Marauder bags a few more Alabama grays

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    TiredRooster
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    This afternoon I went to my spot in the woods again for an evening squirrel hunt. Not nearly as windy as the last time thank goodness. Another beautiful day with plenty of sun and temps in the 50's again. Kind of strange afternoon the way the hunt went. I did a bit of walking around the pasture along the wood line first. I have shot a lot of squirrels and the occasional rabbit this way before. Once I walked in the woods and settled down in my spot for a bit, I started hearing them within 30 minutes. I sat there for about two hours listening to them crash through the leaves searching for acorns on the ground. I would catch a glimpse of one every so often but wouldn't get a clear shot. Along about the time the sun was down to where the visibility was getting poor, I spotted one on the side of a tree about 40 or so yards out. I popped him and then two more in the same area, roughly same distance all within 5 to 10 minutes. Clean, quick kills with the Marauder. 

     

    Thanks for looking.

    TR

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    JimNM
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    Good work!  Make the most of it, and shoot one for me next time ;)

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    acs
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    Nice shooting,

    Leaning on the log, got to admit,,, Marauder looks like a European air rifle that cost 3 time$…

    I love my .25,  its wood stock makes it my favorite Mrod, good wood feels more quality than my synthetic stock 22 imo

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    seven08
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    Nice.👍   Are you hand pumping or did you get a compressor?   The Crossfire looks perfect on that rifle.  What is the FPS rating on the rifle?

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    jdh2550
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    Great shooting!  That marauder looks gorgeous.

     

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    SteveV
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    Nice post, good looking rig, good shooting –

     

     

     

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    Pruitt58
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    Good job buddy, I love my marauder and squirrel hunting.

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    TiredRooster
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    seven08

    Nice.👍   Are you hand pumping or did you get a compressor?   The Crossfire looks perfect on that rifle.  What is the FPS rating on the rifle?

    Not hand pumping. I would tire of that too quickly. I bought a Benjamin Traveler compressor for it. Just direct filling the rifle like I do, that little compressor does a great job. As far as FPS, it's the Field Target model, so it's regulated. I tested it on the chronograph and it averages 805 fps with 16 grain pellets. I get right around 65-70 shots at that velocity on a fill, then it slowly starts to drop off. The accuracy of this Marauder is impressive and it's easy to shoot accurately.

    I appreciate the comments everyone. Just having a good time……………

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    Ranchibi
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    Good patience and wonderful shooting!

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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    Nice bag of squirrels!  How do you prepare them Bob ? 

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer

    Nice bag of squirrels!  How do you prepare them Bob ? 

    Thanks for asking Bob. There are a few different ways that I'll prepare them from time to time. But my favorite way is to fry them up. Quarter them up the way you want, salt and pepper. Roll them really good in flour and fry them really slowly in cooking oil. Take them out and then make a roux by putting some flour in the grease and drippings that you fried them in and stir until the right color of brown you want. Then I'll put the squirrels back in the skillet and cover and let them simmer in the roux. Cook up a pot of white rice and some sweet peas. Serve them up and enjoy! Mmm mmm……..make your tongue slap your forehead.

    Second favorite is squirrel and home made dumplings. Just like chicken and dumplings, but with squirrel. The meat is sweet when cooked this way. Really good eating.

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    Nice bag of squirrels!  How do you prepare them Bob ? 

    Thanks for asking Bob. There are a few different ways that I'll prepare them from time to time. But my favorite way is to fry them up. Quarter them up the way you want, salt and pepper. Roll them really good in flour and fry them really slowly in cooking oil. Take them out and then make a roux by putting some flour in the grease and drippings that you fried them in and stir until the right color of brown you want. Then I'll put the squirrels back in the skillet and cover and let them simmer in the roux. Cook up a pot of white rice and some sweet peas. Serve them up and enjoy! Mmm mmm……..make your tongue slap your forehead.

    Second favorite is squirrel and home made dumplings. Just like chicken and dumplings, but with squirrel. The meat is sweet when cooked this way. Really good eating.

    You just made me hungry… sounds delicious.

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    randy_68
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    Nice post. That Marauder looks good and those grey squirrels look fat

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    Nice bag of squirrels!  How do you prepare them Bob ? 

    Thanks for asking Bob. There are a few different ways that I'll prepare them from time to time. But my favorite way is to fry them up. Quarter them up the way you want, salt and pepper. Roll them really good in flour and fry them really slowly in cooking oil. Take them out and then make a roux by putting some flour in the grease and drippings that you fried them in and stir until the right color of brown you want. Then I'll put the squirrels back in the skillet and cover and let them simmer in the roux. Cook up a pot of white rice and some sweet peas. Serve them up and enjoy! Mmm mmm……..make your tongue slap your forehead.

    Second favorite is squirrel and home made dumplings. Just like chicken and dumplings, but with squirrel. The meat is sweet when cooked this way. Really good eating.

    Sorry didn't reply sooner ! Been busy at home and helping my mother who has a broken arm.

    The grey squirrels around  here in northern California are quite gamey in flavor and tough as shoe leather. I've been told that if you soak them in a salt brine it takes that gamey flavor out. Probably long cooking them (crockpot)  would be the way to go. In the summer the greys feed on Bay tree nuts. In the fall they seek out the English walnuts a and accorns.

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    Grays can be tough and gamey in my neck of the woods as well. 12 min in a pressure cooker at 15psi with your squirrels, enough water to cover the pieces and an onion or two with some salt and they will be tender and sweet. You can go 13 or 14 min for a pot of old ones but if you do and there is a young one in the pot the meat will be off the bone when you open the pot. This is ok for pot pie but when I want to broil them after cooking I turn the burner off 12 minutes after the rocking starts.

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    profsrgary

    Grays can be tough and gamey in my neck of the woods as well. 12 min in a pressure cooker at 15psi with your squirrels, enough water to cover the pieces and an onion or two with some salt and they will be tender and sweet. You can go 13 or 14 min for a pot of old ones but if you do and there is a young one in the pot the meat will be off the bone when you open the pot. This is ok for pot pie but when I want to broil them after cooking I turn the burner off 12 minutes after the rocking starts.

    Thanks for the info.

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