THE TWENTY-TWO CALIBER
I thought I would write and tell the readers of Fur News my experiences with guns. I have a .22 caliber Remington rifle chambered for .22 short, long and long rifle cartridge; .25 caliber Remington, and a 12-gauge Davenport shotgun. The .22 is my favorite gun for the trap line, also for getting rabbits, squirrels, crows and woodchucks. I think the .25 caliber too heavy for shooting trapped animals; in fact, I don't like it at all. I think the best all-around shotgun is the 12-gauge single-barrel, with hammer, as this gun does not knock a man out in carrying it. I once had a .22 Savage smooth-bore, which was fine for shot cartridges, but no good for shooting bullets.
My lucky shot came one day while hunting woodchuck. Seeing one of these fellows poking his head out of a hole about 250 feet away, I took a crack at him and to my surprise killed him stone dead, the bullet passing through his head.
I shot about fifteen grey squirrels last season, most of them with my .22.
E. H. D.
Dutchess County, New York.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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