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Scott and Dawn were lucky! Glad to hear they are in good shape and doing well.  Those close calls are sobering.

Dana's Webb / Re: A message to all
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:02:35 AM »

Nielsen Specialty Ammo / Re: New Casting Machine Arrived Tonight
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:36:15 AM »
Super cool! We were just talking about you and your fine quality ammo this weekend at Steelhead’s Airgun Shoot. :)

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Steelhead Airgun Shoot
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:25:23 PM »
Well, Steveoh! At least it wasn't your blood!

I have a Freedom 202 in 9mm, and it kicks too (lucky enough, as no blood drawn from the scope). Worse, it is VERY loud even with the suppressor. Try as I may, I can't get the darn thing to group well past 40 yards, no matter the bullet. The 220 grain pellets (not bullets mind you) shoot the best. I used those to kill the three pigs I've taken with it. Good luck on yours.

As for the shoot... I'd like to have one here, but if everyone came who is on the maps at GTA and AGN within 200 miles, I'd still only have less than half a dozen. It doesn't pay to live 3 hours away from every other significant burg!

I have a Sam Yang 909s in .45 and it kicks a little. The DAQ on the other hand KICKS. I have an LDC to share between it and the DAQ .58 Pistol, but it barely quiets the pistol. No doubt it'll do squat for the rifle. Wish I hadn't forgotten my Chrony. Still don't know what FPE the rifle is reaching. Pistol hits just over 200 fpe with round balls. Sure makes a nice flower. :)

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Steelhead Airgun Shoot
« on: March 06, 2018, 07:06:15 AM »
A handful of folks met at Steelhead’s (Kevin) place on Saturday for a fun airgun shoot.

As is usual I was tardy, but determination kept me driving his way and refusing to let the poke-a-long’s from driving me nuts. Made it there an hour late. I think I gathered up too much stuff and took too long trying to find everything.

It was mostly overcast and chilly, with intermittent rain and wind, but we threw up the canopy I brought adding to Kevin’s and keeping the rain off.

I was immediately impressed with Kevin’s layout. I have never stretched beyond a 100 yards but Kevin’s setup was out to 200 yards, with metal plates to hit at 25,50, 75, 100, 150? And 200 yards. I do not have the rifle to reach out to 200 yards me thinks.

Kevin was shooting his .308 Texan and I have to admit that it is impressive. He’s got it dialed in with ammo, scope and his Maddog stock. I really, really like his setup. And I hit gongs at 200 yards!

I had both DAQs, Mrod, and Sumatra with me. I of course decided to try and wake the dead with the DAQ .58 Shortrifle. Neither DAQ were sighted in, and both proved to be challenging. The Pistol Just is not set up with the right scope. I found elevation maxed out even for the 25’ gongs. I abandoned it for now. I’m thinking a red dot might be a good set up.

I used at lot of air on the DAQ rifle and the home cast .58 EPP/UG. It is a HUGE chunk of lead and I struggled with consistency. I think key for this beast is to tether it and do my sighting in. Switched to round ball and it behaved much better. Note to self, the DAQ likes round balls, and I seem to recall Dennis saying this.

The DAQ short rifle kicks like a mule, and I developed a healthy flinch. Mike took some shots and immediately whacked his nose good with the scope. First Blood! I felt bad, but everyone figured out that the beast kicks and were wary.

To be continued...

Michael shows up with some sweet rifles, one of which my 11 year old would have no doubt loved. That was a tiny little Brocock. So sweet.

Kevin treated us to some super delicious boar/venison sausage. I am still salivating thinking about those things!

Mike brought his mighty fine shooting chair he’s building. I compared using that versus my normal sitting and using a tripod and now I loath to use that now. I finally figured out that I’m never super steady or comfortable when shooting. The chair changes all that.

All in all it was an awesome day. To be honest I felt so welcome and had so much fun that I worried I risked wearing  out my welcome. I didn’t want to leave! Can’t wait till the next Steelhead shoot!

Items for Sale / Re: Stay tuned...
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
Let's see, there was a certain Big Bore that had dates slip, and slide, and sputter in, in limited tiny numbers. Price started low, and kept on climbing... Let's see what was that thing called? oh yeah, Epox Badger which appears to be no longer offered for sale, at least on AirGunDepot.

In the software industry we call this Vapor Ware!

Airgun Hunting / Re: Oh Limpy, how I’ll miss you.
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:10:36 PM »
I'm sorry if I overlooked it. What are you using to film with? Is that a trail camera? If so, what make and model? I've got to get a batch of new cameras for the farm.

I use Arlo Pro surveillance cameras. They have their own built in Infrared Lights, but this area has an Infrared Flood I use.

The X-Sight scope has video but I accidentally pushed the button in and then off and missed getting the shot recorded.

I’d like to see a list of SPA’s offerings, with images and specs. :)

I need another airgun like I need another hole in my head. But I could may be tempted with a  regulated .22 or .25 that gives me 75+ shots. Gotta be quiet, and light. Yeah, another rat killing machine!

And Steelhead, the most powerful AG I have shot is a power-tuned Cricket .25.  I think it was shooting at 60 FPE or so.  I've never actually shot a bigbore, but I can imagine how the drag racing analogy works!

A 60fpe airgun is a hoot. The smackdown on a rat is amazing.

I will say my DAQ .58 Rifle makes me flinch like a powder burner makes me flinch. It puts the whack on whack. Just wish I shoot it more often, and wish I could hunt deer and piggies with it here in California. Sigh

And all I shoot are rats.  Silly me.

Airgun Hunting / Oh Limpy, how I’ll miss you.
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:06:39 AM »
Oh Limpy, how I’ll miss you.

Ding donger woke me up, blink, blink, blink. Closed my eyes and thought, go away. Blink, blink, blink.
Ok I’ll come out and play. Dragged my flu riddled body out of bed, grabbed Sumatra with X-Sight and squeaked out the back door. Shhhhhh. You’ll scare Limpy! For a brief moment I thought of saying Dave’s not here man,  but I had only myself to entertain. Still, I admit I giggled.

Stopped at the tripod and found the Sumatra did not fit so well with the new bipod attached. Did I mention that the sky is clear, the moon is bright and I’m casting a shadow past midnight?

Moved to the chair and sawhorse, and no Limpy. I’m thinking he’s gone, having heard me stumbling around cursing at the imaginary Dave, and giggling. But I unfold the bipod legs, (squeak!) sit down, peer through the ATN and wait. Dude, Dave’s here! I mean, Limpy’s here! I reach for the video button and mash it. I think video’s recording as Limpy moves into view under the red light. I aim, and Limpy limps back on his limb of safety. Then he’s back under the light, and back on the limb, dangit, now he’s on the roof. I take aim at his pointed head, and squeeze! The hammer WHACK wakes a couple of Limpy’s dead relatives and puts Limpy to sleep. He lands below and does a short dance.

I turn off the X-sight, but not before noticing video is not running. Whaaaa I mutter in disbelief.

Park the Sumatra in the back door, grab my headlight and stick it on my semi-addled head, head out the door to the feed station. But before I get there SKUNK! Runs across my path 5 feet away. I froze, and it headed to a spot under the stairs. I take the risk and climb the stairs a couple feet away from skunk and go another five feet to find Limpy, no longer limping.

Turn him over and I see entrance wound to the neck. No exit wound is apparent.  Flip him over in his back and look at his gimpy leg. Yup that’s bone sticking out. No doubt I hit him in the leg at our last encounter and shattered the bone. He must have been in bad pain. I feel bad about causing suffering.

Limpy is a good 14+ inches, and in spite of having a broken leg for a couple weeks, he’s fat and healthy looking.

Arlo crapped out and quit the video right before Limpy expired.

Sorry for the pain Limpy!

I have to say that as I become increasingly competent with the X-Sight, I become more enamored of it. Yeah, it has it's issues. But everything is always a compromise.  Where the X-Sight excels is in pitch black night. The section of yard where the rats are is lit with an infrared flood light, as well as the infrared light that the Arlos project when they are activated. I can SEE everything. Previously when the feed stations are lit only with the red led light, I see only what is under or near that light. It's very easy for the rodents to move out of sight in the shadows. No more. I control the night.

Shooter1721 / Re: Under attack YouTube has taken down air gun channels
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:44:01 AM »
You'd think that youtube would in the very least given folks a warning, and explained what the beef is.

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: You Tube fiasco
« on: February 25, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
Well now you know how it will look when the lefty progressives get a hold you your first amendment rights. Just think what it will be like when they grab control of the 2nd amendment. There will be no one to stop them. That is what it is all about, control. Only they will have rights.

Left/Right generalizations are going to cause nothing but grief. And this is why we avoid talking politics and religion on the forum.

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: You Tube fiasco
« on: February 25, 2018, 11:16:29 AM »
Are any of the firearm channels getting axed?

Ted has a video on the subject as well.

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