3 years ago
TeamWaffles
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Challenge #2: The Scampering Squirrel
Channel the spirit of a bocce ball champ, and bounce and roll a spherical squirrel-size target along the ground. You’ll need a bucket of old tennis balls and a buddy to toss them, and make sure there’s an appropriate background to absorb the bullets. The thrower stands a yard or two behind and at varying distances perpendicular to the shooter. Step one: Start with balls tossed from about 25 yards down the line. These will cross in front of the shooter in near profile, just like an unalarmed but actively foraging squirrel. Step two: Make the shots more difficult as the thrower stands closer to the gun. With the balls coming from beside the shooter, the shot simulates those all-too-frequent times when you’re busted by a feeding squirrel and he’s hightailing it to the nearest tree. Your goal: Three out of five hits on a bouncing tennis-ball squirrel. Advanced Challenge Once you’re acing tennis balls, switch to golf balls. Good Gun The nod goes to a semiautomatic with a tubular magazine for plenty of quick follow-up shots. Try a Remington Model 552 Speedmaster with a scope that dials down to at least 2X.
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@TeamWaffles Can I use a tennis ball for this?
3 years ago·Reply
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@DeerandBeer Absolutely! Just make sure your dog doesn't go off chasing it!
3 years ago·Reply