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Old 08-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #196
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I had a woodpecker make some fairly large holes in the side of my house. Attempts to dissuade him or to have him move to a different location failed.

At that point he was a liability, and unfortunately had an untimely death.

Did I mention the racket he made doing it? If you haven't had one banging on the side of your house, it's hard to believe how loud it can be.

Chinese side cock .177 with a 4x scope worked fine.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:13 AM   #197
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No, I have no intention of shooting the woodpeckers....I'm shooting the carpenter bees that attract the woodpeckers. They're the root of the problem and are more challenging to shoot as well, so more fun. You just have to hang around for a bit and you'll see them head for a place they've been working, then pop them as they get set up to continue. With the 18x scope, I typically hit the hole they're working if they move suddenly, so no extra pellet damage to the timbers.

It's really phenomenal how much damage can be done in a day when the woodpeckers go after the larvae. There are places 4 inches long and nearly 3/4 deep that will have to be filled.

I will definitely pin up some string and plastic bags to help keep the birds away, good idea.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #198
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^ "I will definitely pin up some string and plastic bags to help keep the birds away, good idea."

Old CD's are reflective along with anti bird tape from Wally World (find in garden area)
I have used both and they work well. Clamped some split shot on the bottom of the tape to keep them from fluttering too much.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #199
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Competition looked fierce in London.......too bad NBC only aired about 10 sec worth.





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Old 08-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #200
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Surprised to seem them wearing hearing protectors. Is the impulse blast of air that loud on those rifles or are they wearing hearing protectors to just isolate themselves from their environment? I've never worn hearing protection while shooting an air rifle, but I've never shot a PCP rifle so I don't know if the sound is different.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #201
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With how light the trigger is, I'm sure they are a bit twitchy with noise.

Also several ranges I've been at concurrently have people shooting small bore rifle, and pistol matches, and most indoor places have HUGE exhaust fans that make your ears bleed.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #202
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Competition looked fierce in London.......too bad NBC only aired about 10 sec worth.





I know all about "kisser buttons" on archery equip, but a nose rest??
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:39 PM   #203
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I don't get the heavy (leather?) jackets..they seem very restrictive...unless thats what they need at this level of shooting.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #204
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Match rifles give me a chub.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #205
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This one isn't quite as out there, but on the other hand it's mine. RWS Diana Model 52 in 22 cal., with RWS scope:

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #206
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Match rifles give me a chub.
It's too bad that the nerdiest sport ever...has the coolest looking equipment!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #207
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Competition looked fierce in London.......too bad NBC only aired about 10 sec worth.





I guess you missed the literally HOURS & HOURS of shooting events on their website

www.nbcolympics.com

Over 3500 HOURS of Olympic coverage free as long as your cable company was acceptable.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #208
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here's my one off .22 bullpup that uses 3,000psi
whisper quiet, one inch groups at 100 yds wind willing.



Here's my old Best tuned .20 cal R-9 with Abernathy Stock... stupidly sold it in a moment of weakness.





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Old 08-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #209
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It's too bad that the nerdiest sport ever...has the coolest looking equipment!
Yep that made me .

I LOVE hyper accurate air rifles. .22s also.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #210
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This one isn't quite as out there, but on the other hand it's mine. RWS Diana Model 52 in 22 cal., with RWS scope:

That's a nice lookin' shootin' iron. What do those sell for?

Why do air rifles have the iron sights so far from your eye?
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