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Old 06-22-2011, 09:49 AM  
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Nothing wrong with .22, of course. They've got plenty of uses. But for home defense? I'd rather have a big ol' can of pepper spray and a baton than a .22.

"She" isn't comfortable with firearms. (we're working on it)

In the meantime, we've got dogs for early-warning and deterrence purposes, and I bought several 4oz cans of the spray used in these videos:
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:20 PM  
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This thing is still running wild. I tried to snap a pic with my wife's phone last night but it was grainy.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:49 AM  
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Update!

It's still living with us, but I have talked to the Sheriff, said I could shoot it.

Turns out I'm outside of city limits.

It was out Sunday morning, tearing up the yard and flower beds. We spent the rest of the day making it's home a miserable with vinegar and mothballs. Hopefully it will come out of hiding.

Now to find a taxidermist.
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Update!

It's still living with us, but I have talked to the Sheriff, said I could shoot it.

Turns out I'm outside of city limits.

It was out Sunday morning, tearing up the yard and flower beds. We spent the rest of the day making it's home a miserable with vinegar and mothballs. Hopefully it will come out of hiding.

Now to find a taxidermist.
Well that makes things a lot easier!
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What ever you do DON'T try running it over at 60mph. That is a very bad idea esp if you have had a few and are on a beer run.
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Unless of course you are driving a snow plow, in which case you wouldn't even notice an armadillo.
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What ever you do DON'T try running it over at 60mph. That is a very bad idea esp if you have had a few and are on a beer run.
You're a bit of an expert on Firearms right?

Do you know if a .44 mag would go far after hitting the thing?

I have a Rossi Lever action I'm a better shot with than my .22 Mark1.

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Unless of course you are driving a snow plow, in which case you wouldn't even notice an armadillo.
The only thing I understood in your sentence is Armadillo.
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You're a bit of an expert on Firearms right?

Do you know if a .44 mag would go far after hitting the thing?

I have a Rossi Lever action I'm a better shot with than my .22 Mark1.



The only thing I understood in your sentence is Armadillo.
Define "far"...

A .22lr can be dangerous out to over a mile, the .44 will go quite a bit further than that. Obviously, with either one, you want to make sure you're shooting into a good backstop.

.22lr is considered marginal on anything larger than a rabbit; .44 magnum is considered adequate for defense against bears. I'm pretty sure a .44 magnum will go straight through an armadillo like a hot knife through melted butter.
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Then no .44 it is. I'm on a lot backed by another lot.

Still haven't got the little bugger.
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