View Full Version : Cannon or pea shooter?

May 19th 2009, 10:02 PM
My friends and I tease each other about our guns. I carry a 32 where they carry a 357 or 9mm. I deer hunt with a 22 mag. or a 222. They deer hunt with a 30-30 or 30-06. I squirrel and rabbit hunt with a 28 or 20 gauge, sometimes a 410. They use 12 gauges. They call mine pea shooters, I call theirs cannons. What do you hunt with, Or carry? Pea shooter or cannon? :roll:

May 21st 2009, 08:33 AM
nothing bigger than a bb gun will work for all game in kansas except deer in which case we use a ball peen hammer and a carrot :P seriously I use a 30-30 or 30-06 on deer 20 gauge on upland game birds 12 gauge on clay pigeons 223 on praire dogs and 22 on squirrel and rabbit. And anything I got handy on home intruders

May 21st 2009, 10:25 AM
I carry a .380 and although I liked to deer hunt with a .22 Hornet, usually used the 06 since deer hunting often turns into bear hunting around here.

rimfire is not allowed for deer in NY, so the 22 mag is out.

May 28th 2009, 02:23 PM
I like my 45, we keep a 40 handy for intruders. We havn't been deer hunting in more years than I can remember but the 30-06 is collecting dust in the cabinet in case I get back to it. the 22 sits close to the back door in case there's a surprise coyote visit...

May 30th 2009, 06:55 PM
The wife carries a .32 H&R Magnum and mine is .45 ACP. For large varmits a 22-250 with Hornady Vmax rounds and small varmits get a .17 HMR with Hornady Vmax rounds. Pheasant and sporting clays are 12 gauge, dove, rabbit, and quail are 28 gauge, deer is the .30-06.

Jul 1st 2009, 10:32 PM
If it works for you then that's all that matters. My kids have learned on .410's and .22's and my wife loves the 9mm. Want to get her one also as well as a good rifle.

Jul 2nd 2009, 04:27 PM
22 to my little .338 Rem Ultra Mag depending on the situation

Jul 8th 2009, 12:08 AM
Sig makes a nice 9, very accurate. I also like the springfield xd-series.

Any gunsmiths on this board?

Jul 11th 2009, 11:51 AM
45 in the truck.
nuf said!


Jul 15th 2009, 08:28 AM
I have always used a 30-30 for deer which is a fine bush gun. Hunt everything else with a 22 auto. I do love the 9mm. ;)

On a side note for discussion, I have the markmanship ribbons for both pistol and the M-16. Would of had another for the 50cal but they don't give them out.... :o

Jul 15th 2009, 08:50 AM
I have both, too, along with the M-14. I don't know about the M-60 machine gun, as The only time I fired it or the M-79 grenade launcher was "for real" in Nam.

Jul 15th 2009, 09:15 AM
Ah Yes, forgot about the granade luancher. Not sure the distance, but I could put it through the window and also hit the truck. Never had to really fire it in combat.

Although I did get "bombed" keeping up the German economy by buying as much beer as I could for many years.

My wartime plans if it really got nasty was spending the war in the hay loft with the farmers daughters. :twisted: You see, I'm a lover, not a fighter... :lol:

Aug 3rd 2009, 01:42 PM
that Springfield XD is a real nice pc. Good safety options, price is comparable and fits like a glove in my hand. But my question is why a 9mm???? fun at plinkin maybe but I dont like the ballistics and bullet options much.
I'm thinking of getting my wife the XD in a 45. She wants it in a smaller caliber but why? She shoots my .338 Rem Ultra Mag w/ no complaints(I took her gun hunting once so she took mine oops!).
She's the 2nd best marksperson in her class of 30 officers!!! in rifle, automatic, pistol & shotgun!!! makes a guy proud. Now if I can get her to guy out her elk a little faster!!

Aug 5th 2009, 12:09 PM
Agreed about the Springfield XD, I have one in 40 and I love it. It's accurate, priced right, and has little recoil (which makes it one of my wifes favorite too). The safety features were a huge plus. My current fav is the colt combat commander in 45. One of the best I have ever had the privilege of owning :-)

lil grain of rice
Sep 2nd 2009, 05:17 PM
I guess I'm trolling, but um, I have a .22 (CZ, really nice gun)

Someday I'll get a .308, I think.

Being a Canadian, we don't carry sidearms.