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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: Kyt] #6299336
08/11/18 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kyt
Remington subsonic hollow points. No head shooting for me. Those heads are tasty and there is no meat on the ribs. Is that enough excuses for not being able to hit them in the head?


Funny stuff right there. lol
My 10/22 is really tricked out though. Tactical Solutions barrel, Volquartsin trigger & bolt, Boyd stock, and Kahles scope. About $2k total investment.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299337
08/11/18 03:43 PM
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I load my deer rifle down its a 45 cal Lehia co. Rifle that I built 44" swamped. 50 grains and my patched round ball will cut um out, way up there if you can hold it!
Colt

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299340
08/11/18 03:52 PM
08/11/18 03:52 PM
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Blue Creek, Ohio
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Whatever shoots most accurately. I've got a handful of .22 rifles, and no two of them shoot the same ammunition. The first thing I do with a new gun is get a bunch of different brands and loadings of ammo and a handful of targets. I honestly don't have two that shoot the same. That said, I get fair accuracy out of CCI high speed hollow points in most of those guns.

That said, I have a .17 Mach II that will drive tacks no matter what ammo I put in it.


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299390
08/11/18 05:46 PM
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The kind that goes bang. It does make a difference. Every now and then I miss the head by a lot. Good hp they still drop. Cheap Walmart hp. They run for the next county


Don't do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics. I do appreciate a good story tho.
Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299414
08/11/18 06:25 PM
08/11/18 06:25 PM
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On a Boat in SC
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CCI mini mags hp or CCI velocitor ...both are accurate in my squirrel rifle.


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299424
08/11/18 06:39 PM
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Used to be twelve gauge #4's when we could hunt ducks with lead. Shot allot of squirrels on the hike in and out from many a beaver dam. Before that it was bow and arrows. Now if I get a hankering for squirrel, I'll take a .22 with yellow jacket hollow points.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299426
08/11/18 06:46 PM
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Anymore I just take my suppressed Ruger with Remington sub Sonic hp. They shoot the best out of that gun.
If I did not have my suppressor, it would be mini mags or Remington golden bullets.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: RHuff] #6299487
08/11/18 08:55 PM
08/11/18 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: RHuff
CCI sub sonic hollow points in my savage MK II mini mags in my Ruger Mark III target pistol. Hey Mike my 32 Cherokee is shooting great with 15 grains of swiss a .015 patch and a .310 ball with Hoppes patch lube. The 36 Seneca is doing good with .350 Ball 30 grains swiss and a .018 patch with Hoppes patch lube cant wait to take my first Black Powder squirrel.


Pedersoli recommended charges of 28 to 40 grains in my .32 Kentucky flint... So I went with 30 grains to start and it's been an accurate load for squirrels. I'm not sure why, but I'm better at shooting the squirrels than I am poking holes in paper. I may have to spend some more time developing loads. But as long as it keeps sniping squirrels, I'm happy.

Once you smoke that first squirrel you'll be hooked.

I'm anxiously awaiting cooler weather so I can get out and hunt again.

Mike


One man with a gun may control 100 others who have none.

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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299576
08/11/18 10:39 PM
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Hornady sst 22 mag, they ainít going nowhere

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6299825
08/12/18 10:55 AM
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Brown County Ohio
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My cz 455 likes rws sunsonic hp's
My sons Marlin xt22 likes mini mag hp's

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: illinideer] #6299858
08/12/18 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted By: illinideer
Win power point for my 10 22 and cci 20 grain game point in my savage 17 hmr


Yep, the Winchester 40 grain powerpoints are the most accurate ammo for my 1022 as well. Group better than the CCIs.

I've found a distinct difference between any 36gr round and the 40gr round.


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300520
08/13/18 08:59 AM
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my Sako will shoot any ammo I run thru it extremely well. I prefer Winchester super X or wildcats. It will not chamber CCI stingers. Chamber is too tight.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300577
08/13/18 10:19 AM
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I've always liked 4 shot Remington nitro mags out of my 20 guage. Doesn't fill the squirrel with a lot of lead and pretty effective out to 50 yards. Never really to get much time to rifle hunt squirrels but Hornady FMJ works pretty good for me. The ballistic tips aren't good if your wanting to eat the rest of the squirrel.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300585
08/13/18 10:40 AM
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got a couple 22's that like cci regular velocity 40 grain lead bullets. out to 25 yards or so they both shoot minute of squirrel with pretty much any long rifle 40 grain lead bullet 22 ammo. tried stingers a long time ago when they first came out. haven't bought hollowpoints ever again


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300738
08/13/18 02:11 PM
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Back of the FFG this month!



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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300741
08/13/18 02:13 PM
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Anyone used it yet?

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300752
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Just came out it looks like.


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300766
08/13/18 02:34 PM
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Winchester .22 shorts in my Winchester model 74 .22 short only rifle is my favorite.

Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300829
08/13/18 03:21 PM
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My 1022 will shoot anything. I usually use CCI HP . With the 20 or 12 7 1/2 or 6s high brass


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Re: Squirrel hunting ammo [Re: harrison72] #6300837
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CZ 452 FS & Rem Subsonics. Bang Plop Bang Plop


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