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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 23, 2017, 06:31:13 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Airgun Hunting / Re: We WON!
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:44:26 PM »
Now that’s good news!

Come on California!

Welcome aboard!

All AirGuns are fun!

Congrats Scott!

Airgun Optics and Accessories / Re: Having scope issues due to inexperience
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:14:53 PM »
I hate openers. Launch ramps are insane, then there are those folks in tiny boats in rough seas, and dipsticks who use Clorox bottles for floats and floating line on their pots set in the channel. Ugh

How did you do on opening? We skipped opening this year as last year we almost took out a kayaker leaving out of Bodega Harbor and my buddy didn't want to have to go through that again. Shook him up pretty good.  USCG should have been patrolling the channel AFAIC.
We're going out starting this coming Sunday. Off time we'll try for some Cabezon or lings then pull traps, rebait and come back the next day, then repeat almost daily for a few weeks providing the ocean and wind cooperates. Missed the salmon run as his boat was in Puget Sound at the time.

Ask Bob / Re: A Decade Passes
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
10 years ago today I made my first post on the Canadian Airgun Forum.... When I got back into airguns I had no idea how all-consuming the Hobby would be.... or what I would be doing a decade later.... It has been a pleasure to be a part of all the Forums and I hope to continue contributing, and learning, here for a long time to come....


Thanks for all the sharing you do. You've made the airgun world a better place.

Airgun Hunting / Hello Micey My Old Friend
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:26:05 AM »
Hello Micey My Old Friend

Rats come out when I’m sleeping or trying to sleep, but the mieces and mices come out early evening and right at day break.

This morning I look at Arlo and see one of my old friends munching on the Rodent Elixer, peanut butter. I grab the Travis tuned Marauder and head out the back door trying to be quiet as... well...  a mouse.  8)

I set the Mrod on the tripod and damn, I can barely make out the feed station, much less a mouse. But I calm down and concentrate and I can just make out the mouse outline. I squeeze the trigger and yup the JSB pellet makes more sound impacting the mouse and back drop than the sound at the rifle. Sweet!

35 yards, top of the hill. .25 Super tuned Mrod, with a BSA scope I’m not sure I like.

Youtube is stripping out frames. Bah. Here's the original video after Arlo compressed the heck out of it. And a few images.

Airgun Hunting / Re: Pigeon question
« on: October 30, 2017, 05:00:10 AM »
Could be that pigeon has been stealing peanut butter from my rat feeding stations. I know the possum, squirrels, rats and mice are all getting fat as hell.

Thank goodness for Costco  peanut butter. Even if I don’t shoot em they’ll all die from their pudginess.


I Told You Son, That Peanut Butter Ghost Pepper Was Gonna Kill Yah!

25 yards main feed station with the new to me freshly tuned Travis Super Marauder! Rats have been elusive but the shift back to cooler weather at night brought them out. The other feed station had another fatty just minutes before this one, so I know i might get another chance tonight.

First Blood Mrod!

Travis tuned this for efficiency, number of shots per fill up and quietness. I’m a happy man.

I have experience sighting in a .58 Quackenbush Rifle.  I initially got 2 shots out of the rifle. 2nd shot dumped all the air. Now I get a max of 3 shots out of this rifle, and each shot past the first one drops way, way down.  It was a bear trying to figure this beast out.

My fix was to tether the rifle with a small carbon fiber bottle and regulator, and then get the rifle sighted in.

Oh. For Ammo all I have now are .58 round balls. I suppose you could note the scope settings, and then what it takes to zero in new ammo, and keep notes. This way you can redial in your settings, and at least be in the ball park. I do need to cast some hollow points at some point.  Then I'll be in the same boat.

Cool! Let’s see that QB79 is sucking down CO2 at the moment....

I think I need an electronic trap that has a rat darting forward, grabbing a mouthful of peanut butter, and then darting back. Each time, the rat darts forward to a new spot with no real pattern.

yup that's what I need.  ::)

Oh wait I already have that, only the rats aren't electronic, they are real!!!

Hajimoto's Airgun Annex / Re: Duraseal Targets: Lead Magnet
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:23:50 AM »
I've been trying to find sheets of this material for my various pellet traps.  1/8"  UHMW is pretty good, but not totally. And it's loud on pellet impact.

Hajimoto's Airgun Annex / Re: Gray Squirrel Bonanza - 16 Kills (Video)
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:18:09 AM »
As usual, excellent videos!

You have some amazing kill shots. Love the perspective from the air rifle. :)

Airgun Hunting / Rattus Rattus Resistus
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:08:27 AM »
Rattus Rattus Resistus, but in the end did not help his situation.

35 Yards at top of hill feeder.  He was skittish but settled down for a few seconds,  just in time to grab the Sumatra .25 Carbine with SWFA 10x Scope, slip out the back door, and cradle on my now ancient photography tripod. Desperately struggled to focus my crusty eyes but finally found the sweet spot, cheek on stock, cross hairs on the main mass of the Rattus Rattus. Squeezed that pretty horrible trigger and beaned the Rattus. There was a mighty whack, the Rattus screamed as it hit the backdrop and gave a mighty leap. I heard thrashing and silence.

Went to retrieve Rattus but could not for the life of me find it. This was the second one I could not find in two nights. Dingdangdurnit!

Went out this morning to gather my lights so I could put the batteries on charge. And then I spotted Rattus. He made it through the fence and five feet away. 24 grain JSB hit the shoulder and exited close to spine. Ouch.

Up next: Just got my new to me .25 Marauder back from Travis ( It got a super tune for a nice long string, with an additional goal of keeping it quiet. This is to be my new rat gun, as wonderful as the Sumatra is, that hammer smack going off at 2am is Loud No Matter the pellet or power setting. I’m excited !

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