Best Gun For Dispatch?

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by AlabamaGirl, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Wcd

    Wcd Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2020
    Middle TN
    yeah you just have to look around for it. Main thing is not to get caught up in the price gouging trap. I have seen some insane prices for center fire of late.
    I will usually go through anywhere from a 1000 to 1500 rounds a month for training. But that’s a different scenario.
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  2. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    I have a 22 pistol i call last rites. for proper placement of the bullet draw a line from the right eye to the left ear. then draw a line from the left eye to the right eye. making an x. the x marks the spot. death is instant. i have used CB caps(22 shorts half the power) to put down a bull that got hit on the road. I dropped the bull in his tracks, the cop that was backing me up looked at me and said I never and walked away.
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  3. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    In South Africa it isnt common to shoot an animal. Depending on the reason the vet will use an injection to stop the heart.
    My springbuck get shot by a hunter with a .22 rifle. Because they are wild. The fellow deer are tame so the vet can inject them. I pray all my animals die naturally. Putting an animal down is very sad for me.
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  4. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    Putting an animal down is the hardiest thing i do.
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2015
    It is definitely a very hard thing to do. But it is far better than letting an animal suffer. I've had to do it twice and you can bet I was definitely crying both times.
  7. alwaystj9

    alwaystj9 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2019
    Zachary, Louisiana
    Worse than putting an animal down is needing to but not having a way to do it. This is something hard to teach people new to livestock. Have a plan. Know how to dispose of a carcass if it is not for the freezer. I have a 30+ year old horse and I know she may have years to go. The last horse that passed cost $350 to bury and that was 10 years ago. The backhoe guy does not have a backhoe anymore. I even called the zoo and some wild animal sanctuaries, after the mad cow thing they won't take animals from individuals. So I am keeping my eye out for a new backhoe guy. (btw, Cookie the horse is pretty healthy for her age). Most pygmies/nigis are small enough to bury or a vet can cremate. (This topic sucks but is necessary: Good on you, Alabama Girl, for asking!)