This squirrel season has been nuts! So nuts, I haven't left my yard to get any. If I wanted to, I could take a limit every day, and there would still be tons everywhere.
I was walking to pickup one of my kids from school, which is about 3 blocks from my house. I lost count of the number of squirrels I saw on the ground, but they are literally everywhere! It's like this in every yard. Maybe I just never noticed, but I swear the population has never been this high.
If you're interested, here's the full setup with links to check things out:Gun:
EDgun Leshiy in both .25 and .177 (find a dealer in your region
Shoots basically anything, but primarily I shoot JSB 25gr Kings
and 26gr PolymagsRegulator:
Hybrid HUMA setup... HUMA Sub 12ft/lb Kit
Plenum, Valve, Valve spring, and hammer spring. Then I use the standard high-power HUMA regulator. Why? Sounds like you're a details person... scroll down, and get your fill.Moderator: DonnyFL Emperor V3 and the the RONIN.
I use the Emperor for backyard, and the RONIN for more pack friendly trup to the woods.Scope: ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x
and their Quick Release mountIR Light: Streamlight TLR-1 IRBipod: AtlasRail Extension: Lion Gears 12 Slots 0.5" Low Profile Picatinny Rail Custom Grip:
You need to join the EDgun Owners Facebook group.
Simply search for custom grip, and you'll find Steven Brown. He's your man.Tune:
105bar on the reg, and then turned HST up to get to the following... JSB .25 Kings
@ 545fps (16ft/lbs) and the Polymags
@ 520fps (15ft/lbs)
In Volume 5 of the EDgun Leshiy Vs Squirrel series, I change things up slightly, and I'm using the Predator Polymag 26gr .25 pellet. It's a little slower than the JSB Kings, running about 520fps, or 15ft/lbs. I still get some passthrough, but I always assume this will happen, and wait for shots with a solid backdrop. This is why you see some similar shots (in my backyard at least).
As always, with the right light, the ATN X-Sight 4K delivers the goods. The slow motion footage at 120fps is bonkers considering it's an all-in-on unit. No fiddling with focus on a camera, aligning some scope cam mount, or holding the gun in an awkward way that would make my grandpa slap me and ask WTF I was doing... just normal hold, look down a scope, and pull trigger (after pressing record button of course). I know the firmware has been a rough road, but at this point... the scope is pretty badass. There are still people bitching on the facebook owners pages, but it's about the dumbest stuff... and mostly human error. If you're on the fence, or are looking for a great day/night all-in-one scope... I highly recommend the ATN X-Sight 4K!
Anyways, here's me killing some squirrels...