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Old 05-15-2003, 10:56 PM
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HI ,iam goin squirrel hintin' , and i was wondering
is pellet gun powerfull enough for squirrel?
and if you woud know any squirrel hintin' tricks i would be wery gratefull.
thanx


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Old 05-16-2003, 07:40 AM
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Default RE: is pellet gun powerfull enough for squirrel?

SOME pellet guns are powerful enough. It just depends on which one you have. There' s really no special tips for hunting them. If I was you I' d find a good pecan grove and just grab a seat. Let the action come to you. If you spot one and he' s on the other side of the tree you can click two quarters together and he' ll come out to see what' s going on. The 2 quarters sounds like a pissed off squirrel. Really nothing special about it....just sit and wait.
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Old 05-16-2003, 10:25 AM
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No, I wouldn' t dare use a .177 air rifle on sqrls, are you kidding, at least a .30-06, if not a .375H&H!!! [&:] Really though, as long as you can' t see your bb in flight (or you have a 10pumper), you' re more than " enough gunned" . Take some fishing line or dental floss, get them up a tree (if they don' t go in a hole, tie the floss to a sapling, and step to the other side of the tree they' re in from it, then shake the heck out of it, they' ll bounce to your side, and hit them in the head with a pointed pellet. If you' ve got some rat terriers or jack russels, take them, the sqrls will sit up there and worry so much about the dogs they won' t even glance at you while you swing around and harvest them.
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Old 05-16-2003, 12:56 PM
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i have a 10pumper. thanx for tips guys , i hope ill get that bag limit today
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Old 05-20-2003, 04:36 AM
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Default RE: is pellet gun powerfull enough for squirrel?

edwinn,
you' d better check to see if they are legal equipment first , some states don' t allow air rifles .
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Old 05-27-2003, 01:11 PM
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hey bspittsman! where did you get the quarters idea cuz i posted it in another post
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Old 06-09-2003, 12:02 AM
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I heard about the quarters at least 20 years ago and it really works.
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:03 PM
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At close range and in the head[X(] Wouldn' t be takin no long shots[]
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Old 06-16-2003, 06:28 PM
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i went hunttin off the back porch wed. and i put a bucket of pecans by a pecan tree and 5 or 6 came down. i shot with a pellet gun and got a bullseye [X(].
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Old 06-16-2003, 06:43 PM
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i am gonna try the quarter trick next time i go which will be this weekend
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