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Offline armyturner

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2008, 11:28:22 PM »
I have used about every caliber of scattergun and .22 (short, LR, and mag). When the leaves are on and a .22 is not feesable, I find a single shot 410 makes things interesting. Any other time a 22LR or 22 Mag is what I use.

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2008, 04:17:15 PM »
I think squirrel meat is the best wild game meat I have eaten so far. I have used my bow, .22 handgun, .22 rifle and my .17 HMR. The HMR is a little to loud so I'd like to get the .17 Mach 2. I have also tried my TC. Hawkin with the .32 barrel but I just can't get it to shoot for me. :madd: I did take one with the .50 barrel.

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2008, 04:28:02 PM »
Hopefully you barked the one with the .50 or at least head shot it.  If not  :rolleye:.  But then again if you took the .50 and the squirrel was going away from you it was pretty well gutted when it hit the ground.   :wink:

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2008, 04:55:31 PM »
.50" hole in the base of the neck. No meat lost. TASTY :congrats:

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2008, 05:02:57 PM »
you guys need to try the Hornady 17Mach2  It is the best squirrel round I have ever shot.  Very little noise and super accurate.  :yoyo:
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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2008, 05:39:23 PM »
you guys need to try the Hornady 17Mach2  It is the best squirrel round I have ever shot.  Very little noise and super accurate.  :yoyo:

Have 3 of them, and 3 17HMR's for when the ranges get longer.    They do work well for squirrels, but it's still more fun and challenging with the small bore smokepoles.
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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2008, 11:42:37 PM »
Ruger 10-22 or Winchester 94-22 both with four power scopes.  I have tried the Smith Model 41 on occasion.

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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2008, 07:01:44 PM »
in NH hardly anyone hunts squirrels, i do, grays and reds, i use a 410 o/u sometimes but generally like hunting them with a handgun, i use a s&w sixgun and have a ruger charger .22, really enjoy chasin the grays on a good fall day in the oak ridges, or along the conn. river. Also like geting after them on the ground with my long bow using judo or blunt tips.

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2008, 06:42:57 PM »
a sears and robuck ranger 22 cal with flip up buckhorn sights for myself and my soon to be 5 year old is awaiting his ruger 22 cal air rifle with 3x9 scope for his first big squirrel outing this coming fall
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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2008, 09:43:53 AM »
Beeman R-9 .177 and .20 cal or my Savage 17 hmr But I would love to trade for a clip fed pneumatic air rifle.

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2008, 12:06:54 PM »
A Marlin 39, Ruger 10/22, or the 870. I had a phase that I used a .36 cal flintlock for a while.

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2008, 04:10:17 PM »
I had a phase that I used a .36 cal flintlock for a while.

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That sounds like it would have been a lot of fun.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2008, 01:14:59 PM »
A Henry lever action 22LR or golden boy 22mag

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2008, 07:40:56 AM »
A Henry lever action 22LR or golden boy 22mag
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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2008, 09:59:42 PM »
If I can remember how I'll try to get some up tomorrow :confused:

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« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2008, 01:19:02 PM »
vvarmitr, I finally got to some high speed internet and rembered how to do this, so here they are.visitors can't see pics , please register or login

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #56 on: April 23, 2008, 09:14:21 PM »
I had a phase that I used a .36 cal flintlock for a while.

Mike

That sounds like it would have been a lot of fun.  :biggrin:

It was, but my loads were a little hot. Grays were head shot only and the heads were removed, otherwise you just had a mess. Fox squirrels you could rib shoot. Now I can't see the sights well enough to hit a buffalo let alone a squak.
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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #57 on: April 23, 2008, 09:41:27 PM »
That is why I like air rifles, you can shoot, miss and shoot again without spooking them real bad. :eyebrownod:

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Re: Squirrel Weapons
« Reply #58 on: April 23, 2008, 11:18:12 PM »
I use a pellet gun myself Al. Especially when you are hunting 'em in your neighborhood....... .. :huh: :whew: :biggrin:
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« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2008, 08:37:01 AM »
vvarmitr, I finally got to some high speed internet and rembered how to do this, so here they are.visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Paint: I do gotta get me one of dose. Maybe even two? I'm sure da wiff stills a wanten one.   :biggrin: