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  • Do you squirrel hunt with a .22 or shotgun and why?

    Do you squirrel hunt with a .22 or shotgun and why?

  • #2
    I use a scoped .22 because it is great practice for deer season, and it kinda makes you feel like a sniper/assassin. I have never felt like shooting a squirrel off a branch with a shotgun is very sporting, besides .22 ammo is cheaper and you can take longer shots. Meat recovery is also better with the .22 because if you shoot for the head, there is no damage. 6 and 4 shot tends to ruin quite a lot of meat.

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    • #3
      I with agree hunt_fish_sleep and I also use a scoped .22.

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      • #4
        I use a scoped .22, I think that a shotgun is way too much for something that small.

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        • #5
          I have used shotguns but they just rip them up so I like to use my .17 HMR.

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          • #6
            a scoped .22, a shot gun just ruins to much meat.

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            • #7
              great answer kolbster

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              • #8
                .22, either rifle with scope or pistol with open sights. It allows me to practice my woodsmanship for deer season, it ruins the meat if you shoot them with a shotgun, and it also is a lot less sporting.

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                • #9
                  Open sight .22 with a head shot. Using a sight is to easy. I went bowhunting for them once, but that was too expensive. Lost 2 arrows, one broke when it hit a stump, and the other went up the tree with squirrel and never got it back. I figured it was a dumb idea afterwards.

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                  • #10
                    I use a shotgun because it seems that most of the time the squirrels are running on the ground. If I know that they will be cutting in a hickory or pig nut tree I will use a .22LR.

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                    • #11
                      A shotgun. It is quick and easier to hit the animal with

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                      • #12
                        .22 with no scope cause it is more of a challenge.

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                        • #13
                          plus i dont have a shotgun!

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                          • #14
                            I use a 22 with red-dot sight. You can actually eat the squirrel! Plus it's not even sporting to shoot them with a shotgun.

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                            • #15
                              I use both depending on my mood.

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