Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I really like a 223 scoped rifle for this task. It's somewhat quiet. Range and damage are adequate. It's easy to shoot and handle. Shotguns are highly effective, but range is limited. Handguns are not suitable unless you can walk right up to the dog, and sometimes that seems too scary to contemplate. 22 Long Rifle is not a suitable cartridge: The dogs tend to go home with a flesh wound.
Seva Tokarev wrote:May I ask your opinion on large caliber pneumatic rifles for that purpose?
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I consider air-rifles to be like toys: useful for training people how to shoot while minimizing potential for fatal mistakes.