.22 cb short for butchering chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by NCBantam22, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. NCBantam22

    NCBantam22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    29 grain bullet a 710 fps, very accurate out of my marlin 39a. Would a headshot on a Cornish X Rock work?
    I know that it will kill it just wondering about overkill?
     
  2. bilder

    bilder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why waste ammo?

    Just take a knife and take the head off or cut the artery and bleed them out. Plus you do not have to worry about ricochet or other such stuff with a knife.

    I would vote overkill. Save the ammo for squirrels and other small game.
     
  3. AgroUrica

    AgroUrica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never liked the concept of head shots on any animal. A slight move on the part of the animal, and you've got a seriously injured animal running around the place. Had a guy in my deer club who'd do head shots on deer. I told him the day he came in with a tale of blowing a deer's jaw off I was going to do a head shot on him. He finally switched to neck shots.
     
  4. srm220

    srm220 Out Of The Brooder

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    Watch a video... buy or make a killing cone. it is the way to go!
     
  5. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shooting is going in a direction you don't want to go.
     
  6. NCBantam22

    NCBantam22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about neck shots? Got 500 rounds of cb shorts and 3000 rounds of .22 lr hollowpoints.
     
  7. Mikedero

    Mikedero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waste of time just a knive works.

    Save the ammo it is hard to come by.

    I have never heard of this take the advice. But this being a forum board you never know when someone is just trolling around

    I take that back 4 out of 5 posts all about shooting something. Just a FYI if your shooting a dog with a BB gun you are asking to be arrested and having Peta all over you. Also gives the rest of us gun owners a bad name. it is already a uphill battle just trying to keep guns. In my state all the gun manufacturers are tihnking about leaving. i


    If you want to shoot go to the range have fun that is what I do
     
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  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I first got my butchering lessons in the late 1950's. We learned then to pull the wing feathers back to the legs, and hold the bird securely with one hand. A quick chop on the block with the other hand and it was over.

    The reason I was taught to hold the wings at the ankles is that although the bird was de-capitated, the whole running around or even wing flapping "bruised" the meat. I was taught to hold the bird securely, bleeding it out. Then into a cylindrical pail to hold securely.

    My folks were sticklers about not having the meat bruised. I couldn't imagine shooting the 200-250 birds we had to process. If you want to shoot something, go hunting. I enjoy hunting as well as the next guy, but it's the wrong way to process chickens, imho. Great way to process pigs, however.
     
  9. gg706

    gg706 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do know that the .22 bullet will travel a mile and just may make a stop somewhere ( like an unaware person or someone's livestock ) before it's intended extended route stop !!! [​IMG]
     

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