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Posted: 10/10/2004 4:42:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 6:50:49 PM EST by twonami]
I went shooting this morning and a grey squirrel wandered onto the range, I had a magazine loaded with Hornady 55 gr. ballistic tip bullets and I fired from 60 yards. HOLY CRAP!!!!!
The only thing left was the tail after I shot it. I didn't bring my camera cause I'm a moron
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:43:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 4:53:25 PM EST by AZ-K9]
nice

eta:

Originally Posted By twonami:
I'm a moron



You got that right.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:43:47 PM EST
Fun, ain't it?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:44:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Burley:
Fun, ain't it?


My first kill with the AR
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:44:49 PM EST
Hell, just use stingers out of a .22 and it's makes a mess, LOL
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:45:08 PM EST
Mepps will buy the tail.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:45:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
I went shooting this morning and a grey squirrel wandered onto the range, I had a magazine loaded with Hornady 55 gr. ballistic tip bullets and I fired from 60 yards. HOLY CRAP!!!!!
The only thing left was the tail after I shot it. I didn't bring my camera cause I'm a moron




I refuse to shoot anything that crosses a range just on principle. It ain't sportsmanlike.


BTW, you ruined all the meat.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:46:16 PM EST
Did it make a good supper?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:47:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Burley:
Fun, ain't it?


My first kill with the AR



All I've killed with mine are coffee cans and pizza boxes.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:47:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Did it make a good supper?



It did for whoever/whatever ate it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:49:36 PM EST
I don't hunt but this was dawns crack and I haave no sympathy for a stupid mammal
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:49:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By twonami:
I went shooting this morning and a grey squirrel wandered onto the range, I had a magazine loaded with Hornady 55 gr. ballistic tip bullets and I fired from 60 yards. HOLY CRAP!!!!!
The only thing left was the tail after I shot it. I didn't bring my camera cause I'm a moron




I refuse to shoot anything that crosses a range just on principle. It ain't sportsmanlike.


BTW, you ruined all the meat.



yup. an AR is not what sportsmen use.

there is no reason to hunt with an AR.

there is no legitamate use to have these things.


pffft.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:50:00 PM EST
ya blew his nuts off.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:50:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
Did it make a good supper?



It did for whoever/whatever ate it.


Lots of owls and crows in the area
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:50:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 4:50:52 PM EST by WackyG]
You should try barking the squirrels. Never tried it with an AR but used to do it with a 45 caliber Kentucky Rifle when I was a kid. Wait until the squirrel is on the side of the tree, then shoot just beside him. Evidently the concussion of the hit kills them...the are dead as hell with blood coming out of their noses and ears.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:55:53 PM EST
You should go varmint shooting at some of the farms around here. The red mist is addictive. We've shot thousands of ground squirrels on the farms in Southern Oregon with an AR-15. The farmers prefer they be shot to resorting to poison which kills a lot more then the vermin.

Great practice at reading the wind, judgeing distance and timing.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:56:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 4:59:34 PM EST by Ky_Bob]
I'm just glad it wasn't a deer.

We have a doe and fawn that have been sighted at the 100 yard line at our range. They are completely unafraid of gunfire. Everyone here has managed to not kill them yet. The fact that it would be against club rules, and out of season, and non-sportsman like would be the most obvious reasons.

That being said I really don't think it is cool or interesting to kill things for the sake of killing. It goes against the grain of every hunter I know and hunt with. Not slamming you twonami because I find myself agreeing with you 95% of the time. Yes, I know you aren't a hunter and a lot of folks on here will say "it was only a squirrel", but that doesn't make it ok.

Edit to add: I hunt deer with an AR, and squirrel with a .22. I'm willing to bet you could bark a squirrel with an AR, but the landowner may not like you shooting up his trees. Of course a head shot with an AR would be ideal.

Bob
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:57:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:
You should go varmint shooting at some of the farms around here. The red mist is addictive. We've shot thousands of ground squirrels on the farms in Southern Oregon with an AR-15. The farmers prefer they be shot to resorting to poison which kills a lot more then the vermin.

Great practice at reading the wind, judgeing distance and timing.


I'm hoping to do the prairie dog shoot in SD next summer
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:57:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By WackyG:
You should try barking the squirrels. Never tried it with an AR but used to do it with a 45 caliber Kentucky Rifle when I was a kid. Wait until the squirrel is on the side of the tree, then shoot just beside him. Evidently the concussion of the hit kills them...the are dead as hell with blood coming out of their noses and ears.



Did that as a youth too, it works.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:59:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By P806:

Originally Posted By WackyG:
You should try barking the squirrels. Never tried it with an AR but used to do it with a 45 caliber Kentucky Rifle when I was a kid. Wait until the squirrel is on the side of the tree, then shoot just beside him. Evidently the concussion of the hit kills them...the are dead as hell with blood coming out of their noses and ears.



Did that as a youth too, it works.



i think it's the bark shrapnell
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:00:50 PM EST
My father got 26/25 targets while shooting trap. One was a crow that he hit along with the clay target. He even meant to hit them both....not.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:04:48 PM EST
Shot a squirrel in the head once. Took it clean off. No need to chop it off when cleaning.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:08:54 PM EST
I guess you might be a redneck if you probably grew up in the sticks, if you know what barking a squirrel is.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:11:45 PM EST
I know a guy who shot a running rabbit out of season with a .30/06.

Nothing.

CRC
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:14:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
I don't hunt but this was dawns crack and I haave no sympathy for a stupid mammal




And no respect either.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:15:44 PM EST

I don't hunt but this was dawns crack and I haave no sympathy for a stupid mammal
I wanna see Dawns crack! Does she have a tattoo just above it? Yeah, I've got my smart ass hat on tonight.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:17:29 PM EST
You DID drink the blood right???


RIGHT??


SGtar15
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:18:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
I don't hunt but this was dawns crack and I haave no sympathy for a stupid mammal




Don't go to Oakland....


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:19:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By WackyG:
I guess you might be a redneck if you probably grew up in the sticks, if you know what barking a squirrel is.



I did it with a .30/30 one afternoon.

And I kind of did with a rabbit. I was leading a running cottontail with my .22 and it went head over heels at the shot. Upon closer inspection, what killed it wasn't a bullet; it was a two-inch sliver of osage orange bark deeply imbedded in its neck. Well, technically that IS barking....
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:23:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 5:25:01 PM EST by AILapua]

Shot a squirrel with the AR


You did shoot this critter for food, correct? Squirrel stew is very good, I do enjoy it a couple times throughout the fall.
I would doubt you would waste a small critter just for the hell of it (cause you felt the strength with your AR).

ETA: damn typones.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:26:36 PM EST
i like me some squirrel gravy as much as the next guy but if you shot it just to kill something...youre a punk ass. man-up, take responsability for your kill and eat that sumbitch!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:30:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Shot a squirrel with the AR


You did shoot this critter for food, correct? Squirrel stew is very good, I do enjoy it a couple times throughout the fall.
I would doubt you would waste a small critter just for the hell of it (cause you felt the strength with your AR).

ETA: damn typones.


when I shot squirrels in the past I ate the critter but this time there was nothing left, oops
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:31:09 PM EST
Can you eat a prairie dog?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:31:40 PM EST
didn't think so
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:32:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:35:45 PM EST
What are you guys PETA? How many old time hunters ate the Rhino, Lion, or elephant?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:37:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
Can you eat a prairie dog?



A squirrel and a dirty pig are entirely different.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:38:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
What are you guys PETA? How many old time hunters ate the Rhino, Lion, or elephant?



Yes, of course, squirrels rank right up there with 'Rhino, Lion, or elephant'.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:39:03 PM EST
this thread could be used by the antis as a reason to ban AW.

after all. 99% of gun owners here feel these things are too much for hunting.

fuck....why would civilians need such tools of death.

seriously. go watch a prarie dog video.... fun fun.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:39:45 PM EST
At least I've never shot anything so I can just hang it's remains on the wall
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:41:02 PM EST
Gosh, haven't some of you guys heard of varmitting? I shoot woodchucks(groundhogs) for farmers here with my AR a lot, damn holes can make cattle/horses break their legs, and with animals like that you don't usually just set the leg... They can also be hazards to farm equipment.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:42:11 PM EST
Shooting rats is Okay because they don't have cute bushy tails I guess
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:42:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Gosh, haven't some of you guys heard of varmitting? I shoot woodchucks(groundhogs) for farmers here with my AR a lot, damn holes can make cattle/horses break their legs, and with animals like that you don't usually just set the leg... They can also be hazards to farm equipment.



Granted, now, please 'splain' how this relates to a squirrel?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:43:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By AILapua:

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
Gosh, haven't some of you guys heard of varmitting? I shoot woodchucks(groundhogs) for farmers here with my AR a lot, damn holes can make cattle/horses break their legs, and with animals like that you don't usually just set the leg... They can also be hazards to farm equipment.



Granted, now, please 'splain' how this relates to a squirrel?


Sewer rat and tree rat, onlt difference is the "cute little tail"
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:44:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
Shooting rats is Okay because they don't have cute bushy tails I guess



You can justify it however you see fit, it really matters not. You are the great (insert whatever color you see fit) hunter with his AR.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:45:16 PM EST
In Nam a Marine whacked a guerilla at 1200m. Dumbass was standing by the 1200m mark on their KD range.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:45:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
Can you eat a prairie dog?




The real question would be:

Why would you want too?


Geezus I wouldn't even pick a dead prairie dog up let alone thinking of eating it.

Damn things are full of fleas, and carriers of the plague.

Coyotes eat prairie dogs, after a good days shooting stick around the fun is just begining
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:46:31 PM EST
Varmint shooting is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

A tall glass of lemonade on the table... and red mist in the air.

The AR-15 with a good bull barrel makes an EXCELLENT varmint rifle. I use that and a 10/22 for prairie poodles and chucks.

I hope the "sensitive" men out there don't have too much of a problem with that.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:46:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 5:48:12 PM EST by twonami]
So shooting a animal with the AR and a 5.56 is bad but shooting a prairie dog with a bolt action .223 is OK? Sounds like a double standard
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:47:25 PM EST
Just be glad you didn't shoot a cat. Otherwise this thread would be about 6 pages already.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:47:55 PM EST
Squirrel is good eats....I have shot things I didn't eat, but they were varmits. But its kind of a matter of opinion. I once shot an opossum off a trash can. Varmit in my opinion, but I had 3 different people want it to cook.
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