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Squirrel hunting with handguns

Old 10-26-2009, 07:28 PM
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browning buckmark .22 i have one with true glow sights. it is very accurate.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by leman
I know the majority of squirrel hunters use a .22 rifle, and most others use a shotgun. This year I have started using a .22 revolver to shoot these critters. Over the last few years I have missed a very small number of squirrels, so I figured I'd make it a bit more challenging.

Does anyone else here use a handgun for squirrels? If so, what do you use? Include a pic if you'd like.

My squirrel rig is a Ruger Single-Six with a Leupold 2x20 scope on it.
I use a Rem Viper 522, and a savage 93 17HMR , your single six looks nasty that would be sweet to shoot!
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:05 AM
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I have the Ruger Mark 3 and love to squirrel hunt, rabbit hunt and so on. I originally bought it for coon hunting because it's easy to carry chasing dogs and plenty accurate for shooting coons out of high trees. Mine is the Zytel framed(plastic) heavy target, in 6inch. I use an Uncle Mikes thigh holster and sometimes a shoulder rig. It works very well and seems tough enough to last my lifetime. I shoot 5-600 rnds in a typical target session and never had a problem. This gun is inexpensive for it's quality, I got mine years ago for $205. tax and all, but they probably are more now.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:06 PM
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most of times i use my savage mark 2 but i like my ruger's
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mrtwister_jbo
most of times i use my savage mark 2 but i like my ruger's

I might be wrong, but It looks like a Ruger Mark 2.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:50 AM
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I use a 999 sportsman from H&R 9 shot 22Lr open site
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