Had a chance the other day to sneak out in the woods for a few hours. It was a cool windless day and the squirrels were active. I took my 17 HMR that my son bought me and it shoots great. However I did learn that head shots are a must. Got a limit faster than it took me to clean them for sure. I will have to tell you that Fried Squirrel. mashed potatoes biscuits and squirrel gravy is hard to beat. Can wait to go again. I am so lucky to live in a area loaded with game and a great lake to fish. I truthfully could sit on my front porch kill a deer shoot a turkey limit out on squirrels just about any day. I can tell you how many times we have walked out the front door and had a deer about run you down.