Four rats today…

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    L.Leon
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    Went down to the dairy today about 2 pm, took my Bantam Sniper HR and my pp700sa. I have been having rats pop up at sub 20 yards, which for me are difficult shots with my Bantam. Set up both guns, the Bantam for my 40-45 yard kill zone and the pp700sa for all sub 20 yard shots. Shot two pigeons, one at 84 yards and one at 73 yards. Did not bother to recover them. Missed at least three shots on the pigeons on the wire at 84 yards. I kept making the wrong windage call. I would see the pellet just whiz by to the left of my intended pigeon. You can see the string on my barrel slanting left. After harassing the pigeons I set up for the rats. The first rat of the day presented itself at 14 yards, one shot later it was dead. Second rat was at 20 yards, it was feeding just a few yards further down than the first, this one required a second shot as my first was not fatal. The third rat I hit solidly, but watched it slither into the manure catcher before I could single load a pellet and pop it again. The fourth rat was almost incidental, I was scanning the dark areas under a disker and spotted the fourth rat. It did not alert at the green light. One shot later it was dead. I also missed a gimme shot on a rat at 15 yards. I wanted to smack myself. I was able to see two rats at my 45 yard kill zone with the Bantam, but did not get the right opportunity. I believe I saw seven rats and shot four, but always want to shoot more.

     

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    intenseaty22
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    Nicely done! Those look like roasters too!! Looks like they have been feeding really well. A steady diet of lead should thin them down a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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    harrymoreland
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    Good man yourself๐Ÿ‘.

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    biohazardman
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    Yup Roasters fer sure.  ๐Ÿ˜† Good shooting.

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    Ranchibi
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    Luis, excellent shooting on the pigeons and fat rats ๐Ÿ€ with your Bantam and pp700sa! Dang those things are chunky! 

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    qball
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    Wow those are some well fed rats! 

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    JohnnyPDX
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    Great hunting story and super that you get rat targets in the daylight. I appreciate the honesty of your writing and that it wasn't a story stating '100 shots fired and 99 targets down'. I missed three squirrel in ONE DAY and the gun was working perfectly.

    The wind was a big factor, to be sure.

    Happy Hunting

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    Noctilucent
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    Awesome

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    KatoKevin454
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    Nice shooting Luis, the Dairy always produces the fun….. go have more fun…..

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    n3rdv
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    Chunky is about right. Geez…

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    briansmith
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    I hate those ugly nasty rascals.  Good shooting..

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    Blackpaw
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    Nice shooting @l.leon.  BUT….maybe I missed it, but I only count THREE rats, not four. ๐Ÿค”

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    L.Leon
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    Blackpaw

    Nice shooting @l.leon.  BUT….maybe I missed it, but I only count THREE rats, not four. ๐Ÿค”

    Blackpaw, you missed it…!๐Ÿ˜€

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    L.Leon
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    Nice shooting @l.leon.  BUT….maybe I missed it, but I only count THREE rats, not four. ๐Ÿค”

    Blackpaw, you missed it…!๐Ÿ˜€ 

    The third rat I hit solidly, but watched it slither into the manure catcher before I could single load a pellet and pop it again.

    Some of the rats I shoot are so close to their holes that even fatally hit some are unrecoverable. Check out this one right at the head of its hole, where it caught a JSB Exact Jumbo 18 to the head.

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    Blackpaw
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    @l.Leon come on and man up be dedicated man and go it to the ah8t spreader after it. 

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    @l.Leon come on and man up be dedicated man and go it to the ah8t spreader after it. 

    @blackpaw, with a sweet Leishy 2 like yours I would’ve been able to pop it a few times before it got away… thanks for inspiration. Next time into the manure collection I go…๐Ÿ˜€

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