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Offline Jose Gordo

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #750 on: November 29, 2019, 02:31:53 AM »
Thanks for the photo alacran. It brought back lots of good memories.

I've hunted most everything the west has to offer, but I have to say Abert's Squirrel is my favorite. Havenít hunted them for 25 years, but hopefully next fall...



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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #751 on: November 29, 2019, 07:13:09 PM »
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

Offline Daryl

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #752 on: November 29, 2019, 10:08:58 PM »
my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,

How do you know, did someone else shoot her?
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #753 on: November 30, 2019, 08:42:07 PM »
I think it's a cliche which praises the rifle but understates the shooter's ability.  The only test for it would be to have someone else beat you with your own rifle, figuratively speaking.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #754 on: November 30, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
Yeah - I was just funnin' him.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #755 on: November 30, 2019, 09:18:28 PM »
[imghttps://i.imgur.com/nModQRQl.jpg]http://[/img] my 40 southern mountain squirrel/deer rifle built by Kevin Blevins of NC 42in rice barrel 3/4 flats straight. she shoots better than I do,,,,,,,,,,,,


I bet that rifle is lite as a feather.  Beautiful stock!

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #756 on: December 03, 2019, 03:09:44 AM »
it is lite as a feather and balances good,,,,,,,,,,,,
I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #757 on: December 03, 2019, 05:10:38 AM »
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\








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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #758 on: December 03, 2019, 07:57:27 PM »
I've got both 32 & 36 and like a 36 better. Both will demolish a squirrel if you make a bad shot. If I wanted something smaller it would be 29 cal.


Ps: You did a nice job finishing that one. Looks good.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #759 on: December 03, 2019, 10:42:14 PM »
Not a Traditional style gun, but one thatís been around for awhile..

Hopkins Allen .36 cal undehammer... a tack driving machine.

In the right persons hands....

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #760 on: December 04, 2019, 12:31:31 AM »
Mountaingoat, I think you did a fine job on that SMR.  I want one in .45.
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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #761 on: December 04, 2019, 01:39:47 AM »
Time to bring this thread back up! Squirrel season is still rolling along here in Alabama.

Here's my Kibler SMR in .36 that I just finished. I've never done anything like this before, but it turned out alright and shoots awesome from what I can tell so far.

Jim's kits are a great resource for anybody that's somewhat handy and wants a great gun for their money. I'm over the moon with mine!

My only reservation is I think I wish I would have got it in .32 caliber  :-\

that is a beautiful rifle! I may get a 36 next. everything I here about the Kibler kits is good. they look like most of the work is done, just a little fitting and finishing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,






I have never "harvested" a critter but I have killed quite a few,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Let's see your squirrel rifle!!!
« Reply #762 on: December 04, 2019, 05:21:32 PM »
Thanks fellas! The hardest part of the kit was the buttplate. It took quite a bit of work. Had to fill the predrilled holes and scoot the plate in deeper a bit. Other than that, smooth sailing!

These things sure do handle and balance nice.