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Old 01-16-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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I thought I'd post a picture of my squirrel guns.



Marlin 39A, Stevens 46, Remington 597, Ruger "Wally-World Special" 10/22, Ruger DSP 10/22.







The only one I've never killed a squirrel with is the Stevens. I need to correct that soon.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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Hello, sir. Good looking rifles and I hope that you get to "christen" the Stevens ASAP.



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PS: Please resize the picture to within the maximum limts here: 480 x 640 and thanks.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Sorry Mr. Camp. I thought it already was resized properly. Taken care of.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:06 PM   #4
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A very nice battery of squirrel gitters, sir. Very nice indeed. The two things I wanted most as a youth were a '57 Chevy Bel Air two door hardtop and a Marlin Model 39. I finally got the Chevy, but the Marlin has eluded me.



My squirrel rifle is a Remington Model 511 given to me by my dad in the spring of 1956 and it's just about the most uncannily accurate .22 I've ever had. I recently picked up a CZ that promises to rival it, though......a little Military Model with a super fine trigger on it. Thanks for sharing your photos and best wishes.



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Old 01-16-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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Hello CajunBass,



I'm wondering if you notice a difference in accuracy between the tube fed and detachable magazine fed rifles.



I've only owned one tube fed .22, a Winchester 9422, in .22 magnum. It always just seemed to me that the noses of the LR would end up a bit squashed and accuracy would suffer.



Maybe more theoretical than actual?



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Old 01-17-2008, 05:00 AM   #6
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Probably so Josh. I don't shoot the tube feed ones much these days, but that 39-A used to put ten shots in a group that you could cover with a quarter at 25 yards. I'm sure it still will. About the only thing I've found annoying about the tube magazines is loading them. On the other hand, you can shoot them all day.



The Stevens I've only shot once, but I was impressed with it. I don't remember exactly how it shot, but I was expecting it to be minute of barn door accurate, but it shot pretty good. At the time all in had for sights was a cheap K-mart 4x15 "22 scope." It's got a little Bushnell 3x7x20 "22 scope" on it now. It's so old it doesn't have a serial number on it that I can find.



22 cartridges have always gotten bounced around, banged together in pockets, glove boxes, backpacks, sock drawers, tackle-boxes, you name it. They seem to hold up pretty well.

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Old 02-02-2008, 09:56 PM   #7
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You refer to your 10/22 as a "Wally World" version. Is there any difference between one from WW and one from a shop? I've heard so but don't really know...........

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:31 PM   #8
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where i hunt the squirells have been shot at plenty and unless you still hunt you will need a shotgun....i use a poly choke bolt action 20 gauge "westernfield" made by mossberg for montgomery wards....and if im the rifle guy when we're out i use my marlin model 60. but i like being the shotgun guy best....
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I agree on the shotgun! Funny, I can sit all day in a deer stand and never lose patience or get too anxious when a good specimen walks by. Exhibiting the same patience waiting for a squirrel to stop moving in an open spot for me to place a hit with a .22 is impossible! Gimme a 12 guage with 1-1/4 ounce of number six shot and I'm plum' happy!
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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Recently I added something I have always wanted to my squirrel battery - what I started with; a Winchester model 67 single shot.



This is what I started shooting with at age 4 (under strict supervision of course). My grandfather had a 67 that I would shoot on visits until I was about 10 or 11 and I got my own .22. When he passed it went to his Son (my uncle) and when he passed it went to his grandson (he had no sons in his household). The gun, and a '98 Mauser that my Grandfather brought back from World War One were later stolen so I most likely will never see them again.



But my recent acquisition is a dead ringer for his and, with the sight ladder set on the 3rd step it is dead on at 100 yards. I am really going to enjoy taking this thing to the woods.



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