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What gun do you squirrel-hunt with?

Old 02-28-2004, 01:54 AM
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Hi, I hunt Graysquirrells here in Vermont during Sept. and December. I use a 10-22 Ruger semi w/40 Grain Hollow Point Long Rifle bullets.I have a 4 pwr. Bushnell scope mounted on the rifle. It is a very effective squirrell gun for me. I hope this helps you!
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Old 02-28-2004, 08:26 AM
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i have always used the .22 for squirrels. most recently, a marlin model 39a.the .22 long rifle hp in the head being the ticket.however, i just got a rem 597 .17 hmr and plan to try it next fall.any hits with this little gun other than the head means a bad shot.it is a very fast and flat shooter.maybe even an overkill,but i really like it because we have a lot of armadillos and the .17 really is the medicine for them while squirrel hunting.
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:08 PM
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I also use a 22 and my 410 occasionally. What size shells do u guys use in your 410? i normally just use 2 1/2 inch 7 /2 shot i have also used 3 inch 4 shot. What size do u guys feel is the best?
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:57 PM
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Any shotgun or air rifle when ever possible!!! i enjoy chasing them along the ground because the ones in my area of Britain are really stupid and dont seem to like trees that much! Better for me though!
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:08 PM
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O.k..O.k....I know you all probably won't beleive me but just try ok? When I was 16 or so I saw one out my bedroom window, weel I had my slingshot on my desk so I grabbed it. I didn't have any rocks in my room..duh...so I got in my tackle box and grabbed a no.4 fishing weight...a football shaped one...seriuosly I shot that thing fair and sqaure, right of the fence. Beleive it or not.

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Old 03-04-2004, 12:08 PM
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westurk, I've done the same thing only with .45 lead muzzleloader balls. I've also killed rabbits with the same thing.
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:49 PM
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17 caliber
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:18 AM
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I use my Ruger 22/45 with iron sights. Never seemed to need much more around here. If you sit still enough for 10 minutes you can knock over 1 or 2 under the same tree. Rarely a shot more than 20 yards.

I do want to try some Colibri ammo to try to get more than one or two without scaring the others away. Think it has the penetration power needed?

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Old 03-14-2004, 09:25 AM
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i use teh marlin 7000 with a simmons 4x32 .22mag scope.
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Old 03-14-2004, 02:34 PM
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i beleive it, if you beleive that i was hunting them with my buddy and it was sitting in his apple tree eating one and he hit it in the apple and out the back of its head
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