I'm just curious to know, how far do you sight your favorite squirrel rifle in for squirrel hunting? My 22lr is always sighted in at 30yds, as I only take head shots. How about you?
So I got a question for you guys because I am a new hunter. So I have been hunting with a shotgun for squirrels and pheasant for a couple years and try for squirrel but can never get close enough, so I want a .22 or a 17HMR. My only thing is how do you guys take safe shots at a squirrel high in a tree or do you only shoot them at body level when there is a tree behind them? My grandpa grew up trapping and he was kind of worried about me hunting with a .22 and taking high shots because they can travel so far if i miss. Any advice? I dont have a lot of friends or family members that hunt, so I figured I would ask you guys.
We've all been there. But as discussed above by nearly all the respondents, the vast majority of squirrels taken with a rifle are within shotgun range.never get close enough
I am avid when it comes to small game. For squirrels I use two different rifles depending on time of the year. When the leaves are on I am using a 10/22 with a red dot, sighted to about 25 yards. I am able to get a lot closer to them when the trees have leaves. When the leaves are mostly gone I use a bolt action 22 with a scope and signed to about 50 yards. I have learned that they are paying more attention since they don't have cover and I cannot get as close. I normally bag out with both setups.I'm just curious to know, how far do you sight your favorite squirrel rifle in for squirrel hunting? My 22lr is always sighted in at 30yds, as I only take head shots. How about you?