Hunting can be great fun or past time if you have the necessary hunting gears that will facilitate the hunt which may include the type of gun, rifle scope, clothing you wear and a real passion for hunting. Thus, the things I mentioned above are not everything that someone needs to embark on hunting, but they make up the backbone a good hunting gear. Small game and some large game hunting with 22lr rifle have become rampant in the past decade.
However, some people have been hearing words like “small games” being thrown around the corner all the time. In addition to that, I have decided to list the animals that are likely to be hunted with the 22lr that is categorized as small game animals.
- Squirrel and many others
Thus, hunting with 22lr isn’t just only for small games but for also some big games like hog hunting, deer hunting. As there are 22lr rifles, so there are a lot of optics in the market today including the best scope for 22lr guns for hunting. Most center fire rifle scopes are factory set to be parallax free from one hundred to one hundred and fifty yards. But for this type of gun, you will need a parallax that is configured for free at fifty to seventy-five yards, where making sixty yards the better choice. You will need a scope that holds on through thin and thick. I have never seen many as high in quality as the Leupold rimfire scopes.
Now, with all being said about the kind of scope that goes better when hunting with 22lr guns. It is time to look at how this type of rifle performs during hunting.
I have a childhood friend who is a farmer in Texas, USA. He had complained to me a lot about how these wild hogs always come around at night eating up all the corn he stored up for some special purposes. He said that it had been happening for years and then he decided to do something about it, and that was when he decided I should come get rid of the hogs. So firstly I have to trace the routes the pigs use. I also found out that they have wallow somewhere not very far from my friend’s farm. But I knew one thing for real, I use a 22lr rifle with the best riflescope that money can buy. I have been into hog hunting for seven years, and I can say that I have had wonderful experiences hunting this wild animal. So I decided to make a new wallow for them in an area on the farm that is easily assessable to them. I also placed cameras from their wallow to the new wallow I made for them. Then, some drops of corn all the way from their old wallow to the new one and within the vicinity of the new one, I made a huge drop of maize that could keep them feeding for a long while.
Now it is time to get rid of them. The hunt has begun. It is past 12:00 midnight and I was sitting in the little wooden tent I made with my friend in preparation for the hunt. The interesting thing about the hunting is that my friend, who does not like hunting – not ever- decided to join me to see what I do and to keep a company also because it was on his property that I am hunting at the moment. So it’s past 12:00 midnight as I said; then suddenly they began to appear within the old wallow they already made. Behold, a group of hogs with some older ones among them. An aggressive male pig that weighs up to six hundred pounds. Although there are some hogs about six to fifteen months old. But I made my interest in hunting the old aggressive male. So we continued watching them on camera until they were able to follow the corn I left along to the new wallow that I had made for them. I also made an area covered with a net, and I left a lot of corn in it. That was the place I was expecting the big and aggressive hog to head to so that if I take a shot at it, it will not be able to run into the woods wounded. And that will also make it easier for us not to start tracking a wounded aggressive hog at the middle of the night and that is the last thing my buddy will want to do. As luck may have it, after some minutes that they fed on the new wallow. The old hog sneaked its way into the trap zone, and I had no option than to place the reticle of my 22lr riflescope crosshairs on the center of its brains – do not forget, I was using and still using the 22lr rifle. So I pulled the trigger, and the aggressive hog that weighs six hundred pounds dropped dead without making an inch movement. Other hogs took off.
I continued hunting on that land every year until this day. Hunting with 22lr rifles if combined with the best accessories is fun. 22lr bullets are Lightweight with less gunpowder. Used for different types of shooting: small games, long range, short range, and big games. Great ammo.