This Looks Like Fun

This Looks Like Fun

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    Now that's my kinda fun!
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    Fun, and useful at the same time.
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    We used to live in a semi rural town in Ohio and a couple local farmers called upon my husband regularly to come to their place to shoot the groundhogs that were decimating their bean fields. Although he isn't a dedicated hunter he did enjoy that vermin control - and it gave him a chance to use both his Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk. Both of the Hawks have since flown from the roost to make room for newer purchases but the memories linger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    We used to live in a semi rural town in Ohio and a couple local farmers called upon my husband regularly to come to their place to shoot the groundhogs that were decimating their bean fields. Although he isn't a dedicated hunter he did enjoy that vermin control - and it gave him a chance to use both his Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk. Both of the Hawks have since flown from the roost to make room for newer purchases but the memories linger.
    Bet he had a blast.
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    love that kind of stuff. do it a bunch on the family farm. groundhog, squirrel, raccoon, fox, but never rats though. most fun i had was when we went to sight in our 270 and a groundhog was out in the field...didnt end well for him ;)
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    That sure does look fun. That NV setup is sweet.
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    I hate rats.

    my dad managed a grain co-op back in the 60's, and my older brother and I were Chief Rat Control. Both of us with .22 semi-autos loaded with .22 shorts. Actually had a pack charge us one afternoon in broad daylight. We had interrupted about 100 rats the size of small cats feeding on the corn in a large 1/2 football field grain hut. Both our .22's held 21 rounds of shorts.....and you have never seen two kids fire 42 shots as fast as you could pull the trigger. In the rat counter attack (very short lived) we got about 25 of them.....you couldn't miss. The rest headed for the nearby field.

    I still have bad dreams of that rat "charge". I was 13 at the time.....we learned to be more "tactical" and snipe them at a distance with our scopes. One fall we killed over 500 of the dirty little rodents....wish it could have been 10,000 as they can eat their weight several times a day in grain.
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    And with rats, you don't have to worry about the Game Warden.
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    That is great fun, the rats around here though are not so accommodating they will not slow down enough to give you a decent shot. When I was much younger a couple of others and myself had permission to go to the local dump on Sundays and shoot rats one Sunday someone called the Sheriff’s Office, well a Deputy showed up to check on us and after he made sure everything was ok he left. A little later the Deputy was back, this time he had two boxes of ammo for his service revolver and he was quite good at popping rats with a 38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    That sure does look fun. That NV setup is sweet.
    Check out the cam setup in this video...it must be something similar:

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    That looks like a hoot right up to the cost of the air rifle used. I would think the .22SR would be almost as quiet and a whole lot cheaper to run.

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    That looks like fun.

    It'd be cheaper to use my Bolt action savage .22 with shorts though
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    neat, well done

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