Squirrel Hunting With Slugs with Taipan

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    jwrabbit123
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    HI well I had time to go out hunting in afternoon for squirrels . I took my Taipan out , I tuned this for slugs and it is deadly accurate , I never hunted squirrels with slugs , I always use my leshiy or other low powered gun with JSB . I use slugs for bigger game .

    Well with fall coming leaves on trees falling and the squirrels are gathering nuts.This time of year and next month is great time to do long range shooting as you can see further with the leaves down .

    So I got 4 squirrels with 5 shots , all were 50 to 120 yards , all head shots , all were very hi up in trees like over 100 feet. I was using my Trijicon scope 1×8 on like 4x so it is a bit difficult to get head shots at these distances for me .which is why I did miss 1 shot and one squirrel I hit a bit low on head almost jaw area , NOW FOR RESULTS

    Ok well first off I could not find 3 of the squirrels so I went to get reinforcements meaning Titus and wife and my LTO tracker 2 thermal HD .

    With in seconds of scanning ground I found all squirrels , The LTO tracker 2 is great for this , I love it .

    OK now for the meat of this 3 head shots were spot on and one threw top of jaw a bit higher , I skinned all squirrels and to my surprise , NO damage to any squirrel ,just like I had drilled a hole threw them , I was shocked , I believe the jaw shot the concussion of the 52fpe slug killed him in his tracks , where as a pellet he would of gotten away . But I noticed every shot a solid THUMP AND IT FELL RITE AFTER THE HIT ,

    I live in area where you have to use ,22 cal pellet guns only  , so I have gotten alot of squirrels with every type of .22 caliber ammo made . I found that a pellet does more damage then the MP slug , however the MP slug they fell as soon as the thud of it hit , where as , with a pellet most times they hang on to tree for up to 30 seconds before falling , I did not do body shots as we eat them here  .

    So which is better ? I do not know this is first time using a slug for these for squirreling LOU

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Sounds like a productive outing.👍

    What Taipan? Long, Standard…?

    What weight slug are you using?

    I've tried 21gr, 23gr and 27gr. So far, no success in terms of accuracy.

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    jwrabbit123
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    mp slug 35gr shooting at 52fpe , i can hit a 2 inch  spinner 104 yards like 8 out of 10 shots with tripod with these going like 818fps

    before I changed my hammer spring and upped my regulator pressure  they were going 680 feet per second , but they were accurate there as well but they just took too long to get to target lol , I am going to try to make a larger spacer for the regulator I can get about 1/4 longer of a spacer which will raise my volume a bit , then I will drop my regulator pressure and see where gun has best balance with shot count and accuracy , but to be honest any tune I did was spot on with this gun , it is std length ,

    One thing I like to say is stock it did get like 46 shots , but with hammer spring and porting it gets 22 shots so , I want to make a happy balance after I can get volume up and reg pressure lower

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Thanks.

    Al

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    antone1127
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    i started using 22 cal 27 grn nsa slugs for squirrel last year. every one i shot ran off and had to follow up on a couple. i think they are not expanding on such a small target.the entry and exit wounds were the same size.the only reason i'm going to use them again this year is the bc is so much better for long range shots. might go with a lighter slug to see if they expand any better.

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    ChuckHunter
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    24 grain varmint knockers in my Veteran long are laser beam accurate at 865fps and sounds like a balloon popping when they hit.

    Never had to make any follow up shots yet!

    James from Michigan 

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    mtnGhost
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    Nice! I think the slugs are more humane at long distance anyways. The pellets just lose too much energy that far out (22 cal). I stopped hunting with them over ~40 yards, but inside of that – it is game on!

    Were those from the newer batch MPs? 

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    jwrabbit123
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    HI antone yes same thing slugs not expanding on small game , however when it hits you get loud POP and here none ran off , but I was shocked to see a small hole ,

     

     

    MTN

    yes new slug mold deadly accurate 

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