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what kind of guns do you guys use on squirrel?

Old 11-10-2004, 09:58 PM
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I got my first squirrel(two actually) on Saturday with my 12 guage.

I was actually rabbit/bird hunting but the dog jumped some deer and took off to god knows where so we sat down for awhile to wait for it to come back. Never came back that day though, but the next day we were able to find the dog.

I dunno what to say about the shot gun. The first one I shot at about 30-35 yards and it fell down but got back up and was going nuts trying to climb a little tree for a good 30 seconds so I walked up to it and it fell on the ground so I stepped on its head. The second one was about 20 yards and it died instantly. Not sure how the pellets affect the meat though as my buddy took the squirrels. If your a shakey shot like me, shotgun might be best, who knows it seemed to get the job done.
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:59 PM
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I use my old Remmington bolt .22. that was my dad's gun. he's had it since he was 13.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:11 AM
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ruger 10/22. is great with the 4-12 bushnell. I can kill to 100yds easy, and see their eyes when I do it.
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:52 AM
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I use a .22 ruger or my 20 gauge with 4 or 6 shot 1 ounce. with the .22 aim for the head.. they can do alot of damage to the meat
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:01 AM
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I always use my .410 with 3" #6 shot. A buddy of mine said that this would only serve to wound the squirrels but I have never had that happen to me. Picking shot out of the meat is a potential problem hence the reason why a .22 is a good option as well. Depends on your personal preference as to which one you think is better to shoot.
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Old 12-15-2004, 03:26 PM
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10/22 with 3-12 but mine isn't very accurate (sorry to all the 10/22 but it just isn't)
Remington S-581 bolt .22 ( i "think" its a S-581) open sights
Fox Model B 12gauge SxS with 6s

I'll be the first to admit I pretty much suck at tree rattin' but its F-U-N!!!
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:08 PM
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i use a .22 or a moss.500 20g. i have also killed one with my bow in bow season
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Old 12-15-2004, 07:26 PM
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I use a remington 550-1 semiauto .22 with some ole crappy scope that I plan to replace some time in the near future. I've tried a 880 powerline daisy pellet gun rated at 670 fps...and while it took the squirrel down, he flopped around quite a bit...even after a few more close shots....some on here have used .177 caliber pellet guns without any problem, but I'll stick with my .22....clean...and over quick!! I have more range too..
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:26 PM
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I've used 22lr, Beeman .177 air rifle, and a Savage 17 HMR.

Care must be used when using the 17, head shots are a must, or you'll lose alot of meat.
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:40 PM
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Ruger 77/22 Stainless/Synthetic, Lilja barrel 1:9 twist to stabilize the Aguila (www.aguilaammo.com) 60gr. .22 Long Rifle Sublonic, barrel threaded and Gemtech Outback-II suppressor (www.gem-tech.com), Moyers custom trigger (2lbs.), Leupold VX-III 1.5x-5x scope and it kills em dead, silently!

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