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#1 JRW

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:59 AM

Third trip out with my Benjamin Sheridan and i got this guy. Shoot time was at 6:08 this morning and i was up and out and set up by 5:45. I sat and listened to a gobbler that responded to my call till shoot time. I kept calling and he kept gobbling and every time it sounded a little bit closer. We kept going back and forth till heard him about 45 yards just on the other side of a small hill. Then i saw a head pop over the hill but it was a hen, then another , and another, and another. I figured with 4 hens headed my way that gobbler wouldn't be too far behind and i was right he came over the hill following the hens. He was coming right to me till the hens slid off to my right at about 25 yards, he followed them and i figured it was now or never so i clucked a couple times on the mouth call to stop him, took careful aim and squeezed the trigger. He went down like i shot him with a shot gun. I paced it off and it was 30 yards give or take.Attached File  1.jpg   36.32KB   27 downloads

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:10 AM

Congrats JRW!!! Using the air-rifle puts a lot more challenge into the hunt. :huh: ;)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

Sweetness!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:58 PM

;) ;) :huh: ;)

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

Awesome! I think I'll try for one with my disco next year. Was it a head shot?

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

Thats impressive nice hunting and great shooting

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:49 PM

Thanks guys. Yeah head shot just above and a little behind the eye.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:32 PM

Outstanding, congratulations!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

Is that a .20 or .22 caliber?Good shooting either way, Congrats!

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:50 PM

.20 Cal. 13 grain JSB Predator pellets.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

Well done JRW! :)

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:40 AM

Congrats!!! That's impressive!

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

Way to go on the :)

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:00 PM

Nice job! Thats going to be a tastey bird!!!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:30 AM

I've been considering that. I've got my .22 cal airgun sighted in at 25yds and can keep accuracy to withing that small red circle on a 7-UP can.Great job BTW!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:50 AM

Way to go! That's old school, pump up and open sights. :smiley_green_with_envy: :good:Sheridans RULE! :censored[1]:

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:32 PM

hey jordan this by us?? im having no luck on my few spots this year....only seen a few this year

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:04 PM

Yup Valley Springs area.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:16 PM

ya 1 got a spot in vs that usaully i do really well but not many there this year, and my other spot the guys has to go with me and hes flakey

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

Good work!I'm a Sheridan fan too.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:34 AM

Great shooting...and ambush tactic...I missed turkey season this year...

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:06 PM

Nope!!! Not possible.Everyone knows you can only take Turkey's with a $3000 .22 PCP gun made in Britain with a $500.00 scope on it. Fess up.Right Cliff?LOL. Just joking. Great hunt!!

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:47 PM

Congratulations. That is something to be really proud of. Certainly not something that is done every day. :smiley_turkey_pop_up_log:

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:53 PM

Nope!!! Not possible.Everyone knows you can only take Turkey's with a $3000 .22 PCP gun made in Britain with a $500.00 scope on it. Fess up.Right Cliff?LOL. Just joking. Great hunt!!

:smiley_turkey_pop_up_log: Yep. I was inspired to write a tongue in cheek airgun parable about some of those arrogant folks. Anyone intersted in reading it, can do so here: http://varmintair.ty...ng-parable.html

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 07:02 AM

As a kid I hunted EVERYTHING with my Benjamin 347 and 342. I once shot a Pheasant at appx 40-yards (accidently) when I was with some friends hunting Quail in the Lemon Groves. It stuck it's head up in a pile of dead wood and thuuuwwwaaaccckkk. (Funny thing was, even back in those days, we knew sizing pellets and making sure the skirts were round and even was the key to "down range" impact. Remember those clunky looking Benjamin pellets in the green topped can? Very effective hunting pellet.)My dad and I ate that Pheasant. It is th only one I ever shot with an airgun. I had many opportunities, but, believe it or not, me and my pals had ethics about what game we would and wouldn't take. I won't hunt Possums or Skunks to this day. But Turkey's??? You should see how many there are along the Watsonville Road area of Gilroy and San Martin!!!By the way, I'm now working at G.A.T. Guns in the Air Gun section of the store!!!!!

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:41 AM

Very cool! I've got a Benjamin Sheridan too. Mine's in .177 though, not legal for turkey. I've always wanted to take one with an airgun! Way to go!

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:01 PM

Well from what I've been hearing it wont be too long untill .177 is legal. (as soon as next spring)




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