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Thread: What little pesties did you bowl over today?

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    First possum with the hmr. Hmr vs face. The skull is smashed to bits on the top as you can see from the distortion of shape.

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    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Had a nice evening last night on the underground chickens with the K hornet.

    Fired 8 shots for 7 bunnies. Tried for one at 285yrds and missed.

    Using some 40gr Blitzkings that I got with the rifle. Good little bullet on rabbits and hares within 250 and light conditions. Body shots are generally a waste of time tho, too much damage.

    Seen 4 reds (yearlings) when I was out and about but didn't bring my heavier bullets and wasn't keen to try and tip one over with the little Sierras.

    Was cleaning the rabbits up today and as I was peeling the skin off one and I found a perfectly intact 22 projectile between the skin and ribs. No bruising so it has been there a while. Didn't appear to damage any flesh.

    Bullet in pic is exactly as I found it. There was a crease where it sat and the rabbit appeared to have suffered no ill effects and was in good condition. So much for lead poisoning




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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Had a nice evening last night on the underground chickens with the K hornet.

    Fired 8 shots for 7 bunnies. Tried for one at 285yrds and missed.

    Using some 40gr Blitzkings that I got with the rifle. Good little bullet on rabbits and hares within 250 and light conditions. Body shots are generally a waste of time tho, too much damage.

    Seen 4 reds (yearlings) when I was out and about but didn't bring my heavier bullets and wasn't keen to try and tip one over with the little Sierras.

    Was cleaning the rabbits up today and as I was peeling the skin off one and I found a perfectly intact 22 projectile between the skin and ribs. No bruising so it has been there a while. Didn't appear to damage any flesh.

    Bullet in pic is exactly as I found it. There was a crease where it sat and the rabbit appeared to have suffered no ill effects and was in good condition. So much for lead poisoning




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    Was this on one of those small game hunting areas or private land?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Was this on one of those small game hunting areas or private land?
    Never heard of one of those areas.
    All public or private land here on the Coast.
    I was on private land tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Never heard of one of those areas.
    All public or private land here on the Coast.
    I was on private land tho.

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    It's the place on public land where you can shoot shotguns and 22's.

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    Now admittedly,this is not your average “pestie”(as by definition of the thread),but I found him in the cockpit today and bowled him over with a size 12 boot!!!!!..
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    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

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    Makes you an honourary MAF border ranger !
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Yeah mate....the aircraft sit on the ground in phoenix for long hours over night,the local scorpions get very active,we don’t find them on a regular basis,but the MTX boys reckon they find them all the time.
    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

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    First kill to a new to me 1981 39M.

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    its been a looong wait but my main farm is open again . . definitely warming to the .243W

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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Not quite the 449 yards of rossi's effort.. longest might have been 20

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    took 2 rifles up the farm yesterday evening . . . first some group shooting with the Tikka .243 with the 87grn. VMax with 2209, usual load has been 75grn VMax with 2208, luckily the wind wasnt to bad

    the wind really picked up to nasty by the time i got walking with the .22VarTarg, nothing shot over 250yds
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    this was the worst group of the bunch but its that classic shape which is pleasing to the eye
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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    nice group and nice rifle.

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    out with the .204

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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Good night last night..

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    Got a delivery for you.
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    And your mates.
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    And their mates too..

 

 

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