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Author Topic: New Varmint  (Read 293 times)

Offline MichiganLouie

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New Varmint
« on: July 20, 2018, 07:25:20 AM »
This will make Dutch Hunter cringe.  He is increasing his range, while I am shortening mine.  Shot it with my 45LC Blackhawk, from about 4 ft away.  No, I didn't use cast bullets, I used a shot load I had played with a while back.  5ft yields acceptable patterns, 10ft, maybe, 15ft,  naw.  BTW, we have a bunch of these running around, digging holes, etc in our yard, since we no longer have outside cats.  The shot loads are easy to assemble.  No resizing required after the initial loading. 
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 07:27:58 AM by MichiganLouie »
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
Sweet!


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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 10:58:33 AM »
Thar's a new one .  ##$%#1118
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 11:29:02 AM »
poor chippy. they get a pass until they unload the bird feeders. then they are night night

keep at it. what about gophers?
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 12:41:36 PM »
Some people will do anything to stay in the "hunt"!  --099-780

I haven't once tried to enter any of the possum, coon's, rabbits, or Minnesotians (extra credit varmints) @--0--0105 YET!!!!

Here's a video of some hand guns Louie may need to keep pace.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTSb58GIEvQ
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 12:54:26 PM by Dutch-Hunter »
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 04:15:40 PM »
DH- great video. I might be a little off, but if I have to worry about breaking my hands when shooting a pistol, I think I will pass. that said, my buddy loaded some .44 that could do some damage. I think I bruised my palm the last time I shot them. look out little critters (*&^&%# (*&^&%# (*&^&%#
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 04:27:51 PM »
I have seen that video before.  I have shot the Freedom Arms 454 Casull.  I wasn't overly impressed, but I only got to shoot 2 rounds. 
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 05:16:58 PM »
Good stuff Louie - count it!
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 08:33:01 PM »
Great video , maybe 20MM will be next .  ##$%#1118
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 07:50:19 PM »
Louie if I know they were fare game the cousin's is loaded with them , I have been picking of with my 10-22 at ranges between 50 and 100 yards which has been fun using only a tripod .  ##$%#1118
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 11:16:40 PM »
Sundowner, what Louie has in his picture is what we would typically call a chipmunk, but in our yard at the old house we had loads of what we called ground squirrels (everybody seems to have different names) - quite a bit skinnier & shorter than a chipmunk.  I had a blast with my .177 gamo pellet gun taking those little rascals down - at 30-40 yards you could typically call head shots all day long.  I had a fantastic place to park my lawn chair in the shade of one of our backyard elms and could often shoot 6-8 of them in an hour there.  I occasionally see a chipmunk in the woods around here but pretty rare these days.

The guy I sold the house to wasn't into shooting them, but he had another trick that I'd never heard of.  He'd take a gallon milk jug, fill it at least halfway with water, then go stand in the yard to see where the little buggers went.  Once they slithered into a hole he'd go put the mouth of the jug in the hole and hold it while the water chugged out.  Claims that within about 10-15 seconds that little dude would shoot up into the jug and then he'd dump them into a bucket & drown them.
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Offline King Ben

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 10:11:31 AM »
Hahaha....I've been catching the fire out of pocket gophers out here. 

Mad - I've seen that trick with those large water jugs on pocket gophers. 

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 04:29:54 PM »
Hahaha....I've been catching the fire out of pocket gophers out here. 

Mad - I've seen that trick with those large water jugs on pocket gophers.

my neighbor uses juicy fruit gum in the holes of pocket gophers and moles. he claims they eat it and die
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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 06:29:41 PM »
I once stuck the end of a garden hose into a hole in the ground, and it went in about 2 ft.  Turned the water on and let it run for maybe 5 minutes.  When I pulled the hose out, a half drowned chipmunk just about shot out the hole, and ran away.  I wasn't expecting that.
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Offline King Ben

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Re: New Varmint
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »
I've heard about the juicy fruit gum, but have not tried it.

That's funny Louie!

 

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