View Full Version : Got some squeeks over the weekend too.

Black Majik
05-25-2010, 5:14 PM
I went with Bambam-31 and Beetle Bailey to do some squirrel shooting over the weekend. Pretty good day as we got somewhere around 60 squirrels, ranging from a couple yards away to 300+ yards.



Beetle Bailey


Squirrel on top of a wood

Now being shot off

Black Majik
05-25-2010, 5:15 PM





Thanks for looking.

05-25-2010, 5:21 PM
nice. I'm jonesing bad to get back out this weekend with the old scope back on. All squeaks must die. What rings are you using on that rifle is I may ask?

Black Majik
05-25-2010, 5:23 PM
nice. I'm jonesing bad to get back out this weekend with the old scope back on. All squeaks must die. What rings are you using on that rifle is I may ask?


They're Badger Ordnance rings on a Badger 20 MOA rail.

05-25-2010, 6:29 PM
Nice! Slay'em

Beetle Bailey
05-25-2010, 10:17 PM
It was a successful hunt and a great way to spend time with good friends.

05-25-2010, 10:42 PM
Not trying to get an exact location but where did you guys go? Also, public or private? Nice job.

Black Majik
05-25-2010, 11:05 PM
Not trying to get an exact location but where did you guys go? Also, public or private? Nice job.

It was private land in Socal. Most I can divulge. :)

05-26-2010, 7:35 AM
Where is the pic of the pile of squirrels.:D

Great job. I love shooting squirrels with my .223 for practice. Also how were you able to spot them in that tall grass? Did you just have to be above them?

05-26-2010, 3:05 PM
If you ever want to see what a .50 will do to a squeek, hit me up. I will bring the rifle and the ammo. I don't have a video camcorder any longer since mine got ruined but it might make some interesting video clips if someone can bring one along.

Who says ground squirrels can't fly.

Beetle Bailey
05-26-2010, 5:25 PM
We just left the bodies where they lay. No need to add insult to injury. ;)

Spotting them in the tall grass is a challenge - you are right about that. The only thing we can do is get to an elevated position above one of their settlements. There were more than a few times I was standing; saw a squirrel; sat down to get a stable shooting position; and had my view cut off by tall grass. So I would have to take a shot offhand, which is difficult with a heavy barrel rifle. But we did manage to get a few squeeks in spite of the terrain. :cool:

As you probably know, when a squirrel senses danger, he will try to stand up on just his hind legs (like in the picture above where he is on a fallen log). At the same time you are looking for him, he is looking for you. So he stands straight up to try to see over the grass. BTW, it's not a coincidence that the squirrel happened to be standing on that log before I shot him off it. He picked that spot to stand on to be able to see farther.

It's kinda funny because the profile of a squirrel standing straight up is an image that is burned into my mind. My eyes have been kinda trained to look for that squirrel profile and recognize it. So that helps a bit. Of course, there are false alarms too, when you see a small root come up from the ground in the shape of a squirrel. On that hunt, I actually shot a rock once, because my spotter mistook it for a squirrel :oops:

05-26-2010, 6:14 PM
That looks like a great time! I gotta get out and do that sometime.

05-26-2010, 8:16 PM
Man that looks like a fun day. I need to find a place in SoCal to do that...mine are in NorCal, and thats a long way to go to shoot rats.

05-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Fun day, to be sure. :thumbsup:

Beetle Bailey had the highest body count of his hunting career, once going on a double-digit killing spree in a matter of minutes. And now he wants more. Great, we've created a monster, Rich. :p

Black Majik, in particular, was making some crazy 300+ yard shots. It was a day of high winds (Beetle and me looked like a couple of red-eyed potheads, our allergies were so bad), and BM really had no business shooting .223 at nigh-400 yd. distances. And, yet, there he was, sending squirrels up in his trademark yard-high somersault death whirl, at distances way beyond the 300 yd. fence line. All that was visible through the tall grass was the heads of curious (and now deceased) rodents. And it was enough. :D

In all, we did yet another number on those pesky squirrels. Even saw a gigantic bobcat and a coyote, but we were so bent on squirrels that both got away w/ nary a crosshair in their path. Next time. :43:

Beetle Bailey
05-29-2010, 1:10 PM
Well, the bobcat wasn't in season but I still can't believe that big coyote got away! :turned:

Black Majik
05-29-2010, 2:11 PM
Great, we've created a monster, Rich. :p

LOL, I'm gonna start calling Ken "Doug" when we're out there. We could see the determination in his eyes to get more squirrels.


05-29-2010, 2:44 PM
Well, the bobcat wasn't in season but I still can't believe that big coyote got away! :turned:

Doh! Glad you're around to remind us of the "details." :p

05-29-2010, 2:56 PM
Hey, Ken....


05-29-2010, 3:03 PM
Sounds like you guys had a blast. To bad i dont know of spots like that. :(

Beetle Bailey
05-29-2010, 4:59 PM
All I can say about the land is that we are very, very fortunate to have the opportunity to hunt on private land. Be as respectful and polite as possible and simply ask the landowner for permission to hunt his/her land.

BamBam-31, you taunt me with the squirrel image but right now around SoCal there are billboards (by Monroe?) with a GIANT squirrel picture on them as if you wanted a new set of brakes in case a squirrel runs across the road in front of you. Every time I see one of these billboards I long for the day I can go hunting the squirrels again.

05-29-2010, 7:36 PM
Man, you got it bad. :p

Here, just for you:


Okay, okay, here:


"Kick left" was like yours, #6 is a typical Rich kill, and #9 is kinda like Kevin's vanishing squirrel. :D

Beetle Bailey
05-29-2010, 8:03 PM
I don't think those are California Ground Squirrels. Note the gray fur and large bushy tails. :p