- Apr 29, 2001
Originally posted by: MrColin
Originally posted by: Viper GTS
BTW since we're talking about .22LR...
Some family friends were trying to slaughter pigs with .22LR shots to the head. We're talking close range (a few inches), square in the forehead. They weren't having much luck (dazed them a little, but that's about it).
A .17 HMR dropped them dead in their tracks.
I see the problem your friends were having, "square in the forehead" is not the place to do it. the back of the head, just above the last cervical vertebra in a trajectory through the brain stem will drop them. I haven't tried it myself, but I picked that up in some veterinary literature.
An MP where I work requested to put a injured deer out of its misery with his M9. Put a fairly close 9mm into its head and the round bounced off. I guess deer have thick skulls. I would have used a knife.