Popped another nutter with the 12 FPE TX200

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    Smaug
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    Came home today, and spotted a squirrel under the feeder. Fetched and loaded the trusty TX200 with an Air Arms Diabolo Field (8.4 gr.) 4.51mm head size pellet. Took aim at the vitals and sent the lead.

    Beauty and the Beast:

    In this shot, you can make out the anti-spill port just of the feeder just below the barrel of the rifle. These little jerks are not content just to climb on the feeder, grab a handful of seeds and eat them. They have to pull them apart and $pill lot$ of $eed$ on the lawn, so they can sit there and REALLY pig out. You can also see the massive pile of sunflower seeds that spilled at the lower right of the frame. Lastly, you can see how on the feeder, I took off some of the stock hard rubber perches and replaced them with broccoli rubber bands wrapped many times over. They haven’t figured out how to get those out yet.

    Forensic analysis follows:

    Entry wound #1, in the right arm:

    Exit wound #1 exited out the left side of the ribcage; went straight through. You can tell from this that it would have been fatal in maybe 30 sec. It got a lung.

    Not wanting her to suffer unnecessarily, I took the coup de grace shot; here’s the entry wound:

    Coup de grace exit wound, right through the spine and out between the shoulder blades:

    Not sure why the ear bled. It wasn’t a head shot. Did she scratch herself with a front claw when she took the round? Their claws are razor sharp.

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    Marksman3006
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    That 12 ft lbs is enough aint it!!! Being able to precisely hit your very small kill zone is what matters…..excellent shot!

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    MarkUK
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    That squizzer looks like it’s about to enter the skillet zone and become very delicious.

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    POWERSHIFT93
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    REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!! You Scurvy Vermin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Smaug
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    “Marksman3006”That 12 ft lbs is enough aint it!!! Being able to precisely hit your very small kill zone is what matters…..excellent shot!

    
The upper chest kill zone is a lot bigger than the head kill zone, though not quite as quick of a death, I think it might still be more humane because there’s no chance I’ll hit the jaw and starve them if I’m 1/4″ low. The head requires better timing too, as the head may go down at any moment when eating sunflower seeds. (it doesn’t take them long to crack and eat them, unlike nuts and acorns)

     

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    Smaug
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    “MarkUK”That squizzer looks like it’s about to enter the skillet zone and become very delicious.

    
Freezer. I’m actually about squirreled-out, these days. This is at least #12 this season.

    I think this guy’s going in the pressure cooker with some chicken broth to make squirrel, vegetable and rice soup on some cold winter’s day when we don’t have any other plan.

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    Smaug
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    “Marksman3006”That 12 ft lbs is enough aint it!!! Being able to precisely hit your very small kill zone is what matters…..excellent shot!

    
If not for the 38 yard shot last week, I might still question in, since this gal was taken at only at 10 yds. I can’t claim any great marksmanship here, hehehe.

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    Pope_on_Dope
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    Excellent shooting! It doesn´t matter if it was 5 yards or a 100 – any clean kill was a good shot and springers require skill at any distance. BTW – thank you for the “+” for that snake thing. If it only saves one guy let it be in 15 years from now, it was more than worth leaving the comment. A lot of people have gotten themselves in huge trouble when they killed a snake and figured half an hour later that it would be funny to open its mouth and stick in their finger when they wanted to make a photo or just fool around…

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    X27
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    Great shot that first round slammed that thing right to the ground.

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    Smaug
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    “X27”Great shot that first round slammed that thing right to the ground.

    
I was a little surprised by that. When I chest shoot chipmunks, they ALWAYS run, even if it’s just a few feet. This gal just curled up and fell over like a domino.

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    EXZIVER
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    Just goes to show you 12 foot pounds gets the job done!  Nice shooting.

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    LDP
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    Good shooting. I enjoy my sub 12 fpe rifles as much as my fac ones. 

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    oldspook
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    What a beautiful rifle that is… Good shot!

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