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Offline Wingman115

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2010, 06:31:08 AM »
I was out there camping last week and saw a large amount of yote and rabbit activity.  I saw one rabbit but he was to quick for a safe shot. There were a ton of squirrels out there but spooked really easy. I had to go for 70 to 100 yard shots with the .22 rimfire. All in all we had a great time.
2010 Critter Count
Squirrels-37
Rabbits-18
Crows-5

Mac1 Tuned Crosman 2240, Crosman AS2250XT, Hammerli/RWS 850 Air Magnum, Gamo BigCat 1200, Dasiy 990,Crosman 1377

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2010, 06:46:48 AM »
Were you down around the campground area...?? usually,I hunt off Sacatone Spring RD..more jacks...less squirrels...

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 07:10:22 AM »
grins...so 70-100 yard rimfire shots. ryan ( if i can sneak him outa school ) will love this !!

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 07:16:49 AM »
We meet next Thursday 6 am at Burger King on Old HWy 80 just off I-8 by Lake Jennings RD off ramp...next to Hunters Liqour....

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
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Offline Wingman115

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2010, 03:12:19 AM »
Sweet looking rig Rich!
2010 Critter Count
Squirrels-37
Rabbits-18
Crows-5

Mac1 Tuned Crosman 2240, Crosman AS2250XT, Hammerli/RWS 850 Air Magnum, Gamo BigCat 1200, Dasiy 990,Crosman 1377

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2010, 04:08:46 AM »
It simply "murders" squirrels...

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 01:12:26 AM »
Dress warm on Thursday hi in the low 50's. should be fun.....Last  time I was out there it was about the same temp and the squirrels were everywhere on rocks trying to warm up! I heated a few up with hot lead. LOL
2010 Critter Count
Squirrels-37
Rabbits-18
Crows-5

Mac1 Tuned Crosman 2240, Crosman AS2250XT, Hammerli/RWS 850 Air Magnum, Gamo BigCat 1200, Dasiy 990,Crosman 1377

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 04:02:44 AM »
Wind would be big factor...need to monitor that....but not likely though,as there is another low pressure system coming in Monday...with rain thru Wed...and snow in mountains....

It is 38 F in Boulevard right now...(9 AM PST)....high for Thursday forecasted at 54 F and sunny in Boulevard/McCain Valley...


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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2010, 04:20:38 AM »
Having grown up I Maine I'm ready. Let's roll.
2010 Critter Count
Squirrels-37
Rabbits-18
Crows-5

Mac1 Tuned Crosman 2240, Crosman AS2250XT, Hammerli/RWS 850 Air Magnum, Gamo BigCat 1200, Dasiy 990,Crosman 1377

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 07:45:31 AM »
so.................is this an airgun venue ? or are we bringing powder burners ?

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2010, 08:16:48 AM »
I'm thinking powder burners with it being cold out my CO2 guns won't be to effective.
2010 Critter Count
Squirrels-37
Rabbits-18
Crows-5

Mac1 Tuned Crosman 2240, Crosman AS2250XT, Hammerli/RWS 850 Air Magnum, Gamo BigCat 1200, Dasiy 990,Crosman 1377

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2010, 06:12:04 AM »
I'm torn between bringing my .22 mag or cranking the marauder up to 30 ft-lbs.
On one hand the 22 mag shoots flat. It's sighted for 50, but drops only 2" at 100 if I remember.  But I haven't shot it in 4 years and can't verify the zero.
I can tune the marauder all I want at home, but not sure about 70+ yard shots in wind.  And if I crank it, I gotta find some kodiaks.

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2010, 06:48:08 AM »
Think I may take my Dominator HPA .22 and my Stevens/Springfield .22 rimfire....I've hunted squirrels out there before(last year) All required long shots beyond 70 yards..most were closer to 100 yards...

With the brush,etc..you must ambush the Jack rabbits if using air rifles.....otherwise only a shotgun works on Jacks if you walk around...

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Re: desert jack rabbits ???
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2010, 06:57:30 AM »
OK...I'm still in...who all is going for sure..?? And is meet up location OK..?? It is within one block of the Lake Jennings Road off ramp from I-8 east...
Burger King ...
14134 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021