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

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  • #16
    I'll use either one. Just depends on what else I'm hunting at the time.

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    • #17
      I use a Ruger Single Six in 22 Magnum, Iron sights.

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      • #18
        Usualy my shotgun but some times I like to go out with my .22

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        • #19
          Early season with heavy tree cover (season opens 8-15 in GA) I will use a muzzleloading shotgun. As the leaves thin and they move from cutting hickory nuts to acorns I will use a small bore muzzleloading rifle or .22 as the mood strikes me. In late season when they are cutting Poplar buds I typically use a scope sighted .22 as shots can be on the longish side and I'm affected more and more by over 40 vision!

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          • #20
            Remington Nylon 66!

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            • #21
              It depends. I know that a .22 will travel upwards of two miles so I only use it if I'm in the mountains. Around an civilization I alway carry my benelli.

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              • #22
                both though ussaly its just me and my marlin

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                • #23
                  I always use both simultaniously. Of course I have a Savage combo gun in .22/.410 so I can choose a .22 on the ground or the .410 if the critter is in a tree.

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                  • #24
                    .22 because a shotgun is easy kills a .22 is more challenging

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                    • #25
                      22. You don't blow them to bits as much so you can see what you shot.

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                      • #26
                        You can also shoot them at longer ranges.

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                        • #27
                          .22 the 12ga destroys the bird feeders!LOL but seriously, depends on my mood and the season usually take the .22 cheaper and LOTS quieter. in my woods if I cut loose with the howitzer it tends to run the other critters off and I gotta go home and put hotdogweenies on the grill instead of tree rat

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                          • #28
                            I personally don't like the taste of lead so I take the .22 (instead of the shotgun) everytime. Clean head-shots put more meat on my plate. However, I do take a lot of rodents with my .20 cal pellet rifle too.

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                            • #29
                              Ruger 10/22 in .22lr is my favorite great practice for deer season.

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                              • #30
                                10/22 all the way

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