Thread: squirrel gun
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Old November 6, 2012, 02:49 PM   #19
JN01
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I think most of the "squirrel rifles" came along after the frontier had mostly disappeared. With no more bear, buffalo, elk, or hostiles around the need for a large bore weapon decreased. Using a smaller bore rifle stretched powder and lead supplies farther- more economical.
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