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Offline gamo2hammerli

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Viper:2 Grackle:0
« on: June 08, 2010, 12:52:41 PM »


Fantastic morning!!!!! Woke up and looked out the window and what do I see? 4 Grackles and 2 Starlings pecking on the grass across the blvd......quickly but silently slid open the 2nd floor window screen and decided to take out a Grackle since I haven`t shot any this season. "Poof" went the Gamo Viper and the .177 CPHP smacked home....a sweet sounding "tok" revebrating back to me. The Grackle flew about 4 yards and crashed back down. The rest of the birds took off and I quickly went out to collect my prize. Paced off the distance: 26 yards. Hit the bird just above it`s left thigh and the pellet exited on the opposite side breaking it`s lower right leg. Pellet definitely destroyed some organs inside......



Took a couple of photos in the backyard....put the rifle, camera and bird away to get ready for work. As I was making lunch I see another 2 Grackles in the field......can`t let this opportunity get away!!!! Repeat the above moves and whacked another one....this one was a 42 yard shot at it`s back (It was pecking on the grass with it`s bum towards me)....the pellet exited through it`s neck. The Barska 3X12-50mm IR scope was set at 6X and I had leaned on a cabinet for a steadier shot (Both times).



First photo is of the first Grackle with some grass or worm still in it`s beak.



Second photo have them both together....the bigger one on the left was the 2nd one to bite the dust.

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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 05:13:20 PM »
Nice shooting!
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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 06:36:37 AM »
Nice shooting, and a great way to start the day.
2010 Air Rifle Kills
162 pigeons
280 starlings
49 various birds
100 ground squirrels
7 crows
24 rock chucks
1 pack rat
22 tree squirrels
1 rabbit

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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 02:41:37 PM »
No better way to start the day, great shooting and pic's brother. Ed
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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 11:08:28 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments guys.  Shot another Starling during the week the GTA forum was down...so I didn`t bother to take a photo.
Gamo: Expotec .177 + Big Cat .177 + Viper .177 + Whisper .177, Hammerli Titan .177, Diana model 24 .177, RWS-Diana P5 Magnum pistol .177, Crosman: G1 Extreme .177 + Storm XT .177 + Sierra Pro .177 + 1377 pistol .177, Air Arms S410SL .22, BSA Scorpion T10 .22, FX Cyclone .177, Remington Air Master 77 .177 + BB\'s,

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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 11:27:39 AM »
Nice shooting Stanley!!  42yds too, wow!  

I got a few Grackles the last 2 weeks but they 've been falling from the trees down to poison Ivy patches.  That hill behind my house is getting really bad.  The Poison Ivy/oak has spread everywhere and it's really thick, not one here, one there.  It's everywhere, and I start itching when I just get close to it, not even touching it.  It never used to bother me up until a few years ago.
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Re: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 09:59:31 AM »
Harry, I think you need to spray abit of gasoline on the poison ivy and burn them (On wet days!!!)....they`re going to take over your backyard!!!!
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RE: Viper:2 Grackle:0
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 01:35:59 PM »
nice shooting
if at first you dont succeed, re-load, kill count 2010.
(6)squirrel
()opposum
()skunk
()chipmunks
()squirrel
()raccoon
(1)starling
()grackle
()sparrows