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    Rim fire or shot gun for squirrel?

  • #2
    I will take my rimfire for sure.

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    • #3
      Yup, .22LR all the way. I've never bit down on a pellet of lead or wasted large parts of a small game animal with a .22

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      • #4
        .22LR no doubt. Good practice for shooting the bigger game too.

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        • #5
          Smitty good to hear from you, how was bear camp?

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          • #6
            Yep, rimfire for sure, personally I've never understood why some people use a shotgun for squirrels, for me that would take most of the fun out of it!

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            • #7
              I like using the .22 a lot better than a shotgun, but I never did like shooting in the air with a rifle, you never know when that bullet is going to come down.

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              • #8
                Yupp, .22. Wouldn't feel so great if you bit down on a lead pellet. Go with a .22 rimfire.

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                • #9
                  Hi...


                  To me, shotguns for squirrels is like cheating on a test...!!

                  Nobody needs that much firepower for a little squirrel.

                  A .22 will do just fine. Even a .17 air rifle is plenty big enough bag them.

                  Of course, if your eyesight isn't that good, then the shotgun...preferably a .410...would work well also.

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