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  • #170
    jharmon
    jharmon
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    This topic is to discuss any other weapons used to hunt squirrels

    #244

    CB57
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    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.

    I know it sounds odd, but I like the challenge.

    #246
    TD
    TD
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    As long as you make head shots you should be good. At one time I had a .38 caliber flintlock rifle, it was a great squirrel rifle but body shots were a mess.

    #261

    CB57
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    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.

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    #319

    CB57
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    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.

    #365

    CB57
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    Missed two more squirrels today with the Buckmark  Camper and Barska red dot combo. I need more practice.

    #366

    Duke3026
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    A handgun section is needed.

    #402
    Skydog
    Skydog
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    .22 LR Remington 597 synthetic stock. That way I don’t have to worry about the finish getting botched by mosquito dope.

    #405
    Skydog
    Skydog
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    Anyone ever seen/used flu-flu crossbow bolts?

    #497

    K22
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    In the past, read that as younger days, I hunted Squirrels with the Smith & Wesson mdl. 41 I shot in competition. That pistol was scary accurate with RWS subsonics.

    #582

    VinCyr
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    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.

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