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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7673964
09/18/22 10:54 AM
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50 plus year old Steven's 410/22 over under.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7673994
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When I go, I use my Grandma's old 16 gauge singleshot.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7674046
09/18/22 01:20 PM
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I’m the odd one, early season I grab a CZ 12 gauge S x S bobwhiteG2 and for the late season 10/22 4x12x40 scope, sometimes I grab NEF SS-one singleshot 4x32 scope .


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: dakidsmn] #7674085
09/18/22 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dakidsmn
50 plus year old Steven's 410/22 over under.

I would love one of these!!!

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7674350
09/18/22 10:36 PM
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I shot so many squirrels with a Marlin Model 60 that I can't change now. If my grandpa ever thought I shot so poorly as to take up a shot gun he would have pretended he didn't know me. If he pocketed 3 .22 shells he was either bringing back 3 squirrel or 2 squirrel and 1 unfired round.


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7674425
09/19/22 05:54 AM
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Sako 94s .22 LR is my main squirrel rifle. Also have an Anschutz 22 that was my dad's and a Ruger 77/22. Very rarely hunt with a shotgun anymore. Hunt a little with my ruger slabside government competition 22 pistol

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: 330-Trapper] #7675021
09/19/22 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Ruger 10/22 4x scope


Yep. I've killed a pick-up truck load of squirrels through the years with that rig.
You don't even have to get fancy on the scope if you don't want to.
Forty dollar 4X scope from Wal-Mart will do. More expensive scope will be clearer and let in more light though.
Squirrel head accuracy at 30 yrds is plenty good enough.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: SNIPERBBB] #7675023
09/19/22 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Fox squirrel's are almost gone around here. Used to have more fox than greys. Greys travel more, which is why you more greys smashed on the roads. Hardly ever see a fox squirrel in the road when we did have more. Plus it doesn't help that fox squirrels tend to let you walk right up to them so they were overhunted because they were easiwr and provided more meat.


Same around here. I rarely shoot a fox squirrel anymore and 20 years ago they outnumbered the grays here.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: BigJoe.] #7675185
09/20/22 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BigJoe.
I use the same one I've used for 45 years. It's a Marlin "Golden 60" just a model 60 with a gold color tube and trigger. I did put a 3X9 scope on it for my old eyes. Shoots straight.

Mine is a Limited Edition, has the gold trigger with a "coin" inlay in the stock. I think I got it in 1992ish for Christmas.


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Yukon John] #7675190
09/20/22 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Yukon John

Mine is a Limited Edition, has the gold trigger with a "coin" inlay in the stock. I think I got it in 1992ish for Christmas.


You must of been on the naughty list or Santa would of brought you a 10/22 instead of a jam-o-matic model 60. [Linked Image]

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7675204
09/20/22 11:29 AM
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I have a question for the “I shotgun them when the leaves are on folks”?
Are you shooting squirrels through the leaves when you can’t see them? I’ve never understood this reasoning for shotgunning squirrels early season. You still gotta be able to see them when you pull the trigger correct?
Ruger 77-22 for me. Not a fan of semiauto’s.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: claycreech] #7675209
09/20/22 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by claycreech
I have a question for the “I shotgun them when the leaves are on folks”?
Are you shooting squirrels through the leaves when you can’t see them? I’ve never understood this reasoning for shotgunning squirrels early season. You still gotta be able to see them when you pull the trigger correct?
Ruger 77-22 for me. Not a fan of semiauto’s.

this is just my take on that , they shot gun them with the leaves on , not because they shoot through the leaves but because they can better hit them running up a trunk or when they pop out and run down a limb for 10 feet
they shotgun them because it is faster for the brief moment they are visible and the squirrel is relatively close and frequently moving.
they don't need them to stop , just shoot them like a bird.


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7675213
09/20/22 11:51 AM
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I rarely shoot one anymore, but I might be the only one on here that uses a .22 mag. I've shot plenty with regular .22's but the Marlin .22 mag I have is super accurate.


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7675292
09/20/22 02:14 PM
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10/22 or single shot 20ga.

Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: Leftlane] #7675347
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Must be a Texas thing. I was talking about that with my father n law on Sunday. Nobody hunts squirrels around here anymore. I am surprise nobody mentions the Nylon 22.


Originally Posted by Leftlane
I shot so many squirrels with a Marlin Model 60 that I can't change now. If my grandpa ever thought I shot so poorly as to take up a shot gun he would have pretended he didn't know me. If he pocketed 3 .22 shells he was either bringing back 3 squirrel or 2 squirrel and 1 unfired round.


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Re: squirrel guns what do you guy use, [Re: PAskinner] #7675409
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Originally Posted by PAskinner
I rarely shoot one anymore, but I might be the only one on here that uses a .22 mag. I've shot plenty with regular .22's but the Marlin .22 mag I have is super accurate.



I tried one I took in on trade for a setter pup for a while. I thought it was a bit to much damage for me. Much less than a 223 with 45gr hp though. Now that left a small hole in and out but the impact gutted them. Shot 5 behind the shoulder from 80 yards every one had the guts hanging out but no meat damage.

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