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Old 02-03-2014, 04:21 AM   #151
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The concept seems neat, but I prefer a rifle and a shotgun ( 2 rigs, not 1 trying to be both).
Sights, triggers, ergonomics, balance........putting them all in one for me is too much of a compromise.
I've seen some of the fancier versions come around, folks buy any and all pretty darn quickly.
Usually it's old timers with a big smile, always reflecting back to their young days afield with similar.

Even at today's prices for that kind of nostalgia and feel good stuff, they might be bargains

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BTW, I prefer tree rats by .22 handgun, but my eyes aint like they used to be.
Reason why I passed on a beater Colt Woodsman today.

Shotguns bring home the meat, but offer no real sport in squirrel blasting once one has attained some experience. In close to urban areas it might be the better choice.

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All of the Squirrels that were in the woods when this thread was started have died of old age.

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The concept seems neat, but I prefer a rifle and a shotgun ( 2 rigs, not 1 trying to be both).
Sights, triggers, ergonomics, balance........putting them all in one for me is too much of a compromise.
I've seen some of the fancier versions come around, folks buy any and all pretty darn quickly.
Usually it's old timers with a big smile, always reflecting back to their young days afield with similar.

Even at today's prices for that kind of nostalgia and feel good stuff, they might be bargains
Yep thats me
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I hunt squirrel with a slingshot, much more challenging. Flippinout Maxim with a 36 or 44 cal lead ball to be precise.

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I like to squirrel hunt with a .22 handgun for a nice challenge. But there's nothing wrong with using a shotgun, as long as you don't mind picking out the shot.

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All of the Squirrels that were in the woods when this thread was started have died of old age.
Nah, I'm sure some of them got et.
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Call me old fashioned, but I like to think of hunting not just as a sport, but as a skilled sport that takes talent and well, ability. Using a shotgun to shoot a squirrel seems a lot like using a rocket launcher on a home invader. I want to eat the meat too, without picking out shot, or worse, spitting it out. I also would prefer to call the cops to remove a wounded thief to having vaporized him, but to each his own. Yes, I know squirrels move fast, but settle in and take aim with a .22, and you can take him in the head while he's sitting on a branch flicking his tail. Not every one has to shoot his limit either. That's just killing for the sake of killing. I see no sport, skilled or otherwise in going out solely to kill as many critters as the government allows. If it's bragging rights you want, you'll get more respect for a skilled head shot anyway than simply killing your seasonal allotment.

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Call me old fashioned, but I like to think of hunting not just as a sport, but as a skilled sport that takes talent and well, ability. Using a shotgun to shoot a squirrel seems a lot like using a rocket launcher on a home invader. I want to eat the meat too, without picking out shot, or worse, spitting it out. I also would prefer to call the cops to remove a wounded thief to having vaporized him, but to each his own. Yes, I know squirrels move fast, but settle in and take aim with a .22, and you can take him in the head while he's sitting on a branch flicking his tail. Not every one has to shoot his limit either. That's just killing for the sake of killing. I see no sport, skilled or otherwise in going out solely to kill as many critters as the government allows. If it's bragging rights you want, you'll get more respect for a skilled head shot anyway than simply killing your seasonal allotment.
IMO there is an equal amount of skill involved/needed when hunting with a shotgun or a 22...22= great sights and laser accurate, 410 = bead sight and limited range...my favorite for this kind of hunting is my Iver Johnson 410 and what's wrong with using the best tool for the job?
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One reason to hunt with a shotgun is a miss with a 22 will carry a long way and in populated areas. A 410 with #4 shot will carry less and be as sleet coming down and only a few pellets would do the trick and be relatively easy to find when dressing.
I know you would not miss but some of us will miss. And as mentioned, a 410 is only good to ~25 yards. I suppose that a 410/22 would be just ideal, BUT NOT A BAKIEL

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