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Some More Ground Squirrels With Video 4/29/2012


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

It started at 3am when I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I had put my alarm for 3:30am so I could be ready and out the door by 4am so me and my hunting buddy Jovan could get to our hunting grounds right at sunrise. We met up at 5am and loaded up my car with all the necessary gear/guns for the days squirrel shoot.Upon arrival we noticed that the squirrels were already out and about which was like a little after 6am. We set up right in an area of the field we hunt and decided to hunt it all day. Last week the sun kicked our butts while hunting because we usually park in the middle of the field and walk around and sit, shooting 360 degrees around us all day; moving around the most active areas. So this time I came prepared and brought my ez-up, portable table, chairs and shooting bench so we could be "lazy hunters" as Jovan was saying lol. We hadn't hunted this area of the field so there were a bunch of squirrels. The grass is getting pretty high and a good pair of binoculars is necessary for spotting just an eye or ear peeking at you through the grass.I decided to get some use out of my .22 Marauder since I've been mainly using my .25 Marauder for hunting. I also decided that since we were going to be in the shade, I would try using my Casio high speed camera to get some of the action of scope cam. After shooting a couple of squirrels through the camera, it became very addicting to shoot and watch the pellet hitting home. I only got to shoot like 2-3 hours through the scope cam before my battery died :( mostly because I was watching the videos on my camera and leaving it on. After that I got out the .25 and Jovan who had been using his 9mm custom Filarms started using his .22 Gladiator for some long range work since we pretty much shot all the 40 yard squirrels around us.We just continued to shoot till the action slowed down which was around 2pm. Both of us hadn't got much sleep the night before so we called it a day. I seriously don't remember how many squirrels we took, I always try to remember but quickly forget when the action picks up.Sorry about the quality in the video, next time I'm going to slap the scope cam on my .25 Marauder w/ Hawke Sidewinder Tactical so the quality will be better. The scope on my .22 is a Hawke Eclipse 6-24 which is set @ 20x. My scope was also a little canted on my .22, something I will correct before shooting again but my gun was level. I also caught Jovan get a nice head shot in slow mo at about the 5:00 mark in the video. You can see the 9mm round ball coming in from left to right and impacting the squirrels head. We also got to do some bird watching (aside from the usual burrowing owls we see) as a couple of turkey vultures and another white bird that looked like a stork? came in to watch us, I think they were waiting for dinner. And no we didn't shoot them, only with my camera.Anyways, here are some pics and a video of yesterdays hunt, just thought I would share.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-6qyY8XNcE

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Nice shooting Henry. It looks like you guys took out quite a few of those Ground Squirrels this past weekend. Well done! :rofl2:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Despite being a bit fuzzy it was outstanding. I look forward to the footage with the Hawke Side Tact and .25 Marauder althought it appears that quite a few ft lbs were impacting. I especially liked the double.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Thanks guys,Yeah my Hawke Eclipse isn't that clear at 20x. Next time I'm going to put the scope cam on my .25, I guarantee it will be a better video next time. I also got an extra battery coming any day now might have to order a third...Henry

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

Nice shooting! Funny I have the Hawke Eclipse and Sidewinder Tact... I feel the same way, the Tactical is much clearer scope.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Great video henery.Tom

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Nice video and great shooting.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:28 AM

Henry, really enjoyed the video. It way cool. Ed




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