Protecting Sunflowers on my dove field

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    markT
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    In the past years 100's of unwanted birds ( mostly sparrows) have been raiding my sunflowers.

    I purchased a FX SL in 177 just to kill these birds. Last evening about 7:45 pm. I took my rifle down to the sunflower field ( ~3 acres).

    I have wire across the field for the dove to sit on. When I arrived I saw ~ 30 on the wire and more in the sunflowers. I lowered the window on my Silverado and started plinking birds from ~ 35 yds.. after three, 13 round magazines I put a hurting on them. I only missed 7 times. I shot 5 shots at one and finally gave up..  It was like a shooting gallery.. The birds were just falling from the wire. I was so happy. The JSB exacts were just deadly and knocked the feathers out of them. I shot one and then lined up on another and the "sparrow snow) drifted thru my cross hairs where I was lined up on another bird. I got tickled and started laughing and had to stop to settle down, Too much fun!!!

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    hawkeye69
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    You're not the only person who got into this sport because of a pest problem. That what got me going too.

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    intenseaty22
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    That’s awesome! Same here on the pesting. Started because of mice, chipmunk, & squirrels raiding my yard/garden/house. 

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    markT
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    I have many rifles.

    2 PCPS in 22 cal

    1 PCP in 177 single shot

    2 break barrel springers 22 cal

    1 underlever springer. 22 cal

    I didn't have a 177 with a magazine..

    The FX SL is absolutely a fantastic rifle, quiet and fast with the side lever and 13 rd magazine.  Matt Dubber's review and Bob_O comments were spot on about this rifle.. The synthetic stock is perfect for a truck gun..  

     

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    Bob_O
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    Not much more fun can be had than from a sparrow frenzy!!!

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    Buckeye
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    It's amazing how addicting prsting actually is.

    Can't get enough.

    Good shooting

     

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    Bruce
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    Fro the last 2 days I have shot so many starling off my bird feeders that they have stopped coming.  guess I will give them a couple of days rest..

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    markT
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    Visited the dove field last night.. Emptied 3 1/2 magazines before they flew off to the trees to roost. Did I mention I love shooting those dang crop destroying B'stds… The thud from the JSB exact's  is so satisfying  when the pellet impacts the body….too much fun.. Maybe I need to buy a camera and share? Nahhh, too many other well qualified "professionals"  doing that… just leave them for the fireants and what ever might feed on them..  

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