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Old 08-04-2017, 10:41 PM
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I am a 22 magnum guy all the way. I use cci solids and have killed squirrels at roughly 100 yards before. Head shots are my preference and no meat is lost. Plus, if I run into a hog while out it's nice to have.
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Winchester model 67 22 single shot with iron sights for me. That's a lot of fun and can be quite the challenge!
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My son in law shoots a .17 and i shoot a marlin bolt action .22. The 17 just seems to tear them up too bad compared to my 22. Sorry, i don't know what type of round he shot.
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I use a 22 pellet gun, with a cheap scope. It's a killer.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:35 AM
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Good old .22lr for me.
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I prefer a 22 magnum. It's good for squirrels and great when you run across a gang of hogs while squirrel hunting.
THIS^^^^^^It's bout time someone mentioned this!!
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I am a 22 magnum guy all the way. I use cci solids and have killed squirrels at roughly 100 yards before. Head shots are my preference and no meat is lost. Plus, if I run into a hog while out it's nice to have.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:48 PM
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Since I don't own a scope, anything past 70yds for a squirrel is really hard. Getting old sucks, don't let anyone lie to you That said, the longest shot on a squirrel has been about 60-70 yards. It was in the top of a tall Poplar. Good clean shot, it fell... about half way. Got stuck in the branches on the way down. Beautiful shot though!
I would like to witness a 70 yard head shot on a skwerl with open sights consistently !!
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.22 LR all the way. But I prefer hollow point. I use dogs and Try to make all head shots 30 yards or less.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:59 PM
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I love my 10-22 with solids but I use my 77/17 when they get scarce.
The 17HMR is a head shot only deal unless you shoot them just right and then you don't have to clean them.
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I have always used solids in my 10/22. Now with a much lighter trigger and new stock and scope I'm hoping to put some in the crock pot.

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My father own a processing facility in eatonton back in the seventies and eighties. He shot all the hogs and cows with 22 shorts just to knock them out so we could hang them and bleed them out. A 22 lr would would kill them dead therefore not letting them bleed out. A well placed 22 lr behind the ear or between the eyes of a hog will drop them dead on the spot. So will a 22 mag but I have seen people shoot a hog behind the shoulder with a 22 mag and it isn't as proficient of a shot as one to the head. If you are squirrel hunting choose your weapon wisely. If you are really wanting to shoot just a hog choose your weapon for that.
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Bought one a couple of years ago with a Leupold Rimfire. Been wanting this combo for years. I'll never need another!
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Scoped 10 22 or my old single shot with iron sights.
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I am about over my cataract surgery, and looking forward to trying open sights again. I haven't been able to shoot open sights in 12 or 15 years
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That's what I was looking at was the ruger 1022 they have them on sale for 180 bucks
Who is the "they" you speak of ??
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Didnt read the 2 pages of responses so I am sure it has already been said.....

My experience is that a 17 will basically cut them in half.

22 shorts for me typically.
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Have hunted for squirrels with both the 17 HMR and 22 LR. The 22 LR with solids is the best squirrel medicine around. I try for nothing but head shots cause eatin them is as good as shootin them.
Amen. Done. For the past 10 years or so when I started using .22 shorts and found they killed as good and dead as anything else, that's what I use now for squirrels. Even long rifle seems like too much now. I'm not biased against whips, but I think you'll find that most who say 22 mag, etc. are probably whippersnappers. I'm certain no millennials nor snowflakes are on here. In maturity, I mean.

I just love .22s.
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Absolutely!!! I have seen squirrel shot with a 17 and I am not impressed! If they are not shot in the head it messes up too much meat. I like to eat them to much so minimal damage is very important to me. The same goes for hollow points. I don't like them. My 10/22 shoots Winchester Super X round nose very well. Even then I try my best to shoot them in the head. I like me some fried squirrel!!!
Yeah and this guy does not miss many heads!! Ive seen him do it hundreds of times!!
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