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New 30 cal FX Impact earning its keep.

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    JDShapp
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    A little bit of back story is in order for this I think. Over the last year we finally got around to getting a house built out on my more rural property. Unfortunately that meant I had to take time off from keeping the local pests down, and they came back with a vengeance. So much so in fact that I've seen at least two of the cats I keep fed have come up carrying paws and sporting some new scars. It was time to get back into the groove, but this time I decided to go all out. I broke open the bank and went for my dream setup. The end result is a new Impact .30 topped off with my trusty X-Sight 4k on eagle vision adjustable rings, and an ABL1000.

    It's all overkill at 30yds and under so far, but here are two of the shots I remembered to record.

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    2manyAirGunz
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    Nice shots!

    Your cat will thank you later today.😉

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    DanielL
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    The possums don't generally mess with anybody.  They are the cleanup crew…eating bugs and rotting animals and the like.

    Racoons on the other hand, can be real problematic and destructive though I've never had them mess with our cats.  They remind me of little bears how they will tear into things to get at something they want.

    If your cats are scratched up the most likely culprit is other cats in the area…often ferile cats.  I saw a ferile cat shred one of our cats in seconds before I could intervene.

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    IraLite
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    DanielL

    The possums don't generally mess with anybody.  They are the cleanup crew…eating bugs and rotting animals and the like.

    Racoons on the other hand, can be real problematic and destructive though I've never had them mess with our cats.  They remind me of little bears how they will tear into things to get at something they want.

    If your cats are scratched up the most likely culprit is other cats in the area…often ferile cats.  I saw a ferile cat shred one of our cats in seconds before I could intervene.

    +1 possums get a pass, so do canines.

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    Redick
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    A.T.M

    Anything That Moves!

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    Jlands
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    IraLite

    DanielL

    The possums don't generally mess with anybody.  They are the cleanup crew…eating bugs and rotting animals and the like.

    Racoons on the other hand, can be real problematic and destructive though I've never had them mess with our cats.  They remind me of little bears how they will tear into things to get at something they want.

    If your cats are scratched up the most likely culprit is other cats in the area…often ferile cats.  I saw a ferile cat shred one of our cats in seconds before I could intervene.

    +1 possums get a pass, so do canines.

    Hate to say it. but….

    +2

     

    Possums are like the vultures of the ground. Ever wonder where all the june bugs and other insects go that fall all over the ground in driveways. 

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    Greasemagnet1
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    Oppossums get a pass from me also.

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    JDShapp
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    Normally they would get a pass, but these didn't run when I tried to get them to move with a few nudges from an old shop broom handle. There are several possums that took the hint and stay out of the yard now.

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    Bob_O
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    I've never seen one but it'll get shot being its on the pest list.

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    jaird
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    +1 What Bob said.

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    DanielL
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    JDShapp

    Normally they would get a pass, but these didn't run when I tried to get them to move with a few nudges from an old shop broom handle. There are several possums that took the hint and stay out of the yard now.

    It is actually good to have them in the yard eating up tics and other pest bugs.  Funny story.  Looked out my window and saw a skunk, opossum and raccoon all hanging out together eating spilled bird seed off the ground…unbothered by each other.   The raccoon was the only one who moved on to trying to get at the seed supply at the source.  They are relentless.

    Skunks can be a problem if you have grubs in your lawn because they will dig holes everywhere in search of them.  On the other hand, I’ve used them to my advantage with underground yellow jacket nests.  Went out after dark (when the bees weren’t active) and stuck a spade right into their nest and flipped it open.  An hour latter a skunk came along and feasted on them.  

    One beast that can be a real problem is porcupines.  They will chew up wood…they did major damage to our cabin before being “persuaded” to leave.  😂

    Groundhogs also don’t get a pass at my place.  They will burrow under anything.

    BTW, the .30 doesn’t work well at my place for nighttime activities.  It is just too d-mn loud even with some serious moderation applied to the nose.

     

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    Drew
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    That raccoon, nice . Really did the electric bugaboo, nice shot.

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    Redick
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    Damn possum still tried to get away after a .30 to the noggin and that coon looked like Bruce Lee with those kicks

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    bcworkman1983
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    Great video but you shot the wrong pests!! There's cats everywhere!

    -Brandon

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    Snowdog27
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    Man that is one hell of an eviction notice you sent that coon 😂 kitty must be happy to have its house back.

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    Vermilion530
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    amazing work!

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    JDShapp
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    Oh there is still one more raccoon to get a notice. This ones been quite slippery, ducking and dodging me for days now. If it even hears the window come up it runs. So the war is still on. As for the possums, they're back to contently picking for everything in the yard and stay well clear of the catfood for the most part.

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    bcworkman1983

    Great video but you shot the wrong pests!! There's cats everywhere!

    -Brandon

    LOL!

     

    i don’t get why people let their “pet” cats out and roam. One of them ate a rat I had in the trap, cuddle up anyone? However I recently saw a stray cat in really bad shape roaming my yard, will try to trap it to  drop off to animal services. 

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    bcworkman1983
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    I know right!? Socially I HAVE to pick up my dogs poop AND get him neutered, but cat owners just let their vermin run free, killing and pooping and making other cats.. and that's okay.

    PFFT.. not in my yard 

    DUDE have you seen the video on The war on feral cats in Australia? Feral house cats are responsible for the extinction of 28 different mammal species in Australia! 

    -Brandon

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    JDShapp
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    These aren't really house cats. In fact I believe most are descents of cast offs from nearby subdivisions or trailer parks. That being said I try to get as many as I can use to human contact for when I can start trap spay and neuter in the future.

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