Did Something Yersterday I've Never Done Before

woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior MemberPosts: 2,725 Senior Member
Was squirrel hunting with 3 of my buddies on a large tract of riverbottom hardwoods that I've managed for 20 or so years, and I killed TWO SQUIRRELS WITH ONE SHOT! Shooting my flintlock fowling piece with the 51 inch barrel and #6 shot. A squirrel was on the ground maybe 40-42 yards away and started up a big White Oak tree. I followed it looking down the barrel waiting for just the right moment, when out of the blue ANOTHER squirrel I hadn't seen came around the trunk and the two seemed to pause nose to nose kissing......BOOM! Two squirrels hit the ground deadern' hell!

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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,246 Senior Member
    Awesome!
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,425 Senior Member
    Never done it on squirrels, but I did drop two quail on a covey rise once, with a single shot 16 gauge.
    Jerry
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,618 Senior Member
    That's cool.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,058 Senior Member
    a twofer!
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,350 Senior Member
    Very cool. A 51" barrel - goodness. I can't imagine handling that in the woods!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,669 Senior Member
    That is so awesome, too bad you didn't get it on a go pro
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    Was squirrel hunting with 3 of my buddies on a large tract of riverbottom hardwoods that I've managed for 20 or so years, and I killed TWO SQUIRRELS WITH ONE SHOT! Shooting my flintlock fowling piece with the 51 inch barrel and #6 shot. A squirrel was on the ground maybe 40-42 yards away and started up a big White Oak tree. I followed it looking down the barrel waiting for just the right moment, when out of the blue ANOTHER squirrel I hadn't seen came around the trunk and the two seemed to pause nose to nose kissing......BOOM! Two squirrels hit the ground deadern' hell!

    That is just TOO COOL brother. I love it. And a smoke pole with a rock lock yet!!! Great shooting. If that ain't somethin special nothin is. It don't get much better n dat.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,850 Senior Member
    Well done Bro Rich :beer:
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,930 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Very cool. A 51" barrel - goodness. I can't imagine handling that in the woods!

    You can almost poke them out of the tree:up:.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    A friend did that pass shooting at geese with his Mag10. I named it Hose Job after that.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,688 Senior Member
    Nicely done! What a fine way to save powder and shot..........Robin
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,508 Senior Member
    Cool!
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I don't reckon we'll be catching Rich cooking waffles for someone else any time soon.
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