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Can you hit a squirrel at 40+ yards with a .22?

Old 01-18-2010, 02:08 PM
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Not sure yet, I've only been for small game once and didn't see any with the wind howling at 20 mph! I don't have a scope on my .22 either.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:05 PM
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I never shoot off hand unless I have too. Every time your heart beats the sights move.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:40 PM
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I shoot a .22 reset target almost everyday at 50 yards. which is a 2 inch bull. so ya I think I'd be fine on tree rats. Keep practicing you'll get the hang of it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:20 PM
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I have hit a couple at that range with my 597. It is entirely possible-better odds with a good rest obviously. I love my 597-I put a 4x32 on it a while back and it's my go to gun for small game. Great shooter.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:28 PM
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i got my .22 sighted in at 50 yards and hit squirrel at 25 yards. i shoot them from 25 to 75 yards.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:46 PM
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:58 PM
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We have a lot of fine off-hand shooters on this thread! Amazing and unbelievable.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:48 PM
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i can put an entire clip of 22s in a squirrel silhouette, off hand, at 60 yards. if 40 is tough, rest off your knee, or use a tree, or even a mono-pod. the farther the shot, the more fun in my book
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