never shot a squirrel with 9mm but I have shot a groundhog with it. If you are good enough to hit a squirrel with it use it. It will do the job.
Is 9mm good for squirrel hunting?
I’ve killed many rabbits and squirrels with my sub 2000. It works fine. When hunting small game I use FMJ ammo and most of the meat is still fine. Ball does less damage than a 22lr hollow point does.
Can you hunt small game with a 9mm?
The 9mm Luger with a 147-Gr. FMJ is ideal for small game when fired through an accurate pistol.
What can you hunt with a 9 mm?
However, within those perameters, and with well placed shots and the proper load, a 9mm will kill anything with 1 or 2 shots. Any animal that walks the planet, as long as it’s a head shot (frontal: between the eyes when head is raised; broad side: behind the ear; the latter being preferred)…
Is 9mm good for hunting?
9mm kills small game just fine, though sometimes with too much damage to the meat on such small critters to be useful. For this reason, the . 22 LR usually is a better choice. 9mm is absolutely illegal for large game.
Can you hunt rabbit with a 9mm?
9mm fine! A 9mm would be fun to take out small game. If you want to eat the game after a 22 would be better. For rabbit if you hit the hind end it will ruin almost everything for meat.
Can you hunt squirrels with .38 Special?
38 Special wadcutters generally are very accurate (although they don’t function through the action) and are very effective on small game. It is like shooting squirrel with a . 36 RB from a muzzleloader.
What is the best caliber for rabbit hunting?
Most rabbit hunters go for a 20-gauge shotgun with an improved cylinder choke. Any larger, and you won’t take down your quarry, you’ll obliterate it. Another popular choice for rabbits is a . 22 rifle, great at a distance, and you can also try a 12- or a 16-gauge shotgun, using 5 to 7.5 shells.
What can you hunt with .38 Special?
You can legally use a . 38 Special 2″ barrel to hunt deer, as long as you use expanding bullets. For Elk, you have to have a 4″ barrel.
Would a 9mm kill a bear?
Your 9mm bullet should have enough penetration to hit his lungs. The bear will die of his injuries, but he will still have enough life left in him to do you in, before he dies.
Can you kill a deer with a 9mm carbine?
Yes a 9mm carbine can kill a deer. It’s accurate and will kill deer out to 100 yards. But you probably should keep your shots under 50 yards.
Can a 9mm kill a lion?
35 Whelen or 9mm Mauser (also a 9mm size bullets, but much heavier and with much more power behind them) would kill a lion with most shots to the vital area or head.
Will a 9mm kill a feral hog?
Yes, the 9mm is a powerful enough round to kill a hog, especially if you consider the shooting distance and shot placement. It can be used as your secondary firearm for your hog hunt and sometimes even your primary one. Farmers and hunters also use it to quickly kill hogs too.
Can a 9mm kill an elephant?
Yes absolutely it can kill an elephant. Even standard velocity 40 grain rounds could kill an elephant it just matters where you shoot it.
Will a 9mm kill a tiger?
In general, no, a concealed carry pistol chambered in 9mm or less, with a magazine of full metal jacketed rounds (FMJ), would not be a recommended carry option if Kodiak or Brown Bears were a possible threat. But that’s also why we recommend self-defense ammunition such as jacketed hollow point.