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Post by Brent » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:25 am

Dinner for tomorrow night.

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Yeah, it's not a Sharps, but the spirit was there... Should have used the blackpowder .22 rounds that I have, but they weren't handy.

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Post by Kurt » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:08 pm

Since my nut trees are starting to bare nuts the squirrel population has grown in my yard. If those critters weren't so hard to skin I just might have some for supper too :lol:
They got my chest nuts and hazel nuts this fall. I guess the Deer helped them too.
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Post by Brent » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:18 pm

Hey, not so hard!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66AVwthXgMA

And they are simply the best tasting wild meat there is.

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Post by Kurt » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:39 pm

Hey! That's slicker than a cats Meow!! :lol:
I'm, going out and get some of those nut robbers :lol:
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Post by Brent » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:55 pm

stick the whole carcass in a bucket of H2O before you star,t and there will be a lot less fur stuck to the meat.
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Post by Gussy » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:55 pm

Fine looking dinner Brent. That IS a slick way to skin one too. Much easier than what I used to do.

THAT is THE one thing I miss most about living in Wis. I loved squirrel hunting. More than any other type of hunting. Either a .22 rifle or pistol. Actually the only time I shot a pistol a lot. I could spend days in the woods :D :D

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Post by Kurt » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:04 pm

I have a good cover of snow on the ground and 4 does are feeding on the tree branches already with all the good biologic I have planted out there :roll: .
I still have a bow tag but to day is the last of gun season :lol:
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Post by mdeland » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Well that is a fine picture and makes me miss the small game of my Michigan farm woodlot. Good ole fox squirrels are hard to beat.
Nice picture with the Ballard, one of my favorite action types for single shot cartridges.
Nothing quite so nice as a wooded hillside on a warm fall day with squirrel in the neighborhood.
I notice they are all head shot as well, nice going! MD

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Post by Brent » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Well, I think I would take a low wall with a kicker spring over the Ballard - darn hard to pick out the empties on this one anyway. And NOT warm. Cold, and really windy. Felt much colder than the thermometer suggested.
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Post by mdeland » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:28 am

That's just what I'm making up Brent for my next project with the exception of the kicker spring which my gun is set up for but thought I would leave it out, now you got me thinking!
Who needs to pick out spent .22 hulls any way in a target rifle. I don't save them. Hummm. This is worthy of a rethink, me thinks!
You need to keep your eyes peeled for a Winder action already to go for .22 RF. MD

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Post by Brent » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:27 am

MD, one always keeps a spare Winder action ready to go in one's safe, no? :)

Kicker springs can be obtained from Dan Zimmerman where needed. (flatsping type).


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Post by deerhuntsheatmeup » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:04 am

Speaking of squirrel rifles, mine is being built as we speak. Do ya'll remember these pic's from a couple years ago?

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The barrel will be #3 full oct, the flat spring action has a single set trigger.
And the wood is just some str8 grain walnut with some collor and stripes.

Brent, it won't have near the character of your original. Nice rifle u got there.

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Post by Brent » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:38 am

I do like that stick of wood you have there. It will be a might fine rifle - heavy though. A #3 .22 will be a hell of a .22 silhouette rifle though.
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Post by pete » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:30 am

Brent;
Nice photo composition with the leaves and wood along the the old rifle. Well done.

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Post by deerhuntsheatmeup » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:52 am

Brent,

I was wonderin', has anyone gone to Raton and only shot the D Crossno .22 matches? I am ponderin' just that!

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