Got my First Grey Squirrel of 2009

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Racr350, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Racr350

    Racr350 Active Member

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    This past spring break i decided to fit in as much shooting as possible since I havent had time with college and everything. So after shooting various crows at different distances with the .204 and .22WMR WITHOUT a camera, I smartened up and started to carry it with me now. Shot this one at about 30 yds with my Savage .22WMR at the top of a tall oak tree (I know not stunning but i was excited). Sent a CCI Maxi-Mag 40Gr HP at it and didnt expand much on exit. Got it right through the spine though so it didn't really matter. My dog had chased it up the tree and kept it up there for me to get it. Here's a couple pics of it: gun)

    My dog really wanted to "play" with it...:rolleyes:
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    Here's the Trophy Photo :D
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  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    I like to squirrel hunt also. Season hasn't opened here yet.
    Good job.
     

  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    When I was on the farm I used to squirrel hunt quite a bit, makes me want to start again. nice job.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Nice shot. Be careful though...you've started down the road of addiction. You're young so this addiction could last a loooong time. I recommend you buy as many rifles as you can now so that you can head-off any potential withdrawal pangs you might experience.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    My favorite squirrel area had back to back bad acorn production years. So the squirrel population is so low that I will not hunt it for fear of not having a huntable spot for too many more years into the future.
     
  6. Racr350

    Racr350 Active Member

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    Haha..i hear ya! I've already started my collection and I'm pretty satisfied where I'm at. Maybe new optics soon though. :rolleyes: Ive got a .22LR, .22WMR, .204Rug, and a .243Win. Thats enough for me and the rifles I've found myself shooting the most are the 204 and 22WMR. :D
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Racr350....you clearly need more rifles. If you hunt squirrels, I'm sure you hunt deer. A .243 is nice on deer, but a 7-08, 308, 280...the list goes on and on...Also you'll need to start stretching the distance on your squirrel hunting. That .204 will reach out and touch them from waaaay over there. I've got a .223 and a good spot to shoot 100+ yards at squirrels. Haven't been able to get one to sit still long enough though.
     
  8. Racr350

    Racr350 Active Member

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    I've been looking at 308's so that will probably be next. The problem with shooting squirrels with my 204 is that IF i miss, that bullets going a lonnngggg way. No squirrel is going to sit still on the ground long enough to get a shot on them. So i find the best way to get them is with my dog and a rimfire. She puts them up in a tree for me so they stay put and I just squeeze the trigger.gun)
     
  9. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    If they are looking at you and you hit them with the 204 and a 40 gr vmax it not exactly meat freindly!! its kinda like shooting a p-dog with a 30-06 and 180 AC!!!!
     
  10. Racr350

    Racr350 Active Member

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    Hahaha...Oh how correct you are! :D