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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-08-2016, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Need a packable (inside a 3,000 cubic inch pack) weapon that can be pulled out and used for squirrel for those day hunts for deer when you only see the little critters moving. I am in parallel considering gallery loads for my 270 to do this but I'd like feedback from this group on an entirely separate arm.
What I know of, so far, and what I think of these options, includes;


Marlin Papoose - If the scope mounts on the receiver, how repeatable is this when it is assembled, knowing that I will not have the opportunity to verify my zero?


TC Contender with maybe the 10 or 14 inch rimfire barrel and pistol stock. How accurate are these with the stock barrels?


I see Ruger has a takedown of the 10/22 now so I suppose that is an option but I'd have the same concern as with the Papoose and the Marlin will likely be lighter.


Other than the above I don't know what options I have that can reliably shoot half inch twenty-five yard groups. I don't even know if the above guns can do it.


Thanks for the help guys.
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I know ammunition is not always easily available but........there is no better squirrel killer than 17 Mach 2.
Does it have to be inside a pack? A short barreled single shot in 17 mach 2 is something I would consider.

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The only one I have experience with is the TC Contender. A lot of people like the 10" barrels but I sold mine in favor of 12"-14" barrels. My .22lr s 14" and with ammo it likes will come very close to your 1/2" requirement at twice your stated distance. I have a rifle scope on mine and is easy to get use to on a rimfire.


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The Ruger 10/22 Takedown would be good. Scope mounts to receiver and when assembled the rifle will still shoot to the approximate point of impact prior to take down. I tested mine at 25 yards - 10 rounds and then took the rifle down - re-assembled and fired 10 more rounds - all 20 rounds went into a quarter size group, not much larger than a nickel size group using a 6X fixed scope, rested and Remington golden 22 ammo.

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make your own portable packer 10/22:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...t=73873&page=2


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I'd probably just go with a good quality .22 pistol (S&W, one of the Ruger Marks, Browning Buckmark, etc). All of them are plenty accurate for squirrels.

I'm not sure how many squirrels will stick around while you open your pack, pull out the rifle, and assemble and load it!
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I believe, I'd go with a good pistol like the Colt Officers Model. If you really want a rifle, I like my Henry Survivor, but it takes time to assemble. A Remington Model 4 or 6, in good shape, would work fine as well and assemble quicker.
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I carry my Ruger single six with the 22mag cylinder all the time while deer hunting. I have shot a squirrel or two while deer hunting but mostly coons early in the morning or late evening. Packs nicely on the hip easy to get to and no time to put together.
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i'd probably go with my 10" barreled 22lr Contender pistol. Scope is an older K-3 riflescope, my hold has my thumb under the forend with my fingers on top of the scope. It was kind or weird at first but after shooting it some i really like this setup. I can shoot it as well as i can a 22 rifle.....Mike
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