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Offline hanshi

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Re: Squirrel rifle calibers
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2019, 12:36:25 AM »
If I were to hunt squirrels with my .40, the load would be 30 grains of 3F.  That's the load that produced the tight group I posted.  While 40 grains is my "everything/everyday" load, the velocity of around 1700 fps is too much for tiny critters.  Thirty grains gives around 1370 fps.
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Offline Mike from OK

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Re: Squirrel rifle calibers
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2019, 03:21:41 AM »
Annd...a flintlock will get you through the Pearly Gates; a cap gun will not.  8)

"He puts his hand on the flint, He overturns the mountain at the base." Job 28:9

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Re: Squirrel rifle calibers
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
Annd...a flintlock will get you through the Pearly Gates; a cap gun will not.  8)

"He puts his hand on the flint, He overturns the mountain at the base." Job 28:9

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Offline Kopfjaeger

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Re: Squirrel rifle calibers
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2019, 07:38:11 AM »
I like .32 and .36 caliber flintlocks for squirrels. In either Southern Mountain Rifle, or a Lancaster Rifle.

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