Originally Posted by Len Backus
I am watching the weather, planning to go out later this week. Meanwhile...how about a discussion?
- What time of the day works best for you?
- Do you sit or do you walk?
- What shooting position is most common for you?
- Do you ever use a call?
- How much difference does weather make?
- If you see 5 squirrels on an outing, how many come home with you?
- Does your squirrel gun look as cool as mine?
1. I gennerally see the most durring the first 3 hours of day light and the last 3 hours of the evening.
2. I sit in a known area. If that doesnt pan out I will move through the woods slowly until I see some activity.
3. Hmmm, braced standing (using a tree as support) or a improvised sitting. Ive taken a few using prone with bipod on long range shots in open fields, but those are rare.
4. At times, Ive found that it will gennerally stop a running squirrel in its tracks, but doesnt bring them out on a day when Im not seeing any.
5. I hunt and see them in all weather conditions with the exception of days when the wind is high enough to move the trees. They seem to stay in the nest on those days.
6. I have I high hit probablity so if Im shooting and they are under 60 yards I'll have 5 squirrels with severe head trauma. 60-80 yards 3 to 4 with head trauma (depending on the wind conditions and how well I judged it). To date 85 yards is my current longest one shot, one head hit.
7. Dont see any pics of your set up. I'll snap one of mine asap. But Im using a ruger 77/22 target grey with a bushnell 5-15 mildot w/ external target turrets and Federal 711B match ammo. On that 85 kill (above) it was just after a heavy snow fall and very bright out using the 711b ammo I actually saw the bullet ark out and watched the impact, very cool! I dont think it would have been seen with out the bright white background.