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Old 15 May 2012, 09:52
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I have one of these for my AR and have had no problems with it at all. Really good training tool. Have used it a bit and would use it more if I was home more.
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Old 15 May 2012, 11:09
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Resurrecting DH's animal husbandry thread, was there ever a comment in this thread -- or any other here -- as to which .22 conversion kits for an M4 were the best routes to go? And -- this being the lesser of the desirable options (I think) -- is a dedicated .22 M4 the way to do it?

In advance, if buying another M4, I'd just as soon as buy one that shoots 5.56 and buy a conversion kit, than just a gun that shoots .22 only -- but maybe I'm not seeing the light....
I just bought a Colt .22 only for about $375 (used). Very cool, shoots all of the ammo I have fed it to date. Much cheaper than another M4, plus the cost of the conversion gear.
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Old 15 May 2012, 11:25
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Resurrecting DH's animal husbandry thread, was there ever a comment in this thread -- or any other here -- as to which .22 conversion kits for an M4 were the best routes to go? And -- this being the lesser of the desirable options (I think) -- is a dedicated .22 M4 the way to do it?

In advance, if buying another M4, I'd just as soon as buy one that shoots 5.56 and buy a conversion kit, than just a gun that shoots .22 only -- but maybe I'm not seeing the light....
The conversion kits cost almost as much as the dedicated .22
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I bought my fiance a pink M&P15-22 at the last gunshow for $320 (used)
I'm hoping now that she has her own I can actually get some trigger time when we go shooting
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Old 24 September 2012, 22:20
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After going nearly a year raccoon-free, we woke up this morning to find our front porch soffit ripped open, which means we now have one in the house. I stalk her where I think she is, and when she wakes and starts moving this evening, I hear her and pop up in the attic with my 22.

Most of these incidents are over with a round or two. Not this one.

*pop*

Coon falls from the rafters, hit somewhere in the chest with a subsonic 22. She starts to ascend, trying to get away from me.

*pop*

Drill her thorugh the chest cavity again. I am about 20 feet away with a laser sight....even Sharky couldn't have missed these shots. Blood goes everywhere.

*pop*

Hit again. Falls down. Gets back up. Bleeding heavily now. Tries to ascend again.

*pop*

Falls, recovers, hisses at me, starts to ascend.

*click*

(immediate action drill)

*click*

"Honey!" I yell downstairs through the attic entrance...."Ammo! I need ammo! I shot the bitch four times and she's still running around!"

So the wife goes off to the gun room to find my box of 22 shells and I am trying to figure out how I can hit this damn thing from 20 feet away four times and it is not yet dead. It's still trying to climb into the rafters and I have a series of pathetically easy shots.

*pop*

*pop*

*pop*

Now she's down for the count and is wailing....bleeding from the mouth....in her eleventh hour....so I show up over as the Angel of Mercy for a clean headshot.

*pop*

She's still twisting and turning. I am dumfounded. I now have eight rounds in her, and the last one a headshot. I try a headshot again, from five feet away.

*pop*

The 22 subsonics are just popping off her skull and not penatrating! Crazy...

So I shoot her in the torso at least five more times and she finally dies. I take the photos and bag her. This time, however, I have a HH6 issue....one of my rounds came into the house, into the study where my son was doing his homework, 15 feet off the ground. He was just sitting there and *pop* a chunk of drywall dust fell on his homework.

I then had to explain to my wife and kids that when I am in the attic, I always aim on an even or "up" angle so that I do not endanger them when I am up there shooting the raccoons. Usually my wife buys my shit, but this time she was pissed off.
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Old 24 September 2012, 22:29
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Old 24 September 2012, 22:29
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Just ask what color she wants the study to be when you repaint the entire room... :D And something tells me that will not be all she wants!!!
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Old 24 September 2012, 23:30
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Oh shit.

So that stuff about overpenetration is true?
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Old 24 September 2012, 23:39
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What I'm taking away from this is that .22 subsonic has no knock down power.
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Old 24 September 2012, 23:41
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What I'm taking away from this is that .22 subsonic has no knock down power.
Daddy bought a Gemtech supressor for the 22....and when I go and pick it up, raccoon warfare will change forever. Back to the higher powered rounds.
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Old 25 September 2012, 00:21
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Can you imagine the house inspector when DH decides to move on?

"Ummm, sir? There seems to be an awful lot of blood-looking stuff on paper and wood up there. Do you guys know anything about that? Did someone cut themselves installing the insulation?"
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Old 25 September 2012, 00:22
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Old 25 September 2012, 00:29
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Christ, might as well buy one of these:
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Old 25 September 2012, 00:30
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Can you imagine the house inspector when DH decides to move on?

"Ummm, sir? There seems to be an awful lot of blood-looking stuff on paper and wood up there. Do you guys know anything about that? Did someone cut themselves installing the insulation?"
If that happens just stare at them for a solid minute, then wordlessly hand them a $100 bill.
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Old 25 September 2012, 14:44
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Well... if you would have chopped off the first one's head, and mounted it to a pike...

Perhaps I've had enough laughs and will promise to stop throwing sardine cans in your attic... perhaps not.
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Old 25 September 2012, 16:04
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Damn DH, that bitch didn't want to go down without a fight. Here's to the ATF getting your paperwork processed quickly so we can seen the future raccoon bouts! Happy Hunting and check your fire
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Old 25 September 2012, 16:36
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I dispatch with .22 Shorts, Draw an X between left ear, right eye, left eye right ear. Shoot the center of the X. Even better if they are looking up at you, slug goes through brain, into neck and stays in the body.

It is the begining of the denning season, you may want to put that claymore I gave you up in the attic. Maybe block off the entryway it came through so the next one has to crawl through the claymore to get to the insulated area.
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Old 25 September 2012, 18:49
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GREAT story, DH. Thanks for sharing...
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Old 25 September 2012, 21:35
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Nice shooting but I think it's going to be a while before she lets you forget that one.
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Old 25 September 2012, 22:44
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The Saga never gets old, I can't believe we had to wait 4+ months for a new entry. I was starting to think you had that raccoon problem fixed!
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Old 26 September 2012, 00:20
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hmmm.... my dog freaked out and started looking for something under the deck tonight...
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