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Opinions-I've often taken my dad's 22 hornet out for the overlapping fall turkey and squirrel seasons while he takes his .222.

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  • Opinions-I've often taken my dad's 22 hornet out for the overlapping fall turkey and squirrel seasons while he takes his .222.

    Opinions-I've often taken my dad's 22 hornet out for the overlapping fall turkey and squirrel seasons while he takes his .222. Now I'm in the market for my own rifle...so I ask, what would be your caliber of choice? Hornet? .222? .223? Other? I like the older hornet and .222 calibers for a little nostalgia, but know .223 is more readily available and cheaper.

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    Id definately go for the .223. This is because modern ammunition makes the cartrage more versatile. The price is also good for the ammunition.

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      Your last sentence pretty much answers your own question. The hornet and .222 are getting to be more of a collector's item than a good hunter. Your options with .223 are endless and continue to grow every day. I'd definitely go with that caliber if you want it for every day shooting.

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        This is the first time Ive heard of a centerfire rifle being used for squirrel hunting.Most hunters use a rimfire or a shotgun on em.One would think firing a centerfire at a squirrel in a treetop could possibly be a dangerous shot, seeing how far these rounds will travel.

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        • #5
          Yeah, typically it's a .22 for squirrel, except when the two seasons overlap...and then it's ground shots only.

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