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    Sorry,my fault. Of course FX should take some of the blame as that Wildcat they sold me is too freakishly accurate. Oh!, and that now infamous TED character for enticing me into this whole lead therapy scene. I have had a gun in my hand since I was 6, but I’ve never had as much fun as I have with these PCP’s. I would love to buy a slew of them, but my current Wildcat .22 has been perfect for this application. I don’t punch paper so I really don’t need another one. Mine is also stock, straight out of the box so I don’t need a multi-faceted Impact to tinker with. I do wish there was a local gun store available to rent and shoot other models and see if any of them are as fun. I like small  bullpups so I’d enjoy trying a cricket, vulcan, mutant, bobcat etc to compare them to my Wildcat.

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    ” I like small  bullpups so I’d enjoy trying a cricket, vulcan, mutant, bobcat etc to compare them to my Wildcat.”

    No No NO! I can tell you exactly where that will lead you ….. $$$$$! 😛

    Thurmond

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    Thanks Thurmond, I needed that. Why is it that we have something that works great, but we just can’t help eyeing that grass over the fence. 

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    I was also enticed by Ted and his holdover. My neighborhood has seen a drastic reduction in it’s squirrel population as well.  I wouldn’t never have guessed that I would enjoy shooting an airgun so much.  

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    “Statichost”I was also enticed by Ted and his holdover. My neighborhood has seen a drastic reduction in it’s squirrel population as well.  I wouldn’t never have guessed that I would enjoy shooting an airgun so much.  

    
Amen brother. My friends still kid me about such an expensive pellet gun, but then I tell them Thurmond(T3PRanch) has several! Hahaha. Shooting for some looks more like golf,
    “Lets see here, this is a chip shot, I’ll go .177, then tee off on that ground squirrel over there with a .30cal.” Must be nice! Haha.

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    “plinker”

    “Statichost”I was also enticed by Ted and his holdover. My neighborhood has seen a drastic reduction in it’s squirrel population as well.  I wouldn’t never have guessed that I would enjoy shooting an airgun so much.  

    
Amen brother. My friends still kid me about such an expensive pellet gun, but then I tell them Thurmond(T3PRanch) has several! Hahaha. Shooting for some looks more like golf,
    “Lets see here, this is a chip shot, I’ll go .177, then tee off on that ground squirrel over there with a .30cal.” Must be nice! Haha.

    
i definitely get lots of grief from my shooting friends about my “bbgun” that costs more then most of their firearms.   The brief generally ends when they shoot it though.

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    Well I like the Beverly Hillbilly’s take on “shooting golfs”! 😛 
    I am still working on my set of “air clubs”.

    Thurmond 

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    “T3PRanch”Well I like the Beverly Hillbilly’s take on “shooting golfs”! 😛 
    I am still working on my set of “air clubs”.

    Thurmond 

    
Oh you are sooo good! You JUST coined an awesome phrase,”a set of air clubs.” Brilliant! Can you imagine the game you just invented(not field target )! You are faced with different obstacles, i.e. airgun scenarios.You can pick from your bag of ‘clubs’ (air rifles and accessories ) and shoot for par, eagle, bogey etc. Its done with a single gun(field target), but not “air clubs.” You’ve got the ranch and guns, just have to design a course and set green fees. Exploding golf balls for targets!? Haha.

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    Just remembered Jed and Jethro had a contest where they light matches from the ricochet using a mirror. Some day I want to see Ted do that with an air gun. I know I can’t do it.

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    Incredible shooting Plinker!
    Seems to me that you and your wildcat have an extraordinary symbiotic lifestyle. 
    You may buy yourself an Impact, and I promise you, when you have adjusted it, twinkled it, slept with it and whispered your inner feelings from the bottoms of your soul, and you know – without doubt – that now, NOW, it shoots at perfect as it could ever shoot, then this would be as your beloved Wildcat shoots in this very moment. 

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    “DanWho”Just remembered Jed and Jethro had a contest where they light matches from the ricochet using a mirror. Some day I want to see Ted do that with an air gun. I know I can’t do it.

    
Love that show. Grew up on it and Elly May was a serious crush! Haha. TonTon Doogy that use to visit here reminds me of all their trick shots like shooting flies at 100 yards. I have seen my son cut match sticks at 25 yards with this powder burner .22

     

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    “Gunnertrones”Incredible shooting Plinker!
    Seems to me that you and your wildcat have an extraordinary symbiotic lifestyle. 
    You may buy yourself an Impact, and I promise you, when you have adjusted it, twinkled it, slept with it and whispered your inner feelings from the bottoms of your soul, and you know – without doubt – that now, NOW, it shoots at perfect as it could ever shoot, then this would be as your beloved Wildcat shoots in this very moment. 

    
You have an incredible way with words! You should be a motivational speaker. I do feel that my Wildcat is an extension of me. It makes one confident to know that the gun will do what you ask. I think that came together for Ted when he won with his impact. 

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    The poor squirrels in my yard go extinct for about half a year before a new family moves into their homes. Starling stay away too!

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    Same here! Currently they’re all gone from my area too, I’ve got about a dozen earlier this year, then none even seen for months now?  

    It appears a battle may have been won, but the War On Squirrels will continue…it always does! 😈

    Currently I’m in resupply mode…building up ammo, buying new air guns…target shooting.  

    When the next squirrel insurgency happens, I’m going full Rambo on those bastards! LOL. 😄

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    Damn You Tube 

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    Just saw the first squirrel in my backyard in months!  Couldn’t get a good shot at it…but at least I know they’re back.  

    They always come back…to destroy my fruit trees, my house, my yard, and the songbirds and robins in the area…

    Now it’s a waiting game between me and my new .22 pellet rifle, and their squirrely little 💩💩💩 brains! Those bastards lol.  

    (“Tony Montana” voice – “Say hello to my little friend!”)  😈

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    I get overrun with the vermin.  Took care of as many as I could last spring with my cheap daisy springer.  Then I got an mrod .25 last summer and hammered them more.  This spring I started in on them again and have their numbers pretty low.  The last two I got were at 103 yards which is a poke for me.  I only get a window once a week.  I shoot as many as I can in one evening and the rest scatter out of range.  The next day or two they are just scared.  A few days after that the crows circle around cleaning up the bodies for a few days.  Then I finally get a chance on a few and it starts all over.

    i was able to drop two coons a few weeks back.  The killed 3 of our chickens and decided to come back a couple of days later.  One was about 30′ straight up a pine tree, he came down like a sack of concrete, breaking branches along the way.  The second one thought it was safe at 30 yards but a head shot folded him up quick.

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