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Old 10-12-2021, 08:08 PM
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Some looooong shots on prairie dogs



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Old 10-12-2021, 09:18 PM
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Great video. The reasonable range seems to be out to 300rds. The 400 was a Hail Mary. $$$$ A good 6mm firearm rig probably can be obtained for half the price.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:26 PM
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Yeah but the ammo will eat that money up in a hurry... Even with reloads.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:44 PM
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Yeah but the ammo will eat that money up in a hurry... Even with reloads.
As usual you are so right on the money, pun intended. There isn't a powder burner that I shoot that is more expensive than the ammo that I've shot through it. With air gun ammo even if you are buying top notch slugs or pellets, you can shoot for under 20 cents a round, most times under 5 cents a round.


As far as pesting goes I am 100% air rifle now. I made a shot on a squirrel a few days ago, 25 ft up in a tree - 50 yards out, off hand, straight through the heart. And I don't have to worry about the pellets going off the property and having some sort of liability issue. Out to 75 yards they are lethal on anything up to a rabbit or small groundhog, but slow down rapidly after more than 150 yards making it much safer when shooting up into trees than 22LR.
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:00 AM
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Yeah but the ammo will eat that money up in a hurry... Even with reloads.
Yep.
If one can even find the reload components to reload.
I havenít tried to buy any lately.
Back in 2008 centerfire primers were HARD to find.
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:46 AM
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For some jaw dropping rimfire shooting check out the Youtube videos on "Pursuit of Accuracy".
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Yeah but the ammo will eat that money up in a hurry... Even with reloads.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:23 AM
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The cost of a compressor and a tank will buy a lot of reloading supplies. The components are out there, you just have to look around.

Those guys have some nice equipment and definitely know how to use it.
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Wow, airguns have come a very long way lately... amazing what they can do with them now. But nothing matches the explosive effect of a fast moving .22 caliber bullet or similar hitting a small critter at any range. Unlike the airguns that don't seem to kill instantly, centerfires at least cause instant lethality and some spectacular launches at times....

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[QUOTE=BobSc]

I observed that in the video. When they did recon on one of the hits the poor pd was still kicking. That had to be at least 10min past. One of the hits seemed to be a 5 to 10 foot ricochet before striking the pd.



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Yup, accuracy can be achieved with enough starting velocity, but those pellets don't maintain energy levels very well over long ranges.... I saw several PD's on the video that were kicking around long after the shot...
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Let me start by stating I am not anti hunting in any shape or form. but the events depicted on that video I find disgusting.

If you want to take the life of any creature, then have the common decency to do it ethically and appropriately.

Airguns have a place in the control of vermin and harvesting small game for food, but within sensible limitations.

If you want to demonstrate the ability to shoot at long distance with them then use inanimate targets.

That bunch of ignorant yahoos do not do anything for any positive image of gun ownership, ethical hunting and shooting sports in general.

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[QUOTE=WadeMod;12489541]
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I observed that in the video. When they did recon on one of the hits the poor pd was still kicking. That had to be at least 10min past. One of the hits seemed to be a 5 to 10 foot ricochet before striking the pd.
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In the 'game/sport' of killing critters that happens sooner or later learning one's weapon's limitations.
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In the 'game/sport' of killing critters that happens sooner or later learning one's weapon's limitations.
Yepper, I think of all the English Air Gun Hunter videos I see with still kicking animals and wonder about a pot calling a kettle black, but what do I know. I go for head shots on all my small game, nerves keep firing for a while quite often.
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Yepper, I think of all the English Air Gun Hunter videos I see with still kicking animals and wonder about a pot calling a kettle black
Yes, we are blessed with a goodly proportion of total bell-ends as well.

The right to stupidity is universal, unfortunately a lot of people abuse it, which is made worse by their willingness to publicly share it.

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