1st squirrel of the year

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dbowling

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Made it out into the woods for about a hour and a half this evening after the storms rolled thru.. man was it hot/muggy and tons of bugs.. Killed 1st squirrel I found cutting in a shag bark hickory, shot was straight up about a 100 ft up in tree free hand, seen 2 more shot at 1 of them and missed over its head..
Gun used was Bestill custon .32 Omega actions, Rice RB barrel, 25 gr BH209 and patched round ball.

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edmehlig

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Dean, that is one fine looking rifle!! I'm going to take that my Grandsons ;) 32 cal ML out myself this squirrel season. I'm going to use 25gr of Goex 3F behind the patch and round ball.
 

ShawnT

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Nice Dean! Man you get to start on squirrel early. Ohio is in Sept. I know I have asked you this before but CRS seems to have a hold on me, But what does that rifle weigh? I keep thinking about doing one like that.
 

dbowling

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I believe its 8# something cant remember, it doesn't feel like it though its balanced so well, very easy to carry. I went in the evening which I probably hvent done in 35 yrs, after I got in the woods I remembered why, tons of bugs, birds making all kinds of noise and the squirrels dont move/cut near as much when its 85 deg.

Ed hope to see some pictures of your squirrels/gun.
 

ShawnT

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Thanks Dean. Hate the bugs too. I usually wait till about October anymore. I really like the cooler crisp mornings myself, plus it seems they are a bit more active then.
 

twild

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Nice shootin Dean if I ever become wealthy I'm going to have to have one of those built.
 

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