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Old 08-29-2017, 06:48 AM
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what has happen to the kid in us all, I can remember taking out a
many squirrels with my pellet gun, now they make some awesome
pellet .177 caliber airguns.....just a thought
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:31 AM
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Air rifles are fun but I typically use my T/C G2 Contender in rifle form. The CZ 453 American is really good too.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:02 PM
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I have two model 75s,but only one bolt assembly. You wouldn't know where I can find one do you? They are incredibly accurate rifles.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:12 PM
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I bought a CZ 452 last year and couldn't be happier. If you can scratch up the little bit of extra money, you won't be sorry with a CZ, especially a 452. Of the others out there, the Ruger American Rimfire bolt-action is a really good gun and Ruger has great customer support.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:16 PM
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I have two model 75s,but only one bolt assembly. You wouldn't know where I can find one do you? They are incredibly accurate rifles.
If you have not,check on ebay, you would be amazed at the old gun parts for sale
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:08 AM
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I just read that Rem-DriLube is better than the graphite for lubricating the 10/22.

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PS: I am definitely going to try this before the graphite.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:56 AM
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Savage B series. Hands down the best deal out there.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:05 AM
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Savage B series. Hands down the best deal out there.
I waited to comment. I just sighted in the Savage B22 V (heavy barrel). Not much of a fan of the Tupperware stock, but the thing shoots better than a can at 50yds. Like I said somewhere else, I put the Nikon Prostaff rimfire 3-9X40 on it. It is the rifle I will be shooting this year.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:11 AM
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Yeah im retty excited bout getting of the squirrels when it cools down just a little more. Got the itch to get a new rifle bad. Thanks everybody for all the advice. Ill say that the heavy barrell savage looks pretty good. May have to try them out
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:54 PM
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Yeah im retty excited bout getting of the squirrels when it cools down just a little more. Got the itch to get a new rifle bad. Thanks everybody for all the advice. Ill say that the heavy barrell savage looks pretty good. May have to try them out
Don't know where Ashburn, Ga is at, but tell ya what. I too like to look and feel them before I buy. I bought the B22 sight unseen other than internet pictures and reviews. If you want to come up this way, you are more than welcome to shoot this one. Jigman, if we tear him away from his busy schedule, he has a bunch of rimfires. I am sure he would let ya look and feel what he has.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:07 AM
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I'll say a Henry lever action. The .22WMR is an extra $100 or so.

The 10/22 ain't what it used to be. Mine is a dog, it shoots 3" groups at 30 yards. From what I can tell, I am expected to sink another $250 into building a decent rifle around that action.
Are you sure the problem isn't your trigger finger?

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PS: May the screw that holds the action to the stock is lose or to tight?

Also they don't shoot high velocity bullets very well. Shoot ones that don't go over 1200 FPS.

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:39 AM
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Savage 24 over/under in .22/.410
It's nice to have the .410 barrel for when they're on the move.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:34 PM
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I got several .22s and surprisingly the cheapest one is maybe the best shooter . Savage MK11
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:02 PM
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i got myself a new one this year. cz 455 with the short threaded barrel. i ran 36 rounds through it one day last week. walked it in where i wanted it with 5 then punched a about a nickel sized hole through the target with the next 30 then head shot a squirrel later that afternoon. from what i've read they actually get tighter after you shoot them some. the best .22 i've ever owned for sure.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:31 PM
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CZ w/ a Leupold
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:05 PM
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yeah, it's crazy to have as much tied up in a squirrel set up as a deer set up. but, i'm with you on that combo.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:58 AM
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You just can't beat a Ruger 10/22 day in and day out they just work.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:04 PM
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I've taken squirrels with about everything, but I realized that .22 shorts are all you need. Pluses are the little pop they make, cheaper to shoot, but hard to find. Shorts are my go to squirrel bullets these days. This eliminates most semi auto rifles, but I'd rather shoot pump or lever action.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:53 AM
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That Savage B-22 I mentioned earlier doing a awesome job. As far as the 22 shorts, I only have a Henry that will shoot them. But with open sights combined with my bad eye sight, they are a challenge!! And a Henry with a scope mounted on it is just unAmerican in my opinion.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:39 PM
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I like head shots with my AR-15 for tree rats. But if you are trying to save the hide I like my 22lr. I have a Remington 597 semi auto with a 30 round banana clip that is great for squirrels. A 22lr is too small for hogs but the AR-15 would be a better option. But it will be a little over your $300 budget. The AR-15 is also a good option for HD and mid sized game so it is a better all around gun.
I assume when you refer to using an AR15 for squirrels you mean a .223/.556 if so, that is not only dangerous by firing a centerfire rifle into the air but also it is illegal to use centerfire rifles for small game hunting,. The regs state a .17 caliber or larger rimfire rifle or muzzleloader.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:55 PM
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I assume when you refer to using an AR15 for squirrels you mean a .223/.556 if so, that is not only dangerous by firing a centerfire rifle into the air but also it is illegal to use centerfire rifles for small game hunting,. The regs state a .17 caliber or larger rimfire rifle or muzzleloader.
They make a 22 conversion kit for ar15's. Just pointing out the versatility. A modern shotgun if you will.

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Old 10-30-2017, 09:24 PM
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I bought a Marlin 39 with a 16.5" barrel and topped it with a red dot sight with squirrels in suburban settings in mind. And rats around the corn bin out at a friend's farm.
It would feed shorts, longs, CB's etc. just fine.
I could use a CB long and have plenty of killing power on a tree rat within 20 yards.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:57 AM
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Old Browning T-bolt with an old Weaver K4 scope is the most deadly tree rat gun I have, but I've taken them with just about everything legal. Never been a biggy on shotguns for TR's too much damage to the meat.
My favorite go to was (before my eyes started crapping out) my ML, Moni Lynn, .45 cap n ball. Made her back in the late '70's and she has taken a lot of TR's and deer over the years. Kind of funny, seems the early season hunts they'd come closer to see what the smoke was about - didn't take them long to find out neither. She was/is a "meat" gun, just wish I could still focus up in the shadow of the woods like I used too.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:49 PM
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My cheap Savage with a Nikon rimfire scope is such a good squirrel killer I put one on the stock! Hard to beat that accutrigger.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:40 AM
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Remington 552 auto, scoped with Weaver 4X. I shoot CCI .22 short hollow points. A new 552 is pricey. Good older models can be readily found at good prices.
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