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    Is a long barreled .22 revolver good for rabbit an squirrel

  • #2
    its OK if your a good shot, but i would go with a short barrel 22 rifle. like a 10/22 ruger carbine.

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    • #3
      I would agree with kolbster, the 10/22 is a good squirrel and rabbit gun. I would also add and Marlin .22

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      • #4
        Past a certain point (an individual choice), Practically speaking, a long barrel provides a good sight radius for accurate shooting, but too long a barrel can be unwieldy. I would not recommend a barrel longer than 6.5 inches, such as the Ruger Single-Six or a 6-inch barrel on a double-action revolver such as the S&W Model 17, for the simple reason that you would probably want to holster the piece. However, you can enjoy excellent results with a 4-inch barrel if you prefer that barrel length, and I do not consider a 4-inch tube a disadvantage. In summary, a four, five or six-inch barrel makes sense to me. The only exception that leaps to mind is the Thompson-Center "Contender" or "Encore" (with a 10-inch barrel) because the receiver with attached 10-inch barrel is about the same length as a revolver with a 6-inch barrel, and the T-C is a gratifyingly accurate handgun.

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        • #5
          In Alaska I used a 22 6 inch barrel Ruger Mark II for Grouse and rabbits. Here in Arkansas I use it for squirrel hunting.

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          • #6
            I use the same setup as Coop just mentioned and have a lot of fun with it and yea it is a bit more challenging. For carry I bought an Uncle Mike's holster. It's plenty long enough yet it secures the pistol nicely. Federal copper plated hp's shoot fantastic.

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            • #7
              If your quick and a good shot it would work, but I would also go with a short barrel rifle.

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              • #8
                I own the ruger single 6 and it's been a good gun. Plus it's cheap shooting.

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                • #9
                  You would have better chances with a rifle than a pistol because a rifle is more accurate.

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                  • #10
                    Its as good as you are as a pistol shot. I really like the 10/22 charger they came out with. A Ruger is by far the most reliable action out there

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