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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2005, 07:28:36 PM »
id say, if you want to make a sport of it, use a 22. if you are a terrible squirrel hunter like me, shoot them out of your pickup window with a shotgun. then, after you miss, you can always run em down.

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2005, 07:40:45 PM »
sounds fun well have to do that some time
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2005, 07:44:16 PM »
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id say, if you want to make a sport of it, use a 22. if you are a terrible squirrel hunter like me, shoot them out of your pickup window with a shotgun. then, after you miss, you can always run em down.
 Thats just it.....Ive never been into sport.I like eating a lot more! :lol:
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2005, 07:47:14 PM »
ahh come on it cant be that bad.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2005, 08:13:11 PM »
We have another hunter hooked on the .17HMR! I was working in my shop when a work pal stopped by. He said he couldn't stand it anymore, hearing another work buddy of ours talking about our .17HMR squirrel hunting kills. He said he just HAD to shoot a .17 or he would go crazy wondering just how great the rifles shoot.  He wanted to get one for hunting but found it hard to beleive the claims of .17 shooters. Well, we tossed some irons in my truck and ran to the outdoor range. I loaded clips while he shot. I thought Gary's eyes were going glassy :D a few times when he was blowing up water filled pop cans and a few other homemade targets. He then took some 75 and 100+ yard shots. He got even more excited. :shock: I mean, if that rifle was a gal, he would have proposed to it, even though he is already married.  He was really impressed that he could watch the bullet hit while he was still looking through the crosshairs. And the devastation was really something to see. The cans were blowing to pieces and there was a large cloud of mist, almost like smoke, every time he shot a can. I mean, the guy was obsessed with blowing up cans! Well, he has a shooting story to tell the guys when we get to work tomorrow. Another fella we work with was supposed to go with us, but begged off,  :-[claiming weakness of health. He missed a fun shoot, and ol' Gary is really going to rub it in to the wuss that begged to stay home.  :twisted: Now, ol' Gary is saving his pennies and nickles for his .17. He says he HAS TO have his new rifle ready by next squirrel season opening. Ain't life grand?  :) :mrgreen:
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2005, 10:21:59 PM »
Yup, 17's are the way to go. I varment hunt, and love them. I have a new England and use the Hornady hollows. You get a nice kill with little damage. The only thing that i have found is having to adjust for wind and having a really clear shot since they are such a fast velocity fire. However, i haven't used it for smaller game. I usually use a 12 gauge for that. I know..cheater cheater....oh well! LOL

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2005, 09:07:05 PM »
Cheater!  The only time you should use a shotgun for anything is when a rifle isn't legal! :D

John, you should be ashamed of yourself.  The poor guy was apparently mentally unstable and was in need of a "fix".  You're like a dealer giving people their fix! :mrgreen:
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 10:12:20 AM »
 :mrgreen:Yep, I feel really guilty getting ol' Gary hooked!  :wink:He hasn't been the same since Sunday. He is asking when we can get out again with THE  rifle. Our other .17HMR hunting buddy will be with us with his rifle next time, so maybe I will get a turn to shoot my rifle at the range. Gary was having so much fun shooting my .17 that I just loaded clips and enjoyed watching him shoot. You know how big kids are with toys. Yep, he is mainlining, BC. :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2005, 01:08:54 AM »
First time's free. Then, when you're forever hooked, you get charged out the butt.  :wink:
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2005, 11:33:55 AM »
Cheater!  The only time you should use a shotgun for anything is when a rifle isn't legal! :D

John, you should be ashamed of yourself.  The poor guy was apparently mentally unstable and was in need of a "fix".  You're like a dealer giving people their fix! :mrgreen:
Yep, once he gets his .17, he is going to be compelled to be in the woods every morning season is open. His bow will be covered with cobwebs and dust and he will be leaving notes to his wife that he has gone squirrel huntin'. He and I work the same shift and have the same days off every week. Yep, I know what's coming! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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