Archive for March, 2007

My Bushmaster V Match Carbine Rocks

Saturday, March 31st, 2007


When I went to the range on Thursday I took a bunch of Federal Power-Shok 50 grain jacketed hollow point ammunition I had picked up at Wal-Mart last week. I went online to print the drop chart for it, and found out that it wasn’t even listed on Federal’s website. It looks like the stuff has been sitting on the warehouse shelves for a couple of years, and Federal doesn’t even make it any more.

VERMINATOR has been telling me that my rifle, with the 1/9 twist is going to like heavier ammo; stuff over 60 grains. Well, if you remember, last week, while shooting squirrels, I dropped 40 squirrels out of 45 shots at 100-125 yards, with Black Hills 55 grain soft points that were so light that they wouldn’t even cycle my action. (more…)

New Savage .17HMR With AccuTrigger

Saturday, March 31st, 2007


I bought a new Savage stainless steel .17 HMR with synthetic stock and the AccuTrigger. The AccuTrigger is cool. I’ve always been too cheap to send a gun in for a trigger job, so buying a rifle that lets me adjust the trigger pull from 1.5 lbs to 6 lbs myself is awesome.

The idea behind the AccuTrigger is that trigger pull makes a big difference on accuracy, because the harder you have to pull, the more likely you are to pull off target. (more…)

Clemson University: Squirrel Info

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Did you know that people study squirrels and other forms of wildlife? Yep, they even put out reports that, unknown to them, fall into the hands of crazy backwoods squirrel shooters.

Here is the link to a study by Clemson University dealing with Franklin, Richardson, Columbian, Washington and Townsend Ground Squirrels

I’ll post some studies on the Belding’s Ground Squirrel pretty soon.

I Need Squirrel Videos

Monday, March 26th, 2007

OK, the name of this site is “ShootingSquirrels.com”, not “Kicking Squirrels”, “Beating Squirrels”, “Setting Squirrels On Fire” or “Hey,-my-cat-ate-a-squirrel.com”. (It could have been SquirrelLaunching.com, cause those videos are pretty funny, but we have a higher purpose here people…) I want squirrel shooting videos. I’m sure we will get some during the Unity Squirrel Shoot, but if you have some now, I want them.

SquirrelSniper

BackWoodsBound.com Has (WooHoo!)
Squirrel Cooking Recipes!

Monday, March 26th, 2007

If you’re going to shoot squirrels, you might as well eat them too; no reason to waste the meat. I found this list of squirrel recipes on BackWoodsBound.com. LOL If nothing else, send the squirrel recipes to your crazy aunt Zelda, who loves squirrels, and see if she flips out and calls the Humane Society on you.

Squirrel Fling

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The title says it all. This is a video of a home made squirrel tosser. Remember when you were a kid and you tied some surgical tubing to two trees, then tied the ends to one of your mom’s best cooking pots, so you could shoot water balloons across town and whack people coming out of church on Sunday afternoon? Well, this is the same thing, except different. These guys used a colander they stole from their mom instead of a pop, but same difference. LOL They also aren’t lobbing water balloons, if you get my blatant drift. (more…)

Squirrel Melt

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Mmm, Mmmmm. as long as there are guns, and people living in the South, there will always be yummy squirrel recipies. (more…)

Flying Squirrel Trap

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

PULL! (more…)

Cannibalistic Ground Squirrels
(Or Chumming For Squirrels)

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I forgot to mention something really freaky and gross about freaking Sage Rats. When you shoot them, they gather around and start eating their freshly slaughtered kin, or they drag them down into their burrows for a snack at a later date. Eeeewwww! (more…)

Shooting Squirrels In Burns, Oregon (Part 3)

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

We stopped at the little store on the corner of highway 20 and Crane-Buchanan road. We got a drink there and the ladies inside laughed at us when we told them where we’d been. They said nobody went that way and we were lucky we didn’t get stuck and have to walk out, or be found by the guys who had Ned tied to the tree.

We wondered back to Rudy’s, shot a few squirrels before dark, and then headed back to Burns. About half way there, I started whining again about how bad the squirrel shooting was and that I wanted to go home to my momma.

We talked about it and Rich said fine, he’d take my crying, whiny, baby ass back to Walla Walla if I wasn’t man enough to stick it out. So I called my wife and said I’d be home about 3 am cause Rich was being a little girl and didn’t want to stay away from home for another night. (Rich was driving, so he couldn’t take a full swing…. didn’t hurt anyway, him being a little girl and all.) (more…)