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Old 06-05-2010, 03:23 AM
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I really can't pick an absolute favorite, but I grab one of 4 different ones to hunt with, and strap on either a S&W model 41 or a K-22. The 4 rifles are a 1955 Marlin 39A mountie, a 1972 Winchester 9422, a Cooper Classic 22, or my Cooper Jackson Squirrel Rifle in 17 HMR. All of them are great for head shots. The 2 Coopers have scopes, but the 2 lever guns use original open sights. Surprisingly, I can still see 'em after 52 years.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:55 AM
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My favorite woods roaming rimfire rifle is a Marlin 783 in .22 WMR. Its taken javelina, jackrabbits, cottentails, squirrels, coyote, and dispatched some domestic 300 lb hogs. Hands extremely well, no magazine to interfer at the balance point at the action (tubular mag), and is the most accurate rimfire I've ever owned.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:55 PM
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Easy! Mine is my favorite rimfire regardless of where I am using it. My Ruger 77/22 in .22WM, stainless w/ the boat paddle stock!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:57 AM
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Remington 550 (forerunner of the Speedmaster).

It's a long barrel man-sized .22 that shoots shorts as well as long rifle. Believe it or not a .22 Short is more effective for dropping squirrels than a Long Rifle. The critter drops rather than hanging on in the tree and the report doesn't spook nearby game as much. I've taken as many as 8 from 1 spot.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:30 PM
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Gonna have to go with my Ducks unlimited marlin model 60 with the stainless barrel and carbon stock, Has a cheap little aluminum scope on it that I got when I bought it new at scheels. She's taken many racoons and oposiums and quite a few squirels, Although I occasionally like to take out my 870 Remington with the ATI pistol grip forearm and butt stock and the Tapco 10 round extension and blast black birds and the random crows that show up on my property.
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Until yesterday when I picked up a new Marlin 795 (which I have not fired, yet) I have only owned one rimfire rifle for many, many years. So it is my favorite woods rifle. Since moving to Wyoming in 1991 it has not seen much time in the field but back in Missouri it accounted for plenty of squirrels.

Remington 513S, .22LR, various scopes have been on it, shown here with Weaver K4W. It is a full size rifle and handles much like my battery of Rem. 700 Classics (.223, 6.5X55, .35 Whelen).

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:10 AM
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I just bought a Marlin 795ss yesterday as well! Since it is my first rimfire, without even firing it, I guess its my favourite!
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:19 AM
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I am headed to the gun shops today to stalk the used racks for a new .22 myself. Up until now, my favorite has been a Marlin 60. I now want something in a bolt action. Since tomorrow is my birthday and Father's Day, I think it may be time for a gift to myself
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I have a Remington 541T that hits where I aim every time whith any ammo.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:01 AM
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I am headed to the gun shops today to stalk the used racks for a new .22 myself. Up until now, my favorite has been a Marlin 60. I now want something in a bolt action. Since tomorrow is my birthday and Father's Day, I think it may be time for a gift to myself
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Happy birthday oneeye, and I hope you all had a happy father's day! I know I did. A "new" 1948 S&W K-22 made my day!
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mine is a old rem. mod. 552-1 never cleand it and never mised with it
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My favorite is my 77/22 with an old 4X weaver marksman scope with the fine crosshairs ,or if my son lets me borrow it his Thompson Center classic .22 which is the nicest handling auto loader I have ever used great iron sights but put a bushnell 3-9 on it SWEET wish I would have bought myself one when I bought his for his birthday .I know I said it before how come my son always gets the good stuff?
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Oh man, this is so easy. My Favorite is my favorite of course. It has never missed a squirrel in over 10 years of hunting with it. Fast it is not, but when it won't miss, who needs a second shot? With RWS sub-sonic HPs it is so quiet it does not disturb the woods in the least and cuts one ragged hole at 25 yards and not much bigger at 50.
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Well, my all time favorite I had was an Anshutz model 64 with a Leupold 6.5x20 target scope on it. That gun shot better at 100 yards off sandbags than any rifle I've ever owned. I regularly shot 10 shot groups under 1 inch with all sorts of ammo but liked the Fiochi sub sonic hollow points best. Even the Remington milk carton stuff would do about an inch to inch and a quarter if you didn't count the obvious flier that was inevitable in a ten shot group. Optics and gun were so good you could easily know when you had a true flier.

Shot a bunch of squirrels with that gun but it was stolen years ago.

Nowadays, the one I really like is an old Mauser Patrone that has been restocked and has a 1940's vintage Kahles 6x scope and Parker Hale see through mounts. Shoots real good but the optics limits it slightly at long range. Reticule is the "German #1" so long range shooting with hold over gets difficult. I did manage to head shoot a groundhog back home in PA one summer at 127 steps with only a walking stick for a rest by aiming at a leaf that appeared to be about 10 inches above his head. The reticule post completely covered the chuck at that distance.

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Oh man, this is so easy. My Favorite is my favorite of course. It has never missed a squirrel in over 10 years of hunting with it. Fast it is not, but when it won't miss, who needs a second shot? With RWS sub-sonic HPs it is so quiet it does not disturb the woods in the least and cuts one ragged hole at 25 yards and not much bigger at 50.
Very nice. What model is that?
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I would say it was a Steven's Favorite. I have the slightly cheaper Crackshot. Mine is getting a ladder style barrel sight though. I am heavily thinking about modding my stock to have that little shell holder area though. That's cool!

Honestly my favorite is still my Marlin Model 60. I hunt almost as much with my Marlin Glenfield Model 25 bolt too though. Hmm depends on what the plans are for the day. I've always gotten a kick out of shooting down rabbits while they are sprinting away from me, so if I am in an area with lotsa rabbits, then the 60. If I'm in a quiet good squirrel woods, I'd say the Model 25 with .22 shorts.
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Sako Quad, for squirrels and rabbits the 17hm2 barrel or 22lr, regardless of choice I use a Silencerco spectre 2, very quiet and accurate.



If it turns out to be one of those nasty windy days like can happen around here a 410 isn't a bad choice either. A combination gun in 22/410 would be ideal, I picked up this little gem last winter and am really enjoying it.

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Its been a while but 2 to 4 of us guys would get together and hunt cottontails. Rules were single shot .22s with iron sights. My favorites were a 514 Remington (which was lost during the divorce) or grandpa's M67 Winchester.

It was about as much fun a guy could have with his clothes on!
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I actually have one 22 LR but have never hunted with it. I haven't hunted with one for over 30 yr's now The 22's I do have, Also have a 22 mag, I use to rid my birds of unwanted critter's! The LR is a Winchester mod 62A pump. If it wasn't for the long sight radius I wouldn't be able to shoot it. But I really like the gun even though my gun of choice would be a bolt action. If I did hunt with one and could fford it, I'd find a Remington 541S.
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