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Whats the best weapon for squirrel hunting a 22., airgun/bb gun or a slingshot?

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  • Whats the best weapon for squirrel hunting a 22., airgun/bb gun or a slingshot?

    Whats the best weapon for squirrel hunting a 22., airgun/bb gun or a slingshot?

  • #2
    I use an air gun. They're very quite and really accurate with a good scope.

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    • #3
      20 guage shotgun, #6 shot.

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      • #4
        Falcon

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        • #5
          I've actually killed more with an air rifle out of the back yard than anywhere else. The neighbors never knew I was shooting. In the field I prefer a scoped .22 LR.

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          • #6
            A .22 is more effective, but you have to watch your angle of fire when shooting into trees, because a miss can travel a mile.

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            • #7
              The old cajun Shastone used to hunt squirrels from a pirogue and never used any kind of a gun. When once asked how he managed to kill so many squirrels without a gun, he replied, "I just park the pirogue under a tree with a squireel nest in it and beat on the side of the pirogue. When the squirrel peeks over the side of the nest to see what the noise is, he see my ugly face and it scares it to death and it just fall into the pirogue. I used to take my wife with me but she busts em up too bad".

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              • #8
                http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2011/06/falconry-basics-introduction-birds-prey-hunting-birds?photo=3#node-1001447392

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                • #9
                  Now that's a tall tale santa! I blew coffee out of my nose!

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                  • #10
                    I fiend a 410ga/#6 Pump works well on the little Rats.

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                    • #11
                      I use a bb/pellet gun

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                      • #12
                        A .410 is by far the best. You can easily hit a running target and it won't make hamburger at close range.

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                        • #13
                          I prefer the slingshot if the target is no more than 300 yards out.

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                          • #14
                            A pocketfull of round, smooth river rocks. I have to throw left handed though, I tear 'em up too bad if I used my pitching hand.

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                            • #15
                              I find a .410 is good for beginners, it sure helped me! It shoots like a rifle really because it has a very tight shot pattern. I now hunt with a 20 gauge, sometimes it can be a little over kill if you hit it dead center but normally squirrels are moving so not all the shot hits it. If you use a shot gun make sure to use steel shot. I also use a .22 LR semi automatic with a 3-9x scope, its a bit of a challenge but its good because you dont need to worry about blowing up your meat or having shot in it, its easy to skin afterwards, and you feel kinda like a sniper really haha. But my fav thing to use is a 410. shotgun.

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