.30 Squirrel Smackdown – Video

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    Bullfrog
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    These are my first squirrels killed with a .30. I’m using a .30 Flex, shooting JSB 50s at 890fps. So far I’m impressed with how well the .30 anchors the squirrels yet without tearing their meat up. 

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    AirgunBill
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    Beautiful video there and good shooting. I would like to see and learn about your camera set-up to get such video quality. That Flex .30 cal really does the job but as you say would really have to be careful of your background. Basically like if you would shooting a .22 cal. rimfire. That is why I like sticking with less powerful air rifles to lesson the chance of the pellet carrying and less noise too. Thanks again for the video and good commentary too. Bill

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    Bullfrog
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    Hi Bill, the secret to my picture quality is that I use a camcorder instead of a point-and-shoot camera that most scope-cammers use. The camcorder provides superior quality compared to most point-and-shoot cameras. The mount I use is an Old Florida Outdoors Scope Camera/Camcorder Mount, which is my own design. Its an extremely sturdy mount that is intended for heavy use in the field. Its great for mounting camcorders. Another advantage of camcorders is that most have pivoting view screens, which makes aiming easier than with a fixed-screen point-and-shoot camera. 

    In the video’s description there’s a link to information about the mount. I also have some videos on my Youtube channel that go into detail about my setup. 

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    WOW thats some serious smack! Look at  the hole in the tree behind squirrel number two it made after ripping threw.

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    Marksman3006
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    Good video……I especially like how you pointed out being safe while enjoying our hobby.

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    ajshoots
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    Good video!!

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    fuznut
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    Bullfrog    How far north ?   Got Osceola ?
    That and the ocellated  high on wish list.
    Good vid keep em coming! 

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    Smaug
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    Great video, and great restraint! 

    Despite the fact that it is a hammer, I bet you were wishing you had a 15 FPE .177 a couple times there, hehehe.

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    glengiles
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    Super nice video and shooting. There is where a gun with adjustable power settings might come in handy.

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    Bullfrog
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    “glengiles”Super nice video and shooting. There is where a gun with adjustable power settings might come in handy.

    
It does have adjustable power settings. 20fpe to 200fpe (although the 50 grain JSB is limited to about 110fpe for a max high and 50fpe as a bottom low if I kept velocities between 700fps and 1000fps). I’m just don’t want to slow my pellet down to 700fps and I don’t trust the .30 when it thumps. I’d have to change the caliber. Which is possible with the Flex. However, I don’t have any other barrels besides the .30. 

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    Bullfrog
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    “Smaug”Great video, and great restraint! 

    Despite the fact that it is a hammer, I bet you were wishing you had a 15 FPE .177 a couple times there, hehehe.

    
Yes, there were several shots I would have taken with my 12fpe .177 Marauder or even a 40fpe .25. 

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    Bullfrog
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    “fuznut”Bullfrog    How far north ?   Got Osceola ?
    That and the ocellated  high on wish list.
    Good vid keep em coming! 

    
Yes, those are definitely Osceolas in Alachua county. My permissions are scattered throughout north Florida. Some have Oscoelas. Others have Easterns, although the Easterns in the NE of the Peninsula are physically and behaviorally identical to the Osceolas. The line that was drawn to differentiate them is somewhat arbitrary. The only place in Florida I’ve seen “real” Easterns that look and behave differently than the Osceolas are in the western Panhandle. I’ve also observed Easterns in South Carolina and and the “real” Easterns are definitely a different acting bird than the Osceola. 

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