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Squirrel hunting, in general

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by keyser223, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. R.Rock

    R.Rock Fulltime KnifeMaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 24, 2010
    As its been said, walk into a good spot and just sit, pretty quick you'll have them chattering all around you.
  2. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    They are also social, curious and sometimes territorial. Calls can work to your advantage.
  3. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    that is a Ruger 10/22 with a laminated Mannlicher style stock. My wife gave me the rifle for Christmas back in 1995. She bought it at WalMart. Evidently they had a batch made just for them. They did not sell well at the price they were asking, and this one was marked down to $185 :D
    It will hold Minuit of Squirrel out to 50+ yards.
    The Scope is a Bushnell 3-9X, sighted in for 50 yards.
  4. johnny twoshoes

    johnny twoshoes

    Feb 3, 2011
    I love squirrel hunting, it's my favorite time to be out in the woods. You can really learn a lot about your surroundings on a nice, quiet squirrel hunt. I've hunted with shotgun, handgun, and rifle. For me it's hard to beat a nice, accurate 22. cal rifle, they just relax things a bit better. Shotgun is too loud for my likings and I'm not good enough with a handgun to even bother.

    I just love a simple 22. rifle, they are a lot of fun and they teach you at the range. They can handle a lot of rounds and they don't scare the shooter. I have gotten to know my rifles very well, so I trust my shot when I have a squirrel hanging off of a branch.
    I went out a few times this year, but there are still a lot of leaves left on the trees. I took two greys the other day, they made it really easy so I couldn't resist.

    I hunt with a single shot Remington, a Sako P72 and a CZ.
    Here is a pic of the CZ.

    The tails of my fallen foes.
  5. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    dang fool squirrel stopped to give me the paw the other day. Sadly for him, I responded with my 1948 Remington 521T. :D

  6. WJC01


    Mar 3, 2006
    My favorite shotgun squirrel load is #4 or 5 duck loads. Hard hitting and less pellets to bite into. I use a Rem 870 12 ga.
  7. bobbywett

    bobbywett KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2006
    I use a Pedersoli .36 cal flitlock, loaded with 20 grains of FFF and .010 patch. Shoots quite accurate as you can see from these head shots.

    Attached Files:

  8. Phil in Alabama

    Phil in Alabama

    Oct 31, 2005
    Squirrel hunting is all the hunting I do anymore, really enjoy it. Here's one I got this morning with my Kimber 22.
  9. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    Great head shot Phil
  10. fishshooter


    Mar 29, 2006
    Opens this weekend here. Hopefully I can get out sometime Saturday or Sunday.
  11. Dfib


    Jan 8, 2006
    Check out the video tutorial from Mr. Squacks. --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66AVwthXgMA

    Tree Rat boiled in beer then slow cooked in apricot preserves and sweet baby rays is a treat!
  12. Tuxdad


    Feb 15, 2008
    I'm LIKING that flintlock !! Where'd you pick that beauty up ??
  13. bobbywett

    bobbywett KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2006
    It is an Italian made gun, by Pedersolli. I bought it out of a Cabelas catalogue about 8 years ago. They come in 4 calibers; .32, .36, .50, and .54. I love mine.
  14. Tuxdad


    Feb 15, 2008
    Dang !! All they sell now is the percussion cap type.. Oh well...
    Thanks for sharing the pics Bud !!
  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I believe Dixie Gun Works still has flinters in most flavors if that is what you want.
  16. Dragon63005


    Apr 28, 2007
    Use a Ruger 10/22 with hollow point rounds. Rugers are tack drivers. Use a Simmons 4x28 scope on it. Easy directions.

    1) Find seat in the woods.
    2) Fine squirrel.
    3) Place scope on head
    4) Squeeze Trigger
    5) Remove squirrel coat
    6) Cook and eat

    Good stuff.
  17. plumberroy

    plumberroy Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Try 3" loads with #6's. shells loaded with #4's don't have enough pellet count to constistantly kill tree rats plus the small bore size usually pattern smaller shot better.
  18. dipbait


    Feb 9, 2008
    The gun is not chambered for three inch.
  19. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Pick up some 2 3/4 high brass like Win Super-X.
  20. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    The gun and ammo I use is a Ruger 77/22 with a fixed 6X scope and mini mag ammo.

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