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Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

 
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

Hodgdon's online reloading data center has some subsonic loads listed for the .223, but it would be a single shot proposition, as they won't cycle an AR platform.

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

How accurate are the conversion kits for an AR compared to a whole upper that is made for .22lr?
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:05 PM
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

My 24" varmint AR will shoot 1/2" group at 50 yards from a rest using Yellow Jacket HPs. Lots of fun. PK
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 PM
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

Michigan does not allow FMJ bullets for hunting. I have used 30 cal short jackets with FAST PISTOL powder, loaded to about 1300fps in a 30-30 for small game. Good practice for deer season. Be aware that Squib loads with TOO SLOW a powder can lead to detonation of the powder and extreme pressure excursions
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

I have always used a 410 ga # 4 shot , 20 ga # 6 shot, or 12 ga #6 shot for all small game , like rabbits and squirrels. My Father did the same thing and wouldn't let me use a 22 for squirrel, because what goes up comes down,,, someplace...
My son uses a shotgun for small game and my grandsons do too.

We got a couple AR rifles too, but just like tools, different job may require a different tool. We got one AR-15 set-up , scoped for coyotes and varmints.
We don't eat the varmints, but all the other small game goes in the pot.
We got an AR-10 7.62 mm with a 1.5 X 5 IR scope for close up pigs in the creek beds. We got regular bolt action rifles for deer that are scoped, for the job to be done.Catch my drift.
If you ever want to go small game hunting with us sometime, let me know, and we have an extra shotgun for you to use. Its great fun..
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

Try "barking" them.

Thread: Have you ever "barked" a squirrel?



Try shooting the tree right beside the head.
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Re: Light loaded FMJ for squirrels?

I have to admit that I had a situation one time about 45 years ago, that I had to bark a red squirrel off a tree with a 308... LOL. It was starve or do it.... My buddy and I got several and we ate that night. When daylight came the next morning, we figured out where we were, and got out of the woods by mid afternoon. Went straight to the nearist restaurant.... True story....
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