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View Poll Results: When rifle-hunting small game I usually use...
... a rifle equipped with a scope. 32 91.43%
... a rifle equipped with irons and no scope. 3 8.57%
... what? With a rifle? That's what bolas are for! 0 0%
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:43 PM
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By small game I mean squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks, and javelina. By "usually" I mean more than 50% of the time.

When hunting small game with a rifle what are you using for sighting -- scope or iron sights?
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 AM
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Where shot placement is key to the humane harvest of an animal, scopes only and always for me. But, I am not a green field, shooting house kind of hunter. Not that there is anything wrong with green fields and shooting houses, I like to hunts animals on their level and terms.

Does that make me a non traditional purist? Hmmm.....
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:08 AM
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I have several very low magnification scopes(1-4x, 2-7x) that are faster for me to use than iron sights and provide better shot placement in lower light than iron sights.
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Small game for me now are tree rats, bunnies and grouse. .22 scoped for the rats n bunnies and a shotgun for the grouse are employed.
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Nearly always a scoped rifle, but on a rare occasion I have used an iron-sighted pistol.
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