My War on Starlings

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    Bob_O
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    I’ll use this new thread to document all my future efforts to take out as many starlings as I can.  I’ll use as much video and photos as I can.  

    I got 60 today, 30 with the shotgun and 30 with the FX Streamline 22.  My next outing will be a night raid of area 17.  It will be my second such raid…. The first one was not videoed but 167 starlings were taken out then.

    Here’s  a short clip that I will include in my next full video to come by the end of tomorrow.

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    markT
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    Fantastic!!! Well done sir!!! Keep ’em coming… ( videos) 

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    Yote
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    Can’t beat that 👍

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    Bob_O
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    The weather was so harsh today, they didn’t want to sit outside any longer than they needed to.  I didn’t even get a shot off at several of them at first because I wasn’t quick enough.  I’ll include that in the video too.  I had no choice but to get quick with the shots!

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    Element
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    Very nice Bob!

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    TylerE.
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    What type of night vision did you use in your night raid? Well done with the last few posts! I can relate to getting them by the bucket full!

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    Bob_O
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    I wish I had a night scope.  I just used a bright flashlight.  Streamlight Protac Railmount HL 1000 lumen, very high candela spot beam.

    I’m hoping it’s enough light for the scope cam.  I’ll supplement it with my handheld Protac HL.

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    TylerE.
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    Awesome, you should have enough light for a good video for those of us, your dedicated followers! Last year I bought this LEDLenser P7 QC to use on top of my scope. It has the 4 colors that you can select. At the 20-30 yrds that I would shoot at, the green was the best. I don’t know if their eyes can’t see it as well but they wouldn’t move about when I was shining it. When I switched over to the white, they would screech and carry on. They definitely flew further to the next beams in the white light. The red wasn’t bright enough for me to see them clearly in my scope, just their eyes. The blue just messed with my eyes so I never used it. Anyway, just a thought, I have not researched it to see if any of the smart folk have done experiments to see at what wavelength starlings see. It sure ran through the batteries though, the flashlight, I mean. Happy and safe shooting! You might have to take along a helper just to reload your mags!
    By the way, Have you looked at that guy on ebay selling Streamline mags? I bought two from him, but they are 12 shot and a little bigger than the minis that come with the gun. They work awesome and are way cheaper than original FX mags. It really helped keep me shooting longer. Now I have rambled, sorry. Tyler

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    Element
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    Bob what is that on your barrel if I may ask?

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    Bob_O
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    “Element”Bob what is that on your barrel if I may ask?

    
Tyler,

    Are you saying the green was bright enough to see through the  scope?  For sure the white light  had them going crazy….it was like a scare house in there!  I had a GoPro set up in there….it didn’t catch much but the audio is crazy!! Do you think the green is bright enough for video? 

    Element,

    It’s just two wraps of some camo sticky cloth wrapped tight…barely takes up the gap between barrel and air cylinder.  Just my own way of keeping the barrel from being moved downward much if some pressure happened to be put on it somehow.

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    TylerE.
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    Yes the green was bright enough for the scope. I would turn off the lights in the barn and just turn on the flashlight. The scope didn’t have a lighted reticle which made it hard at times to pick up but I changed over to a lighted one and it was perfect. One challenge I had was all the dust they created by flapping around, as I can see you experienced also. Our barns have metal beams and it actually was nice to have them “clean” them for us so we didn’t have to get the pressure washer out to take care of the layers of dust. The following nights the dust in the air got less and less. 
    I have a nitesite viper now, but when I go out with a buddy or my son, I still use the flashlight on the second gun. If I had to buy it again, I would go with one that is able to focus the beam so that there wasn’t as much of an illumanted area. Something that just lights up what you point the scope at and leaves little overwash for a them to see the next beams to fly to. I will try and get a picture tonight looking through my scope for you to see using my iphone. Happy hunting. PS it has warmed up to 50 during the day and stays in the 30s at night here in Southern Utah. Makes my night stalks a little more comfy!

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    Ronin001
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    NICE shooting!  Its nice to have a fairly smooth side lever for moments like those!   

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    Bob_O
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    Thanks for the details Tyler!  

    Ronin,

    Yes the side lever cocking is wonderful.  I came from a Benjamin Maximus, which was painful to reload while all kinds of follow up shots were just waiting. 

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    Bob_O
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    Here’s the video.  Sorry guys, I tried to include different content but also keep things from getting too long.   I hope you enjoy it!!

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    briansmith
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    Yep enjoyed that.  Your a “real ” starling hunter.  I’m much too wimpy to venture mout in that weather.  Thanks Bob.  Brian

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    Moorair
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    Most entertaining Bob. Nice that you can regulate the power of the Streamline. A fine choice of rifle! I took a young fellow out to the range and as a result he has bought a streamline. Now I haven’t seen my pump for two months. Thank you for your post and the reminder that winter will be here before we know it, in the meantime we enjoy the fine summer. 

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    Bob_O
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    Thanks guys!!

    Wow, I don’t wish winter on anyone!!  I hope it isn’t too bad where you are.  For us it isn’t so much the cold and snow, what’s worse is the length…..from October through March most years.

    Yes the adjustable power level and regulator are the two main reasons I chose the Streamline.  And the 22 is perfect for this type of shooting I do most.

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    fsa46
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    Now that’s what I call, fun, fun, fun.

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    briansmith
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    Had to laugh.  3 in 10 seconds.  That is good!!  Brian

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    explosive
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    Bob, that’s some really good shooting right there! Looking forward to the next starling – annihilation video.
    Thanks for the great videos. 
     

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