why can't you hunt small game with centerfire ammo, thats what I heard?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Varmint weapons are center fire, now-a-days..

    Small Caliber, (under .223) is more ideal. Little Recoil, more comfortable.

    The original idea was to save the MEAT for eating,

    Later to save the corpse, for Mounting.  (Trophy)

    In the olden days, center fire had to be larger calibers (i.e. .30-30, .45-70, etc.) Big bullets, big holes, lots of damage in small game.

  • 1 month ago

    You can.   The small 25 ACP has about the same power as the 22 mag when fired from a pistol.    I do not know if they make a 25 ACP caliber rifle.     if you go up to the 32 Smith Short that would work OK on small game too.    Same issue.

    However it is far easier to hunt small game with a rifle and for that,  the 22 and 22 Mag are the most often used.    You can try the newer 17s if you want to spend money on ammo. 

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can. I hunt rabbit with 22 hornet 

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You must have heard wrong or live in a different state than were I live.

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  • C T M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I can. I don't know what mouth breathing brain donor is filling your head with garbage, but you need to stop listening to them.

  • 1 month ago

    People hunt prairie dogs with .223 ammo, which is centerfire.

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