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    LTU-013
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    Nothing impressive

    I was expecting pellet will easily go through, nope – those creatures have really tough scull 

    Pulsar HP .30 JSB 50gr headshot from approx 30 yards, top of the pine tree 

    It killed instantly but surprisingly didn't get through, if it will be bit warmer tomorrow will try to recover pellet to see but I doubt it expanded 

    I should switch to Predators I guess 

    Even .25 Predators usually cause way more damage 

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    Bander124
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    Hard headed critter! 

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    IraLite
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    Never had a .22 or .25 not exit a squirrel. So that means it took all that energy, wouldn't mind seeing the video of that. .25 polymags sound like a mix of a home run and a punching bag being hit by a baseball bat when it hits a squirrel. I was hearing people say they were loud, but I wasn't expecting THAT.

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    Digger25
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    25 cal JSB 25.39 Leshiy 30 35 yards up a tree no exit, loud at the hit.

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    Pickzilla
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    How in the heck did a .30 pellet NOT go through… my brain is having a tough time wrapping itself around that, unless you shot at low power. My .30 hammer at 80 ft lbs passed a 44gr JSB though a squirrel's head, and punched a hole through a 1/2" board behind it, and kept goin. 

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    How in the heck did a .30 pellet NOT go through… my brain is having a tough time wrapping itself around that, unless you shot at low power…

     

    That was my exact question. I was expecting at least half of squirrel head off, smack was very loud. I never shoot squirrels with .30, I have .25 and .22 for that 

    but this one popped up on top of the tree and I realized by the time I'll switch guns, it will be gone.

    To my surprise, it was just a bit more blood but nothing extreme

    It was Pulsar HP on max power at approx 70 FPE just 30 yards away

    Maybe it was some strange angle, squirrel was at the top of the tree

    It was pouring rain all day, I didn't go to recover pellet to check if it expanded well 

     

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