Bird Shot

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by grumpyt55, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. grumpyt55

    grumpyt55 New Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Hi All,
    I have a stray cat problem, but wife wont let me kill them. I want to try bird shot in my Hi standard Double Nine. Your Thoughts please.

  2. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    bird shot will either kill or cripple cats...toss a few lit firecrackers at them instead...

  3. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    some .22 shot shells maybe, they have #12 in 'em, at any distance, it will just sting 'em a bit and send them on their way.
  4. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    take you a 410 if you have it and remove the shot. Put rock salt in it's place and shoot from a distance. Shouldnt do much damage at all, but if it breaks the skin, it'll sting. They wont want it twice.

    Preferably call animal control, cause this method could get you in trouble.
  5. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I don't think .22 shotshells would be harmful past 8 feet or so unless you hit an eye.
  6. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    or how bouts some of those wazzoo shotgun rounds, dragon's breath and such? shoot sparks and flames at 'em. course your neighbors might not appreciate that...
  7. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    A super-soaker squirt gun with a water/10% vinegar solution in it will drive cats away in a hurry. Stray cats will come back, you'll have to hit them a few times. If you stick with it a short time, they will move on.
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Years ago an injured stray cat had taken refuge in a spare dog house on my dad's property. He decided to put the cat out of it's misery and use the .22lr shot shell out of his Colt Scout Buntline. His thinking was he didn't want a 40gr. bullet to penetrate the cat and damage the dog house:confused: He made a head shot from about two feet. All it did was piss off the cat which took off at a high rate of speed:eek:. The cat was later picked up, still alive, by animal control (that's another story). I don't think those shot shells are worth much good for any thing.
  9. AAofLot19

    AAofLot19 Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Bird shot will definitely kill a cat. I killed a coon that was in a pole building of mine and used those because I didn't want to penetrate the exterior wall. Though it did take around 10 shots to kill it at 20 ft or so.
  10. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I heard , only heard ahem that the mix of vinigar works like a champ. it even works on small dogs so i heard . give it a shot and watch em run again i only heard.
  11. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    and you guys do know that a couple of Tylenols (1000mg or two extra strengths) equals dead kitty right?

    but ya didn't hear that from me...

    some acetomenophin tuna treats will take care of 'em for good.
  12. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Use 12 gauge buck shot and tell your wife it ran like hell.
  13. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    I had a problem with stray cats in the front yard, bought some cheap household "orange" cleaner and sprayed the outside edges of the yard, have to redo it after rains but it's like a buck a gallon at the dollar store, works well for me. For the back yard I have six dogs, for some reason cats don't visit it often...
  14. grumpyt55

    grumpyt55 New Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Thanks for all the info gentlemen.
  15. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    See what the pattern is at 10,15,20,25 30 feet. Then see how it penetrates at the same distance, That is the reason I stopped using that round. :) Cliff
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