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    Im looking for suggestions on a good snake gun. I have seen several copperheads on my property. I would use my 12 gauge but im looking for something a little more quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire3708 View Post
    Im looking for suggestions on a good snake gun. I have seen several copperheads on my property. I would use my 12 gauge but im looking for something a little more quiet.
    These are available. I have fired the ones for the .38 Special, and I understand that they are available in .22 long rifle as well. People tell me that they take out snakes quite well. Definitely quieter than a 12-gauge.
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    None as it is ILLEGAL to shoot snakes as well as pointless. They will continue to come on as long as your property is favorable for them. They come chasing the prey. Of course if you are cool with the rodents and disease that come with them (bubonic plague for example) then by all means kill em. A majority of bites come from people messing with the snake. Don't forget the regulations attached to snakes. I HIGHLY suggest reading up on them.

    Just walk away and clean up your property.
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    I agree with leaving them alone. Plus I'm willing to bet they were not copper heads. There are a few very common snakes that are often mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TParrish View Post
    These are available. I have fired the ones for the .38 Special, and I understand that they are available in .22 long rifle as well. People tell me that they take out snakes quite well. Definitely quieter than a 12-gauge.
    Theoretically, if someone had the need to remove a snake, these would more than likely do the job.


    17. I killed a timber rattlesnake on the porch of my camp. Can I get it mounted?
    PA Fish and Boat Commission regulations provide that a person may kill a venomous snake in defense of life and limb. This can be done regardless of the season. However, by law a person must report to the Commission in writing within 5 days, that such a killing occurred. Persons killing a venomous snake in defense of life and limb are not permitted to retain the snake. So, you would not be able to keep the snake and get it mounted.
    - http://fishandboat.com/faqampr.htm

    Personally though, snakes are GREAT at rodent control. Read this article on snake management:

    http://fishandboat.com/water/amprep/...g/snakesbs.pdf
    Hold the Line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by God's Country View Post
    I agree with leaving them alone. Plus I'm willing to bet they were not copper heads. There are a few very common snakes that are often mistaken.
    Ill take ya on that bet LOL.

    Somerset county is THICK with copperheads, especially along the many streams and rocks/hills we have.
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    I use a 6" 22 with bird shot. Works better than a 2" 38 with shot. Good to about 10'. Never shot one farther than that.

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    I have one of these. It shoots .45 Colt and/or .410 shells.


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    Have the same one. Excellent bug. Especially with PDX. .45 LC are tame compared to .410 PDX.

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