What method you use for taking Squirrel?

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Postby BowtechBoy » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 am

a .50 CAL...??? How is there anything left of it... 500 yards is quite a poke...
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Postby Poppy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:57 am

I have my good old Remington 572 Fieldmaster .22 pump, my first rifle, had it since I was 12. It shoots Longs, shorts, or even long rifles.
My grandson uses a .410, but wants to try his .22 this year, he's pretty good with it.
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Postby adaye » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:39 pm

This may not be squirrell related but I smoke a ground hog with the 204 yesterday. Damm that felt good.
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Postby Dodgem250 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:05 pm

I have two methods. I have a Taurus Tracker 17SS6 .17 HMR revolver and a Traditions .32 Deerhunter ball and patch. The revolver sports a BSA matte silver 2 X 20 scope and the Muzzleloader sports a Simmons blackpowder scope and there's nothing more fun than taking tree rats with a revolver or a muzzleloader.

I have a .22 Marlin 781 tube feed bolt action that my dad bought me 30 years ago, but, that childs play to me today, turn it up and break out the revolver and that's fun right there. If you use the . 17HMR, I suggest using only CCI FMJ though, clean kill and less meat damage than a .22

As for the muzzleloader, the .330 balls leave nice clean holes, no mess, no guess.



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Postby Juice006 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:22 am

I use my Rem. 22 VIPER... Sweet lil gun!
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Postby xHollowpointx#1 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:43 am

little over powered dont you think. Im surprised theres a squirrel left to mount. I usually spot and stalk with my 12 gauge. Want to start using a 22 though. seems pretty fun
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Re: What method you use for taking Squirrel?

Postby savingyour6 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:27 pm

use my 20 gauge single shot. loaded with some 6-9 shot depends on whats on sale lol. most of the time no real problem with overkill, maybe one tree rat a year that i put too many pellets into it that make it unusable. use to use my 12 ga for years.... bigger pellets are easier to pull out. HAHA
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Re: What method you use for taking Squirrel?

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:04 pm

I take em any way I can get em. Bow, .22, pellet gun, blowgun, throwing rocks. Tree rats is all they are. haha :egrin:
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Re: What method you use for taking Squirrel?

Postby Ladybowhunter » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:28 am

We use 22, but have heard of people using bows.
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