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Old 11-01-2011, 05:17 AM   #141
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"What's wrong with hunting squirrels with a shotgun"

I'll tell you man. When you got a bunch of hunting squirrels and they have a shotgun, if there are enough of them that they can traverse the barrel quickly enough while you are darting from tree to tree you might just end up with a posterior full of buckshot.

Its alot easier to go against hunting squirrels with a compound bow. It really doesn't matter how many of them there are because they don't have the strength to draw the bow completely back.
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"what's wrong with hunting squirrels with a shotgun"

i'll tell you man. When you got a bunch of hunting squirrels and they have a shotgun, if there are enough of them that they can traverse the barrel quickly enough while you are darting from tree to tree you might just end up with a posterior full of buckshot.

Its alot easier to go against hunting squirrels with a compound bow. It really doesn't matter how many of them there are because they don't have the strength to draw the bow completely back.
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Theres nothing wrong with using a shotgun for squirrels. Its a range game. I do it all the time. I use a remington 870 20ga, 2 3/4" shell with 7 shot, steel. Id use a .410 but finding a shell in steel is next to impossible
The only place we have to use steel is over water.
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The only place we have to use steel is over water.
Naval squirrels??

Navy Seals to change to Navy Squirrels?

We're screwed now!
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I make a really nice treerat pie
Come shoot my mom's chihuahua, (perrito malo de todos), and you

can have a ratwaffle pie...

I don't know, I would say offhand, if you're hunting

squirrel to eat, a 22LR.

If it's pest control, then that's where a shotgun will really shine.

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I use a .22 if im out in the middle of nowhere, as in no houses around. If there are houses in the area ill use my 870 cause shot wont come down thru someones roof a mile away
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Squirrel hunging has to be the easiest sport in the world. All you have to do is put up a couple of bird feeders and you can dang near take them with a claw hammer. My poor wife, who has gotten into bird watching, has been fighting squirrels for the past couple of years. We live in the woods and the tree rats are everywhere and they will get close enough to shoot with my H&R .22 revolver.
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Squirrel hunging has to be the easiest sport in the world. All you have to do is put up a couple of bird feeders and you can dang near take them with a claw hammer. My poor wife, who has gotten into bird watching, has been fighting squirrels for the past couple of years. We live in the woods and the tree rats are everywhere and they will get close enough to shoot with my H&R .22 revolver.

You do know they are good eatin.
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I had an ideal squirrel gun when I was a teen, and it still sits in my cabinate.
It was a Savage Mdl. 24, with a top barrel .22 LR, L, or Short. The lower a 410 3" shotgun. Sitting the .22 was used, and running the lower shot gun barrel with #6 shot. The shot gun was a killer also with not many shot to worry about. They would pop out with a tooth pick when cleaning go straight through it. Very little of any damaged meat. Once in awhile, a grouse would fall also to that lower barrel while hunting those Minnesota woods!
I wanted one of these all my life,Never got around to getting one It would be the perfect gun.
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I had an ideal squirrel gun when I was a teen, and it still sits in my cabinate.
It was a Savage Mdl. 24, with a top barrel .22 LR, L, or Short. The lower a 410 3" shotgun. Sitting the .22 was used, and running the lower shot gun barrel with #6 shot. The shot gun was a killer also with not many shot to worry about. They would pop out with a tooth pick when cleaning go straight through it. Very little of any damaged meat. Once in awhile, a grouse would fall also to that lower barrel while hunting those Minnesota woods!
I wanted one of these all my life,Never got around to getting one It would be the perfect gun.
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