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Acceptable accuracy out of a break barrel, what I just did!

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by ditchtiger, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I detest starlings. Was cutting some wood and saw some in the neighbor's tree again. Tree huger type. Nice folks though. But anyway, figured I'd scare them off. The birds not the neighbors. Pulled a Remington NPSS, .22 off the rack. Have not shot this since last summer, so I guess 60 yards 75 maybe. Adjust the scope for distance. Then pulled up, cross hairs on target and pulled the trigger just that quick. I hit him hard, the sound is like a baseball into a catchers mitt. This has been a good gun but thought after sitting for a time it may need a warm up couple of rounds. Where I am this is for the most part legal, rural. Was just a snap shot I wish someone else had seen me do.
     
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  2. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Watch those "Tree Huggers" they are often "Back Stabbers". :eek::eek:

    PS....Good Shot.:)
     
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  3. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    They were not home when I did the deed.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Starlings are a flying scourge... I always have to "stand watch" over the dogs' food bowls and make them eat all their portions in one setting because those little bastiges will fly in like a pack of Velociraptors and devour the kibbles... spendy bird food!
     
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  5. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Next best thing to shooting starlings is watching someone else shoot them. Check out "Ted's HoldOver" on youtube.
    is just one.
    He does some very entertaining shows.
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Starlings are non-native, so I don't have any bad feelings about getting rid of them. They have decimated our fruit trees in the past and when we put out food for the other birds, they wipe it out - fast. There is a pack of about a dozen in our area and I'm ready to pick them off - but I can't do it if the wife and daughter are home - they're not okay with that 'solution'. I just have to hope they show up when I'm home alone so I can try and pick them off. Dirty ba$tards.
     
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  7. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    No sportsmanship, no quarter given when it comes to starlings.
     
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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Just subbed that guy, thanks! :s0155:
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Double Breasted Mattress Thrasher" - best line of the whole video. I like his PCP rifle - just can't say I'd be willing to spend those kinds of $$ on one like his.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think the best thing I've learned from him/his vids is his range work with slo-motion camera leading to pellet selection and optimum velocity/power. Often the rifles are just too powerful to be accurate at all. Very interesting.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  12. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    Seen all of his videos and love them.
     
  13. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    His main gun (Edgun Matador) costs in the range of $2,000-$2,500. Plus he gets to test PCPs. Lucky!
     
  14. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Active Member

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    His gun is either his .22 or .25 Edgun Matador.