Sumatra_1st_Blood.jpg 57.43KB 25 downloadsHere's the pic of Sumatra's first blood. The shot was taken from a folding bench. Sumatra_1st_Bld_detail.jpg 51.19KB 24 downloadsA little wound detail. Didn't actually find the entrance & exit holes. SumatraTrophyPose.jpg 72.56KB 21 downloadsHere's the traditional trophy pose.Being pleased with the gun at this point I put it away and dragged out the powder guns. NOT!! Of course I continued air gunning, they were coming out for their afternoon feeding and I had some sight data fresh in my head. Next was a 35 yd shot that had a lot of luck involved. Took the shot while leaning against a tree and ricocheted into the squirrel.
Sumatra_2nd_Blood.jpg 75.27KB 20 downloadsContinuing with the Sumatra, I got the shooting sticks out and started working a patch of squirrels that were out at about 80 - 150 yds. This seemed to be a good place to give the gun a good long range workout. Tried a 93 yard shot, with about 18" of holdover, and it resulted in a great acrobatic show starting with a 12" leap straight up and a 360 back flip. No blood and the squirrel didn't give me a second chance. Doubled the holdover on a 120 yd shot and hit about two feet low. Decided it would be better to hit another one, rather than keep doing these hail mary shots. Laser said 83, that seemed reasonable. Increased the holdover from the 70 yd shot and let fly. Apparently a midbody spine shot, the squirrel started doing a front leg crawl. Squirrel stopped about a foot from a hole and the third shot seemed to be a chest cavity hit. Yes there was a miss between one and three. Squirrel seems to be anchored and dying, with the fourth shot it waved a goodbye and laid it's head down. This seems to tell me that I need a mildot scope to take some of the guess work out of this airgun squirrel sniping.
Sumatra_3rd_Blood.jpg 104.25KB 21 downloadsThe funny color is probably due to the cell phone battery being on it's last legs and/or the low angle of the sun. With three hits on this squirrel there was no visible blood.Additional Details:The pellet used on this expedition was the Eun Jin 28 gr Dome. It seems to be high on the Sumatra's favored list. Using a ballistic program show that the 35 yd shot was 844 fps with 44 fpe, the 70 yd shot was 758 fps with 36 fpe and the 83 yd shot was 730 fps with 33 fpe. The 35 yd shot should require a hold under of .6", the 70 shot a hold over of 3.1" and the 83 yd shot a hold over of 5.4" according to the ballistic program.