I picked up a S&W 22A earlier this year and put a red dot on it and been haveing a ball hunting with it.Just wondering if y'all got something new or are useing an old stand by for bushytails this year.
so far this year I've just used the .22 Pellet rifle (one of my standby's), got the .32 flintlock ready to roll when ever the mood hits, and getting the Browning BL22 ready for action this weekend (also for when the mood hits) ;D
My 22A has a bunch of rounds through it and I like it a lot but for little critters up to the size of stray dogs, my Chipmunk Hunter in 22WMR has jumped to the forefront. I've had this thing for a while now and still haven't put glass on it. I've been fascinated with the fire sights and my ability to shoot it accurately off hand. The starlings that crap on everything I own have discovered how tough payback can be.
Was using my good ole Model 60 and H&R 903 target revolver for back-up, but just beginning to try a centerfire .22 in the form of a downloaded .223 Rem. Shooting some 46gr. Winchester Jacketed bullets at about 1200 mimicing a .22 lr. I attached the heavy barrel to my .45-70 BC frame and got perfect lockup, so hopefully will have 50 to test with in the woods later today.
I've been using my NEF 17MKII. I have been hunting a deep creek bottom and can see pretty far to the other side. My longest head shot was 100 yards. I use a dog squeeky toy whistle between my teeth to get them to stop and with a 6x18 scope, I can easily make head shots every time.
I bought the .223 barrel here on the Classifieds and it snapped on perfectly to my .45-70 BC frame and the forearm fits the same also. WIN WIN!! Super accurate so far, although I want to do one more ladder. I got the best accuracy from 5 gr. Unique with the Winchester 46 gr. HP. I want to do a ladder from 4.1 to 5 gr now though, because I'm trying to keep velocities in the .22 LR range.
Best low power group (the bottom was a called flier and I'm not so sure #5 wasn't also):
I have two chronic illnesses and don’t get to hunt as much.so I created a Facebook group called Ohio Valley Small Game Hunting.to see and hear others small game hunting adventures.if anyone is interested please join my group.thanks in advance.
Idaho just opened a season on Red Squirrels. Who knows anything about them? Are they good eating like the squirrels I read about back east? I have seen them most of my life around here in the woods. There was never a hunting season on them so about all I know about them is they holler at...
Looks like a killer, but is harmless.
The species is on the endangered list, partly because some people kill them on sight. Some restocking..and educating is going on in Allegany State Park.
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