Originally Posted by gunslinger
I haven't had many rattlers to deal with and the last one I killed with a hoe.
That said, a .22 revolver and some snake shot is what I suggest instead of a pellet or BB bug. CCI Ammunition - Product Detail
This is pretty short range stuff and what I use for rats at the barn.
Well, you have the courage to get close enough to use a hoe....some of us are just not that brave. :)
I don't like snake shot much - you have to get too close. I guess if you can get close enough to use a hoe, you won't mind snake shot. But my imagination will run wild w the old "what if they decide to come for me?" stuff. Which, some will.
You have to
hit them square in the head w a pellet or bb, otherwise it is cruel and they just get injured and mad...but a head shot will knock them dead. I target practice w a pellet rifle a bit...but I have zero
courage. So, no hoe, snake shot or shovel for me!