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Squirrel hunters: your average shot

Old 06-04-2004, 10:19 AM
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When huntin' tree rats with a .22, what is the average range you normally shoot a squirrel at?
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Old 06-04-2004, 03:49 PM
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Over the years I have generally hunted squirrels useing a .22 LR w/scope. Even using a scope, my shots would still average around 35 - 40 Yds. In fact, I used to sight my scope in at 35 Yds.

I'm now shooting a lever action with a tang peep sight and this has forced me to "get a bit closer"...LOL.....with most shots being in the 25 - 30 Yd range.

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Old 06-04-2004, 04:51 PM
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20-35yds
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:36 PM
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Most of my shots are 25 to 40 yards.
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Old 06-05-2004, 04:20 PM
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Well even though those little buggers are hard to sneak up on with the bow (without success, yet) I usually try to make an shot between 20-40 yards.

With my .22, anywhere between 50-75 yards but i try to get alot closers. Sad to say my eye sight isn't as good as it used to be [:@]
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Old 06-05-2004, 09:56 PM
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up close and out to 30 yards. Thats average. I have taken them at twice that though it takes lots of practice to get a headshot that far. Sense ive had my 17 hmr i can get bulls eyes at 50 yards everytime. just need to get it in the woods.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:57 PM
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id say 30yds. or less i shoot an old remington with iron sights so i cant be to far away and here the trees dont usually loose all there leaves so you have to be close to the trees to see the squirrels
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:50 PM
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we have ground squirrels around here that can be pretty skidish. If they know your coming the will run into thier hole. I have a Daisy .22 pellet rifle. The range isn't too great so I have to get pretty close. 15-20 yards. No one really kills the ones around here(So Cal) so they are not too afraid of people. i just have to be patient.

I hit this one right behind the front leg with 22 predator pellet (www.predatorpellets.com) from about 20 yards. When I get my Marlin 982vs in 22mag I will have way more range.

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Old 06-15-2004, 05:34 PM
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15-20 yards
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:33 PM
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I'd have to say my avg shot is 15-20 yds...
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