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I bought a couple bricks of Eley sshp and RWS sshp this spring. That should hold me awhile since I got a record high, for me, of 80 squirrels last winter.

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Talking hollow points

may have to get one of those hollow pointing kits and make your own.
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Any of you guys hunt with air rifles?I have used every kind of .22 sporter imaginable,but for the last 4 years used a Benjamin Marauder .25 cal. 26 grain pellet @ 850 fps and as accurate as any .22 I've owned under 50 yards.Very quiet and really makes a pop when it hits.Don't hunt as much as I used to,but still kill 70-80 a year.
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Any of you guys hunt with air rifles?I have used every kind of .22 sporter imaginable,but for the last 4 years used a Benjamin Marauder .25 cal. 26 grain pellet @ 850 fps and as accurate as any .22 I've owned under 50 yards.Very quiet and really makes a pop when it hits.Don't hunt as much as I used to,but still kill 70-80 a year.
I have a Benjamin discovery I love it for squirrels all you hear is the smack of the pellet hitting them.

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I have a Benjamin discovery I love it for squirrels all you hear is the smack of the pellet hitting them.

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I use a .17 Cal Gamo on squirrels that invade my bird feeders. It has proven effective to 45 yd.s. 25-30 is more typical.


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The heat has broke and I go back to school in two weeks so I got out this morning these were all killed out of the same hickory tree. The movement has been slow for the last month and a half.
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Pretty little rifle. Of course all Brownings are pretty, but that's about all I can say about them. I guess you got a good one there.
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Pretty little rifle. Of course all Brownings are pretty, but that's about all I can say about them. I guess you got a good one there.
Sarge, this one is a shooter, I have had maybe 5 or 6 over the years that grouped like a shotgun, but this one shoot pretty good.
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This morning was my first trek to the squirrel woods where I saw nothing and left after an hour. Most nut trees had few on them, so I hope things look better than in White County, IL. I thought I had a hen of the woods mushroom but then determined that it was a black-staining polypore and eating it was questionable, so I tossed it. I'll wait until next week and try it again when squirrels should be cutting whatever is available.
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I love it when the squirrels are in the Hickory but I hate sunny days when they first start. The trees are fully leafed which means you have to move a little more for clear shots. The sun kills you as you cast shadows that they are more likely to see when they are cutting a nut looking down. It was 52 degrees when I stepped out of my truck this morning at daybreak and I did not see a squirrel until 8:00 AM. I killed these three all out of the same tree and had 5 or 6 at a time in it cutting. But the setup was bad, I stayed on the east side to keep the sun out of my eyes, but the west side had the least lower hanging branches from other trees. I probably could have killed 10 if I wanted to wait them out but I needed to get back home to go vote.
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Don't remember if I shared these before but they are from a couple of my favorite hunts. Remington Model 5 in .17HMR

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Again not a very good movement today. These woods are all Pecan and no Hickories, all of these were killed as singles. They have not bunched up and no sign of young ones so far.
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Just pickin' them off one at a time with the handgun.

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This is what I call a one drink of water dayAll 10 came out of the same Hickory Tree. I was back at the truck at 8:00 AM and left the tree with cuttings still raining down.

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Old 08-09-2020, 10:59 AM
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Except for that fox squirrel on the left, they all look very nicely thawed. Good Job!!
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