Why Register?Signing up could earn you gear (click here to learn how)! It also keeps offensive content off our site.
Welcome to Field & Stream!
Question by smallgamehunter25. Uploaded on August 30, 2010
sure! thatl work lota dropping power. a 22 or high powerd 17hmr is preferrd thow. just easier to clean.
depending on the distance you're shooting at, almost any standard 20ga round would work well. Just don't get inside 10 yards or you'll probly have a mess. I'd prefer a .22lr but the 20 ga will do fine.
While I use a .22 now to hunt squirrel I used to use a shotgun, go with the 6s, squirrels have tough skin 6s will do a better job. I would also use at least medium brass.
I hardly ever use a shotgun for squirrels either but think #5's are the best for this, adequate pellet count and mass.
If I had to choose between the two, I'd go for the #6 shot. As mesarich said, squirrels have tough skin. A .22 is great for squirrels, but with a shotgun you don't have to worry about what might be downrange if you miss.
You did not say what chock you have?
In Earley season, lots of leavs on the trees~ #71/2
Late season #6 shot, their tough skined.
A squirrel that is much smaller than a rabbit is actually tougher than the rabbit. You want 6's for nut cutters. Smaller shot will do in a pinch but only at fairly close range. Another advantage to sixes is you will eat less shot and chip fewer teeth since 6's usually pass thru.
Either should work just fine.
I used to use 7 1/2 shot but I switched to using 4 shot because there are less pellets to pick out of the meat.
a lot of times the 7&1/2 is low brass for doves, you don't want that. In case you don't know what that means, the amount of brass is "how big" the shell is on the powder end. If there is a lot of powder, the brass is big [high].
#7&1/2 with plenty of powder is OK, but actually you often get too dense of pattern close range and "wimp out" at long range IMO.
generally #4 to #6 is a good way to go, never low brass.
Fieldandstream.com is part of the Field & Stream Network, a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Copyright © 2012 Bonnier Corp. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.