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This is a discussion on What do you use for plinking? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Siafu Why would you shoot a turtle? They are such innocuous peaceful little beasts. Well these aren't box turtles, they are snapping ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siafu View Post
    Why would you shoot a turtle? They are such innocuous peaceful little beasts.
    Well these aren't box turtles, they are snapping turtles or sliders in ponds. Left unchecked they will decimate fish populations in smaller ponds.

    I surely am not the only one here that does or has shot turtles in ponds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siafu View Post
    I get your attempt at humor but c'mon, a turtle? That's jive to shoot something that isn't a food source or a vermin.


    Hey Siafu- I just made the joke. I never said I shoot turtles. I usually choose something slightly more active..., like snails.
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    Turtles are a big problem here in Oklahoma too. Lots of farmers and ranchers will let you shoot all you want on their lakes and streams. They are almost as bad as armadillo's. Those are fun to shoot too!!!!

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    Grew up shooting turtles and snakes at our tank. Shooting a moving target that is abut the size of a marble at 40 yards offhand is not that easy - miss the head and the 22 just bounces off the water.

    That said, I used to love shooting pecans. On the ground for stationary targets - in the tree for moving targets (if there was any wind).

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    Cans, 2 liter bottles filled with water, beer bottle caps tacked to a pine tree.

    I have no idea how many rounds I've shot from this 50 year old Star 22lr but it shoots good and runs smooth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Small targets, aluminum cans and large pieces of clay pigeons left from the shotgun time.
    + Leaves, pine cones, water filled jugs, and cans of beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Small targets, aluminum cans and large pieces of clay pigeons left from the shotgun time.
    +1

    Sometimes also targets I make on 8x11 sheets (different things like cute bunnies or brockley).

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    In MI I used to set gallon jugs out in the woods...filled with colored water...then I could see where I hit the jug from a distance.

    Now I have a Ruger Single Six and no woods to 'plink' in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldp4570 View Post
    . They are almost as bad as armadillo's. Those are fun to shoot too!!!!
    So killing and in that particular case painfully is fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    + Leaves, pine cones, water filled jugs, and cans of beer
    That's alcohol abuse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISTER View Post
    So killing and in that particular case painfully is fun?
    I think you probably need to understand the circumstance. There are a number of species in certain areas that (thanks to us pesky humans) have taken over the food chain and can and DO decimate other entire species. In a lot of those cases, folks have no problem dispatching them. It's like the deer here in NoVA. We've built up the area so much and trapped and moved all the original natural predators (the mountain lions) and now the deer populations have exploded and become dangerously high. We have extremely high accident rates with deer, the deer decimate local farmers crops, destroy folks yards(mine included), run amuck on the highways during rush-hour and generally cause nuisance. This was actually the part of the reason they have an extra early deer season in a few counties here in NoVA(Loudoun and PrinceWilliam). Coyotes are another problem hence the year round open season on them here. Same thing with a large number of fishes and reptiles that have an open season on them here.
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    Paintballs on golf tees, and glued to small stickers to place on the paper targets

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    I shoot at cans and plastic 2 liters that I freeze water in. They are really fun to shoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBeamon View Post
    Paintballs on golf tees, and glued to small stickers to place on the paper targets
    Hey that's a good one. I never thought of that. I guess you really know when you've hit your target. Hmmm....
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    Ketchup paks at 100yds, I plink with a romanian trainer, god what a ruff looking gun but its a beautiful shooter! The 110 meter folding sight is dead on for 100 yd shooting. It is also my squirrel gun. Theres also the buckmark I got and the black walnuts in the trees by the creek, of course if they have already fallen a sand wedge is good too!!
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