Long Range backyard pesting

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    jtnm
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    With the warmer weather recently the prairie dogs started popping up in my backyard. I was also able to take out some of the local invasive birds. Back at it with the FX Royale 500 with JSB King 25s. This rifle just amazes me. Hope you enjoy!
    FX Royale 500
    Hawke Sidewinder 6.5-20x42mm
    FX No Limit Mounts
    Eagle Vision Scope Cam Adapter
    Casio EX-ZR1200 (240 fps)

     

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    PCPReaper
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    Hi Mate that was some top shooting! What Scope are you running?
     

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    Kitplanenut
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    That is some impressive long range shooting!

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    jtnm
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    “PCPReaper”Hi Mate that was some top shooting! What Scope are you running?

     

    
Thanks PCPReaper!! I have mounted a Hawke Sidewinder 6.5-20x42mm on FX No limits. One day I’ll zero my gun at a longer range, then I don’t have to holdover so much. Also keep my magnification at 20X for better footage

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    sgergen
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    nm – already had question answered in previous topic.

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    Xschug3
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    Amazing! Shooting those distances and hitting your targets is incredible. What fps is the Royal shooting those kings at? 

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    jtnm
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    “Xschug3”Amazing! Shooting those distances and hitting your targets is incredible. What fps is the Royal shooting those kings at? 

    
Thank you Xschug3! I’m getting 909fps with JSB 25s. My gun actually groups the Air Arms 25s a tad better. I ran out of tins of AA, I need to finish shooting the last 7 tins of the JSBs I have then it’s back to Air Arms pellets. The gun is completely stock off the shelf. 

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    zebra
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    Great video. You have some awesome places to shoot air guns.

    I don’t think I’d be able to use the holderover reticle as well on a SFP scope. I’d have to leave it on the same power setting all the time as I’m so bad at working out the differences when I zoom in on my SFP scopes. You have some skills!

    What power setting do you usually use for some of those longer range shots when you hunt off-camera?

    I’m running a 6-24, a 4-20 and a 4-14 (plus a few 3-9’s) but I rarely ever go above 14x for any hunting shots (I can never hold my gun steady enough without a stable bench rest). 

    I also wanted to ask what happened at the point in the video where you shot a bird and the text said “what’s up buddy” over the bird next to it? I have noticed that some birds, more than any other game I take, will go nuts when you shoot one of their group. Did it start making noise when it saw?

    Squirrels and chipmunks seem like proper sociopaths. They couldn’t care less if you shoot their family but some birds have surprised me with their reaction. 

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    jtnm
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    “zebra”Great video. You have some awesome places to shoot air guns.

    I don’t think I’d be able to use the holderover reticle as well on a SFP scope. I’d have to leave it on the same power setting all the time as I’m so bad at working out the differences when I zoom in on my SFP scopes. You have some skills!

    What power setting do you usually use for some of those longer range shots when you hunt off-camera?

    I’m running a 6-24, a 4-20 and a 4-14 (plus a few 3-9’s) but I rarely ever go above 14x for any hunting shots (I can never hold my gun steady enough without a stable bench rest). 

    I also wanted to ask what happened at the point in the video where you shot a bird and the text said “what’s up buddy” over the bird next to it? I have noticed that some birds, more than any other game I take, will go nuts when you shoot one of their group. Did it start making noise when it saw?

    Squirrels and chipmunks seem like proper sociopaths. They couldn’t care less if you shoot their family but some birds have surprised me with their reaction. 

    
Thanks for the watching.  At 20X I can get out too 154yds. Past that I turn down to 10X, that gets me out to 225yds. One of these days I will zero out farther so I can stick to 20X. 10X is fine but video gets to pixelly when i zoom in imovie for posting. Stelok is a must also. Those prairie dog shots were my personal bests. Those were the first time I’ve stretched it that far. That afternoon I only missed two pdogs. The FX Royale 500 is just amazing!

    The prairie dog shots I was using a tripod rest then sitting on a hunting chair resting the gun on my leg. My bird shots are off my patio on a cadwell bag on a bench. 

    There was a pair of starlings on the wire, I smacked the one, the other flew off then came back while the one was hanging. He was vocal and freaking out wondering why his buddy was hanging then he gave me a chance to dust him also. 

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    Monkyshine
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    I am headed out to burn up some starlings this morning! You are a shooter thanks for the morning pump up. My bro texted his morning hunt with one starling at 103y, two at 91y and lots of 70-80y shots. He put 16 down this morning. I will fwd this to him. We went to the heavies shooting 39gr. Check the energy you will have at those long ranges you shoot it could interest you. The 830-840 fps with heavies is perfect in a ST barrel. Thanks again for your post.

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    Helimech
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    Your video description said long range. 190 yards is not long range with an airgun. It’s insane range. You are officially the king of shooting at insane ranges!!!!

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    sscoyote
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    Ha that was funny Heli. True though! Always liked that reticle for it’s rangefinding capabilities, down to an accuracy level of  ~.2 mil subtension unit. Great video BTW!

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