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Posted: 8/21/2004 5:24:32 PM EST
fourays2 (160 posts) Sun Aug-22-04 02:24 AM
Response to Reply #10

18. dude do you know anything about balistics?


do you know anything about guns? the bullet used in the AR15 and M-16 is the .223 remington, which is a varmint cartridge. squirrels are........varmints, therefore and AR15 or M16 would be perfect for shooting squirrels




Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:25:15 PM EST
Sounds good to me.

Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:26:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:27:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:28:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
I can live with that.



+1 just watch the pink mist!
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:28:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By obershutze916:
Well, it would kill them. Eating might be a problem though.



Yeah I hunt squirrels.

I like to eat them.

CRC
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:28:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:47:19 PM EST
It'll blow their nuts off
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:49:22 PM EST
I guess it is one of the "relatively sane" comments coming from DU.

He could use that to prove the claim "AR15/M16 = highpower rifle" wrong.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:51:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:51:52 PM EST
well, it would be a bit...gamey
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 5:52:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:00:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By obershutze916:
Tree rat only sounds like a good meal if i were starving.




+1
-HS
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:01:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By obershutze916:
No, I never ate any. I just gave them to someone who would. Tree rat only sounds like a good meal if i were starving.



What are you talking about?

Grey and fox squirrels are DELICIOUS!

Squirrel is the best wild game period.

I am serious.

CRC
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:03:52 PM EST
Hmm, having never shot a squirrel with a .223, I'm no expert on the subject, but I would think that the velocity that round hits the squirrel with would be enough to ensure there wouldn't be much squirrel left afterwards....
anyone care to shed a little light?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:06:25 PM EST
Well I know a guy who shot a squirrel with a 7MM Remington Mag.

I wasn' there but it had to do some serious damage. He never did find the squirrel.

CRC
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:10:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
Grey and fox squirrels are DELICIOUS!
Squirrel is the best wild game period.
I am serious.
CRC



+1. My dad used to hunt them all the time, and as a kid, it was my favorite meat. Can't remember what it tastes like now, but I do remember that I did like it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:17:08 PM EST
My dogs like squirrel too.

Oh they nearly cleaned out the patch of woods behind our house. No joke.

CRC
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:20:27 PM EST
Knew a guy in TX who went to his brother in law's pecan farm and would kill them by the dozen with his AR.

jd1
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:21:20 PM EST
I like to use the 22-250.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 6:24:13 PM EST
I once shot a gopher with a 12 guage at a range of about four feet.

After a bit of searching, I was able to find his nose.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 7:53:23 PM EST
Hit a squirell with a .30-06.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 7:57:52 PM EST
I have shot several rats with .223 Winchester 45 gr. varmint rounds. It made more of a mess than the .308 ballistic tips.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:10:02 PM EST
i want to shoot a prairie dog with ether a 25mm rifle a M82 or a 20mm AT rifle
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:11:45 PM EST
Some of those bushy-tailed rats have rabies. I am not willing to risk an infection. .458 SOCOM, minimum. Going after squirrels with a .223 is like climbing in the lion cage at the zoo.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:14:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By obershutze916:
No, I never ate any. I just gave them to someone who would. Tree rat only sounds like a good meal if i were starving.



What are you talking about?

Grey and fox squirrels are DELICIOUS!

Squirrel is the best wild game period.

I am serious.

CRC



Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:24:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
I once shot a gopher with a 12 guage at a range of about four feet.

After a bit of searching, I was able to find his nose.



How do you know it was his nose?

[ BAD JOKE ALERT]

Did it smell?



[ /BAD JOKE ALERT]
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 8:30:33 PM EST
I once shot a squirrel out of a tree with a Seiko .243.
Saves time gutting.



C.g.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:21:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2004 9:23:34 PM EST by madmedic]

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By obershutze916:
No, I never ate any. I just gave them to someone who would. Tree rat only sounds like a good meal if i were starving.



What are you talking about?

Grey and fox squirrels are DELICIOUS!

Squirrel is the best wild game period.

I am serious.

CRC



Yes, squirrel IS pretty tasty.
I have eaten it on a couple of occasions.
If you will pardon the cliche'...It actually DOES kinda taste like chicken. (sorta like rabbit)

Mind you...The squirrels I ate were ones we shot...out in the forest, in Pennsylvania...NOT some "city squirrels" that feed on garbage and stuff (If they even do eat garbage)

I remember hunting squirrel with my uncle when I was a boy...Where I was born in Pennsylvania, there is "squirrel season" (or maybe it is actually "small game season")...At any rate, you hunt them to eat them.
No different than hunting/eating rabbit.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 9:28:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:21:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:37:02 AM EST
I've shot squirrels with the following:

12 gauge
.410
.22LR
.22WMR
.50 cal blackpowder
.30-06
.25-06

All were edible afterwards. The last three were all one time deals. Deer hunting and figured "what the hell!".

The muzzleloader squirrel was at a range of 20 yards. 100 gr. of FFg Goex and a 385 gr. Great Plains Bullet. All he was missing was one front leg.

The .30-06 squirrel was at around 60 yards. 150 gr. PSP. Missing his head and one front leg.

The .25-06 squack was shot at a range of 30 yards. 90 gr. HP. Missing both left legs. Knocked him about 30 yards as well.

If my goal was to exterminate the squirrels, .223 would be pretty good. Since my goal is to eat them, .22LR is perfect.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:41:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By CRC:
DUer claims .223/5.56 perfect for squirrels



You're right that 22LR is plenty gun for squirrels if you want to eat them. Like most wild game, they taste best in the fall when they're fat and happy and all set for winter. So which one of us wrote that over at DU?
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