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Old 09-15-2020, 01:43 AM
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Greetings all,

for varmint shooting, which one do you prefer?

Kindest regards,

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Old 09-15-2020, 02:16 AM
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Normally shooting off my bench in a pivot or even on rock chucks over the hood or a rest. I usually just load single rounds. No need to rush or be in a hurry usually for ground squirrels or other varmints in those situations. Bill K
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:12 AM
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Normally shooting off my bench in a pivot or even on rock chucks over the hood or a rest. I usually just load single rounds. No need to rush or be in a hurry usually for ground squirrels or other varmints in those situations. Bill K
+2 except i shoot groundhogs
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:19 AM
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always had a bolt with 5-7 rnds in it for p/dogs.
Took along a 100rd box of shells though.

Fired cases went back in: down hits, up misses.
Easy to keep track that way.

At times I wished it was a 30 rnd mag there was so many
of 'em chirping at me. Glad I never had one and still wouldn't.

Kinda hard to do much shooting with a single shot on busy days though.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:43 AM
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I have a number of single shots for use in the sage rat fields. I seem to hit more using one round at a time, I even have single shot adapters in my CZ rfiles.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:36 AM
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I mostly use my single shot Sako S491 as I like the feel of the solid action and it is also easy to feed one round at a time.



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Old 09-15-2020, 02:10 PM
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Single shot all the way. I have rigged single shot adapters in all of my repeater magazines. Even the last remaining .22LR I have is a single shot (Rem 580). Years ago I was teased about deer hunting with a single shot. The teasers ended up eating crow. No real reason, I just like it thataway.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:44 PM
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Martini's are my favorite. One shot at a time. One steady shot after another.

In the gopher patch, while I am shooting one shot after another, my shooting never stops, even when my shooting partners are stopped loading their magazines-especially the ones using 10-22's.

My late wife had a coffee can full of 10-22 Magazines It annoyed her to no end for me to shoot and shoot while she was loading, loading, loading. . She was known for ripping a mag out and tossing it at me and saying, "load that". I was known for dropping it back in her coffee can, empty and getting back to shooting, shooting...

One thing she learned early was that the extend 10-22 magazines always got in the way shooting. She tossed those very early in her gopher shooting days.




I did build her a 22K Hornet on a Mod4A for shooting rock chucks.



The new wife used my House gun a Savage 93R17, that I kept around for company. She likes it, and did shoot from the magazine-but she did keep her 4 magazines full. She really took a shine to my Mod 6 BSA Martini in 17 Hornady Hornet. I loaned it to her 5 or 6 years ago and she has never given it back. Come to think of it she hasn't returned the Savage either.



I noticed with one particular friend you could always tell when he missed, there would be a quick second shot, to which I would giggle loudly under my breath so he could hear me. He didn't miss often, but when he did it seem to go on for a number shots.

Even when I was shooting my bolt guns in the Varmint patch, I always shot them single shot.

The worse part of sharing this with you guys is it has been 2 years since I moved from Montana and sure miss gopher shooting.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:55 PM
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Single shot, yes. And thanks for sharing the photo's and stories and the other shooter's in your life. Bill K
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:48 PM
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Years ago I was teased about deer hunting with a single shot. The teasers ended up eating crow. No real reason, I just like it thataway.
i started hunting deer/black bear with a single shot in the early 2000s. my 1898 springfield armory in 30-40 krag is a single shot(i put on an old redfield 102k peep sight which caused the cut off piece to be removed). my tc encores rifles(both are 23" MGM barrels, 444 marlin and 500 linebaugh) are singles too. i use the 91, 93, 94, 95 and 98 mausers on single shots too, even tho i still can load 4 shots.

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