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Army Vet Shoots Bald Eagle Out of Tree

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jamie6.5, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Ungovernable! Become Ungovernable! Gold Supporter

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    That eagle must have been rescued as a chick, and raised by bats!
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.

    Eagle-Trump--125725.jpg
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    90mins and 150 rounds! Does he realize how much .22lr is these days?
     
  5. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    Very cool story. You might not hear much about though as it was a good story about guns.
     
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  6. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope there was absolutely nothing in the half mile or so behind him because I'm not sure an eagle is worth sending 150 rounds with the sky as a backstop.
     
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  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I think he was using a Marlin... Had it been a Ruger he would still be there... Or the bird would be dead because he shot it.
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just another instance of freedom being saved by an Army marksman!:D

    Glad the eagle is ok!
     
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Dear Mr Slimer, I earnestly recommend that you review your priorities with regard to the value of your national bird.

    That's all I'm saying, 'kay?

    tac
     
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  10. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    A couple weeks ago, me and my brother in law got an rc airplane stuck in a tree. We went and grabbed a Gradall.

    Just saying I hope he wasn't raining .22 into a neighborhood. And yes I value human life over animal life, symbolism aside.
     
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  11. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w 45th Parallel Well-Known Member

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    he just shot $30 of 22lr haha no but really.
     
  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w 45th Parallel Well-Known Member

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    wtf u talkin bout i shoot 1/4moa with my 10/22 with handloads!!! kidding
     
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  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah I saw your image on the Internet.

    image.jpeg
     
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  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think we should each donate a brick of .22 LR to this guy.
     
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  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Now watch the libs complain about all the lead he scattered around in the environment, and the harm he did to the innocent tree. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Not to mention the NANWRL [National Association of non-white rope-lovers].

    Aw, shoot. I mentioned them.

    tac
     
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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Kind of a bird story that doesn't have anything to do with anything but back a long time ago my brother and his buds were way out in the mountains in California just camping and dicking around. They saw a large group of people with binoculars staring up into a tree.
    Well, they stopped that old Cadillac, got out and discovered that they were all ooing and ahhing that it was a spotted owl. My brother drew a snubnose .38 and drilled that thing.
    end of story
     
  18. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Found the video interview----Ruger 10-22.
     
  19. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My dad after the Columbus day storm in 62 used his Savage 110DL -06 to shoot the widow makers out of a number of trees on our property he used soft cast lead slugs and reduced loads. As I remember most only took one or two rounds. He was doing this off and on well into the late 60's.
     
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  20. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Sshhhhhhhhh.. I saw the video a day or so back, was hoping nobody else had seen it.

    Heresy I say!

    Maybe that's why it took so long.