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Old 05-10-2020, 08:14 AM
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What caliber do most trapper uses to shoot beavers. I was debating between 22 magnum or 17 HMR. Is there a caliber that is better ?
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:46 AM
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22MAG does a very good job on mine
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:07 AM
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Same here.
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:46 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll go with 22 mag
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:48 AM
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.22 hornet!-deadly and plus if you were walking down the creek in the middle of no where and came across a bear-lookout bear!
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Old 05-10-2020, 07:40 PM
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Well some one has to be different ..17hmr works well.for me ..

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Old 05-10-2020, 10:35 PM
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A simple .22 is all Iíve ever used. Itís not the caliber that does it, itís all up to shot placement.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:05 PM
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I mostly use 22mag, but been using 17hmr this year love it. Both are good but like said before all about shot placement.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:39 PM
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Depends out checking traps good old open sights 22. Going beaver hunting 17hmr.
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:30 AM
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Typical,

Hope you didn't opt for a 22 Mag....

17 HMR is cheap to shoot, has far superior ammo available, and is deadly accurate. All I ever carry around is my Marlin 17 HHR. Shot holes the size of a pellet gun, with no exit wound. By far the best trapper's gum IMO. THE BEST beaver gun there is 100%.

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