My close friend worked as a butcher. He uses a 9mm ball between the ears from behind the lamb angled down through the brain. A word of caution, never shoot into the front of the animals skull as the bullet could very well ricochet.

Mike Soggy Top Farm Millersburg Ohio


On 3/29/2015 11:14 PM, Michael Smith wrote:
I've never dispatched a sheep before. When you all say "behind the
ear", in what direction are you aiming? towards the spine, or towards
the other side, or towards the front of the head?

I would have thought the best entrance would be behind the head into
the brain, trying to break the spine and also stop the brain. No?

-Michael, Perino Ranch Blackbellies.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Eileen Breedlove
<epbreedl...@dsl-only.net> wrote:
Anything larger than a 22 would be fine.  A  .375 magnum, .40, or 9mm or
10mm would work.  We do it just below the ear.

Eileen Breedlove
Lebanon, OR

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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:04:32 -0700
From: Rick Krach <rickkr...@hotmail.com>
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Subject: [Blackbelly] dispatching gun
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Members, I have used 22 long rifle bullets to kill my lambs for many years,
but they're a little small and I have to carefully hit the animal right
behind the ear. ? Therefore, I'm looking for a larger caliber rifle. ?What
do you use?


Rick Krach
in Auburn, CA?

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Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:02:03 -0700
From: Steve <st...@ninemilesheep.com>
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I think just about anything larger than a .22 would do fine.  Last time
I had to dispatch I used a .308 with 150gr bullet.  Im also out in the
country where no one cares about louder gun shots.

-Steve



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