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    Lots of good suggestions.
    Surprised no one mentioned 300 Whisper subsonic, this could meet the O.P. Criteria plus it could be loaded differently for bigger pests.

    Edit: Could be loaded with Unique too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin Man View Post
    This thread's topic reminds me why I stay disgusted with TN's small game regulations. I would absolutely love to hunt small game with any of my rifles in 22 Hornet, 218 Bee, or 25/20 Winchester calibers. I suspect there are various concerns about big game poaching with these and similar calibers. While these events do happen they are rare compared to the numbers of legit hunters wanting only to expand their enjoyment in the field. So for now we are limited to rimfires and shotguns, muzzleloaders and archery for small game. Dangit.......
    I have to agree with you Thin Man. Over on this side of Tn the running joke is that the Stewart county deer cartridge of choice is the .22 magnum and deer season is all year long.

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    Marlin 1894 in 218 Bee, 25-20, or 32-20.Simple. JW

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    Hammond game getter in what ever caliber you desire

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    Unique squirrel gun


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    Go now and pour yourself a hot one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiberoptik View Post

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    That is one intimidating squirrel. I would be using my 9.3 x 57 with 278 grain NOE cast - but only as squirrel defense
    Go now and pour yourself a hot one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10x View Post
    That is one intimidating squirrel. I would be using my 9.3 x 57 with 278 grain NOE cast - but only as squirrel defense
    Gee boss,I`m just protecting my nuts.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    .30 Badger

    I doubt you’ll find a cartridge that’ll do better for what you’re wanting.
    Very cheap and easy to make brass.

    Mine is seriously accurate and a blast to shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    Do you live in a state that ALLOWS center fire for squirrels, or other small game? It'll get you a citation here, no matter how loaded down it is.
    Here in Ohio you can use whatever you want. 300 Win Mag A-OK for squirrels and flying pheasant, but you are a criminal if you use dad's 30-30 for deer.

    I have killed a lot of squirrels and bunnies with 38 and 9mm both pistol and rifle.
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    For the states that don't allow centerfires for squirrels, is it a safety thing or are they concerned about deer poachers pretending to be squirrel hunting? Seems silly either way, but I've wondered if while hunting squirrels with my .22 Hornet, a game warden might think I was poaching deer.

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    I think it's to hopefully prevent an idiot from launching sluggs weighing over 40 grains into to air, so they just blanketed the law against center fire in general.

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    My BIL has a little .410 bore muzzleloader shotgun. He had owned it for years thinking it was a decoration/ fake gun. I noticed Spanish proofs on the barrel and asked to borrow it. I had to forge & twist the hammer nose to get a good strike on the nipple. Reading Dixie Gun Works catalog, I came up with a safe load. I took it hunting and lo &behold got two bushytails with it. I sent him the pic with the caption "Told you so!"

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    25-20 Winchester hand loaded and used in a single shot, bolt or lever action rifle will work very well
    visit this web site for subsonic loading details including using light aloxed lubed lead boolits, powder choices, etc. it provides a Great Wealth of loading information that many others have proven to work. The 25-20 will easily knock a squirrel out of the tree as soon as the squirrel is hit with minimal meat damage
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    Just found mine, gentleman here had a Rem Rolling Block #4 in .32sw long, has been professionally relined, converted from rimfire to centerfire.

    Should arrive next week.

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    Helps if you can pay for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
    Just found mine, gentleman here had a Rem Rolling Block #4 in .32sw long, has been professionally relined, converted from rimfire to centerfire.

    Should arrive next week.

    Dreams really do come true!

    Helps if you can pay for them.
    I saw you grab that. Very cool.

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    Im glad you did, I kept looking......and lusting.... gotta build up the funds. Now someone needs to grab the 32sw lever roller,,, please
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10x View Post
    That is one intimidating squirrel. I would be using my 9.3 x 57 with 278 grain NOE cast - but only as squirrel defense
    That looks more like a prarie dog.

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    Savage 23B 25-20 Win.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gewehr-Guy View Post
    Maybe a Savage M-23 in .25-20, or better yet a .32-20,still fairly reasonably priced, or a slick Rem model 25 pump but they are kind of hard to find and expensive. I found one that someone drilled [rather badly] for a scope,got it for a decent price and really like it.
    Hey! I've got one of those! It's very accurate with Winchester factory 25-20 ammo, and I have a set of dies, too. I have bullet components, but I also have 25 cal air rifle pellets left over from a couple of air rifles I've since sold. I wonder what a grain or two of Unique would do?!
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    I think this would be a great game bag gun, good price too.

    http://www.armslist.com/posts/776146...rifle-shotgun-

    I think "real twist" means twist Damascus, and I would be a little leery of using it. Always wanted a combo gun.

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