VarmintAir

Prairie dogs at 75+ yards. (video)

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Yesterday I posted about prairie dog shots at 50 yards. I said I would post some longer shots today. I spent a week the middle of this month in Wyoming on an airgunning for prairie dogs varmint hunt. The gun I was hunting with was my FX 2000 in .22 shooting weighed and lubed 15.9 grain JSB Exacts. The rifle was sighted in dead on at 75 yards. These clips are of prairie dogs that I took from 75 yards on out to 81 yards. I think they do a good job of showcasing the power and accuracy of a good quality PCP when being used in a varmint hunting application. The only real challenge here was doping the wind. Warning: This clip is 5.5 megs.http://imageevent.com/varmintair/videos?p=...amp;s=0&z=2

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Great shooting Cliff. That sure looks like a fun time with that many targets. You sure can't shoot them with a powder burner and have it partner just stand there and not flinch. Did you manage any doubles during your trip? I would think with the power of the FX2000 you could easily pull off a double.My biggest target to date was a raccoon at 51 yards. It dropped like a sack of potatoes.

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That is really impressive. It looks like you might be able to stretch it to 100 yds if there is little wind. What is the velocity?Brant

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I can not download this video. Please tell me what I need to do. I am not computer litterite( smart) either.

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Great shooting Cliff. That sure looks like a fun time with that many targets. You sure can't shoot them with a powder burner and have it partner just stand there and not flinch. Did you manage any doubles during your trip? I would think with the power of the FX2000 you could easily pull off a double.My biggest target to date was a raccoon at 51 yards. It dropped like a sack of potatoes.
It is a blast. Except for shooting the Belding ground squirrels in Oregon and Nevada, I don't know of any shooting that is this fast and furious. I was hoping for some doubles, but the furballs didn't cooperate. I had a few chances, but by the time I got the camera turned on, zoomed, put into record, and got a lasered range, they invariably had moved. You're right, there is more than enough power out to about 80 yards, to take doubles. Oh well, maybe next time. It's an entirely different experience from hunting them with powder burners. The sound of the gun firing, and the pellet impacting, didn't seem to bother them much at all.Nice shot on the coon.

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by the time I got the camera turned on, zoomed, put into record, and got a lasered range, they invariably had moved.
You sound like an F-16 pilot. :) Lots of things to do before pulling the trigger. I guess the friend or foe identification is easier though. :yikes[1]:

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You rock! :smiley_green_with_envy:

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Now if my airgun would just blow the smell away from the skunks I've been shooting it would be perfect. Got another skunk last night and unfortunately he got me back. :smiley_green_with_envy:

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Got another skunk last night and unfortunately he got me back. :smiley_green_with_envy:
Does liquid vanilla work for removing skunk scent? It seems to work for a lot of the other odors.

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The very best skunk smell remover is Alkaline hydrogen peroxide consisting of 1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (from a drugstore), 1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and 1 teaspoon liquid soap. This is effective for washing people, animals and places or things they've sprayed.

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The very best skunk smell remover is Alkaline hydrogen peroxide consisting of 1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (from a drugstore), 1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and 1 teaspoon liquid soap. This is effective for washing people, animals and places or things they've sprayed.
Thanks. Years ago I would take skunks out of the rice fields, now and then I'd get caught downwind. The vanilla works great for fish, but I've never tried it for skunk.

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Here's an old skunk smell removal idea from one of my old trapping books.EXPERT FOX and COYOTE TRAPPING copyright 1928

Wash hands in kerosene first, then in gasoline. Then wash off good in warm soft water, and some good soap. Wash clothes in gasoline and hang up in the open air until dry, after which they should be washed in water with soap, to remove the gasoline smell. Pelts should be put in a pail of gasoline and shook around for a short time and hung up in the air until dry.
:smiley_green_with_envy: But I have a real old electric hair clipper that says wash in gasoline while running too! :yahoo:

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Don't some of them monks do that in protest (except they then light a match) - :smiley_green_with_envy: Brant

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I want to see the picture of the look on your wifes face as you come in after a good spraying :smiley_green_with_envy:

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