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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Old school squirrel hunting

I am taking Monday off of work and spending the day hunting squirrels. I think I may take out my JC Higgins Model 583 that used to belong to my grandfather. I am excited to get the bolt action 12 gauge out in the woods. It has probably been 15 years since it has seen any action.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 11:55 PM
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Re: Old school squirrel hunting

Good Luck! After some morning grouse/woodcock this coming Saturday(26th) I'm taking my 4 year old out for squirrel. He's so excited.
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Re: Old school squirrel hunting

Good luck. Last year a guy that is a member was stacking them up with an old school smoke pole.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-20-2013, 11:58 PM
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Re: Old school squirrel hunting

After I get finished with this early deer season,I plan on taking out my fowler and origional smokepole doubles.Nothing like hunting with a gun from the mid 1800's.

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After I get finished with this early deer season,I plan on taking out my fowler and origional smokepole doubles.Nothing like hunting with a gun from the mid 1800's.
you bet! i'am using my original Remington 36 cal target rifle. I can date the barrel from 1816 to 1839, but when the gun was actually built, I don't know. I can see getting addicted to it.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 12:37 AM
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Re: Old school squirrel hunting

I would love to get one. Saw a Davey Crocket. Think it was a .32. I was told you can shoot every shot in a 50 cent piece at 50 yards. I can belive it the Lyman GPR 50 can cut conicals at 50 yards.

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Re: Old school squirrel hunting

Managed to bring home 3 grays and 1 fox squirrel today. The JC Higgins performed very well, once I started aiming it well at least. For a gun without an adjustable choke, that gun holds an amazing pattern. Unfortunately that means I will be picking BBs out of the meat. I think I need to get some 4 shot instead of the 6 shot that I used today.
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Squirrels are tough.Those #4's should do the trick.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 08:34 AM
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Had the dog out a little and used federal 4 shot game loads in my 20. Squirrels were all way up in the trees and it took me a lot of shots to get them down. Going out today for squirrel in the morning at least hope my father in law brings his .22 if not I might carry the mag.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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The 6s had no problem bringing them down, but just waaay too many shot in the meat.
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