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Squirrel Hunt - The Pest Control Game Nintendo will never make

For my regular viewers/readers, you've come to appreciate I have some pretty crazy dreams.  Well guess what... I had another doozy!  We recently got one of those new old Nintendo systems with a bunch of old school games on them.  Although Duck Hunt isn't on it, a bunch of other classics are.

It got me thinking about how awesome that game was, and how much time I played it with my boys growing up.  This is usually where dreams come from... and many great ideas for that matter.  I keep a folder on my iPhone for notes about crazy ideas that came to me while sleeping.  Give it a go if you don't... maybe a million dollar idea might come to you!

Anyways, back to airguns and pest control. The meat of this video is about my ongoing pest war! While the winter weather is keeping them hunkered down a bit, I'm still full gas. If you're a reader of this blog, you're probably well versed on the EDgun's and the ATN X Sight 4K I use in all these videos. Many of the YouTube viewers however are not... so I spend a little time introducing a couple in this video. The full details of the kit can be found here: ​Full EDgun Leshiy, Leyla, R5M, and Veles setup details.  I'll post the summary below as well.

Here's the video... enjoy!




Summary of my EDgun Leshiy
Gun: EDgun Leshiy in both .25 and .177 (find a dealer in your region)
Barrel Length: 350mm
Ammo: .25 Cal - JSB 25gr Kings and 26gr Polymags / .177 cal - JSB 13gr Monsters and H&N Sniper Magnum
Regulator: 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.
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) and in .177 I shoot in ~ sub 12ft/lb config...  so about 590-630fps depending on the pellet.
Rail 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.


Note: The Leshiy is really tuned for the .25... while just an adjustment of the HST is sufficient, if it was the primary setup, I'd 100% tweak the reg setup to just the standard sub 12ft/lb kit, and other subsequent changes. This works for me, and is fine for my purposes when I want to quickly drop in the .177

Summary of my EDgun Leyla 2.0
Gun: EDgun Leyla 2.0 in .25 cal (find a dealer in your region)
Ammo: 34gr JSB MK2
Regulator: Ed's new reg for this gun is sick.  I haven't even had to touch it when shooting between 580 - 900fps.
Tune: I simply adjusted HST to shoot the 34gr JSB MK2's at about 585fps (26ft/lbs)


Summary of my EDgun Matador R5M
Gun: EDgun Matador R5M in .25 cal (find a dealer in your region)
Ammo: 34gr JSB MK2
Regulator: Edgun.  I haven't touched the reg from it's factory setting of 130bar
Tune: I simply adjusted HST to shoot the 34gr JSB MK2's at about 680fps (35ft/lbs)


Summary of scope and misc components
Scope:ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x
Quick Release Mount: ATN Quick Release
IR Light:Streamlight TLR-1 IR
Bipod:Atlas

The scope is the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x.  It's a digital day/night scope, and shoots video in HD using the 4K sensor (i.e. super clear!).  The scope comes with different mount options.  These get beat-up a bit in the forums and FB pages for being poor quality, but 100% of those folks are shooting some pretty heavy caliber firearms. With an airgun, you'll have zero issues.  They include an offset mount for the rear, and I think it's pretty ideal for the leshiy.  I swap this scope pretty regularly between the EDgun Leshiy and EDgun Matador R5M.  The scope has the ability to setup multiple profiles, so that part is super easy... but moving the mounts was a pain.  I ended up snapping a bolt actually.  I got an email announcing the ATN quick release mount, and I snatched it right up.  I was concerned with how well it would hold zero, but was pleasantly surprised.  It holds what I'd call "pesting zero".  If I was shooting benchrest, I'd probably re-zero it each time, but it's within .25in for me every-time I've moved it back and forth (knock wood).  One of the biggest cons for this scope is specific to airguns.  If you shoot a lot of different distances, you may struggle as the recital options are not big enough for holdovers required beyond lets say 60-70 yards.  40 yards and in pesting / hunting though... this thing is perfect.  There is a great little hack though using the profile feature.  You can use the app on the phone to very quickly change between them.  So you could setup 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc profiles, and just simply choose the one you need, and hold crosshairs.  Honestly, once you've done it a couple times, I think it's similar in effort/time to moving a turret.   The phone app makes it super fast to change, but even the menu within the scope it pretty easy to navigate.

An important factor with all Night Vision scopes in a quality IR.  In my backyard I have a dedicated IR setup with cameras and other crazy stuff.  If you want to see that full setup, check it out here: https://www.edgunleshiy.com/blog/2018/8/3/edgun-leshiy-night-pesting-kit/

I also mounted the Streamlight TLR-1 IR pistol light.  I love this one because of it's compact size.  It works well for 60-70 yards, but if you're going to push around or beyond that, I would suggest looking at something a little bigger like the Coyote Reaper XXL

The bipod offers me a ton of flexibility for various scenarios. The Atlas is expensive, but totally worth it in my opinion. The cant feature is really helpful when shooting in the woods off uneven rests, and the multiple angle options offer additional stability. The overall build quality puts it in the lifetime type category... just like the EDgun Leshiy.





Pew Pew,

Tim






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