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Easter egg hunt

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tech30528, Apr 6, 2012.

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  1. tech30528

    tech30528 Member

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    We did this for the first time last year, it's a lot of fun especially for the kids whether those kids are young or old. We live in the woods in the Georgia mountains with a ridge that wraps around from the front or the house and around one side allowing up to just over 100 yards of safe shooting for small calibers. So we boil up a couple dozen eggs and place them on the ground, on fallen trees and stumps and in the crook of trees at various distances and then shoot them with 22s. We tried raw eggs, but they don't splatter like you would think they would, and the boiled ones are easier to see when you hit them. best part is there is no cleanup, within a day or two the wildlife will take care of that for you. You can color them first if you want, but just leaving them white makes for good contrast. Happy Easter!
     
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    Ha Ha. I thought we were the only ones who did that. We call it the Redneck Easter Egg Hunt, and usually do it over spring break. We use centerfire rifles and shoot eggs across a canyon at about 150 yards. I did quite well last week with a .223 Ruger #1V. The raw eggs splatter very nicely with bigger guns.
     
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    As long as the 4 rules are being followed and things are done in a safe manner this sounds like a ton of fun.
     
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    I wouldn't have expected that. But then, I was surprised that saltine crackers wouldn't shatter either. The only way I could get them to break was to clip a corner. If I hit them dead center the bullet just punched a hole through them.
     
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    We shoot the left over Eggs on Sunday afternoon after the kids are done and we have eaten all the hardboiled eggs we want. It is fun and the Birds clean up the mess.
     
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    Wow that sounds like fun!
    Is there a bag limit?
     
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    My wife and kids got sick after eating the Easter eggs we dyed a week ago. Don't know if it was food poisoning or not, but I told them we shouldn't chance it by eating any more. Thought it would be a waste if I was wrong, but if I use them as targets then I won't feel so wasteful. :p Thanks for the idea.
     
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    bet you could tape a string to 'em and hang 'em.
     
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    I read marshmello peeps are fun too, but haven't tried it. Should by some clearance ones somewhere.
     
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