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Good rifle for squirrel?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Betty, May 12, 2003.

  1. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

  2. Duke of Lawnchair

    Duke of Lawnchair Well-Known Member

    Those pesky squirrels...

    Too wiley for me.
  3. bernie

    bernie Well-Known Member

    Wow, that makes me think that the 405 gr. .45-70 loads I am using on them may be slightly under gunning for the little tree rats.
  4. WilderBill

    WilderBill Well-Known Member

    I promise I will try not to act even the lest bit squilly when you are holding that!!! :D
  5. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    Anything less than a perfect head shot will just upset them. Remember always use enough gun.
  6. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    I think that would be too much length-of-pull for the average squirrel... they usually need the stock a little shorter than that.

    :evil: :neener: :D
  7. Bowlcut

    Bowlcut Well-Known Member

    hmmmm well considering these TN squirrel's....you might want atleast armor pericing...maybe explovies. OH yea make sure you are fireing from the hip....they wont respect you any other way
  8. Politically Incorrect

    Politically Incorrect Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing Preacherman.

    What's the squirrel intend to use with the rifle? Hunting? Plinking? Counter-Sniper? :D
  9. Sactown

    Sactown Well-Known Member

    If I could only afford light field artillery.
  10. tex_n_cal

    tex_n_cal Well-Known Member

    And if you miss the shock wave from the bullet will probably field dress them, anyway:eek: :D
  11. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Well you've obviously never had a wounded , enraged squirrel turn rogue. Lucky for you I never miss.

    I'd worry about overpenetration though, I'm thinking 24 inches of oak might not be enough backstop.
  12. sm

    sm member


    I get to use the new word I learned from Art.


    There would be a "mistiness" in the air after the shot.

    Hey Art, I think the word is qualified here--huh? See I was paying attn.
  13. Wade

    Wade Well-Known Member


    You owe me a new keyboard; I'll never get all the diet coke out of this one :D
  14. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, maybe for Land of Orange squirrels that eat a lot of Jimmy Dean sausage???:confused:
  15. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Tejon, them thar Dimmy Jean puke poor saus linkages will grow tremenjous big squirrels! You find them at the Hoggly Woggly or the A & Poo Feed Store...

    :D, Art
  16. larryw

    larryw Well-Known Member

    I've been spending way too much time here: first thing I thought when I read the title of this thread was a M95 should fit the bill...
  17. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Squirrels from where ? ? ? ?
  18. goon

    goon Well-Known Member

    Anything less than a perfect head shot will just upset them. Remember always use enough gun.

    Well, you never know.
    I have seen the little beasts take full bore hits from a shotgun, and still hit the ground and run. They are tougher than you would think.
    So are porcupines. I once saw one take a hit with a .410 slug at about twenty feet. It just got up and kept walking, and it took another shot to finish it.
    I have alot of respect for wild animals. You almost have to hunt them to understand how tough they can be.
  19. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

    Day-umn. I know you're supposed to "always use enough gun", but that's a bit excessive for a treerat. :D
  20. SquirrelNuts

    SquirrelNuts Well-Known Member

    Why is everyone always picking on us poor defenseless squirrels?


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