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Whats your first choice of gun for shooting snakes?
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I guess if I had to shoot one, a shotgun. I hate killing 'em because they're effective on rodents but sometimes you just have to. Looks like some nasty ones in that part of the world: http://www.curator.org/legacyvmnh/Whatsnew/venomous_snakes_of_iraq.htm
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I agree snakes are great for rodents
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Sand Vipers? Entrenching tool was all we were allowed to use. Same for those damned Camel Spiders too. I HATE THOSE THINGS!!!!!!!!
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FLOBERT OR .20GR PRIMER ROUND SUPRESSED OF COURSE... IF YOU DON'T BOTHER THEM THEY WON'T BOTHER YOU...SAYS THE ONE HOLDING HIS ANKLE ON HIS WAY TO NECROSIS...
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I hate snakes.Big Guns
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I hate snakes.Big Guns
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Snake killed my best bird dog... Still hard to think about...
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No joke intended. I prefer my crossman air rifle. One pop in the noggin and its skinnin time. If its one worthy of skinnin ofcourse. I don't bother black or king snakes unless they are aggressive or in the wrong place.
 
 
Sorry about your bird dog. Thats unusual, dogs can often survive a bite. I hate that happened to you.


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Shot gun (if available) for rattlers. Gopher, garter, and king snakes I leave alone.
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A good snake is a dead snake
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  PLEEEEEEEEEEZE don't shoot Zuke!!!
 
 
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22 pistol.  I killed the most snakes with a Colt New Frontier 22 six inch. 
 
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I like this idea! never run out of bullets with this one
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Snake "Please no hoe"
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I've had way too many close calls with snakes.  I had one drop through a hole in the ceiling of the shower while I was taking a shower.  I consider myself lucky to have not been bitten as Ive had dozens of very close encounters and killed thousands of them in Texas.  I rarely see them in Iowa.
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45 auto with bird shot
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I think snakes is one of the reasons for Taurus originally putting out the Judge revolver.  There were guns like it in the past, they were requested make a more modern version and it has been selling like hot-cakes for them.  It seems like a good choice if you go outdoors in a place that has a variety of animals that might be harmful such as snakes, mountain lions, bears, wild boar, etc. have a couple .410 birdshot shotshells in there and 3 Cor-Bon or Buffalo Bore 300 grain .45 Colt rounds.
 
The .410 shotshells should be much better than any CCI shotshells for common pistol cartridges and the .45 Colt cartridges with heavy bullets at 1,000-1,200fps should penetrate at least 36" of any of those other animals.
 
 
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Bond Arms Snake Slayer,  Goes with me everytime I go hunting!
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.22 Ruger pistol if I'm out hiking with it.
 
.410 Marlin lever if I'm out looking for them, skunks also.
 
NEVER kill a king snake, they eat rattlers for you!
 
Garters take care of your rodent problem too.
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Originally posted by Preston Preston wrote:

A good snake is a dead snake


Almost, I like'm battered and fried too!
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Figured this was a fitting place to post about my first snake slaying of the year.  Good ole cottonmouth was sunning on the side of the irrigation pond.  Used the CZ452 and took him out!  fun to see them wigle around violently in the water after they loose their head! 
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