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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone going squirrel hunting with a smokepole this season?

I can't wait for squirrel season to get here. I really love hunting them with my flintlock smoothbore. It takes me back in time to the days when things were slower. Its a very enjoyable way to hunt them IMO.

I've got a .32 caliber rifle kit that I assembled the parts for myself, but that is going to have to wait until next season. I'll be starting that project over the winter months.
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I take 2 weeks off to hunt small game.Using origional 11ga,14ga,18ga and a 20ga SXS.A 17ga original fowler goes also.Have a 32 and 36 cal but I run into pheasants also.

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Yep. I have a Berks style schimmel in 36 that I take for tree rats.

I may take an air rifle at times, too, if I'm pinched for time and don't want to clean a gun after, but mostly I like to take the 36. Good practice for deer in a few months.
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Not me. Some days, I have trouble collecting them with the .22 or 17HMR......

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To heck wit dem tree rats. Just like small rabbits, not worth the work!!

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I couldnít hit a deer at 20 yards with a flintlock.....donít think killing a squirrel would be any easier. Love to hunt them with the 22.
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Itís a lot of fun to kill them with a flintlock!
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Someday. . . . maybe a flinter SXS.
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I hope to but not sure my new rifle will be here in time. 😩

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I couldn’t hit a deer at 20 yards with a flintlock.....don’t think killing a squirrel would be any easier. Love to hunt them with the 22.

Hitting game with a flintlock takes practice just like anything else. Practice enough with one and you will get decent at it.
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