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Posted: 12/16/2010 12:33:49 PM EDT
Squirrel hunting. I'm new to squirrel hunting and need to know the basics as well as anything else you might be able to add.

Shotgun only?

.22 OK?

Magazine capacity?

.22 Mag or .17 WMR OK?


Thank You in advance

AKASL

LIVE FREE OR DIE
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:35:36 PM EDT
[#1]
I like .22 long rifle.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:58:57 PM EDT
[#2]
Quoted:
I like .22 long rifle.


This. Cheap and effective.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:08:06 PM EDT
[#3]
I'm not a squirrel hunting veteran, but my East Texas in-laws are.  They all use .22s and I have as well when I've joined them.  Next time I go I might take my 17HMR but that's just for the hell of it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 2:01:48 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
Squirrel hunting. I'm new to squirrel hunting and need to know the basics as well as anything else you might be able to add.

Shotgun only?
Nope
.22 OK?
yep
Magazine capacity?
none
.22 Mag or .17 WMR OK?
they are ok

Thank You in advance

AKASL

LIVE FREE OR DIE


*edit for blue color
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 2:03:49 PM EDT
[#5]
I used a 22 back when we hunted them in the open spaces.   Now that i live in the city outskirts  I use a Benjamin 177 cal pump pistol to control the vermin.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:15:31 PM EDT
[#6]
Nose to butt shot with a 30.06  . . .  . . POOF
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:41:50 PM EDT
[#7]
Use soft nosed, not HP.  If your gun will take them, use Rifle (maybe even Shorts), as opposed to LR.  If it only shoots LR, get a box of subsonics.  The lower velocity rounds are enough to take them out and you will ruin less meat.

When I was younger, Iron sights seem to have been enough, but a little 4x scope is my friend now.
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 6:53:55 AM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
I used a 22 back when we hunted them in the open spaces.   Now that i live in the city outskirts  I use a Benjamin 177 cal pump pistol to control the vermin food supply.


Fixed it for you.  These tree rodents are good eating.
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