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Jun 27, 2014 | 10:08 1 I am looking to buy a gun (for farm purposes) to kill critters that might pose a threat to my livestock. I am not much of a hunter. What are your recommendations? I recently got my gun license. Reply With Quote
Apr 26, 2017 | 17:26 2
Quote Originally Posted by RayTurner View Post
I am looking to buy a gun (for farm purposes) to kill critters that might pose a threat to my livestock. I am not much of a hunter. What are your recommendations? I recently got my gun license.
I was in your position. I lost $15,000 to a porcupine one year. Got my FAC, Picked up a used WWII Lee-Enfield .303 for $200. Bolt action, open sights. Dogs treed a porcupine a week later. Went for the rifle. Put a single shell in it. Move to about 12 feet away. Turned the porky inside out.

.303 may have been a mistake. Ammo is almost never on sale. On the other hand, I've only put about 20 shells through it, and the price on the gun was right.

Probably you will want a scope. Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar Jul 1, 2017 | 23:05 3 I use a 22 magnum, hollow bullets, with a 3x7 scope anything in a 100 yards is done. Squirilles to pigeons to coyotes. Reply With Quote