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


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.


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.

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 !

Airgun Hunting / Bonk the Rat
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:27:18 AM »
It's been days since I got a shot at a Rattus Rattus. Possum and Skunk have been eating the bait! $&@%#!

Wind is hooting but i got the shot!

2:21 am. Spine shot. Lights out! X’s on it’s eyes.

25 yards main feeding station. .25 Sumatra with the lighter 25.4 grain JSBs.

Clean up Crew

Airgun Hunting / They are messing with me...
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:53:11 PM »

Chrome Fix for Broken PhotoBucket Images

Use Chrome and this extension:

It brings back many of the missing images.

Airgun Hunting / Silly Squirrel
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:59:20 AM »
Silly Squirrel. Doesn't quite know where he is, does he?

Funny, I shot an 8 shot string into the target 5 or 6' directly below him, and he just sat there eating.  Don't care about shooting the squirrels, so he gets a free pass. The Rats and Mice, nope.

Buyer and Seller Feedback / Joe Shooter is a great seller
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:12:38 PM »
Joe Shooter aka Joe Scott is a great seller.

Got a new to me Marauder .25 and it's as pristine as Joe said it would be.  He packed it up fast and shipped fast, and I'm a happy camper.

PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / New to Me Gen 1 .25 Marauder
« on: October 06, 2017, 11:59:22 AM »
I decided I just had to try out the 350 Chevy of AirGuns. So I bought a used, and in beautiful shape Gen 1 Marauder .25.  I just got it home after sitting in the office all week. Removing the Action from the Stock made it easier to carry on my motorcycle.

This morning I filled the rifle with air, and loaded up the two magazines that did NOT come with the rifle.  (Shame on me for not asking for every detail in the world. It's bitten me twice so far after a dozen or more used airgun / airgun accessories transactions. Anyway, I ordered the magazines, and I'm now good to go.)

Sighted the rifle in with one of my compact Leapers scopes.  Took one magazine. Refueled the rifle and set up the crony.

Here's my 30 shot string using JSB King Heavy 33.95 grain pellets.

  • 732
  • 731.5
  • 734.0
  • 736.4
  • 734.2
  • 739.1
  • 738.6
  • 747.2
  • 745.1
  • 738.7
  • 736.4
  • 729.4
  • 728.6
  • 727.8
  • 716.8
  • 720.2
  • 717.10
  • 712.0
  • 700.4
  • 690.4
  • 690.2
  • 680.0
  • 668.2
  • 666.2
  • 667.8
  • 646.8
  • 631.7
  • 626.9
  • 603.4
  • 591.6

Average FPS: 701
Min FPS: 591.6
Max FPS: 747.2
Average FPE: 37.05

I did not monkey with any adjustments on the rifle.  Does this sound reasonable for a stock Marauder?

It is decidedly not nearly as quiet as Steelhead's Armada.  I see the baffles on the Gun 2 rifles are different. Think I need that set up.

The ping is rather pingy, isn't it? I want this thing to be way quieter.

Trigger is light years better than the triggers on my two Korean rifles, and the Big DAQ .58 Rifle.

I like the balance and heft of the rifle, though it does seem huge compared to my Sumatra. The floating barrel is new to me. Imm-a-skeered I'll tweak it just moving it around in the cabinet.

Up Next: Separate Action and Stock and send the Action to Travis for his Magic! Can't wait.

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Transporting AirGun on Motorcycle
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:59:32 AM »
I bought a new to me Marauder .25, and had it shipped to work. Tried to time it where I'd drive my truck in, and throw the box in the camper shell. Well, USPS totally screwed with me on the delivery and tried to deliver over the weekend. I got it yesterday, only I rode my motorcycle in as I do most days.

This morning, I thought I'd strap on a two rifle pack I have, and ride in, and put the Marauder in it for the ride home tonight. I got it on, sat on the bike, and thought about this Military Looking thing, and considering what just happened in Vegas, I took it off. Decided I'll just drive the truck on Friday when traffic is a little lighter, and haul the rifle home.

Anyone here ever carry a long rifle, airgun or firearm on a motorcycle?  Am I just being paranoid or practical?

Airgun Hunting / Next Time I Might Need the DAQ or the 909s
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:52:50 PM »
It stood its ground and I swear made an indecent gesture. I couldn't take that laying down or standing up for that matter. I hollered put up your dukes and get your fanny jujutsued. It laughed and I got nervous and fetched the Sumatra.

It's now got a permanent funny look on its face. That'll teach'em!

General Airgun Forum Discussion / First Gen Marauder .25 fair value
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:01:44 PM »
Contemplating a Marauder .25 first generation in almost pristine condition. Any ideas on a fair price?

Airgun Hunting / Rotund Rattus Rattus Rolls Away
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:53:38 AM »
5:11 AM, do you know where your rat is? I heard it before I saw it, "Feed Me!".

Took me forever to line up this shot. Turns out I had computer glasses on yesterday and didn't realize it. It would explain why every thing was fuzzy yesterday and why this morning my scope was fuzzy with my normal glasses on. Oh the stress of not seeing reticle when you have a fatty in sight. Anywho, shot went in neck and traveled most of the length of the body and exited back.

No blood!

25 yards, .25 Sumatra Carbine, my 11.5" foot for comparison.

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Drill baby Drill!
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:15:38 PM »
Not sure why I thought of whistling projectiles, but I did and have been for a couple years now. This morning I googled and
low and behold look what I found!

Love this channel.

I'm a gonna cast a whole bunch of .58 and .45 round balls and drill baby drill!

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