A sort of guest post for this installment. From ARFCOM member, 14BoltFF.
This rifle has more kills than any gun in my collection. It is a vintage Remington Model 580 single-shot bolt-action rifle chambered in .22 Short, Long, and LR.
I have a bad chipmunk problem. They burrow along the foundation of my home, and I’m not cool with that. I have tried sticky traps, rat traps, and the bucket trap with very little success. I have various air guns that have worked every now and then, but they’re all weaker .177 caliber plinker variants. Last year, I decided to try something different. I picked up some CCI CB .22 Long cartridges to try out in the above rifle. I sighted the rifle in with five rounds and was amazed at how accurate and quiet it is with this loads. It’s as quiet as a weak air rifle. From there on out, it’s been a blood bath for chipmunks. This rifle and ammo combination racks up anywhere from 1 to 4 kills per day on the days it sees use.
Minus the 5 sight-in shots and a few misses, each empty slot in this package represents one dead chipmunk since last summer.
Here’s today’s haul, plus one bloater from the other day that I didn’t get a chance to clean up the day it was killed .