Archive for November, 2007

Free 100 Yard Rifle Targets

Monday, November 19th, 2007

I was messing around today and made a 100-yard rifle target. It’s built on a 1/2 in grid so that you can figure out how many clicks you’re off. (Of course I’m never off, so this is just for those of you out there who actually miss from time to time and need to sight in your rifles.)

[We moved all the targets to one location.
Click the link below to get ALL the FREE targets.]

Click HERE For FREE Target Downloads

You have two options. You can right click on the link and “save target as…” on your computer, to print later, or you can click on the link and print the target after the .PDF document opens. You might have to set your printer to print outside it’s margins if you want an exact 1/2 grid. My printer defaulted to 94% so that it could stay within it’s margins, and that caused the squares on the target to be about 1/32 smaller than they should have been.

If any of you have a squirrel, bird or varmint picture you want turned into a target, let me know. Since the 1/2 grid system is now built, it will be easy to put that over any picture you have, and make a great target out of it. (Please, no ex-wives or girlfriends, I get into enough trouble already.)


Greytooth’s A Little Pissed

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Greytooth posted some nonsense or another on the site yesterday, and I deleted it. He got angry and called me on it today and posted one of his many stupid squirrel hunting tactics under my Squirrel Sniper Criminal Story. So, I’m going to start posting his stupid squirrel hunting tactics on the main site and let people see just how dumb the old coot really is. Here’s his latest stupid squirrel hunting tactic, copied from his comment on my criminal history post.

Enter Greytooth:

I don’t like it when my comments are not posted! I went hunting last week with mittens-on-a-string. (The kind that your mom would make you wear as a kid so you would not lose one of them.)

1. Use extra long string between the mittens
2. Place mitten at base of tree with other mitten on your hand.
3. Put peanut in the mitten that is under the tree
4. Hide in bush and wait (A small bottle of whisky helps pass the time)
5. Squirrel climbs inside mitten to get peanut
6. Jump up and pull hard, swinging mittened hand through air, banging the other mitten with the squirrel in it against the tree.
7. That’s it. Simple and effective hunting.
Note: If anyone yells at you while using this method (in the park), this device can second as a slingshot, launching the squirrel at anyone who may be coming at you.
8. Run.

Greytooth’s Effective Squirrel Hunting Techniques: #1

17hmr Rifle & Ammunition:
.22-250 Necked Down

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

So, I was telling a guy the other day that I was a squirrel shooter and that I used a 17 to shoot squirrels with. He was really impressed and wanted to know how bad the kick was on the 17. Which, of course, made me laugh. I told him that the 17 hmr was like shooting a bb gun, and why was he asking?

He said that his uncle had a 17 and had shot coyotes at over half a mile. I told him that the 17 hmr shot a 17 grain ballistic tip at 2550 and there was no way in hell that it would get out to half a mile, let alone drop a Coyote when it got there.

That conversation got me to thinking, so I went out on the net to see what I could find out about other types of .17′s besides the .17hmr.

Read the article at Guns And Ammo. According to the article, here are some of the 17′s that used to be available:

17 Hornet and run the gamut, with the following cases necked down to .17-Hornet, Bee, .30 Carbine, .221 Remington, .222 Remington; .223 Remington, .222 Remington Magnum, .225 Winchester and .22-250 Remington.

what the guy I was talking to must have had in mind was the .22-250 necked down to a .17 caliber. Check out these velocities:

A .22-250 necked down to .17 using a 25-grain bullet in front of 30 grains of 4350 developed 4,444 fps from a 22-inch barrel. The same weight bullet in front of 33.5 grains of 4350 in a .225 necked down to .17 developed the same velocity.

This must be the rifle he was talking about that could drop a Coyote at over half a mile. Does anyone know where I can get one of these? I would love to get video of a 25 grain .17 caliber round going through a squirrel at over 4000fps.

ps. Just a wanna be without a .22-250 necked down to .17 LOL

Squirrel Sniper: No Longer A Criminal!

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

So, as of yesterday, I’m no longer a criminal. I bet you thought I was an upstanding middle aged guy without a criminal record didn’t you? But, up until yesterday, according to the state of Washington, I was a criminal.

I bet you’re dying to hear how I became a criminal, then got my record expunged, aren’t you?

Well, sit right back and I’ll tell the tail, the tail of a fateful trip. The story of a fateful voyage aboard a tiny ship. (Yes, I know tail should really be spelled tale.)

It wasn’t really a ship, it was a pickup truck, and there were only 2 of us, not 7, but you get the picture. Right?

Squirrel Football, Golf, Baseball and Polo; Motorcycle Style

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

So, I’m just riding along on my Kawasaki KLR 650, minding my own business, when out into the middle of the street runs a squirrel. I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s a straight up field-goal type challenge. I mean, hey if it’s in the street, you just have to kick it, right? (I know he’s doing it on purpose, because I saw those car insurance ads on TV where the squirrels made people crash their cars, so it must be real life…) LOL

So I lined up on the squirrel with my front tire, and pushed the throttle up to about 40 MPH. I dropped both feet to the pavement so that they were just skimming along about a half inch over the road. I then rotated my feet out, so that I had the widest possible squirrel whacking surface.

As I got close to him, he started to freak out and run in all directions at the same time. I’ve seen it in cartoons before, but never in nature. For a second, I thought I was going to go right over the top of him with my front tire, which would have been like hitting a home run (Yea, yea, different sport, sorry… I’ll try to keep my analogies or similes or whatever the hell they are within the same ball park.) But, at the last possible second, he bolted to my right and caught my foot right up his ass.

If you’ve never kicked a squirrel in the ass going 40 miles per hour, you should try it sometime. It’s really quite invigorating and makes you smile inside :) . It was kind of like hitting a nice straight drive 240 yards down the fairway. It was solid, felt good, and had that nice solid sound that goes with a good hit. (Whoops, different sport, sorry again.) For those of you who haven’t experienced the pleasure, you should give it a try. LOL

Squirrel Kicker Extraordinaire

Exploding Squirrel Hit By .17HMR Ballistic Tip

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Here’s a new squirrel shooting video (yea, yea, I got tired of my fans sending me hate mail for not posting more dead squirrels). This squirrel was hit in the chest and was almost blown in half by the 17gr. Hornady 17 HMR ballistic tip round that hit it. Pay attention during the slow motion part, and you can see pieces of squirrel meat flying in all directions. Ouch!

To watch this video, you will need to click in the window to activate the player, then click on the play button to play the video. If you guys have any squirrel videos, send them to me and I’ll post them on the site for everyone to enjoy.


Squirrel Sniper

Squirrel In A Blender

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

I just love stuff that makes you go Hmmmm. This excerpt was in an email news notice I get so that I can stay on top of the squirrel whacking world. I’m going to just give you part of the paragraph, and then you can follow it and read the story if your curiosity gets the better of you. LOL

“the lead believed to be in the squirrel actually came from a part of the blender.”

No, really! Now doesn’t that just make you want to run over to NewsDay and read the rest of the “Squirrel In A Blender” story?

(The story wasn’t all that you would have hoped it would be, was it?) LOL