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#3242277 - 04/20/20 07:26 AM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Ohiochuck]
K22 Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2351
Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: Ohiochuck
My Squirrel Rifle -Custom Winchester Model 52C patterned after author Charles Landis idea of the perfect squirrel rifle -
The rifle has a Lilja SS barrel which was added by Gordy Gitters. He also reblued the action and other parts and set the trigger pull. The custom chamber is excellent. The stock was prepared and finished by the late John Maxson of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. I purchased the stock from him at the Ohio Gun Collectors show in Wilmington, Ohio (6 shows each year).
I used the original sling swivels from the Model 52 target stock. It weights just over 9 lbs. with the Swarvowski 6 X 18 TDS reticle scope. It is well balanced. I have found that it shoots easily into small groups at 50 yds. using Lapua SS or SK SS ammo. I sighted in to hit on target at 40 yds. Using the 1st TDS bar it hits on target at 60 yds. At 70 yds. it hits squirrel sized targets when centered between the 1st & 2nd TDS bars.
The rifle's stock work was completed during the summer of 2008 by John Maxson. Gordy Gritters was the only gunsmith of the 3 smiths I checked with who was willing to chamber for the .22 LR at that time. He DID AN EXCELLENT JOB!!!!
The blank I think cost $ 800.00. It was purchased 2006, then when I visited John I always found one I liked better, so I traded. Both are excellent craftsmen.
Jim
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Beautiful stock on that. What walnut is that? Claro, Turkish?
With the wide squared off forearm it puts me in mind of the Cooper Jackson Squirrel rifle. The stainless barrel adds to that Jackson look also.
The rifle is a bit heavier than I prefer, but you can't help but love that package. And a Winchester Model 52 is to die for.
Congratulations, that is one sweet looking rifle.

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#3242280 - 04/20/20 07:37 AM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: 6mm06]
K22 Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2351
Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: 6mm06

K22, Beautiful !!!! Don't you just love fine rifles !!!

Today I spoke with a local guy at a gun shop who does some gunsmith work, inquiring about lightening the trigger pull of my Remington 581. Any suggestions on that?


Hey 6mm06,
I forgot you ask me that question. Sorry.
You can change out the trigger spring or shorten the factory one. You can also drill and tap the housing then install a spring and make the trigger adjustable, similar to the 3 screw 541S triggers. I used to have the blueprints for doing that.
A Timney trigger for the 588 Rem. will work if you modify it some. Mainly you will need to modify the safety angle.

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#3242308 - 04/20/20 12:55 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: K22]
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Registered: 03/19/11
Posts: 118
Loc: Ohio


Bastogne walnut stock
This Cascade rifle stock(.17 AH )is a sister stock to the Winchester model 52.
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Edited by Ohiochuck (04/20/20 02:47 PM)
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#3242358 - 04/20/20 06:26 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Ohiochuck]
K22 Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 2351
Loc: Western NC
Originally Posted By: Ohiochuck


Bastogne walnut stock
This Cascade rifle stock(.17 AH )is a sister stock to the Winchester model 52.
[img]http://[img]http://www.predatormastersforums.com/forums/gallery/80/medium/2831.jpg[/img][/img]


WOW!!!! That is one exceptional piece of Bastone Walnut. Very impressive.

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#3242488 - 04/22/20 11:48 AM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: K22]
Smokin Pole Offline
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Registered: 02/22/13
Posts: 45
Loc: Colorado
I've used a Savage Model 24 .22/.410 over/under since I was 16. That's 60 years. Bagged many a squirrel in the woods of northern Ohio.

NRA Benefactor

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#3250602 - 08/19/20 12:16 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Smokin Pole]
Danh20 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 84
Loc: NE
I have a hand-me-down Sears 22 lr bolt gun that my Dad had for 45 years. Has a weaver 4x scope that the crosshairs are jagged at the outer edges. Still shoots great at 25 yards and still dropping squirrels.

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#3252423 - 09/14/20 09:07 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Treerat-sniper]
22 Chuck Offline
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Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 237
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
I realy like my Mossberg 346B that I bought myself for HS graduation-60+yrs ago. It now has a Weaver 1.5-4.5 variable on it and I probably shot the old Dynapoints that I have a supply of.

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#3277911 - 06/01/21 09:21 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Treerat-sniper]
coloradocelt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/27/19
Posts: 26
Loc: Western Colorado
Suppressed 10/22, Burris timberline 4.5-14

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#3281821 - 09/11/21 08:31 PM Re: What is your favorite squirrel rig? [Re: Treerat-sniper]
killahog Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 253
Loc: usa
FX Crown is 22 Caliber.

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