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Thread: What little pesties did you bowl over today?

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    Another night on the Hares with @223nut and 25 more hoppers in the freezer. Some pretty average shooting by both of us but they were all dispatched humanely.
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    since i did the majority of the shooting he is being polite and not saying i just wasnt on my game.... blame it on being tired and having had a big day on the hills with @Harryg
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    since i did the majority of the shooting he is being polite and not saying i just wasnt on my game.... blame it on being tired and having had a big day on the hills with @Harryg
    We we're both pretty knackered I was just finished night shift. We still managed a very respectable bag of hares even if your cruiser wasn't exactly conducive to good shooting.....those bloody monsoons will haunt me.
    Will have the zook wagon sorted and running again for next time......provided I can stop spending my $$$$ on guns etc

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    took this guy out yesterday to see how he would go for his first time he surprised us hes 7 months old went out to the farm we were going to look for some goats but got there a bit late and need to check mrs 22 zero which took a bit longer than we thought always the way tho on our way out saw the mob of turkeys the farmer wanted thinned out so shot 3 of those mrs breasted them and by then it was getting to late to walk out to the back of the farm so we headed back to vehicle and had some t and a rest and waited for it to get late then went for a walk around after some possums we got 26 mauser the dog had a fukn great time he ended up burying his rabbit and within the second possum he was sitting waiting for the shot when he heard it hit the ground heed look a us waiting to be told to go and get it he would go and get it and bring it back to us and drop it after a while he was finding the trees they were in as well Name:  20190706_170607.jpg
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    Good stuff
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    I'm off work today with the dreaded cough and full of snot, thought I'd lay in the back room and try new pellets, to try to increase my accuracy from pathetic to just ridiculous..then as I'm shooting at a bit of ply this retard lands 5 metres away to the side, to scoff the apple core I'd biffed out. Rats and Mynahs are my 2 biggest hates..so this one got it.
    Clean headshot, (fluke on my part lol) I was trying H&N Terminators in .22, they seem to group fairly well and hit hard. This was shot at about 15 metres..only one bird but I'm posting because I can't believe how dumb he was..his or her partner wasn't so stupid and flew off.
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    Finally got out for a walk tonight, has been a few months, the 17hmr still like a laser. Pretty warm out.

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    One with a difference, a lot of white and the real difference was it had enough white that the eyes were a stunning blue, almost felt bad for shooting it.......almostName:  IMG_20190707_145051.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by altair View Post
    I'm off work today with the dreaded cough and full of snot, thought I'd lay in the back room and try new pellets, to try to increase my accuracy from pathetic to just ridiculous..then as I'm shooting at a bit of ply this retard lands 5 metres away to the side, to scoff the apple core I'd biffed out. Rats and Mynahs are my 2 biggest hates..so this one got it.
    Clean headshot, (fluke on my part lol) I was trying H&N Terminators in .22, they seem to group fairly well and hit hard. This was shot at about 15 metres..only one bird but I'm posting because I can't believe how dumb he was..his or her partner wasn't so stupid and flew off.
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    @altair they will decoy. What did you do with the body? If you still have it make up a small cradle with some wire I usually use some soft no 8 but you can use fence wire to. Make a circle with the wire around tennis ball size with the lose ends pointing up and down. One lose end you stick in his neck and up into the head. This holds his head up. The other lose end of the wire you stick in the ground. His feet should hang on the outside of the wire circle his stomach on the inside. I’d place him close to where you are shooting from say five meters with a clear landing site. You will need to camo up our make a hide with only a small window to snipe from.
    If you have a shotgun and it’s safe to use then more fun let use know how you get on! As you shoot more add more to your decoy patten.
    If you don’t have the body then find an empty birds nest place this and some egg shaped balls lollies around it. This might just draw them in to. Good luck hope you feel better soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    One with a difference, a lot of white and the real difference was it had enough white that the eyes were a stunning blue, almost felt bad for shooting it.......almostAttachment 115287

    Game of Thrones rabbit The White Walker Bugsy @viper
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    Lol..thanks, I'll remember this. These Mynahs send me batty with their screeching, reminds me of an ex. Easily get birds nests, heaps of shrubs round here.
    I've shot a few of these, to me they seem super tough birds, a solid chest shot seems to just stun them for a few minutes then they get up..so I get them again. Can't figure it out why, the air rifle kills Blackbirds and Starlings instantly? All the birds I shoot I bury under our citrus trees...bumper crop this year!

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    An hour on a couple of lifestyle blocks on Saturday night with the 22.

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    Backsteaks recovered from them all. The rest went dog tucker.

    All but one were bucks, so in the main, the doe rabbits must have been in the dens with newborns. The one doe shot had kittens inside her.

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    Shot a magpie yesterday and within seconds of it being tipped over a Harrier pounced on it.
    All the magpie's mates started dive bombing him after he tucked into it.
    He must have thought bugger this and just picked it up and flew off out of sight with it.

    Been lugging the Hornet around the farm to see if it happens again but the magpies have been quiet.

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    Is that 22hornet

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Is that 22hornet
    Yeah 22K Hornet.

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