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The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

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The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby fiberoptik2313 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm

The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they? The ones used in competition?


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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby 45cal » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:41 am

I know of two and they won't sell. The Crane brothers have them. They were last Team to win Manufactures Match with them at Friendship. They were barreled by Colerain and were .38 cal. and they had their own bullet Moulds made for them. The Moulds were made by Mountain Moulds. Good to 200 yds. but after that a little light

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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby Squeeze » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:41 am

I could have had 2 a while back, but of course they came at a time play money was tight.(one of my big regrets) When I looked again, they were gone. One was barreled .338, and one was .375 (.33 & .366)
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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby fiberoptik2313 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:03 pm

Funny how $$ is always missing when opportunity knocks isn’t it?


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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby Squeeze » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:45 am

Yep, just wouldn't seem right any other way..
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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby fiberoptik2313 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:06 pm

Didn’t think Doc went under .38.


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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby Saxtonyoung » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:42 am

In his book Doc said his .330 was experimental but shows a picture of a 300 lb. Sika deer he shot with a 240 gn. Bullet and 60 gn. Of Pyrodex. He describes .350 and .367 as being experimental as well. He later armed his team shooters with the .367 to win the Manufacturer Match.

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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby 45cal » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:27 am

The fellows that won Manufactures match were using 38 cal. I have shot against their rifles before. They still have them and are from Bedford , Indiana

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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby Saxtonyoung » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:02 am

That must be a real privilege to shoot with such competitive shooters. I have shot several times with Anson Morgan and his son Don who both shot for White but not the year they won the Manufacturers shoot. Doc also made sure Don had a .451 White when he pulled a Michgan Elk tag.

All I know about the muzzleloader they shot at the 2006 Match is from the White Muzzleloading Website. At the top of the page click on "All About Doc" which will give you more options then click on "Docs Past Adventures" then scroll down to the year 2006. Doc gives credit to the team including the 2 brothers you mentioned. Then he talks about the "Varminter" in .367 caliber with a 1-15" twist that shot .367 Power Punch Slip Fit 305 gn. bullets using 35-55 grains of powder depending on range.

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Re: The “true” squirrel guns … .357 were are they?

Postby 52Bore » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am

45cal wrote:I know of two and they won't sell. The Crane brothers have them. They were last Team to win Manufactures Match with them at Friendship. They were barreled by Colerain and were .38 cal. and they had their own bullet Moulds made for them. The Moulds were made by Mountain Moulds. Good to 200 yds. but after that a little light

They didn't do well past 100 in the 1st NMLRA In-line Hunter match in 2013.


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