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steveoh

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Rattus Rattus FallOffUs
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:51:51 PM »
A big Rattus Rattus with sizable jewels fell tonight to the Marauder .25. I had planned on using the Sumatra .25 with the ATN X-Sight, but the Sumatra has been less consistent than usual. So I grabbed the Marauder after the ding donger went off.

I headed out the door and one look made me think this one has evaded me once again. But I waited and a minute later it came back. Actually it may have been sitting in the shadows, but since I did not have the ATN on the Marauder all I can see is the area directly in front of the target. The ATN shows everything! I have an infrared light illuminating the two feeding stations.

I waited until I had a perfect headshot view, and once I did I let the pellet fly. Aimed for head, just above eyes. By the way the rat slumped over I knew it wasn’t getting back up. On examination, the pellet stuck just to the right of the left ear. Pellet exited 3/4 down the body, at the hip. I can imagine the damage the pellet did inside the rat.

Rat measured a bit over 16” including tail. Body was 8”. It was hefty to pickup!

Now it’s on the skunk path that goes under the fence.

« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 08:53:59 AM by steveoh »


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Re: Rattus Rattus FallOffUs
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 05:25:38 AM »
NOW! You know the fun of night hunting with appropriate equipment!

I'm in the process of setting up my bottled Marauder equipped with a Photon. While I like the ATN, the lighter weight of the Photon (no fancy-dance, just night vision), is a plus for me.
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Re: Rattus Rattus FallOffUs
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 09:01:31 AM »
Some still images...
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Sam Yang 909s .45
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Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
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Re: Rattus Rattus FallOffUs
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 06:25:55 AM »
Man, you guys have all the fun.  Nice.

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