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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14597086 02/22/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14600247 02/23/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14600578 02/23/20
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14620670 03/01/20
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Any small caliber firearm that will get the job done properly.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14653792 03/11/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14671731 03/17/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: killerv] #14678418 03/18/20
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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.


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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14678653 03/18/20
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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/

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14689446 03/21/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14872337 05/12/20
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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

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14951030 06/08/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14953313 06/08/20
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14955014 06/09/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14958259 06/10/20
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my 10 ga double .


Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #14991201 06/23/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #15001087 06/26/20
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #15012477 07/01/20
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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.

Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Reloder28] #15020048 07/03/20
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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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Re: Your favorite gun for small game? [Re: Dirtfarmer] #15021126 07/04/20
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Favorite bolt gun, Cooper with Kahles 2-7 rimfire scope.

Hard to beat for quality and performance.

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