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For the record, Lewis & Clark used an air rifle during their legendary trek across the United States.
They mentioned it with great regard in their journals.

Lewis & Clark's Girandoni Air Rifle


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squirrels and rabbits all you need is a good air rifle period
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squirrels and rabbits all you need is a good air rifle period
Not all states allow hunting with air rifles.
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Whatever's most accurate in the gun you're using.
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Old thread and I'm guessing the OP has long since moved on.

But for those that are wondering, squirrels are actually very tough little critters for their size. Most any .22lr CAN kill them pretty reliably, but you'll never have a 100% knockdown rate unless you're getting spine or brain shots, and even then they have an uncanny ability to flop in the wrong direction and get caught up in a crotch, buried in fallen leaves etc.

It's unfortunate, but you shoot enough of them and you're bound to lose a few.
That's with any critter. I don't hunt tree rats much anymore, but don't remember them being tough at all. ( Then again, the theory makes sense for folks who hunt them with scatter guns) Have lost a few over time however.

Currently killin feral hogs at a rate of 3 to 7 per week . ( 22lr don't cut it) Use 30cal in 308 or 7.62x39mm.

You kill enough jacks and your bound to loose a few as well.

Unless you have enough gun...lol.

Pic below: Bunny hit in the gut at around 250 yards. 7.62x51mm 168gr OTM fired from an 18in bbl M14. Instant death every time. ( If you know where to look, you can shoot 100s of them over a 4day. Reason = An almost non existent coyote population.
The problem is that they arent gonna let folks creep on them close enough to use a shotgun or 22lr. ( Triple that in winter)

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Fragout's post reminds me of the time I went deer hunting with a friend who'd never hunted before.
He did ok, but fell asleep while we were sitting down in a hole (that's ok, it was early).
Eventually, he got impatient and saw a squirrel in a tree, maybe 20 feet away.
All 170 grains of that .30-30 actualy ripped that squirrel in half, although we only ever found a few scant parts.
...suffice to say, after that, it was time to go home.
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Yep I snap shot a rabbit once with a 30-30. I wasn't thinking about what I was carrying. The rabbit jumped and ran and I thumbed back the hammer and shot the rabbit. The pregnant rabbit. There were little baby rabbits laying on the briar leaves because the momma rabbit exploded. I still feel bad about that and wish I had never done it.

Like stan sass said all you need for squirrels and rabbits is an air rifle. Every prepper should have a couple and a big stash of pellets anyway.
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One shot one kill on a squirrel, all you need is 22 cal CBs 700 FPS
The slow moving round launches the squirrel from the tree .
No noise they donít here you shooting .
Best of all the rats canít hold on , all the energy is used up pushing them off the branch .
Shoot them with CCIs and the Bullet gos right thru and a lot of the time they stay in the tree .
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Actually, CCI makes a CB round, too.
I think you meant ".22 LR"?

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...and I just noticed The CCI .22 LR SUPRESSOR load.
Subsonic, Forty FIVE grain LHP bullet.
I wonder how effective this would be on any small game?
Looks like the hollowpoint is rather deep, so this may help down larger versions of small game, like Fox or maybe even Coyote.

Anyone have any experience with that load?


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Yes CCI .22 lr load.
I havenít used the CCI CB s in 30 years
I use a green box I think it Remington amo .
I shoot a bunch of Winchester hollow point with the copper coating .
Reg federal round nose is most accurate
All this ammo is 20 years old .
Iíve shot some new Federal ammo last week out of 200 rounds
They all fired in my pistol
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