Air Rifle Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by GordonFreeman, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I forgot, the Leshiy has become a bit of a legend among the jack rabbit community.

    "What happened to Jack? I believe he got Leshiy'd last night."

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  2. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Rabbit fur coat for winter magpie hunting??
  3. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    The Maggies have been fattening up on the treats I've been leaving them.:deal

    It's pretty cool to see an eagle or large hawk come in for their share. Seen a few
    turkey vultures too.

    Saturday night I was following a skunk up the road. It's butt was facing me and I didn't
    take the shot. Visions of me taking a tomato paste bath convinced me to let it keep
    on walking.
  4. dwarthog

    dwarthog Been here awhile

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    The RAW has been hell on the local whistlepig population. The .30 cal drops them in place!

    This is the 4th one that I've gotten near that shed in the picture. Up until this year I had only seen 2 of these guys. Looks like they've been very busy under that shed.
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  5. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Today I saw one of those creatures, out in the open; chilling in the shade behind the building I work at. Thought it may have rabies to be out on the pavement like that.
  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    A RAW lead enema makes them act like that too.:wink:
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  7. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Lead is not allowed at work ;)
  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I had to google to figure out just what the fuck a whistlepig was....oh a ground hog......whistlepig must be a Okie thing or something.

    I have a family of 4 living under a burn pile. I was just going to have a nice big fire and be done with them, but then I noticed there are no mole mounds all around that area.....I guess they don't like each other.

    God I hate moles but those little bastages never come out.
  9. dwarthog

    dwarthog Been here awhile

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    There is a lot of mole activity in the area where I have been taking out the ground hogs, or at least there was a lot of activity until I put out a mole trap to take care of them. Those bastards can really chew up some dirt.
  10. anomad

    anomad in storage

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    I grew up in North Carolina, whistle pig was common terminology among the locals. Doc Watson even mentions whistle pig in his groundhog song (an old bluegrass classic).

  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Because they can whistle....

    =""

    Then there's always,

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  12. groundrules

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    Man, I haven't posted here in a while! New job, busy life means very little fun time for me. But i've been following along a bit.

    New subject, regarding the LDC: I had machined one for myself out of white delrin and some plastic sink drain pipe (white color is important later in the story). I just did a seat-of-the-pants design, and it actually worked pretty well. It was ugly as hell though. Recently I decided to splurge on a TKO for nicer looks and (I'd hoped) better performance. Sound testing with a sound meter app indicated that they work about the same. Whatever.

    My point for bringing this up was that switching over to the TKO gave me cause to open up the old home-brew one and see how the insides had held up. I was quite surprised to see that these things actually do accumulate quite a bit of lead dust. I assumed "LDC" moniker was just an excuse to hide true function/intent. But the white plastic made it pretty easy to see how much L D this thing had C'd after a pretty modest amount of work. Anyone else ever notice this? It was enough to make me consider how much to shoot indoors. I'm not gonna quit, but if I had little kids in the house, I'd be more careful. Thoughts?
  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I've pulled baffle plates out of LDC's and they have been quite dirty. The inside of the tube as well.
    Normally I try to point it away from my face when shooting.:augie
  14. groundrules

    groundrules Long timer

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    I can only hold my breath for so long!!
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    Is it really lead dust or could it be just dust that is mixed with residual oil on the pellets which has become airborne and push out of the gun?
  16. Renval

    Renval Been here awhile

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    Dwarthog thats a monster, the .30cal is a hammer, what pellet and speed do you have set it up?
  17. Renval

    Renval Been here awhile

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    95% lead 5% some other debris.
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    Renval Been here awhile

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    Arizona winds are gonna be your worst enemy on the contest, practice,practice,practice, watch Ted's video regarding how he won the EBR last year, he talks about how he doped the wind and other good tips.
  19. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Oh I've been watching his stuff. He's got his Impact set up to shoot JSB 33gr .25 at 830 fps.
    That may sound a little slow but it obviously worked for him. I also ordered some 50 gr .30 to try.

    The wind was very difficult. I will make a couple indicators to give me a little idea what's going on.
    I'd bought a gun for the field target and it sounds like they do a completely different style in Arizona
    that maybe it will not work for. For the speed silhouette I'm thinking of making the Wildcat a single
    load. The Verminator is hard to single load with the scope in the way. Plus it's a .22. I'm thinking
    a larger caliber for the wind conditions. Still playing around for now.
  20. Renval

    Renval Been here awhile

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    I'm agree on the wildcat, the cocking lever is very smooth and its very accurate. is the Impact your weapon of choice for the 75-100 yards target contest or you still thinking on another gun?