture poodles."
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Old September 1, 2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Man, I read the title and was afraid to look, "poodle shooter" almost sounds a liitle perverse.
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Old September 1, 2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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Poodle shooter is a derogatory reference to the 5.56 x 43mm round and/or the M16/M4 rifle that it is usually fired from. It can also be used generically as a description of a firearm that fires a weak under powered round. The slang term originated in the armed services.
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Old September 1, 2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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made me think back to 1985 when our little town in Oklahoma got it's first animal tranquilizing rifle, the old boy who was the dog catcher tried it out on a ladies poodle who was out by the road taking care of business, didn't know their were different strength darts, he spent almost a half hour trying to bring the dog back from the dead, all the time telling the lady her poodle would be alright.
needless to say he never got the oppuritunity to shoot it again
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Old September 1, 2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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Poodle shooter is a derogatory reference to the 5.56 x 43mm round and/or the M16/M4 rifle that it is usually fired from. It can also be used generically as a description of a firearm that fires a weak under powered round. The slang term originated in the armed services.

5.56 X 43 is the 222 rem.

The AR rifles are traditionally chambered in 5.56 X 45. A cartridge derived from 222 rem.
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Old September 1, 2007, 04:05 PM   #9
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You are correct Thegungal, x 43 was a typo. My mistake. Good call Miss.

.222 is still a poodle shooter too.
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Old September 1, 2007, 04:56 PM   #10
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Slugthrower Poodle shooter is a derogatory reference to the 5.56 x 43mm round and/or the M16/M4 rifle that it is usually fired from. It can also be used generically as a description of a firearm that fires a weak under powered round. The slang term originated in the armed services.
Slugthrower, I never heard the term "poodleshooter" during my time in the
U.S military. In reference to the M-16, we just said "It's Mattell,
it's swell".

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Old September 2, 2007, 02:55 AM   #11
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Pasture poodles is right

Poodle shooter was "coined" to refer to varmint rifles. It was tranferred to the M16 rifle because the M16 uses a varmint rifle cartridge, one not legal for big game in most states.

I am not sure how many others do, but I have seen Jeff Cooper refer to the M16 as a poodle shooter. The .223 (5.56mm) is a fair varmint round, but I always felt it was on the light side for the 150lb two legged varmints that Uncle Sam says it is good for. It will work, but my personal preference is for something heavier.
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Old September 3, 2007, 03:29 AM   #12
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So perhaps we have a growing push for the 6.5 Grendel?
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Old September 3, 2007, 06:25 AM   #13
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A rifle for prairie dog hunting. Dogs=Poodles

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Old September 3, 2007, 06:30 AM   #14
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In the book Point of Impact, Steven Hunter refers to a 30/30 lever gun as a poodle shooter. He may have taken liberties with the term.
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Old September 3, 2007, 05:17 PM   #15
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We have a "Poodle Shooters" club at our hunting camp in Sonora, Texas. To be a member, you must own an AR-15 type rifle (Mini-14's are acceptable), chambered in 5.56/.223.
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Old September 3, 2007, 06:21 PM   #16
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Probably something to do with a fast firing big bore rifle specially set up to hunt down packs of wild poodles whose fuzzy cuddly outward appearance belies the killer beast within, bred for huntiing in France and when feral a terrible menace to livestock and man alike. I have seen a pack of poodles tear a full grown bison bull to shreds in a couple minutes. No not really.
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Old September 3, 2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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Man, started reading this thread hoping someone had found some sort of sling shot that I could use on mama's little rat dogs... Horribly disappointed
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Old September 3, 2007, 08:01 PM   #18
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If referring to purebred French Poodles, any gun will do, even a realistic toy. Just pull it out, and they go into a dead faint........
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Old September 3, 2007, 09:35 PM   #19
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ME...actually I just wish I could. Yappy little beggars drive me nuts if you aren't going to get a real dog get a fish.
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Old September 3, 2007, 10:16 PM   #20
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Fisherman66, I was thinking the same thing!

However, considering that the shotgun that (can't remember his name) carries is a cut down Remington 1100 and Swagger calls it a pump-gun, I'd call it just another mistake. It happens.
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Old September 12, 2007, 11:52 PM   #21
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if you aren't going to get a real dog get a fish.
+1, also it's not a real dog if you have to bend down to pet it.
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