A Saturday evening stroll ….

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    glassman
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    Went to a customers house earlier this evening. He has been having problems with rabbits and hares. Decided to take the new Bobcat out for a test run. Just picked it up from AoA Thursday. The only pellets I have at the moment are JBS exact 50.15 gr. They seemed to do the job nicely. Took only 3 shots during our stroll. The 1 miss was an off hand standing shot of about 76 yards, there were too many cacti in the immediate vicinity to squat and use the shooting sticks. The jack was 51 yards away and the cotton tail 37. It was a rather humid evening for this part of the country. Reminded me of the days of my youth… hot muggy summer days in Minnesota. I have a standing invitation to return at any time. We will try for coyotes and or bobcats when the weather cools down a little and they are more active again during day light hours.

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    Dan25
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    Nice shooting.  Talk about hot and humid, 99 degrees feels like 117 in Louisiana this afternoon.  That’s why Im inside on the net.

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    Smaug
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    Nice-looking gun. I’m a little jealous. Nice shots, too.

    How far did the jack get after the chest shot?

    I wish there were more rabbits than squirrels in my back yard; they’re more tender.

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    glassman
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    The jack went about 15 to 20 ft after it was shot. I was in a desert wash 50 yards away from a pool of water left over from the rains here on Friday. The jack came across the far end of the pool and stopped on the forest service road that made up the far edge of the pool. I had a boulder to the right of it ranged at 50 yards. The first “shot” I took was empty. I had the single load tray in and forgot to put in a pellet. I thought for sure it would take off before I could load a pellet. It just sat there and stared in my direction long enough for me to get a real shot off. After it was hit it just did a short hop out of view behind the boulder and brush off to the right out of sight. I had to back track 40 yards back up the wash to get where I could exit and try to go find it. I was hoping the whole while that it didn’t get far. When I did get here it was lying in the road about 15 to 20 feet further along from where I shot it. I was relieved to see it. Didn’t want to have to worry if it got away with a superficial or non lethal wound. The land owner texted me today that the cotton tail tasted better than the jack, although the jacks legs reminded him of turkey drumsticks :)  After tying this out it occurs to me that I may want to start video taping some of these. Easier to watch a couple minute video than read someones diatribe and follow their thoughts.

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