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First flintlock squirrel

Seems like in the heat of the moment I always forget to take pictures... I managed my first squirrel with the .36 cal flintlock this morning! PRB over 25 grains 3fg Goex. Walked in just before dawn, sat down, and within five minutes the little bugger was chattering in a tree about 20 yards away. Took him as soon as I had a shot. Sure was foggy this morning, and damp. First squirrel this year too. Great morning to be in the woods!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 01:38 PM
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Nice shooting with the flintlock! Sounds like a fun morning.

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Re: First flintlock squirrel

A smokepole and tree rats, what a great combination!

Congrats PB!

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Man, I really need a small-bore flintlock. I really want to do some squirrel hunting with one.....once I get the funds to acquire said rifle.

Nice going! That's something to really be proud of. Now you have to go bag a limit with your flinter....
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With a flintlock, they are not a slam dunk. The little cryslers always seem to be moving. Jerky movement when they do. He can be right in the sights when the flint hits the frizzen but that doesn't mean he'll be there when the ball arrives....

Lot of fun though if you don't take it too seriously.
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Exactly.....not too serious a hunt, but lots of fun.

Man, I wonder if my penny jar has enough in it yet for a nice little Lehigh with looooong 36 cal barrel....
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Great Job!
That is some of the best practice you'll ever get!

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Re: First flintlock squirrel

Yeah, I was aiming for the head and ended up hitting right behind the front shoulder. I had to shoot him again since I didn't kill him outright, and this dude don't grab no live squirrel! But he is now at home in the pot, and I am happy

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they sure are fun with the flintlock. congratulations! by far my favorite is woodchucks with the .32. you'll have to give that a try. that's most fun I have ever had hunting anything, and its a long season to boot.
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Re: First flintlock squirrel

Oh I have hunted them with the .36, I just never had any luck lol. I shot a porcupine with it last year about 70 yards away. I did shoot a groundhog this season with the .50 cal Deerstalker. I paced it off. 87 paces, ~85, maybe 90 yards! I couldn't believe it.

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