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Your favorite gun for small game? #13836731 05/21/19
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What format do you prefer for your small game gun: bolt, semi-auto, lever, pump, single shot ?

For me:
1. Bolt action
2. Single Shot


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I like bolt or single shot. I tend.to take more time to make that 1st shot count. I would use a marlin 39 if I could find one i could afford. Never had the opportunity to use a pump. With shotguns same principle. I prefer single shots or doubles.


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My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.


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Originally Posted by MOGC
My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.


How old are you since you’re using open sights?


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
Originally Posted by MOGC
My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.


How old are you since you’re using open sights?


59... I don't need glasses yet. Feel fortunate for that. I'm still able to kill them with my S&W K22 or Ruger MK III Hunter open sights handguns.


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I grew up shooting rabbits and squirrels with my great grandfathers octagon barreled Rem mod 12. It had cool sights, probably something from Marbles, a rear tang mounted aperture sight and the front could flip from a bead to a bead in a ring. Loved hunting with that rifle. Now days I mostly hunt small game with a .32 muzzleloader.


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I use a single shotThompson Center Encore handgun with a 10" .410 barrel. I hunt cottontail with beagles and squirrels with my Black Mouth Cur with it.


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I switch between several bolt, semi auto and lever action .22's and .22 mags. depending on what, where and how I'll be hunting. I like them all and can't really say I have a favorite.

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My favorite small game rifle is my Marlin 1894 CL in 25-20 WCF. The bullet is bigger and heavier than a 22 so it really knocks those squirrels over well. Velocity is moderate so you don't get any meat damage. It has a fixed power Weaver K2.5.
My heavy barreled CZ 452 in 22 LR is my other favorite. It's incredibly accurate.

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My bolt action is a Ruger 77/22 LR. The barrel is smooth, no open sights. It loves Remington Vipers &/or Yellow Jackets. With those rounds it will shoot very flat out to 85 yards.

The single shot is a Stevens Favorite, circa 1917. This gun literally looks fresh out of the box. It is a joy to behold for its age.


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First would be my Remington 581 bolt followed by my Henry H001.

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Originally Posted by MOGC
My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.


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Originally Posted by Robster
I use a single shotThompson Center Encore handgun with a 10" .410 barrel. I hunt cottontail with beagles and squirrels with my Black Mouth Cur with it.

Hunted swamp rabbits with beagles as a kid. This was my rabbit rig. My grip was more comfortable than the TC grip.

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I like this one for genl use. The pistol goes in my deer hunting pack for coons and squirrels. Same can fits both.

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When the shooting is hot and heavy (well populated gopher patch) I will go to my 10/22 with open sights. Extended range I like my savages, 17 HMR AND 22 mag.

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Favorite bolt gun, Cooper with Kahles 2-7 rimfire scope.

Hard to beat for quality and performance.

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Originally Posted by MOGC
My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.



Agree completely. Perfection.


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Originally Posted by Crockettnj
Originally Posted by MOGC
My absolute favorite is my old Marlin M39A. It has a Williams aperture sight and small flat faced gold bead front. It's slim, light, accurate and handles perfectly.



Agree completely. Perfection.

My favorite lever gun. This one with a VX-2 3-9x40 with CDS set up for 38 gr. Federal Game Shok, 50 yd zero. This gun has a trigger stop and near match grade trigger. Fajan stock and my attempt at checkering as a youngster. Rosewood grip cap.

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And, then there's my 29" barreled .22LR CZ 2500 with Leupold Compact 3-9x33 A/O EFR with Timney trigger.

Long barrel is really quiet without can. Not as accurate as the Cooper, but close.

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Usually a .22 bolt gun but next squirrel season I'd like to get my Henry H001 .22 lever gun out. Been having a lot of fun with it and it hasn't been hunting yet.

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i have a Ruger 77-22 S.S. with that weird black plastic stock,that makes it look like a toy rifle. but i like to use this rifle it doesn`t rust easy and i have 3 rotary 10-shot clips for it so it loads and unloads very easy.the other reason is i don`t want to wreck my Marlin 39A`s those are just used with tender lovin care.


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My Marlin Mountie is hands down my favorite.


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Originally Posted by Mackay_Sagebrush
My Marlin Mountie is hands down my favorite.


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Damn Mackay. Is that a booner jack? Sucker is huge

My favorite shown first with vermin and in its latest form.

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Not much here on the Winchester 9422. I have never owned or even handled a Marlin 39.

How do the two compare?


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9422 much smoother, and less trouble... I have shot 39's all my life, still have two.. They are great, the 94 is awesome..


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rimfire for small game its my 77/22. shotgun would be my 870LW 20 gauge.


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I’ve been craving a savage 24 in .22/410


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The 9422 is a great rifle,I still got tears over selling mine years ago.

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I just am finishing up my small game 10/22 project. It’s a 10/22 sporter deluxe with the 22” stainless barrel, BX trigger group, and a Leupold 4X rimfire scope. I’ll post some pics when I get it finished up.


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Rifles are usually a 10/22 or 77/22 both with Leupold scopes. Shotguns are whatever i drag out that day Winchester model 12s in 12 or 16 or older Wingmaster 870s in 20, 16 or 12

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I dunno. Usually the one closest to the front of the locker? Bolt, SS, lever, semi auto.....


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I've shown this one before, but my favorite woods walking, small game gun is a family heirloom. Marlin '94 25-20 shooting cast 89 gr plain based NOE 260283 at just under 1300 fps using 9.2 gr 4198. Williams 5D rear, fiber optic front sights aid these old eyes in hitting what I'm aiming at.
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squirrels are a bit harder to hit so I usually end up with the Rem 582 I bought as a teenager 42 years ago. It still carries a Herters 4x rimfire scope, 1" dia. and still outshoots me.

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Originally Posted by JLimbo


Damn Mackay. Is that a booner jack? Sucker is huge

My favorite shown first with vermin and in its latest form.

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And now.

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I hear they taste terrible, is this true?

Any cooking method that makes them taste better?


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Originally Posted by Ole_270
I've shown this one before, but my favorite woods walking, small game gun is a family heirloom. Marlin '94 25-20 shooting cast 89 gr plain based NOE 260283 at just under 1300 fps using 9.2 gr 4198. Williams 5D rear, fiber optic front sights aid these old eyes in hitting what I'm aiming at.
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squirrels are a bit harder to hit so I usually end up with the Rem 582 I bought as a teenager 42 years ago. It still carries a Herters 4x rimfire scope, 1" dia. and still outshoots me.


Great rifle! Super cool picture!!


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For tree squirrels, the 17HM2 in a bolt gun from Anschutz, Marlin, Remington, or Savage.

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Marlin 39A lever gun for me...

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This is a current .22 that I'm using this squirrel season. It's a Ruger American Rimfire, with a Nikon P3 EFR on board.


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Somewhere in the middle of all those guns I have a daily favorite. They are not sighted in for MOA but for MOR (Minute Of Rabbit)...

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Originally Posted by Mackay_Sagebrush
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Damn Mackay. Is that a booner jack? Sucker is huge

My favorite shown first with vermin and in its latest form.

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Yoy hunted Rabbits with .44 mag. How was that like ?

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cz 452 22lr for squirrels or a 10/22. 20ga wingmaster for rabbits. our squirrel season has been open for a month. i think i'd rather hunt squirrels with a 22 more than anything except elk. been retired for a long time, so i squirrel hunt most mornings for 2-3 hours, until it starts to heat up.

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My Annie's and S&W K22's and S&W Mod. 41's.

Win 9422 and 9422M for "walk about" guns.

The Marlin 39A & M gets shot a lot also.

Of course, the S&W Mod 63 is always with me.


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Kimber Hunter 22 is my favorite. Squirrel season starting in a few days here in Alabama.

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_AZ
I’ve been craving a savage 24 in .22/410

Same here. It is the gun I learned to hunt with as a child. My father gave it to my brother, and the Browning A5 came to me.
The savage 24 or my Glenfield model 60 .22lr would be my small game choice.

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Originally Posted by kellory
.........or my Glenfield model 60 .22lr would be my small game choice.


Had two or three of those myself. It was kind of like a rite of passage in my neck of the woods. The only gun stores were Sears & Western Auto.


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
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.........or my Glenfield model 60 .22lr would be my small game choice.


Had two or three of those myself. It was kind of like a rite of passage in my neck of the woods. The only gun stores were Sears & Western Auto.

Very popular guns, they made more than 12 million of them. Mine is the higher capacity version. I still have the original Glenfield scope, but replaced it due to no longer being able to see much through it, except in bright light.


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been really enjoying my win 320. 2-7 leupold rimfire on it. More accurate than my cz 455. Get compliments on it every time I take it out.

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I haven't used it for hunting yet, but I did just get a blow dart gun that I want to try out this fall


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Originally Posted by killerv
been really enjoying my win 320. 2-7 leupold rimfire on it. More accurate than my cz 455. Get compliments on it every time I take it out.


That was a sleeper that few people even knew about. Great rifle.

My favorite is my new model T Bolt in .22 LR

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Part of the beauty of small game hunting is the ability to do it with pretty much whatever you have handy. Rimfire, shottie, air rifle, CF, rock lock, whatever. The seasons are so long, you can use them all in turn. :-)

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I really like my 22s.
I have several. Some with scopes and some without.
I like the iron sights under clear skies but when it's cloudy I use one with a scope.

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A Westley-Richards Martini in originally .310. Now my own "wildkitten cartridge" best described as an 8mm/.32-20. 125 gr wheelweight semi flatpoint mold with 3.5 gr of Red Dot or Bullseye for 970 fps. Home built California sights with a 150 yd folding leaf. This Cadet, I have reason to believe, by external pitting was stored on the floor of the English Channel for many years before it found it's way to me. But, the bore is more than acceptable, possibly because of the beeswax lube used back in the day. Pressed back into service during the great rimfire panic a few years ago, I found it far exceeding the .22 in performance past 100 yard mark, generally stopping any jackrabbit charge, and once or twice saving my life when charged by a tender young
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Having 18 rimfires to choose from they all get taken for a walk every squirrel season. Favorite is whatever floats my boat that day.

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Swift, are there that many squirrels in Pa..??? Last I hunted there may 4 years ago, never saw one..


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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Swift, are there that many squirrels in Pa..??? Last I hunted there may 4 years ago, never saw one..


Where I go there are !

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22 Lr and 22 WMR, looking to add a nice wood and blued browning T bolt to my collection soon.
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For squirrels, I like my little CZ Bobwhite in .410...

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...or my Marlin 39 shooting Remington Subsonics.

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I use this Ruger 77/17 M2 around the house & fields.....Lilja barrel

The 17 M2 cartridge is just plain amazing....fast...quiet and deadly

All this talk of Marlin 39's....that would be my second choice........

Here's one of mine in pic 2

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Pretty sporty shooting with a 642..

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For squirrels with a 22 its my winchester 52 sporter with leupold 3x9 efr, it will now be my tikka 16" t1x with a can and leupold 6.5x20 efr, with a shotgun winchester 42 pigeon grade or parker vh grade double in 410, in bad weather remington 870 in 410

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My favorite squirrel rig is a Kimber Hunter .22 bolt action rifle with a Burris 3x9 rimfire scope.


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Marlin .22 mag bolt action with Leupold 3x9. Everything I point this $129 dollar (many years ago) death ray at ends up getting killed. Browning Sweet 16 for the other days.

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Any small caliber firearm that will get the job done properly.

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My favorite, mentioned earlier but no picture; Kimber Hunter 22, Burris mounts, Leupold VX1 2-7x33mm scope.
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very early Model 24 that my grandfather owned and he died in 1968....

it was his favorite squirrel and rabbit gun.. as his favorite two game animals, were squirrel and rabbits..

410 on the bottom and 22 LR on top....when he passed an I inherited it, the 22 barrel was shot out...

when I squirrel hunted with it back in MN, .410 shells were like $4.00 for a box of 25...

use to cook up squirrel in a casserole of it and wild rice...spice it up with Worcestershire Sauce...
that sure was some good eatin...

that old 410 was quite the small game getter... in 25 yds putting out a pattern about the size of a garbage can lid...

the 22 on top... you couldn't hit a barn at 25 yds with it...love the gun, and more so since it had belonged to my grandfather.

Addendum... after looking it on on Wiki, I guess what I have from my grandfather is one made by Stevens..which would have been made between 1938 and 1950.. supposedly he bought the gun before WW2, according to family members.. I also inherited an earlier Model 36 in 30/30 from him that was supposed to be pre WW 2 also...




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been really enjoying my win 320. 2-7 leupold rimfire on it. More accurate than my cz 455. Get compliments on it every time I take it out.


I have the single shot version of it-the Win model 310. It is certainly an accurate rifle (CCI standard velocity 22 LR). Nice size, and great build quality. I have a Bushnell Banner straight 1" tube 4 x scope on it.


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Crossman 2100. Does a number on the backyard rabbits, doves, quail, grackles, pigeons, and ground squirrels.


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For squirrel I use a current production Browning T Bolt left hand model.
For rabbits my favorite is an Ithaca 37 20 gauge pump/

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A Marlin Model 39D Dad bought me (Santa) when I was 13, and a close second is an heirloom Springfield 16 gauge single shot shotgun that used to belong to my Great Uncle Roscoe McDuffy. It was made in 1912 and he helped feed his family with it during the Great Depression. Dad used it in the 1940s when he was in college near their farm.

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Marlin bolt action, detachable magazine Model 780 .22LR or XT-22M .22WMR, depending upon how I'm feeling that day and what I plan on shooting at! smile

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The input here has been great. Not hard to get a man talking about their favorite small game guns.

Out of curiosity, before I have even studied on it, can a Ruger 77/22 be switched to a 17 caliber something with just a simple change of barrel?


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Originally Posted by Reloder28
The input here has been great. Not hard to get a man talking about their favorite small game guns.

Out of curiosity, before I have even studied on it, can a Ruger 77/22 be switched to a 17 caliber something with just a simple change of barrel?


Green Mountain used to sell drop-in barrels for the 77/22 and 96/22 in 17HMR and 17HM2. Shortly after the 17HMR and 17HM2 were introduced people started to rework 96/17 barrels from GM for their 10/22 Magnums and 10/22s. I bought four or five of them and reworked a couple for 10/22s and a couple for Savage 93s and Mark IIs. I think that GM may have stopped making these barrels because so many people were modifying them for 10/22s and they didn't want to deal with the potential for product liability suits.

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The only small game I hunt is ruffed grouse and that is a browning citori 725 12 gauge.

Now my 22's get used for model 39 or cz 452, but it tends to be the rem 512 single shot or the westernfield ss shot. These tend to be in the pickup when I go to the farm so thats whey they get more vermin.My nice 22's tend to be plinkers or range guns.


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my 10 ga double .


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For squirrels, a CZ 452 .22 with Lewey VX2 2-7x33. For everything else, a Beretta AL-2 20 ga.


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Savage 24 22lr/410, win 69a, benjamin pump .22. Closest thing we have for small gam here are mongoose and feral chickens.

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I killed a lot of squirrels as a kid with a Benjamin Pump 22 air rifle. It was a lot of fun.

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I may have a new "favorite" soon. It's one I have been working on for 8 years now, and I finally have it built but have not started the finish work on wood or metal work yet.
It's a 28 caliber flintlock. I really hope it shoots well. I will use about 10 grains of 3F Black powder and a .272" ball. Zeroed at 25 yards I expect it will not have a lot of range past maybe 50 at the most, but it should be a LOT of fun to shoot cottontails with in December and January.

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Favorite bolt gun, Cooper with Kahles 2-7 rimfire scope.

Hard to beat for quality and performance.

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My favorite small game gun is a compact, multi-purpose gun that is always with me for thousands of miles of canoeing and dog mushing:

Sp 101 "Parka Pistol".

1. 180 grain A-frame/1200 fps load for bear protection when camp is full of moose and/or caribou. Moose protection when on trails with dog team. Moose are super grumpy in winter when startled by dogs.

2. Ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare and beaver.
158 grain speer tmj/1000 fps.
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Even though I'm currently without one, always liked the build and feel of the 101. Nice.


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Savage Model 24, 22lr on top 20ga on the bottom. Such a great bunny gun. Running shots with the 20 and head shots with the 22 if the hold. Big fan of the single shots for small game.


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How many more days until Sept 1, feels like it will never get here.

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