Not trying to hi-jack the thread but......what is the effective range with a .22 short from a long rifle on a squirrel?
Thread is about what the .22 short is good for. Its good for shooting squirrels as far as I am concerned, so not a hijack.
I think that the effective range is whatever distance you are capable of hitting a squirrel in the head with them. You hit them anywhere else they take their time dying from it. Talking about a 3/4" target that likes to move around. I would think 100 yards if the shooter is skilled. The little .22 shorts are really accurate, but I would want to know what the drop is at 100 yards if zeroed at 50 yards.