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#12179980 - 08/01/17 45-70 Squirrel gun  
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My Guide gun is mighty accurate

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#12181017 - 08/01/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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N I C E.......shootin'...........

#12181513 - 08/01/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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So is mine, but I find it's a bit of overkill on rodents. Your squirrel season opens early up there.


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#12186869 - 08/04/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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So is mine, but I find it's a bit of overkill on rodents. Your squirrel season opens early up there.


That's why I shoot em in the head so's not to waste any meat....If you're one of them that likes squirrel brains then you're outta luck. frown

#12187978 - 08/04/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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If you take a couple forty five ninety Cases and reduce the top half inch with a forty four resize die then drop ten grains of unique add a card or leather wad and tap it down with a pencil then fill with shot, add another leather or card wad, and then roll the top with round nose bullet seater and put a drop of elmers on top to aid in holding everything down. You wind up with a really nice squirrel, grouse or partridge load for those instances when you can use one.

By avoiding a traditional wad you lessen the chance of the rifling applying spin to the shot charge, I've broken clays at twenty five yards with mine.

Just FYI, if anyone is interested..............

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#12188150 - 08/05/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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#12190059 - 08/06/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: 1minute]  
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Originally Posted by 1minute
So is mine, but I find it's a bit of overkill on rodents. Your squirrel season opens early up there.

I am glad our season opens in late May here in Missouri. It gives a guy a chance to kill some of those really young and dumb ones that are super tender.


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#12190064 - 08/06/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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Originally Posted by Longhunter_1
My Guide gun is mighty accurate

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What scope do you have mounted on there?

I have a set of XS sights that I was planning on sticking with but am thinking of going to a low powered scope instead.


"Any of you boys know your way around a Walther PPK?"
#12191837 - 08/06/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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What scope do you have mounted on there?


Trijicon, 1.5 to 4x with a red tipped post.. Very fast to get on target

#12192393 - 08/07/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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There's also a Ken Waters (I think, might well be Paul Matthiesen) "utility bullet" for subloads. If anybody is interested, I'll see if I can dig up the article. If I remember correctly, it's a short full wadcutter; low recoil, high accuracy at close ranges.


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#12192757 - 08/07/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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Just shot mine yesterday. Funny how people say it will killyou. Good round can load mild to wild. Light load a kid could shoot
Was fun to increase 2 grains at a time to see effect. Wish I had scoped so could see elevation difference.


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#12199263 - 08/10/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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my Grouse load is 292g cast over 16g of trailboss. bluuup! with no recoil. very accurate. great for head shots and even a shot behind the breast gets you great eating.


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#12322504 - 10/09/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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I shot a squirrel with the Rem. 405 grain once. Dropped like a rock.

#12326765 - 10/11/17 Re: 45-70 Squirrel gun [Re: Longhunter_1]  
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When I was around 16 I shot a fox squirrel with my 50cal Charles Daly muzzleloader @ about 30yrds.


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