308 for Squirrels?

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308 for Squirrels?

Postby tacticool » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:41 pm

There's no 22 on the shelves but I can usually find a box or two of .270 or .308 or .30-06.

What are you guys using on squirrels these days? :biggrinjester:
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby Wes » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:58 pm

That might make pick up a bit harder, probably hard to mop up what's left in the woods, lol
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby Carry-a-Kimber » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:04 pm

I got some 22 you can have if you are in The Houston area. Enough to put some squirrels in the pot.


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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby chuck j » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:07 pm

You know I have not put this in perspective , squirrels are getting a break right now I guess ! Try a good air rifle , some shoot as good as a 22 , we have a Beeman , shoots 1000fps , 177 (BB's) or pellets , no end to the type you can buy , hunting - target . Cheap to shoot , also kind of fun . You can pick one up with case , scope (scope is not bad ) interchangable barrels with everything you need for around $150.00 .


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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby Dirthawking » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:55 pm

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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby TxLobo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:00 pm

chuck j wrote:You know I have not put this in perspective , squirrels are getting a break right now I guess ! Try a good air rifle , some shoot as good as a 22 , we have a Beeman , shoots 1000fps , 177 (BB's) or pellets , no end to the type you can buy , hunting - target . Cheap to shoot , also kind of fun . You can pick one up with case , scope (scope is not bad ) interchangable barrels with everything you need for around $150.00 .


best be careful, it's against the Texas Parks and Wildlife rules to shoot squirrels with an air rifle.. unless they are ground squirrels, or flying squirrels.. :nono:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations ... unt/means/
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby chuck j » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:46 pm

DANG! Glad you posted , I didnt know that ! They probably are reffering to a regular bb gun witch has no knock down capability ( around 250 fps) but probably all air rifles are lumped into the same restriction . Again thanks They are still fun to shoot though !

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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby cheezit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:02 pm

.17 hmr on the shelf?

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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby TxLobo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:21 pm

Chuck, but then again, if ya hit em with a .308, then they probably would be flying squirrels.. :tiphat:
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby chuck j » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:35 pm

...............................Totally agree Txlobo !!!!!

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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby OldCannon » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:49 pm

TxLobo wrote:Chuck, but then again, if ya hit em with a .308, then they probably would be flying squirrels.. :tiphat:


More like flying squirrel molecules :mrgreen:

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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby longtooth » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:08 am

tacticool wrote:There's no 22 on the shelves but I can usually find a box or two of .270 or .308 or .30-06.

What are you guys using on squirrels these days? :biggrinjester:


Do like our Founding Fathers did when they were taking the round ball muskets to the woods for squirrels. .36-54 cal. then would not leave much meat either. What did they do???
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby bulinm » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:27 am

.30 Carbine will get 'em outta the tree.
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:38 am

You hit a squirrel with a .308, and you better hope there's nothing beyond the target for about 3 or 4 miles. :mrgreen:

I don't even think the bullet will slow down.
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Re: 308 for Squirrels?

Postby MoJo » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:48 am

Scattergun? Most squirrel hunters in the Big Thicket use 12 or 20 gage with #6 shot. :tiphat:
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