I am in trouble today!

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    T3PRanch
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    I am shocked and awed at the power of my stock .25 Marauder. Yesterday I took a shot at a large quail predator which coincidentally was in the same direction as my wife’s Dodge 1500 50 yards away. The JSB 25.39 gr pellet actually passed under the predator and hit 1″ above the ground on the tread of the tire of her truck. I thought it might have but could find no damage or mark. This morning the tire was flat. I thought uh oh I did hit and puncture it. Took it off and aired it up and found what appeared to be a mesquite thorn puncture so I told my wife it looked like it was NOT me that did it after all. Well she took it to town to get it fixed and upon her return presented me with ….yep you guessed it a JSB 25.39 gr pellet. That shot cost me $8, an angry wife and I did not even get the predator (till a bit later that is). :(

    Thurmond 

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    regsmeeton
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    The bad thing is that likely you will never hear the end of this. Every woman I know has an incredible memory for any mistake made by her man. Expect this incident to be brought up any time she does something you disagree with/ disapprove of.

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    Nueces
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    I’m a bit surprised actually.  I’ve shot a newish tennis ball with my WC .25 and gotten all through and throughs but a tire?  Obviously my thoughts regarding fps, bc and penetration are not at all scientific.

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    Mr.Gadgets
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    LOL!    You’re lucky the hole was patchable.  If it hit any higher, into the side wall,  it probably would of cost you a new tire.

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    plinker
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    Thurmond, Thurmond , Thurmond, I know you were taught better than that. Always check your back stop. Hahaha! When I was 18, I woke up in the middle of the night because our Boxer Bulldogs  were going crazy outside my window. It was an opossum which I neatly dispatched with my 12 gauge shotgun. My dad woke me early in the morning when he was leaving for work. He was not to happy. He said did you do that to your grandmothers car. I went outside and there were large chunks of possum all over her car. Needless to say my dispatch job wasn’t as neat as I thought and I had to wash a car mighty early.

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    ztirffritz
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    “plinker”Thurmond, Thurmond , Thurmond, I know you were taught better than that. Always check your back stop. Hahaha! When I was 18, I woke up in the middle of the night because our Boxer Bulldogs  were going crazy outside my window. It was an opossum which I neatly dispatched with my 12 gauge shotgun. My dad woke me early in the morning when he was leaving for work. He was not to happy. He said did you do that to your grandmothers car. I went outside and there were large chunks of possum all over her car. Needless to say my dispatch job wasn’t as neat as I thought and I had to wash a car mighty early.

    
HAHAHAHAHA!

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    T3PRanch
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    Possum guts at least can be washed off. Pellets through her car might have been a bit harder to correct. lol
    I was taught better for sure. She has the bad habit of moving the vehicle constantly to the shade which of course is right where the vermin targets are on a triple digit temperature day. I confess this is now the second time. The first was some time ago before PCP’s and with a 22 Short CB at 30 ft lbs bounce off the ground shot into the GAS TANK! Can still hear that one rattle around. All the gas is now leaded in that vehicle. Thank goodness for Rhino Epoxy. lol  

    Honestly I am more careful at night because I do NOT want to find a dead cow or yearling the next morning. :P

    Thurmond

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    plinker
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    Thurmond you are a hoot. Looking for something better than CB shorts is one thing that got me into pcp’s. They ricochet terribly, even off of dirt like you say. ‘Leaded gas’, 😆 I love it! They say things are bigger in Texas and I believe it. You have a large sense of humor. 

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    ztirffritz
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    I am surprised that it punctured the tire.  I’d think that the steel belting would have stopped anything short of a .22lr.  I guess I know better now.

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    plinker
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    Wow! Great find ztirffritz. I had always been told, nah, a bullet won’t go through a tire. That stuff only happens in the movies. Cops don’t actually shoot out tires. So maybe they can, or is it a different scenario when the tire is rapidly spinning?? We might have to call in the spguns guy. 

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    pbguns
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    “plinker”Wow! Great find ztirffritz. I had always been told, nah, a bullet won’t go through a tire. That stuff only happens in the movies. Cops don’t actually shoot out tires. So maybe they can, or is it a different scenario when the tire is rapidly spinning?? We might have to call in the spguns guy

    spguns can be our own in-house Airgun version of Mythbusters.

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    zebra
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    “regsmeeton”The bad thing is that likely you will never hear the end of this. Every woman I know has an incredible memory for any mistake made by her man. Expect this incident to be brought up any time she does something you disagree with/ disapprove of.

    
That’s exactly why I blamed the flat tire I caused on “her clipping the curb when parking”. It’s a good idea to take it to get it repaired yourself when this kind of thing happens. My wife is a bit of a Sherlock Holmes and, if left to deal with the auto repair guy, there is no way she wouldn’t have found out my dirty shameful little secret. Instead of bringing it up every time we have an argument, I got browny points for taking care of the problem…. So bad and yet so good!

    My my accident was caused by a ricochet so there is definitely enough power to take out a tire with a pcp rifle with plenty to spare.

    They didn’t make the same tires anymore so I needed to buy two new ones – close to a $500 bill. Needless to say, I won’t be doing that again.  It’s really that chipmunks fault anyway…

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    NMshooter
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    Maybe tires should be added to the thread, “things you shouldn’t shoot with a pellet rifle”.

    Great stories!

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    Marksman3006
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    When I was 15 me and a buddy were shooting nutria rats on lake fork in texas…….with .22lr. We must have shot 80 nutrias wading in chest waders through flooded swampland that day. I remember taking a shot at a nutria only to hear someone yelling back at me. It was duck season and a couple of guys were about 300 yards out in a fully camoflaged john boat with a blind. They were directly behind that nutria I shot at. They were very well concealed. I knew better too…..but now Im downright anal about where I shoot. The ricochet factor is a big reason I like my .22 pcp.

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    T3PRanch
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    One problem I don’t have is worrying about people. No kids and 480 acres so all I have to know is the location of my Wife, Cattle, Cat and now Vehicles! :P

    Thurmond

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    FunGun
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    Thurmond,
    480 Acres and you still killed the tire?  LMAO!!!
    Your wife is going to enjoy this story for the rest of YOUR life!
    I must give you credit, you are a bigger man than me, I would have played dumb but would have been kind to my wife and offered to get her tire fixed with no mention as to its cause but maybe mention it might have been the mesquite?  We do all thank you for sharing your story and giving all of us a good chuckle.  Thanks 🙂

    Just curious, what part of Texas?

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    T3PRanch
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    Roughly 101W by 33N  Translated: Middle of Nowhere. Look me up on the member map for a better look.
    She has lots of those stories….I am her only kid! :P

    Thurmond

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    X27
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    The best part of the story is that she had to go and get the flat fixed.

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    X27
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    “regsmeeton”The bad thing is that likely you will never hear the end of this. Every woman I know has an incredible memory for any mistake made by her man. Expect this incident to be brought up any time she does something you disagree with/ disapprove of.

    
Amen brother!

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    Deja
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    “T3PRanch”. That shot cost me $8, 

    Thurmond 

    
Oh wow I own a tireshop and we charge 25€ for it.
    I know taxes and so on but still. I guess its just not airguns that are cheap in the states. 

    Anyways would never think that a pellet would penetrate a tyre. Must be some big floppy american size. Looks like ill have to test it out :D

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