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Offline eastbank

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winchester model 53 in 44-40 going on a squirrle hunt tomorrow.
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:18:56 pm »
i,m taking my win md. 53 in 44-40 squirrle hunting tomorrow, i only need 3-4 to cook up for my young grandsons. should be a good day. eastbank.


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Re: winchester model 53 in 44-40 going on a squirrle hunt tomorrow.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 01:44:18 pm »
Must grow em big where your at.
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Re: winchester model 53 in 44-40 going on a squirrle hunt tomorrow.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 02:05:10 pm »
i am going to try and head shoot them, it will do 1.5 inches at 50yds. my shots should be at 25-35 yds or closer from a rest. i will post a few pictures if i do well. eastbank.

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Re: winchester model 53 in 44-40 going on a squirrle hunt tomorrow.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 04:12:33 pm »
I have one in 32-20. I never hunted squirrels with it, but it has taken it's fair share of foxes and other small game.  They point real nice and shoulder very quickly. It use to be my favorite rifle when hunting on snow shoes.

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Re: winchester model 53 in 44-40 going on a squirrle hunt tomorrow.
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 06:23:08 am »
 I guess no squirrels were taken with the Model 53 ? I would have liked to have  heard about the hunt.. I imagine that hundreds if not thousands of squirrels and rabbits have been taken with the .44-40 over the years but that dont happen much anymore...I have decided to take one squirrel with each 'new' gun I acquire....Working on a Winchester mod 65 chambered in .218 BEE right now.. Will line up the shot to leave the bullet in the tree after passing through the squirrel same as I have always done with .22 LR . Much rather pass up a shot than to let one fly to who knows where.