Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Jono

    Interesting post, I never knew a .22 short was that powerful

  • http://fubarpitstop.blogspot.com/ solomon

    well a 22 long with a proper rifle is considered by some to be the ultimate survival weapon.

  • conrad

    that skull was shot recently , long after decomposition. that wasnt a live kill.

  • Entropy

    How can you tell that this skull wasn’t shot while the animal was alive?

  • conrad

    the scull is old and already decomposed, did you think its a fresh kill and the guy waited for it tO rot? old scull , new shot.

    dont get me wrong a .22short will penetrate a fresh scull. i shot at a truck tire with a standard velocity 40gr solid and it went through both sides on the traction sides, with steelbelt

  • Allen

    I would like to see video confirmation on a standard velocity 40 grain .22 rimfire going through both treads of a steel radial truck tire. The hog skull is more believable. If I dropped and cleanly killed a 175# hog with a .22 CB, I would keep the skull, throw it in an ant bed, and hold on to it until, ‘you know who’ says ‘you know what’ about velocity/energy/ethics, and then I would calmly post proof. It almost seems as though there are at least two people on this bolg with a similar mind set, maybe just coincidence…