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#3519971 - 12/28/13 05:03 PM Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle?
UTGrad
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So which do y'all prefer to take squirrel hunting, shotgun or rifle?
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#3519976 - 12/28/13 05:08 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: UTGrad]
tailchaser
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12ga on all my small game hunting.
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#3520127 - 12/28/13 06:55 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: tailchaser]
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Prefer .22 headshots for quality meat, but I don't use the .22 much until November or so.
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#3520276 - 12/28/13 09:04 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: Poser]
redblood
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only rifles for me. shoulder shots only
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#3520368 - 12/28/13 10:28 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: redblood]
FOX FIRE
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Depends on time of year & my mood, rather use a .22 but if the leaves are still on the shotgun gets to go.
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#3520450 - 12/29/13 02:57 AM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: FOX FIRE]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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#3520545 - 12/29/13 07:41 AM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: stik]
Tar12
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Shotgun until until the leaves come off and the .22 there after.If I am hunting the young dogs which is almost always we pack a rifle and the shotgun.
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#3520917 - 12/29/13 01:16 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: Tar12]
catman529
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Used a 12ga till I got a .22. Now I prefer the rifle. In the backyard I use a .177 air rifle with BBs. Just shot one today in fact.
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#3521212 - 12/29/13 05:00 PM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: catman529]
redblood
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22's are fine with the leaves on. you just have to be precise and patient. most of my limits happen the last week of august and the first 2 weeks of september
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#3522026 - 12/30/13 08:14 AM Re: Squirrel Hunting: Shotgun or Rifle? [Re: redblood]
Plateau Hunter
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.22lr subsonic with head shots preferred.
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