Comments: Dilemma

Go with the 30-30, that way you can have enough distance between you and the dog to not get any doggy brains on you and still make an acurate shot.

Posted by Dr. Phat Tony at February 3, 2006 11:50 AM

Whichever one will leave the dog intact but still dead quick. They may want to bury the dog, and it would suck if the head was missing.

Just a thought.

Posted by Sarah at February 3, 2006 12:02 PM

You're a better man than I am Charlie Brown.

I couldn't do it. I can kill rats and mice any time, but not a dog.

Posted by caltechgirl at February 3, 2006 01:19 PM

I once chased my dog around the yard with a .30-.30 but my husband wouldn't let me shoot her . . . damn husband.

That's a nice thing you are contemplating doing for them. I'd go with the .30-.30 if you are dead accurate. The .357 if you need to get a bit closer. ;-)

Posted by oddybobo at February 3, 2006 01:30 PM

.357, base of the skull.

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 3, 2006 01:57 PM

It’s a very noble thing you're considering. One suggestion, I wouldn't shoot'em I'd recommend a Framing or Engineer's hammer and the same location as T1G said.

Just as quick and a lot less messy. It sounds callous, but it really is a less stressful if there aren't gapping holes in fluffy when the family says good bye.

Just don't look in his eyes, 'cause well that just sucks.

Posted by phin at February 3, 2006 02:16 PM

.357 at the base of the scull. I do not envy you!

Posted by DE644 at February 3, 2006 02:20 PM

.22 at the base of the skull, or go with the .357 in the same place.

Posted by Laughing Wolf at February 3, 2006 06:55 PM

I'm so horrified I cannot quit laughing! Holy shit!

Posted by Bou at February 3, 2006 10:06 PM

Use the mortar.

Posted by Graumagus at February 4, 2006 03:25 AM

I've always heard that you can inject a syringe full of air into an artery and when that sucker hits the heart, you're done fer, so that might be a slightly cleaner option.

Although if messiness doesn't matter, I kinda like Grau's mortar idea...

Posted by LadyGunn at February 4, 2006 04:27 AM

Word got out somehow and I've gotten this request about 6 times over the last couple of years myself. Some say it's harsh but I personally use a 30-30 to the forehead. Why? I don't know, I guess I've never considered the base of the skull. I'll have to try that next time.

Posted by Tige at February 4, 2006 11:37 AM