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For squirrels and such

Discussion in 'Rimfire Central' started by RJ55, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. RJ55

    RJ55 New Member

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    My new Ruger Mk4 22/45 lite 3538F08D-EC03-4E21-86B1-64330EA1A2D4.jpeg
     
  2. concepthomes1

    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    oh, sexy
     
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    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    Nice.

    I received a shipment of 22LR yesterday: foolishly, I held up the box to the collection of trees here that frame our front drive and declaimed: "Beware all you tree rats - I am now well and truly loaded for game!"

    I'm sort of hoping the delivery driver wasn't looking in the rear view mirror.
     
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    Very nice! Time for squirrel stew!
     
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    I think the squirrels will be safe for awhile, until I can get about for inches of elevation out of the red dot. May have to shim it.
     
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    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

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    For heaven's sake man, point and shoot! Davy Crockett didn't have a [ ]'n red dot. :p

    ::just teasing::
     
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    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like it. Drive those destructive hairy tail rats from the king’s land.
     
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    blue eye Happy to be here

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    can you shoot one out of season ? i have some that are becoming destructive .
     
  9. RJ55

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    I think in a pandemic situation you’ll be fine.
     
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    Dave951 Happy to be here

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    Headshots with a pellet rifle offhand. I garrrnty you'll be a better shot for it.
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    I've never fallen in love with my Buckmark, despite it being more accurate than my wife's Mk II. Wouldn't mind one of the Mk IV Tacticals for suppressed use with a red dot sight.
     
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    Would love to have a can for mine, but can’t see paying $200 for mother may I
     
  13. tod0987

    tod0987 Say What?

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    Bait them up for a week or two with a mix of corn and cheap birdseed works best with no shooting. Pour it into your spot you want to take them out at (aka set range and I add a backstop). After they are accustomed to the pile, they will usually keep coming despite their buddies TKO'd on either side. If one goes to barking take him out asap. I could take 5-8 per day off the same pile before they wised up. I shoot from inside a small barn. After you have taken out the first wave, keep feeding (add some sugar at this point) and give it another week and then lay waste. Usually after 2 rounds I've cleaned out the neighborhood for a while and my pecan tree is safe. If ya get a bunch of short tail youngins its on like donkey kong.

    edited: Later in the summer as the pecans start to fill out start to add chopped pecans if under a pecan tree, I'll candy a few pecans in a pan and chop them up. It catches the smarter ones. Vary your shooting locations and times you shoot. The smarter ones will pattern you even with the can (I'm running an AAC Element2 with CCI quiets). If they start to get smart on the barn I'll move to longer shots or throw up some tarps to hide movement.
     
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