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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13836745 05/21/19
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13837918 05/21/19
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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13838210 05/21/19
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13838953 05/22/19
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13840503 05/22/19
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13843012 05/23/19
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13846216 05/24/19
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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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ruger 22/45 mod 3 with a bushnell red dot 50 yard head shots on tree rats

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: MOGC] #13847985 05/25/19
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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.


+1


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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Robster] #13848129 05/25/19
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13849575 05/26/19
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #13850374 05/26/19
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