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Ruger 10/22 firing bulk ammo grackle kill 100+ yards

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by baylorattorney, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. baylorattorney

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    Yesterday on a windy day I was out shooting grackles cuz they make too much noise. Anyway, one was outta range I thought but I aimed 4 inches high and one inch left and Lo and behold dropped that black bird off the wire. Firing federal bulk .22 long rifle ammo out of a modified Ruger 10/22 with Shiloh barrel and tasco 6-24x40 scope. Impressed me, tho I know it's hardly unheard of. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335304157.160057.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335304257.215064.jpg
     
  2. Texas Gun Person

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    Was this "wire" you shot the bird off some sort of utility line? I did that as a kid and I cut the line in half. Had a run in with my dads belt later on that day. Ha. :)

    Nice shooting.
    My buddy has some breed of hawk that he uses to scare grackles off with. He is a master falconer. Pretty entertaining watching them take off when that hawk starts to dive for them.
     
  3. Humakavula

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    Let me get this straight. A bird in its natural habitat doing what it naturally does was bothering you so you shot it. I assume you are aware of the legality of such an action? Aren't those considered migratory birds? Did you eat them?

    Hunting game for food is just fine. Hunting legitimate pests is just fine. Killing because something is bothering you with noise is not just fine.
     
  4. J-Bar

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    For some reason, I flashed on the scene from "The Karate Kid", when Mr. Miyagi says, "...beginner luck..."

    I had a similar shot on a prairie dog in Colorado as a kid. One of my favorite memories. I'm sure this will be one of yours.

    Congratulations!!
     
  5. baylorattorney

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    Yeah, that's called my natural habitat. Lol. You are more than welcome to come eat it. I'll put it in the freezer for you. ;)
     
  6. baylorattorney

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    Grackles are legitimate pests too btw. Ask any city.
     
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    They're pests, just like coyotes, hogs, starlings, mice, cockroaches, and flys, if you can wrap your mind around that.
     
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    Never heard of Grackles before. Sounds like something Shel Silverstein would come up with. Or a euphemism for staccatto farts...

    Learn somethin new everyday.
     
  10. baylorattorney

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    Hahaha. Staccato farts! Lol.
     
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    J-bar, you know that shot on that gopher required some skill.
     
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    Starlings and English Sparrows must be considered pests because it is legal to kill them at any time and to destroy their nests.
     
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    I Guess you have no reason for humans to live or to be on the ground with in the next 1 or so down range.??? Any bullets you fire like that do come back to earth a couple seconds later some ways off and may hit something like a house or someone just out for a walk in the woods.. But hitting a crow in general at a 100 yards with bulk ammo is a OK shoot. quess if your standing free hand that would make for a good shot but keep it to ground level. less chance of hitting a powerline, cable or phone line. Get some golf balls and walk them around at 100 yards.
     
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    Grackles swarm and take over our bird feeders like a renegade biker gang taking over a small town.

    Keep up the good work ridding our landscape of the vermin...


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    The Common Grackle is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That means you shouldn't be shooting them no matter how annoying they are.
     
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    Noisy little staccato fartin' birds.... so, what was the backstop?
     
  18. J-Bar

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    Could you please post a link to a reference on this? I mean the part where grackles are protected by this law, because I can't find them on the list.
     
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    Poor Dead Grackle, Hahaha. Here in Nevada they are definitely a nuisance, taking over the bird feeders is only one of the problems, how about defecating on my cars and truck.:fire:
     
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    All the "migratory" means to me is that part of the year - they're someone else's problem. They do learn though, giving the screech-nasties a taste of my full auto airsoft kept them outa the yard for years.
     
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    Yep! I learned overhead phone lines have hundreds of pairs and are costly to re-splice after a .22 hit.
     
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    True.
    ...a legitimate pest, and then we're back to the first quote.

    Heckuva shot baylorattorney, kudos!
     
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    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then...
     
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