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Posted: 9/28/2004 5:11:58 PM EDT
What should I bring, my Ruger 10/22 so i could have some meat or my Bushmaster AR15 to blow the little puppies out of the sky?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:16:42 PM EDT
you could also go with a shotgun. Friend of mine's dad hunted squirrel with a 10 GAUGE
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:17:29 PM EDT
I use a 410 before the leaves fall..
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:17:49 PM EDT
Tree Rat
thems good eating
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:20:24 PM EDT
12gauge bird shot... SHEESH? whats your problem, you dont like suirel meat?
I voted 10/22 ...but why bother? Its HUNTING not shooting
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:33:47 PM EDT
.22 shorts or CBEE's

Nice and quiet. you can shoot several sometimes before they spook. Hit in the shoulder or head you'll knock them off the branch.

I like my Rem 741 for that duty.

I also use my .223 pistol, I handload 40 grain hornet bullets with 6 grains of Blue Dot. A lot quieter than a real load, but a lot louder than the shorts. And you have to make head shots or you blow them apart.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:36:44 PM EDT
10/22 with lots of 30 rd magazines
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:40:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jicky:
I use a 410 before the leaves fall..

That gets my vote. I used to use an 870 chambered in .410. Doesn't destroy the tree rats and cheap.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:47:05 PM EDT
along the lines of get both take your ar15 with a ciener kit in it( if it is legal to do)
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:03:38 PM EDT
Body shots on squirrels are for pussies. If ya can't get a head shot with the 10/22, you should be more patient. Throw a limb around on the backside of the tree. Mr. Tree Rat will hear the commotion and skurry around to your side of the tree for a nice clean head shot. Head shot or no shot.
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