Originally Posted by grizlywinkleman
If I loaded a 223 FMJ with a light charge of powder, would it still blow the heck out of squirrels? Has any one tried this? Is there anything I could do to hunt squirrels with my AR?
They taste great and I want the meat.
Buy a rimfire upper for it. That would be the best way. And it's way cheaper to shoot.
Lots quieter in the woods too.
Loaded down enough to take squirrels w/o too much damage you may get unacceptable pressure levels from .223 Rem. be very careful if you're gonna try it. And stick to headshots and be sure of your backstop. I'd try the .223 from a deer stand. You could take all your shots into the ground and as we all know, all a fella has to do to see squirrels is go climb a tree and wait for the deer.