1.jpg 40.44K 32 downloadsIn the fourteen hours of shooting over the two day span I took about 100 shots with the Marauder. Most shots were taken between 30 and 60 yds. With the Marauder's quiet habits, most of the squirrels remained unspooked by shots taken on other squirrels. Typically the visible target area was only a head and shoulders presentation. As usual, with an air gun, the only instant kills were head and upper shoulders.
2.jpg 40.42K 33 downloadsDuring the shooting wind varied between zero and 25 mph. With the small size of these squirrels, and the fact that many were only half grown, failure to correctly dope the wind was a sure miss. With the Marauder zeroed at 50 yds, shots in the low 60 yd range required a one mil dot holdover. Experience at the Sacramento Fun Shoot certainly helped determine holdover and doping the wind.
3.jpg 36.7K 33 downloadsThere were fields showing bare dirt on some ranches and the one that I was at had some areas of short growth, but why would a squirrel frequent those areas with thousands of acres of lush green available for the eating? Many areas will soon be higher than an upright squirrel.