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Lunch Time Fun

Every day just before lunch break the microwave starts going to work. It takes about 6 minutes to heat up that frozen meal so business must be conducted during the thaw. Why the rush to get to lunch? Once the physical nourishment is complete, psychological nourishment needs to take place. Relax . . . Breathe . . . Obtain proper sight picture . . . pull trigger. Reload, Relax . . . Breathe . . . Sight picture . . . squeeze trigger. To be successful, you need to practice relaxing and proper breathing. A good dose of 30 plus minutes of relaxing and breathing is great. Better than yoga and you get to watch pop cans dance. Our shooting distance is 40 yards.

Today there were four of us practicing breathing and relaxing techniques. In addition to the pop cans there is Mr. Squirrel by Gamo. Mr. Squirrel has occasionally been left standing in honor of his ability to avoid any calamity. However, today, Mr. Squirrel did not even stand a chance.

The Squirrel

The Squirrel

I was shooting the Gamo CSX in .177 with a BSA Mil-Dot 3-9 x 40mm scope today. The scope is mounted with the Gamo one piece mount. I have liked the way the Gamo CSX has performed. It has been consistent and has been accurate at 40 yard. Occasionally we place a target at 20 yards, but it does not provide the same excitement at the pop cans at 40 yards.

The cocking lever works well and is easy to use. It is a little more difficult to load than the some other air guns. Once loaded, the trigger is fairly well mannered and of course, the gun is consistent. I have had the best luck with the Gamo pellets as far as ease of loading. To add to the ambiance today, I chose my shooting position on a farm implement. What more could you want for a lunch time activity than sitting on a farm implement, shooting an air rifle at Mr. Squirrel and knocking him down from 40 yards, again and again.

Lunch Time Fun

Lunch Time Fun

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