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#3129839 - 01/18/13 04:46 PM Squirrel vs 45 cal
southernhunter
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Thinking about getting out the t/c and trying some light loads on some tree rats. What y'all think ?

Edited by southernhunter (01/18/13 04:47 PM)

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#3130062 - 01/18/13 07:49 PM Re: Squirrel vs 45 cal [Re: southernhunter]
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I knew a fellow that use to hunt them with a .54 caliber flintlock....He only took head shots and was pretty good at it.
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#3130133 - 01/18/13 08:31 PM Re: Squirrel vs 45 cal [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Sounds like fun.
I am going in the morning but taking a .17 HMR.
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#3130196 - 01/18/13 09:09 PM Re: Squirrel vs 45 cal [Re: RUGER]
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My dad use to talk about his grandpa "barking" them. He would find them hugging the tree and shoot beside their head letting the bark knock them out.
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#3130225 - 01/18/13 09:33 PM Re: Squirrel vs 45 cal [Re: huntintn]
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Ill be doing the something after deer this weekend
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#3141104 - 01/27/13 09:28 AM Re: Squirrel vs 45 cal [Re: tasaman]
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Think head shots. Here's a pic of one I shot the other day with a recent aquisition, a Hopkins and Allen caplock "squirrel rifle" in .36 cal. I was shooting a cast .350 lead ball and 30grs of Pyrodex P powder. Damage was more than I was expecting.


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