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Unread 05-01-2007, 10:08 PM
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Fly leftovers

This isn't really long range or really hunting for that matter but considering the size of the target, I and that something died, I thought it might fit here.

I was out this evening shooting some groups out of my 6ppc in preparation for an upcoming match and got it shooting pretty well at 100 and 200 yards:

So after shooting these groups, I had 4 shots left and decided to go back and shoot another group at 100 yards. But just as I got the gun back on the target, I spotted a fly on the backer. Well, this was just too much temptation and since I have yet to kill anything with this barrel yet, I thought the little bugger should be the first kill. And besides, he was sticking his tongue out at me and daring me to do it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

So I put the 1/8 minute dot over it's back and tickled the 2 oz. trigger. SPLAAT! Man was that fun. Then about 5 seconds later, his buddy decided to come see what the red spot was. SPLAAT! I waited for a minute or two and two more flys landed on the target and they became red spots too. I went four for four on winged vermin and was laughing my butt off. This was way better than a flyswatter! What a good way to end the day!

Here is the remains of the first vermin:
Find it
Range it
Click it
Pull it
Dump it

If it's not far, it's boring.
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Unread 05-01-2007, 11:06 PM
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Re: Fly leftovers

4 for 4 'eh. Not too bad me thinks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

Makes big game seem kinda easy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-01-2007, 11:46 PM
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Re: Fly leftovers

I'm not to sure which I should be more impressed with the .191 at 200 yards or the fly shots. To bad there wasn't the head and attenna left so you could mount them. Very impressive I know you are ready for your upcoming match.
Good luck! What Bullets and weight are you using in the 6ppc? IP
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Unread 05-02-2007, 05:58 AM
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Re: Fly leftovers

Please tell me that they were SMK's so we can put to rest the question of their hunting usefulness [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-02-2007, 06:10 AM
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Re: Fly leftovers

DO you think that you need to dial it in a little better? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 05-02-2007, 06:48 AM
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Re: Fly leftovers


So are you saying that your flyswater is shooting MOF (minute of Fly)? This bugs me! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Good shooting!

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Unread 05-02-2007, 07:58 AM
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Re: Fly leftovers

Yeah... I usually have flies land on my targets when I'm shooting too. I think it's because my groups usually look like $hit!! ~JT
Dirty Dogs... Down Dirt Cheap!!!
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