Best Squirrel Rifle...

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  1. 6Speed

    6Speed Premium Member

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    Thought I'd start a thread on our favorite rifles. The frost last night had me thinking the tree rats would be out today hording nuts and they were. I'm up near Higgens lake this weekend for a family trip and brought my rifle and took a walk this morning and popped two.

    My favorite rifle is named SAM. Squirrel Assult Machine.

    It's a tricked out Ruger 10/22 with
    bull barrel, custom stock and a hot Loupold scope. The trigger was tuned by a good gunsmith and it's a tack driver for sure.

    What's your favorite squirrel rifle? IMG_20200919_162731401.jpeg IMG_20200919_162744052.jpeg IMG_20200919_162801811.jpeg
     
  2. mjh4

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    My favorite has to be the old school Marlin 80dl bolt action 22. With that micro groove barrel they are tack drivers I've got a few of them and they absolutely love standard and sub-sonic rounds.


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  3. Nostromo

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    My dog. :D I'll use my Ruger single six or the shot gun if I'm bird hunting. I would like to have a nice .22 rifle some day though.

    Have a great vacation!
     
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  4. kisherfisher

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    Ruger 10/22 basically stock with a cheap tasco scope. 60 yd max, but fun and accurate. Ilike your build 6speed, nice setup ! My wife bought this for an xmas gift almost 50 years ago.
     
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  5. ESOX

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    It's not at home at the moment, but my favorite rifle (Hybrid) is a
    Savage O/U .22 LR over 20ga. Perfect for any condition, leaves or not.
    Next is a stainless Savage Mark II. As accurate as any .22 LR I have ever shot, at any price.
    For late season, A bull barreled .17HMR Savage is just a hoot taking head shots @ 150 yds. If you miss it's your fault, the gun shot sub MOA out of the box.
    My 10/22 hardly gets out any more but for range fun with HC mags and moving targets.

    But the most fun I have squirrel hunting is with Ruger Hunters, in both a Mark III and a Single Six.
     
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  6. 6Speed

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    Thank you. She shoots sweet for sure.
     
  7. aacosta

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    Like my ruger american
     
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  8. John Hine

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    Favorite squirrel rifle is my savage, 17 hmr. Very precise rifle & if you can see em you can hit em, works amazing on coyotes out to 100 yards also. My favorite squirrel weapon is my Smith & Wesson model 22 A-1. I’m only good with it out to about 30 yards & sporadic on a sitting still target at 50 but it’s a ton of fun to shoot & extremely easy to care for & does a good number on squirrel! I usually shoot cci. 228B49C2-BA13-4DB9-BE28-4713EC62B6EF.jpeg
     
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  9. aacosta

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    Here a pic, ruger american with synthetic (wood, looks dark orange) 20200920_181316.jpg
     
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    Here’s my two bushy tail getters.

    On the right is my Ruger 77 .22 lr. I’ve replaced the sear and the spring on that one. It’s probably right at 2 lbs. with what seems like zero creep. It’s nickname is zapper. B6158241-2A2B-44A1-A9A8-FDEDBEC0774D.jpeg

    On the left is a T/C R22. I’ve replaced the trigger assembly with a Ruger BX trigger. It isn’t quite the trigger as the 77, but it’s light years better than stock.

    I have had a couple of 10/22’s and I must say that TC improved it quite a bit. A suppressor is next.
     
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  11. U.P.Grouse Chaser

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    I have a Ruger 77/22 blued and walnut with a Vari X III 1.5-5 Leopold on top of it . I try to put a least a couple of bricks thru it a summer to keep shooting skills sharp
     
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    My ruger 77/.30-06 leoupold 3×9 vari X II really does a number on them!
     
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    12 ga 3 inch #4 turkey with choke...never lost one but never ate one:D
     
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    Henry Golden Boy......iron sights
     
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    I bought a Savage-Anschutz 164 Sporter (re-badged Anschutz 1416) for that purpose back when I was a teenager. Never considered replacing it in the 40+ years since.

    -na