Squirrel Rifle

Discussion in 'SU-22' started by red_arrow, May 11, 2011.

  1. red_arrow

    red_arrow New Member

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    May 8, 2011
    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?
     
  2. henktermaat

    henktermaat New Member

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    Dec 13, 2008
    Not in my experience. My iron sights are literally unusable. A scope of any type, even a cheap one, would do fine.
     

  3. okrIII

    okrIII New Member

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    Jun 14, 2010
    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. :)
     
  4. firedog

    firedog New Member

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    Nov 5, 2010
    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...
     
  5. parrothead

    parrothead New Member

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    May 28, 2011
    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
     
  6. r80rt

    r80rt Guest

    I never had good luck with a Ruger 10-22 either, I'd like to try a SU-22 on tree rats.