was working on a center fire squirrel gun when the forum went on hiatus.
it’s a Ruger GP100 38 special. Can’t carry a rimfire during the firearms deer season in Michigan, so I thought this might work. 3″ GP with a Weigatinny short rail and a reflex sight. Finally got it together, but haven’t shot it yet. We’ll see if I can find a load that holds minute-of-squirrel at 50′ or more.
That’s the plan. Right now I only have 148 grain wadcutters loaded with 2.8 grains of Bullseye. I do have some tiny little 73 grain semi wadcutters, but haven’t found a good load for them yet. They have so little bearing surface that they don’t provide enough resistance for Trailboss powder. Shot a few with Bullseye, but have a lot more experimentation to do before hunting with them.
This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by CB57.
Shot the Ruger yesterday. If I do my part, squirrel head size groups at 50′ are pretty easy.
Carried my Buckmark 22 yesterday, though. Don’t have a good holster for the 38. Missed one squirrel with the Buckmark. Pretty dismal, windy day. Squirrels were laying up in the trees, not moving much, and not calling at all.
I’ve taken a couple with my Ruger 22/45. Kinda picky about what it likes, but once I found one that shot well, it was a tack driver. Got a Single Six too, that is far less picky, but the squirrels were a little less cooperative when that was on my hip. Hoping I can get a few with it this fall. And I agree, a handgun section would be nice.