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GOB Match – First run this year with Mrod   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

I was able to make it to a match today and it was a very nice day for a FT match. I have not completed the amount of testing that I wanted with pellets and hold-over, but shot anyways.

Pat O’brien was nice enough to put a report of the match. Here is the FT Forum posting:

February 2011 match at the GOB

Beautiful day for FT at Rox’s Hollow. It was in the 60’s and no rain for a
change. Rain is expected again tomorrow and Monday. For the most, wind was not a
problem. There were a few gusts here and there. We had 9 shooters today and all
had a great time, though some of the scores were a little low. David Brown was
missed by all. John and Tammy Blount were able to make it and we were all glad
to see them back.

Roz Sumpter was high score overall in the PCP class with his MFR and a 53/60.
Harold Rushton finished a close second overall in the WFTF class with his Steyr
and 51/60.

David Slade had a 43/60 for second in the WFTF class and was tied with Steve
Vines who had a 43/60 in the piston class.

Jeff Aweduti was with us today and got a 38/60 in the Hunter class with a
Maurader. Good to see him back again.

PCP class –
53/60, Roz Sumpter, MFR, Nikko 10-50, JSB 10.2
17/60, Pat O’Brien, EV-2, Nikko 10-50, JSB 8.4

WFTF class –
51/60, Harold Rushton, Steyr, Leupold 35X, JSB 7.9
43/60, David Slade, Rapid FT, B & L 8-32, JSB 8.4

Piston class –
41/60, Steve Vines, TX200, B & L 4200, JSB 7.9
39/60, Charles Garvey, HW97, Leupold 35X, JSB 7.9
9/60, Ray Ditzenberger, TX200, B & L 4200

Hunter class –
38/60, Jeff Avveduti, Maurader, Hawke Sidewinder, Kodiak
13/60, John Blount, Discovery, Hawke 9X, JSB 7.9

Some of the competitors are headed south soon to participate in either or the
Texas and LA. matches. David Slade plans to have a match at his place around the
last Saturday in March.

Hopefully as the year goes on I will be able to increase the score. Also, I plan to purchase a stock later on in hopes that will help the scores also.

Here are some pictures from the match today.

Squirrel target with tiny kill zone

Second squirrel target with tiny kill zone


Checking rifle with chrony

Pat sighting in with new EV2.

A few shooters talking about airguns.

At the lane, preparing to shoot

Here are some pictures that a fellow FT shooter took. (Link)

Here I am at the lane, taking a shot.

And my rig hanging out…

Well, that about wraps up this day. I had a fun day hitting some targets and talking with fellow airgunners.

Until next time, get out there and live life and laugh a little at it.

Blessings,

Jeff

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Posted February 26, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns, Marauder

Marauder stock update – cheek rest, finish   2 comments

Greetings Everyone,

I have been busy over the holidays and have not been writing very much lately. I have been working on a few projects at the house also over the holidays. One such project is for the Marauder factory stock and trying to make a risible cheek rest and refinish the stock removing the horrid brown.

For starters, I wanted to refinish the stock with just Tru-Oil. I decided to sand off the cheezy forearm checking and the Benjamin name that is off-center.

I started with a belt sander with 120 grit sand paper (removing butt pad of course). I sanded down the bottom of the forearm and sides. That removed the items mentioned above. I then sanded down the rest of the stock with 120 grit by hand. Afterward, I worked up to 400 grit for the entire stock.

 

Cutting the Cheek Rest

Since I don’t have a work shop or any nice tools, I purchased a long jig-saw blade at Home Depot and began marking the stock. I did not mask off the top of the cheek rest area, but now in hind sight I should have.

I went outside on my front porch, put the stock in the gun vice and carefully cut the cheek out. After some further sanding the results are as follows.

 

Installing the Rising Hardware

With the cheek rest cut out,  I measured and found the center of the bottom portion of the stock. I then found the half way point and then measured the half-way mark  from the center to the edge. Once I had the two points for the holes, I drilled two holes about 1 1/2″ deep. At Lowes I purchased two bolts, two bushings, and two 1/2″ set screws.  I cut off the top of the hex bolts with my Dremel and set them aside. In the top portion of the cheek rest, I measured again and drilled two holes  just big enough for the bolt threads to fit in (deep enough to cover the threads). I then took the threaded portion of the bolt and fit the bolts into the top portion of the cheek rest. Everything seems to be fitting correctly.

For the bottom portion, the bolts will go into (with the cheek rest attached) and simply slide up and down. However, I did not want the set screws to press against and dent the wood. I pushed the bushings (about a half inch long) down into the holes in the bottom. I made sure, while at Lowes, the bolts would fit into the bushings. So the bolts – or cheek rails – are going into the bottom portion of the stock and into the bushings in the bottom. The bolts fit tight into the bushings. When the set screws are tapped and threaded, they will simply push the bolts against the bushing and keep the cheek rest centered.

Refinishing the Stock

With all the holes drilled – and everything sanded down to 400 grit sand paper – I now began to apply Tru-Oil. I used a lint-free cloth and gloves to apply the Tru-Oil. After every coat dried for a few hours, I would lightly sand the stock with 400 grit. Wipe everything down and apply the next coat. I applied six (6) coats of Tru-Oil over a week or so.

Once everything was dry (I let the stock sit about a week or so), I masked off the area for the set screws and installed them.

Here is the finished product.

In the photo above, you can see where I wrapped sandpaper around an old medicine bottle and ‘cut’ a grove for my hand to better fit into.

The stock is too light for FT, but for now I will make due. In the picture below, you can see my nice large sidewheel on the Hawke Sidewinder. The sidewheel was made from a toilet flange found at Lowes.

 

My wife received a vinyl cutting machine for Christmas, so she made me some stickers for the carrying box.

I will need to add a knee riser. I will do that later. For now, I need to work on my yard markings on the scope sidewheel.

Until next time, may God bless your day.

In Christ,
Jeff

Posted January 18, 2011 by avv604 in Airguns, Marauder

New scopes, New season, and Wrapping up   2 comments

Greetings All,

Well, there has not been much time for inputting entries on the blog. I have some things I would like to get posted, but just have not. I need to post how I got the Marauder settings on the .22 to stay without plugging up the back hole. I have almost completed my comparison of the FX Whisper and Benjamin Marauder and I have some other subjects I would like to write about; however, other items have kept me pulled away.

New Scopes

Well, this past week and this week coming I am outfitting everything with new scopes. I purchased two used Hawke Sidewinder scopes (1 – 8-32×56 and 1 – 6-24×56) for the air rifles and a new Hawke Eclipse SF for the .223 centerfire. A few weeks ago I purchased a Savage 25 LV-T in .223 to start predator hunting. In Tennessee the longest shot I foresee is less than 200 yards. So the Eclipse (4-16×50) seemed to be a perfect match. With all the new scopes, I have been mounting and leveling the cross-hairs of each.

The Hawke Sidewinder 6-24 will go atop the .22 Marauder. The plan is to use it has it has been used thus far, a wonderful varmint rifle out to 100 yards. However, at 24x I will not be able to hold-over to 100 yards. So I will need to click to re-zero the rifle to 100 yards. I must first, however, map out what this might be. So I will need to spend some time on the home rifle range and determine what the clicks are. I have a reference sheet I printed off from a website, but I am sure it is not accurate but will get me very close. So I will need to map it out manually.

The Hawke 8-32 is now atop my .17 Marauder as I prepare for FT competition next year. I will be moving out of the hunter class and into the open class. But here again I will need to prepare the rifle first. The regulator is still working wonderfully and still shooting at 875fps consistently. So I plan to spend some time next spring and work out all the details needed. I also hope to set up a small course at the house for practice. Time will tell.

 

New Season

With the new Savage in hand and finding the rifle likes the 69gr BTHP (boat-tail hollow point) Sierra King Match bullets, I am just waiting for the new scope to arrive to begin my predator hunting. I am not interested in deer hunting. Why you may ask? Quite simple actually, for me anyways. On the farm there are cattle that we take care of. The deer do not try to eat or kill any of the cattle. However, coyotes will corner and kill a calf. Coyotes will also kill deer and other animals (house pets included). For this and many other reasons, it why in Tennessee coyotes are open season year round. I plan to hunt on our land to begin with and go from there. Like groundhogs, the coyote can destroy a great deal on the farm. Unlike the groundhog, the coyote can and has attacked humans.

 

Wrapping Up

I am in my last eight week semester for my BA in Religion at Liberty. The homework has been taking the majority of the time. So I have not been able to pause and write the way I would like. This semester I am in two classes (Genesis and Church History) and it is more homework than I would like – but it is my last two classes. The 12 year journey has been a good one and a long one, but I at least am close to claiming victory. I have been in college (full and part-time) for 12 years. I have about six or so more years to go – if things go as I would like. Time will tell. The last day of classes is December 17th and the 18th will be a family party at some local restaurant.

 

For now, that is about it. Until this semester is over, I will be fairly wrapped up in school. However, one must find time for other things as well – so Geocaching with the family and predator hunting will take some of the time. Perhaps I can work in some sleep and going to my job here and there. 🙂

 

Until next time,

Have a blessed weekend and enjoy God’s wonderful work!

In Him,
Jeff

Posted November 20, 2010 by avv604 in General, Marauder

Sighting in a new toy, building a box   3 comments

Greetings All,

This past week has been busy with homework (as always),  and other projects. I just finished my Revelation/Daniel class and moving into the last few classed in my BA. Hopefully but the end of fall I will complete my BA in Religion (finally).

Building A Box:

Over the past week I have been working on a nice little lane/rifle box for my FT matches. At the last match I found I carried quite a few items to the match and did not care to do this again if I could help it. I was paired with Cliff and has a nice Gun Tote he purchased. I really enjoyed how when he would move the next lane, the Gun Tote was carried and contained all he needed for the next lane. Cliff would sit down between the lane markers, retrieve his TX from the Gun Tote, site in and range the target, and then obtain a pellet from the already opened tin on the tray. In viewing his Gun Tote, I decided I could build something similar.

Beginning my cogitation process, I quickly remembered the 3/4″ plywood at the barn. I began to feverishly sketch drawings of a gun caddy that would have tray areas and not high side. With paper wads flying to the trash can, I finally drew something very similar to the Gun Tote. I envisioned the measurements in my mind, the height, width, the length of the rope for the handles. Every detail of what might be raced through my brain.

Knowing my lack of carpentry skills, I reviewed my plans with my father-in-law. Given his life-long experience in this general area, I was confident he would be able to show the errors in my plans and make suggestions. As it turns out, he reviewed the plans, eye-brows raised, and a few questions were posed. Upon answering the questions, he gave a hearty laugh, wadded up the paper, threw it across the room hitting the front door, and proclaims “Now we can begin to draw up some real plans!”  Okay…. so none of that happened. My father-in-law reviewed the plans and made a few simple suggestions to keep the box a bit cleaner in appearance.

I made a trip to Home Depot, searched out for the needed products, purchased them, and burned rubber back to the house. Alas, it was already night so I would have to begin the project the next day. Over the next four days I took my time and tried to make sure I did things properly. Well, that did not happen but the ending is an a goal achieved.

Here are a few pictures of the progression to the ending gun caddy.

The Rough Beginning

Commence the Sanding

Coming Together

Drying Overnight

De Box… De Box!

Sighting In the Rifle:

Well, this past Saturday we had some visitors over. My wife’s cousin and his two sons. I have posted about the last time these three men came over and we did a bit of paper punching. Well now the oldest son, Johnathan, has acquired a .22 long rifle and was in need of sighting it in. Johnathan had been texting me most of the week and anticipation of the grand event. Upon their arrival, the two boys and I went over to my gun range. I have two lanes setup at my little “range.” One lane is 75 yards and the other is 100 yards (lasered). I had an old Leapers scope I let him “borrow” until the day he is able to get a scope. It is a nice little 3-9×40 Leapers and does the job. Johnathan had purchased some 1″ rings and quickly brought them out encouraging me to begin the installation.

I brought out the gun vice, got everything in order, and we began the fun game of “watch were the bullet hits so I know how to adjust the turrets.” After several shots and receiving blank stares from the question, “Where did the bullet hit gentlemen,” I got the rifle sighted in at 50 yards.  As the day was becoming far spent, I wanted to try to chrony the shots so as to be able to print a reference card for him. However, the boys were excited for now and just wanted to shoot some things!

In the Vice

After shooting at the bullet box for a while, we gathered the spinners I have at 100 yards and put them on lane one’s 50 yard mark. At one point the three of us was all firing at targets. How is this possible you say? Well, I brought my two air rifles. I would hate for Phineas and Ferb (.22 & .177 Marauders) to feel left out of the games. For the next few hours the three of us shot several targets and had some fun.

As the light began its decent and the night began its rule, Johnathan found he had about six shots left. We grabbed the chrony and trotted down to an area on the range where there was still enough light for the sensors to operate. I set it all up and we fired the six shots to see an average of 1228 displayed. Now having the data, all was picked up and we retreated to the house. I printed off a quick hold-over reference card and taped to the inside of the scope cap.

The night was rounded out with several rounds of Rock Band until close to midnight. What a fun-filled day for the two boys, myself, and the rest of the gang. We had all been talking and doing various activities for most of the day. It was a blessed day, for sure.

Well, until next time… shoot safe, have fun, and be blessed.

Jeff

Posted July 21, 2010 by avv604 in Airguns, General, Marauder

Marauder Project – Hammer Spring   Leave a comment

Greetings All,

A few weeks ago I wanted to see if I could get the hammer spring adjustment to quit moving. I decided to disassemble the end and see how thing were put together. The goal was to see how the hammer spring adjustment is in and how I could add some penetrating threadlocker (low strength) to keep the hammer spring in place. Well, I have found this is something you probably do not want to do. So I share the pictures and information as a lesson learned for me.

Lessons Learned from this experience:

1. To use threadlocking compound, do not take off the back, back out the screw, and put it all back together. It will not work. (I did not do this but you will see what I mean).
2. It took about two days of tinkering to get the .22 back to where I wanted it.
3. If the hammer stroke screw needs to have thread locker on it also, the hammer spring screw should be set first.

Okay, on with the pictures. 🙂

To begin I took the action out of the stock and removed the scope. Next, I removed the screw shown in the picture. I need to remove the bolt to get to the screw underneath the bolt.

Removing Screw: note the orange threadlocker on the screw.

Next, the bolt needs to be removed. I removed the side allen bolt.

With the top screw out and the allen screw removed (careful, there is a spacer on the allen screw), the bolt slides right out.

Next, the allen screw in bottom of the breach hole need to be removed. You can see the allen screw inside the hole in this picture.

With the top screw removed, I began to remove the bottom screw.

I could tell there was some pressure on this screw so I held on the back of the action with one hand and removed the screw with the other. I then turned the action up so the bottom was on the desk. I then slowly raised up the action revealing the spring that was pressing out.

Once the spring was out, I set it aside and took a look at the hammer spring screw adjustment. Here is a picture for reference.

Based on feel, I could tell the screw is sitting kind of loose in where it is threaded into.  Of course in removing the screw this way has messed up all my previous settings.
NOTE: the hammer stroke did not come out because I did not cock the gun before I removed the bolt. So it remained inside when I turned it upside-down.

To give you and idea of how far out the spring is pushing, I took the following shot. I am only holding the end for balance. This the how far out the spring is extending past the end.

Now that I know what it looks like, I should be able to just add a drop in from the rear port.

In order to get the .22 shooting where I wanted it again, it took two days of fiddling with the settings on and off. It seems in doing the process above it, of course, releases the tension on the hammer stroke screw. The in turn changed its settings. So both settings adjustments where all out of whack. After resetting everything back to zero (counter-clockwise) and then reviewing my old tuning post, I got the .22 back where I wanted it.

Locking the settings:
What I tried (and it did not work) was to put a “half drop” into the place. To do this, I took a paper plate and a toothpick. I broke the toothpick in half. I put a drop of the Permatex green penetrating threadlocker onto the plate. I then “scooped” up most of the drop. Some soaked into the wood. I put what was on the toothpick  into the opening against the hammer spring screw. I let the rifle sit for a few days and checked to see if I could input an Allen wrench and make an adjustment. The wrench turned, so that did not work.

Next Step:
Once I have some more time, I plan to try to just put one drop in the hammer spring screw area and see what happens.

Until then, have fun shooting

-Jeff

Posted July 13, 2010 by avv604 in Airguns, Marauder

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Marauder Project – Installing A Regulator   35 comments

Greetings All,

Yesterday I had some time to install the regulator I purchased from Vincent van Gerven at Airgun Exporter. So I decided I would document what I did to install it and my steps in tweaking.

When I received the regulator, it was set already preset to 130 bar and loctited so the adjustment would not move (I could have moved the adjustment, but I choose not to). I have not changed the setting from 130 bar as I was hoping the FPS would be in the ball park of 920fps. There was not really any documentation that came with the regulator regarding how to install it. I received a personal typed note stating previous results others have been able to do, a few things to be careful of, and what Vincent has done and his results.  I emailed Vincent requesting a larger image and some tips for installation. Vincent replied with the a link to JohnB’s post stating that  should get me started and attached a larger image. Vincent has responded each and every time I emailed him. I received the regulator quickly and promptly after paying via Paypal.

Here is the pictures Vincent sent to me. Perhaps someone else can use them as a future reference. 🙂

A question posed to me is do I  “think that the documentation that came with the regulator was adequate?” It depends on your perspective. If the question is about installation instructions, then no. I receive no specific installation instructions. In fact, if I did not know JohnB then I may not have wanted to purchase the regulator in fear I may destroy something. However, this is the reason for this blog posting. I tried to provide enough detail so another individual can install the regulator with some ease (there will always be variances in how one installs). If your perspective is overall documentation regarding the regulator, then yes. The above picture was provided and clearly explains how to change the pressure. Also, Vincent had the following statements in his email to me.

If you find it regulates well but thereʼs not that many shots, then try backing off the hammer spring and shorten the hammer travel.  (youʼre then wasting air by a valve that stays open too long during the firing cycle.) you might also use a too high of an output pressure.

Be careful when you adjust the power on the dial, Itʼs a delicate piece of kit. Turn it counterclockwise first since a thread-sealer is used.

Please do ask if you have any questions.

Happy shooting,

Vincent van Gerven

I do not require a step by step instructions on how to install the regulator. I believe we are intelligent created human beings and able to ascertain some sort of answer. In my case I have no previous experience with air rifles ( or rifles in general.. at all), so I read some posts and talked with John about how he installed his. I did need some guidance to get me started on the installation.  So the answer is really determined by your perspective. I will let you decide. 🙂

Before the regulator I was filling the gun to 2000psi and getting about 20 shots at 920 fps with a 20fps extreme spread. The ending pressure in the rifle was about 1600-1700psi.

To begin, one must first depressurized the gun. The Marauder rifles makes this process very easy.

The depressurization only took a few seconds.

Next was the task of removing the front valve(?) so one is able to insert the new regulator.

I used the barrel band to loosen valve and then used a wrench to un-thread the valve the rest of the way. When pulling out the valve,  be sure to gently pull straight out. Do not try to screw out the valve after the threads. (NOTE I would not advise using a wrench. I found the valve is actually two parts and you could unscrew them. Others have noted this also could do some damage. One suggestion made to me was to use a rubber wrench similar to the ones used on oil filters.)

Do not try to screw out the valve after the threads. The threads inside the tube will slice up the O-ring on the end of the valve (see Figure 3).

Gently set the valve aside and begin to remove the air pressure gauge. I am removing the gauge temporarily for testing. Once I find the regulator is working properly, then I will install the gauge and drill a hole in the tube for the regulator vent.

I found a small O-ring in the bottom. Be sure to put the air gauge and the small O-ring in a separate bag as well.

Now the prep work for the regulator begins. I determined early on that I would be inputting the regulator for testing first and then later install permanently.  Thus I would need to ascertain a solution to be able to remove the regulator. In a previous post on the Airgun Advice forum, John shows to use steel suture. I called John and found he had issues with the steel string. He later used a thicker gauge wire. Well, around this farm there is an abundance of electric fence wire. So this is exactly what I used (See Figure 5). It is very stiff and thick enough to be able to pull it out later.

As you can see, I simply wrapped the wire around the regulator and tried to flatten the wire back to the regulator.

Next, the air pressure gauge holder needs to be removed. I put a larger allen wrench in the opening and pushed the gauge holder to the front of the tube just a bit. This will give you clearance for the one-of-a-kind tool needed for this job.

A coat hanger is used to pull out the gauge holder (See Figure 7). Note: when it comes to the internal threads, be careful and again – just gently pull straight out. Do not try to tread out the part or you will need to purchase new O-rings.

Here is a photo showing the difference in the length of the gauge holder (left) and regulator (right).

Since there is a size difference, this will need to be compensated for. One can see from the picture above there is a difference in height and the vent hole on the regulator may not line up in the center.  Also, there needs to be some “breathing” room behind the regulator.  Since I did not need much room,  again needed to determine what might work.

Since farmers generally keep just about every scrap piece of whatever, I knew there would be something I could use in one of the barns. I found a 1/2″ piece of PVC pipe. I silvered off, with a hack saw, about 1/4″ piece to raise the regulator. However, there was not much space  for the air to move through and I knew in a 3/4″ hole…  how would I center this piece?  I found a 3/4″ piece of PVC pipe , silvered off another 1/4″ piece.  Not only is it the perfect diameter across, it gives enough room (I felt) for the air to flow through. And more importantly I can now very easily center the spacer.

Here is a photo showing the new PVC “spacer” beside the gauge holder.

I took the 3/4″ space and gently worked it past the threads. Then, I took the 1/2″ PVC pipe and push the new spacer into its new home. the PVC pipe made it very easy to push the spacer evenly all the way back to the rear of the tube. The picture below is not very clear, but you have the idea.

Now, at this point (admittedly a bit late) I am curious about removing the spacer. Well, I decided to test using the handy-dandy coat hanger and complete the same process as before. I was able to remove the spacer with a bit of patience and keeping the spacer straight (it would get a bit sideways and I would need to straighten it out).  With this portion confirmed, I know I will be able to install the regulator later in a more permanent position.

With the spacer installed, I gently installed the regulator. I had my action in a gun vice upside-down so I would be able to align the vent hole on the regulator with the gauge hole. I drew a line with marker from the vent down so I could tell if I was off and by how much. I used the 1/2″ PVC pipe again to push the regulator back slowly. I found that I could twist the PVC pipe just a bit if needed. This would in turn twist the regulator. It took a few tries but I got the regulator vent hold inside the gauge hole. However, the hole was not in the center.

To center the vent hole, I took a very small allen wrench, inserted into the vent hole, and GENTLY moved it around to the center.

Since there was an excess of wire hanging out, I cut the wire flush with the end of the tube. I then took needle-nose pliers and bent it into a half loop. This way I should be able to grab the wire and remove the regulator later.

At this point, I reinstalled the valve and again using the barrel band as a type of wrench to tighten down the valve.

With everything installed, I pressurized the gun and sat back grinning at my work.

Well, it may have a pleasing appearance but the function is what counts in my book. I had the rife tuned to have an average of 920fps over 20 shots with a 20fps extreme spread.

Well… instead of typing everything and hoping everyone just believes me. I now filled the gun to ~3000psi and the results are just wonderful. Here are the pictures from the crony.

Highest FPS

Lowest FPS

Average FPS

Extreme FPS Spread

Standard Deviation

Number of shots

(the “2” represents the second shot string)

There is no need to adjust your glasses or your monitor. Those numbers are correct.

I noticed if I drop the last four shots the numbers are as follows.

High – 883
Low – 868
Average – 875
Ex. Sp. – 15
Standard Dev. – 3

A last few items that I must mention. The first shot string started out with numbers at around 840fps.  I messed with the hammer spring and stroke to get everything working properly. Once that seemed to be working, I opened the metering screw about 1&1/2 turns (3 1/2 total).  This is how I received the above numbers. I noticed that at about 3 to 3 1/2 was enough. After that, the turns did not matter as the FPS did not increase.

Lastly, if you put your hand over the hole, it will drop the FPS. I believe this is the reason for the lower number FPS in the middle of the sting.

Well all, that is about it for now. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or post them below.

Until next time,
“Enjoy our wild America”  – Marty Stouffer

In Him,
Jeff

Posted July 10, 2010 by avv604 in Airguns, Marauder

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.22 Marauder Still Getting It Done   1 comment

Greetings All,

I have been very busy with homework this week and was not able to post this until now. This past Saturday evening (6/5), I made walked around the house with the .22 Marauder. Now that the garden is starting to come up good, I need to keep a close eye on the rabbits. I quickly saw a little rabbit and fairly close. I guesstimated him to be at about 30 yards (later lasered at 35). I put the mil-dot about the cross-hair on his head and pulled the trigger. The rabbit fell over instantly.

I grabbed my laser rangefinder and walked over to the rabbit to make sure I did not just wound him and found something wonderful. The head shot was just below the eye. I really like this Marauder. I turned to my left and see a small figure in the distant. It appears to be a rabbit. I lasered the rabbit at 76 yards. There was an old metal gate just to the right of me with old chicken wire on the front of it. I sat on the ground and stuck the rifle through one of the square holes. Looking at my reference card I know what mil-dot to use. I take a deep breath, let out some of the air and hold. Gentle squeeze of the trigger and …. THUMP! I hit the rabbit but he hopped away. That is strange, I know I hit him in about the middle of his body.

I walked down to where I shot him at and began to search. Perhaps he was in the bushes hiding? About 10 feet from where I shot him lay the rabbit. A nice 76 yard shot for the .22 M-rod.

Here is a photo of the two rabbits. The larger, top rabbit is the 76 yard shot.

Next is to attempt to lock the Marauder settings. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can post some pictures and information.

Until next time,
Blessings,
Jeff

Posted June 10, 2010 by avv604 in Marauder

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