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

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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!

Airgun Hunting / It was YUGE I tells yah!
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:05:46 PM »
35 yards, Sumatra .25 Carbine with my new SWFA 42x10 scope with so super tiny cross hairs.


What is wrong with this grown man?

Police took a Tiburon man’s pellet rifle into evidence Saturday after he fatally shot a doe and a fawn on his property. (Tiburon Police Department photo)
A Tiburon man was arrested after fatally shooting a doe and her fawn that were eating his yard plants.

The animals suffered side wounds and died a prolonged death, according to the Tiburon Police Department and Marin Humane. The fawn lived somewhat longer than its mother.

Mark Thomas Dickinson, a 54-year-old pilot, was booked into Marin County Jail on an animal cruelty count, police said. He was released on bail pending further review by the Marin County District Attorney's Office.

Dickinson did not respond to a request for comment but referred the inquiry to his lawyer, Charles Dresow.

"The Tiburon police should not have arrested my client and booked him into jail," Dresow said. "He had no intent to be cruel or to harm the deer. Rather he was simply trying to scare them away from consuming new landscaping."

The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. Saturday at Dickinson's residence on Mar East Drive, where a landscaped slope leads from the street down to the bayside residence.

A neighbor called police after hearing shots and seeing a flashlight beam outside. Police arrived to find the injured deer and called in Marin Humane, the animal welfare organization, said Tiburon police Sgt. Steve Hahn.

Both deer died before an animal control officer could reach the site, which is at the eastern tip of the Tiburon Peninsula.

Police contacted Dickinson, who said the deer were eating his landscaping. The weapon was a high-powered Gamo pellet-gun with scope, laser and flashlight attachments, Hahn said.

"They died agonizing and painful deaths," Hahn said.

Marin Humane took the dead animals for examination, said spokeswoman Lisa Bloch. The organization will conduct X-rays to see where the pellets penetrated the deer, she said.

Bloch called the incident "really sad and disturbing."

"It did cause great suffering," she said. "There's all kinds of ways to keep deer from eating your landscaping. Their only crime was eating vegetation. They weren't menacing anyone. No one was in danger."

The website for Gamo markets its guns for hunting small game such as rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and crows, and as "pest control" for "nuisance animals such as mice, rats, birds and snakes."


To Mac 1 Air Gun store owner Tim McMurray, passion and a clear mindset are key to hitting any target. However, he believes that a field target and bench rest-competition airgun can hit the target just as well.

What began as a passionate hobby for McMurray’s grandfather, Les McMurray, soon morphed into a full-fledged business for air gun assembly. Today, the company works out of Signal Hill at 1886 Freeman Ave.

McMurray followed in the footsteps of his grandfather. He grew to assemble and sell high-end air guns that are used to compete at both national and international levels.
“My grandfather started this company in 1932,” he said. “It was the Great Depression era, and everybody was trying to figure out how to get some work.”

I've been chewing on making a few improvements to the forum to make it easier to:

1. navigate
2. help with engagement

Stuff Done:

A month or so ago I added the YouTube Mod which makes it infinitely easier to add YouTube videos. Or at least I think it's easier.

Have increased file sizes allowed for images.

Stuff to chew on.

1. Add alternative dropdown navigation to the site so you can change to a different board from most any page. I'm wondering about building out a dropdown like the GTA has or similar.

2. Adding Karma or Like Buttons on each post.  GTA just added Like Buttons. We could fiddle around and make Like = Flipping Awesome, Cool!, Yay!, Love, etc.


Anything else you'd like to see?

Any problems?


Airgun Hunting / Oh RattusRattus I Think That Was a Missus
« on: September 01, 2017, 06:20:04 AM »
Fuzzy arsed eyeballs at 5:41am and when LED is dim.

Ding dang durnit!

Took two screenshots, superimposed, erased the area where the pellet scraped the base on the top layer, and added a green arrow for trajectory so I could see how close I was.

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