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.