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What rifle do you squirrel hunt with?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Natebonebusta, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. NeuseRvrRat

    NeuseRvrRat Member

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    CZ 452 American w/ a Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Rimfire EFR
     
  2. Natebonebusta

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    That seems to be a popular combination.
     
  3. 1SOW

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    103 written on the stock of my Daisy Pellet rifle. That's a 103 pear-eating tree rats that don't compete for MY Pears. There are a few more that disappeared AFTER they fell out of a tree.
     
  4. gdcpony

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    A pellet rifle or .22, or .410. Any one works as long as it shoots straight and I have a few of these to pick from.
     
  5. Vlad357

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    For squirrels

    My favorite is my Stevens 22 410 (pre dates the Savage model 24) with iron sites. I have used a 6 in barreled. 357 and even a Mosin 91 30, but the 22 410 goes out a lot more often.
     
  6. Robbins290

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    a springfield 87a
     
  7. lastofthebreed

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    Gonna try it tomorrow with my Encore 22 LR. Mounted an AO Weaver 3x9 on it today and was shooting clover leaf groups at 50 yds. Limb chickens better watch out.
     
  8. BADUNAME2

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    Where I'm hunting now, it's not a great idea to shoot a rifle up in into the trees. Houses or farms within a mile in just about every direction. After two days of watching squirrels and only rarely having safe shots, I decided that's what shotguns are for. So I hereby change my answer to Remington Model 11.

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  9. RetiredUSNChief

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    Usually my Marlin 783 .22 Magnum or Marlin 882 .22LR.

    Or whatever I borrow from someone else, like a brother.

    I've been known to take my Colt 1991A1 as well. "You might say that that was overkill. I say it's just enough kill." :evil:

    Took my AMT .22 Automag II a few times.
     
  10. bluekouki86

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    Marlin/Glenfield 75c. Same as the mod. 60 other than a 16" barrel. I like the shorter barrel for weight savings and easy of carry through the brush.
     
  11. bpl

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    I don't squirrel hunt much, maybe once or twice per year, but when I do I generally use my CZ453 22lr with a Leupold 3-9 EFR rimfire scope. When I go with our boy, he uses a CZ scout 22lr with a bushnell scope.
     
  12. BigShep85

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    Marlin 980s simmons scope

    This little rifle is my squirrel companion, great gun extremely reliable. It also has a custom krylon camo job!
     
  13. MI2600

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    It's been years, but my preference was a single shot 20ga when the leaves were still up and a single shot .22 when they weren't.
     
  14. jack44

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    10-22 .
     
  15. M1GarandDeerHunter

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    I've never really hunted squirrels, but I spent a very humorous afternoon chasing one with my single six, one afternoon when I was ostensibly hunting invisible elk.
     
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    Same here. My uncle gave an old Remington pump .22 to my brothers and me to share. After a while I saved my pennies and got my brothers to buy out my share, and dragged my mother down to the sporting goods sections of our local department store and had her buy me a Remington Nylon 66. It's so old it doesn't have a serial number, but it still shoots pretty well.
     
  19. Captain Capsize

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    I just started serious squirrel hunting with my newly acquired Savage model 24 .22 mag over 20 ga. with a 4x Leupold scope. Yesterday I bagged 5 squirrels with 5 .22 head shots. About 6 more that were moving on the ground got away when I tried to get a better shot with the .22. If I would have used the 20 ga. I probably would have gotten another 4 or 5. Oh well, next time they won't be so lucky. i have also recently acquired a Savage model 24 .223 over 20 ga. Next year I will have developed an accurate subsonic or just barely sonic load that will be my go to small game load and still carry some hotter full power .223 ammo for what ever needs it. The .22 mag is really to powerful for squirrel and the better ammo is too pricey. I can reload .223 cheaper and tune the load for accuracy.
     
  20. red rick

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    That's one reason that I like using a .22 , it gives them a little bit of chance.
     
  21. d2wing

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    Cz 452, Ruger 10/22, Winchester 74, 22pistol. More recently a .22 cal pellet gun, QB 78 co2 gun, around my house. Silent deadly and accurate. Tried a GAMO silent Cat, load, inaccurate pretty much junk. Favorite is CZ with 3-9 scope.
     
  22. Mr. T

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    Remington 597...it's a tack driver.
     
  23. V-fib

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    savage ,22lr bolt action. very accurate

    v-fib
     
  24. trigga

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    Savage 93r17 with bull barrel. the 17hmr is overkill for squirrels as it ruins most of the meat, that's why i try to go for head shots. prior to that a gsg-5 with red dot.
     
  25. brainwake

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    I was thinking..I wish I could find a good quiet pellet pistol to take with me deer hunting. That way if I get annoyed or bored, I could pick a few off without making too much noise. Does that even exist?
     
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