Nielsen Slug after passing through a ground squirrel, Uragan . 30 cal

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    0akhonor
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    Did  a little ground squirrel shooting yesterday in NorCal, took 11 of the ground bugs.

    Shot the largest ground squirrel yet (in the bay area- Sierra Ground squirrels get huge) and found the slug laying in the dirt. As the title suggest, they were .30 cal 49 grains

    I put tape next to the slugs- sliding out of the barrel at 840 fps, the average shot was 70 yards. Kudos to my buddy George who waxed two squirrels in a row at 100 yards with the property owner watching (hey everybody, watch this guy shoot those squirrels, he says to a guest visiting him- no pressure George!)

    George was shooting his .22 Marauder with a Lothar barrel, and a bullpup stock- looks like sin, but he can hit with it.

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    jwrabbit123
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    nice , how do you like uragon? them 40 gr hit them very hard at 70 to 100 yd , Did it come out of box shooting this speed or did you adjust it ? LOU

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    L.Leon
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    Good shooting on those big squirrels, definitely like your shooting setups. Nice that you were able to recover that slug.

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    0akhonor
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    Thanks guys!

    I've not have to do anything with the rifle since Charlie Frear sent it to me.

    It came shooting a little hot- 44 grain shoot at 930.  The slugs might be slowing down when hitting the choke- it shoots them well enough and the distances on the little squirrel pigs seem to lengthen every year. The slugs not only make a very satisfying "pop" when applied to their fur but cheat the wind a little.

    Pass throughs are a concern on some of the properties I shoot at, so it's a different game with a rifle that can carry a projectile farther than we are normally used to with our pellet slingers.

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    JimNM
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    Man, that is a huge Squirrel!  

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    SPD
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    That squirrel is big enough you could have made it into a slipper, just have to find one more.

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    NEAirGunner
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    Nice shooting and wow what a monster! Cool to find the slug and see how well it expanded. Well done sir, well done!

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    DanielL
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    Looks like a hybrid squirrel/groundhog!  :-D

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    wahoowad
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    Good shooting. How did you attach that sling to the Uragan?

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    0akhonor
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    For the sling, I use a shotgun sling.

    Like this: https://www.cabelas.com/product/Quake-Claw-Shotgun-Sling-System/734691.uts?slotId=0

    it mounts through the grip and I run it like a single point harness attachment. It's very convenient, fast, and can even be used as a traditional steady aid for off hand.

     

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