Oh .... poop!


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Topgun
September 6, 2003, 11:57 AM
I know nobody else has ever shot flies off of dog poop with an airgun.
I also know nobody else has ever shot em offa cow patties with a 22.
Nor with a SHOTGUN.


So

I won't even mention it.

:D

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seeker_two
September 6, 2003, 12:21 PM
Just how close to the pile WERE you?....:scrutiny:

Rembrandt
September 6, 2003, 12:23 PM
...shooting flies is nothing new, we shoot them with .22's at 100 yards. Take the back side of a target and sprinkle some Coke on it, when the surgar from the pop dries the flies swarm to the paper. We use HB target .22's with 20X scopes....you know contact was made when there is bug blood around the bullet hole....Cow pies seem a little messy :D

DorGunR
September 6, 2003, 12:29 PM
Posted bt Topgun:
"I know nobody else has ever shot flies off of dog poop with an airgun.
I also know nobody else has ever shot em offa cow patties with a 22.
Nor with a SHOTGUN."

Noooooo............and thats not the half of it......I ain't gonna try it.:D

Standing Wolf
September 6, 2003, 02:22 PM
I'll take your word for it.

ed dixon
September 6, 2003, 02:59 PM
Were there really even flies, Topgun? Sounds more like a fetish. Some Pogues playing in the background, the dog dressed up as a cheerleader, etc., etc. A sad but familiar story.

Justin
September 6, 2003, 03:04 PM
Take the back side of a target and sprinkle some Coke on it, when the surgar from the pop dries the flies swarm to the paper. Would that be considered baiting?

Oh, and my brother's cousin's half-sister's ex-boyfriend's room mate shoots these flies at 100 yards with open sites.:p

Topgun
September 6, 2003, 04:43 PM
It ain't a fetish till you start MOUNTING the trophies.

(on the WALL.....on the WALL)

:D

What a crappy thread.

Sisco
September 6, 2003, 04:49 PM
Playing with my custom 10/22 at the range the other day I got tired of putting small holes in paper and looked around for targets of opportunity.
Noticed big bumble bees working the wildflowers. Hoovering bees are kinda like hunting doves, you don't hit every one of them but it's fun to try.

KahrKarrier
September 6, 2003, 05:03 PM
SISCO, I sure hope I'm out of your county when you're Bee Huntin', I can see it all now lead flying everywhere--------dang bees!

Sisco
September 6, 2003, 05:27 PM
Guess I should add, private range and I was the only one there. Only down range bees near the targets are fair game.

Billll
September 6, 2003, 07:38 PM
In the days of my wasted youth, we dealt with the flies the old-fashoned way: We put a stick of dynamite under the manure pile. Flies and dung were spread out over a 100 ft radius, in all directions. :D
Alas for our intrepid powder monkey (not me), who was working at the end of a 50 ft extension cord...

:what:

Well, I thought it was funny.

Zedicus
September 6, 2003, 07:48 PM
In the days of my wasted youth, we dealt with the flies the old-fashoned way: We put a stick of dynamite under the manure pile. Flies and dung were spread out over a 100 ft radius, in all directions.

& people thougt I was odd for shooting flys with a slingshot....:rolleyes:

4v50 Gary
September 6, 2003, 08:19 PM
It was slingshots in my day. You shot too close and it slung. :barf:

dsgrntldPW
September 6, 2003, 08:27 PM
Years ago we would go to an old gravel quarry where there was a cratered area filled with water. The water level was about 15-18 feet below the top of the crater, and full of frogs. We would take our .22's and a Marlin .22 mag. rifle and sit at the top of the crater and shoot the frogs out of the water. Man, that was fun. Much of the time they were swimming across the water (no fair shooting at the stationary ones.) and when you hit one it would fly up out of the water and come splashing down again. Hit 'em with the .22 mag. and they would come up out of the pond about 25-30 feet and onto the bank of the crater. I almost got hit by flying frogs on more than one occasion.

I know it sounds kinda sick now, but back then it was really a great (and cheap) way to spend an afternoon.

Fed168
September 6, 2003, 08:46 PM
We used to shoot bumblebees with ratshot and .22s. Not really fair, the bees are slow and were huge.

All went well until some started double tapping the bees and hit a gutter.

Mike Irwin
September 6, 2003, 10:05 PM
Please don't say poop...

I've either got an intestinal virus or a mild case of food poisoning...

The effect either way is the same...

Topgun
September 6, 2003, 10:52 PM
Everybody start talkin "Hershey squirts."

There..... better? See.

Helps to finally get it gone.

say.............any flies in it?

:D

45R
September 7, 2003, 05:46 AM
Topgun.... I know your PC is working ....but how about your AC....:D

gypsy3
September 7, 2003, 10:12 AM
Since the Fly is our "State Bird" we're not allowed to shoot them off of poop. We have to Flush them first and only wing them in the leg...

Topgun
September 7, 2003, 04:26 PM
Say......I've got a GREAT idea for the next THR shoot you organize.

PM for all the poop.

.........................................................................

On a serious note......I am sending an idea to the pentagon to replace the standard military cartridge with a 3" 12GA maggie with a load of 2 oz of POOP.

NO ONE would face us. And everyone in the military when I was in already knew how to shoot the sh** so training costs would PLUMMET.

Think of the SHAME if an enemy DID get hit. They couldn't very well apply for a decoration for it.

The whole world would cower at our feet.:uhoh:

45R
September 7, 2003, 04:52 PM
PM Sent

Baba Louie
September 7, 2003, 06:39 PM
I think poop is a little too strong a word for THR. Perhaps you could drop the last "p" and refer to it as "poo"...

Isn't that better? ;)

And to be a really efficient dog poo fly hunter, you must hit them just as they begin their final flare on landing.

Of course, like duck hunting, as you pop out of the blind (you ARE using a blind aren't you?), they begin to back pedal so your lead is somewhat of a challenge, depending on the wind, size and speed of said fly (big blue bottle flys vs. those pesky little black jobs) when using air guns. In any case, I prefer to place my blind upwind as opposed to downwind.

Now for the really big dangerous boys, horse flys, I prefer horse doo, not cow or dog poo as my bait of choice and here I think I'd suggest something with a bit more bite, as it were, than a simple airgun. But be warned, these critters are nasty and they can turn on you if you miss, so you'd better have a guide along as backup :uhoh:

I've got to try that coke/sugar water trick sometime... just seems so cruel as it doesn't really give them a sporting chance, though.

Adios

45King
September 8, 2003, 08:13 AM
Ah yes, flyshooting.....some number of years ago, I came into possession of the most unique "firearm" I have ever possessed....a Flyshooter.

It was a 98% polymer "firearm." The grip frame (pistol grip) and trigger mechanism were made of plastic. The "ammunition" was a 3" diameter circle of plastic mesh (like a small flyswatter,) with a 2" long tube at the rear. This tube contained a captured spring. The "barrel" of the "firearm" consisted of a 2.5" plastic projection with slots in either side molded into it. There was a "lanyard loop" at the base of the grip, and also a "lanyard loop" molded into the tube on the "ammunition." Supplied with the "firearm" was a 3' length of light cord to attach the two together.

To load, you pressed the 'swatter' down onto the 'barrel' until the retaining ring on the rear of the swatter tube engaged the 'sear' molded into the trigger itself. When the trigger was depressed, it would lower the sear until it disengaged and the swatter would fly. Obviously, it had limited range, but it was murder on smaller flying critters within its range. If you graduated to bees, wasps, horseflies, etc, you needed to close the range to no more than a foot to insure a kill, especially if the target was located on a screen.

I acutally saw a picture of one of these deals with a scope mounted on it! (No idea what power; I just hope it wasn't anything more than 1.75X. :D )

grampster
September 8, 2003, 12:52 PM
Here in Michigan we use spears. Quite a ride when you lance a big ole blue bottle and hang on for dear life. Especially fun around water, we call it bare foot fly skiing.

:D

hillbilly
September 8, 2003, 01:18 PM
I got in trouble more than once as a youngster, for staking out grandma's bed of touch-me-nots with a Red Ryder BB gun.

I would wait until the bumble bee or wasp, or other stinging insect landed on the flower and crawled in, and then whack!!!!!!

Neat little hole in the flower petal and splattered bee or wasp tumbling out.

The real challenge would be, of course, smacking those suckers just prior to landing, while they hovered.

Sort of the shooter's answer to the magnifying glass over the ant hill on a sunny day.

hillbilly

ed dixon
September 9, 2003, 09:22 PM
PM for all the poop.

Would that be a BM PM?

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