Re: How Lethal Is A .22 ???
You can't kill a bear shooting it in the eye. The eye socket doesn't give you a clear path to the brain. A bear has to be shot in the mouth if you expect to kill it with a small caliber weapon.
And that stuff about an old man killing two people with a .22. Anything's possible. Samson killed 5000 with the jawbone of a donkey. And before you say that's not possible remember he was on a ledge where they had to come at him one at a time.
The story is you pick what's most effective if you're smart.
BTW I've killed LOTS of stuff with a .22. You can kill large and small animals with it if you have the time to take perfect aim and you know where to shoot. I grew up in a "very" rural area and we had to protect ourselves from varmints and worse (like feral dogs running in packs). I know for a fact you can kill those animals with a .22. I've killed maybe 30 dogs in my life with a .22 and only one needed a second shot and that was because the dog turned it's head the instant I shot. But I also know the chances of killing a human are a lot less using a .22 instead of using a larger caliber.