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    A Marmot Kind of Day

    Went gopher hunting today, got about a dozen or so.... but I took along my .25 cal 2260 HPA conversion to try it out on the Yellow-Bellied Marmots that are digging up the ranch.... Compared to the .22 cal I use on the gophers, it is devastating on the larger critters.... I got five adults and three kits.... the kits are larger than the Columbia Ground Squirrels I've been shooting.... and the adults are about 2 feet long with tail....







    The .22 is plenty of power to kill the adults, but they always seem to make their burrow.... On the other hand, a headshot with the .25 cal pretty much anchors them, knocking them head over heels.... The big one in the photo of the gun weighed about 10-15 lbs.... The rifle puts out about 46 FPE.... and still delivers 31-32 FPE at 50-55 yards which is the range I was shooting at.... I'm VERY pleased with my first hunt with the .25 cal....

    Bob
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    We all need to move near Bob to get in some shooting!

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    Really nice Bob

    That 25 looks like it's working great. Is that the LW Polytwist?
    Sean

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    No, it's a simple TJs .25 Auto liner.... I have a 12mm OD LW standard .25 for it, however.... just no time to try it....

    Bob
    Dominion Marksman Silver Shield - 5890 x 6000 in 1976, and downhill ever since!
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    This is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    "The older I get, the better I was."

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