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I've been racking my brain trying to pick a new squirrel rifle. Was looking at the ruger 10/22, but I've had bad luck with them before. Saw the su-22 online tonight and I really like the looks of it. To those that own one, are the sights good enough for a squirrel rifle. Also are they accurate enough for head shots?
 

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Not in my experience. My iron sights are literally unusable. A scope of any type, even a cheap one, would do fine.
 

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If all you are looking for is a squirrel riffle the SU-22 is not the best choice.  If you need the option of the folding stock to say back-pack in then yes you can not go wrong.  I have both with cheap scopes and I shoot the same with either. The reason I bought the SU-22 was because it folded and will fit under the seat of my Honda Sliverwing.  After I did a quick trigger job on the Su-22 the trigger is 2.5# lighter than my stock 10/22. If you are against the 10/22 a Marlin 60 would my next choice for just a squirrel riffle. Now if you like making cans bounce around the range the fun factor of the SU-22 is hard to beat. :)
 

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I was not impressed with the iron sights on the SU22. After some adjustments I was able to bounce cans at 50-75 yards not a problem. For Squirrel hunting, consistent head shots would be questionable. I put a cheap little scope on it and I’m X’ing regularly at 75-100 yards. Still a fun little gun...
 

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You might want to check out the Remington 597 for squirrel hunting. Get one of the newer models without the plastic magazine. I think the su-22 is more of a range gun than a hunter. Just my opinion
 
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I never had good luck with a Ruger 10-22 either, I'd like to try a SU-22 on tree rats.
 
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