Rattle Snake Hunt with a "Replica" Air Gun

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    gamyrick
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    Stupendous or Stupidity – you be the judge.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sApyft9qBc

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    wyshadow
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    I think a shovel is safer and works better.

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    T3PRanch
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    Nothing he did was particularly dangerous BUT I sure don’t need to be that close with my Crosman 2240 to do a head shot. I regularly shoot head shots at up to 10 feet. Once the snake is coiled you are “safer” because if not coiled it can sometimes move quickly. A snake can only strike about 1/2 its body length.

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    amoxom
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    I have no problem hunting with an airgun, but this is just irresponsible madness. He said it was a 4 footer and he was 2 feet away. It’s got ER trip written all over it and will demonstrate to young kids who may have one of these peashooter Co-2 guns that it is safe to do so.

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    Jeffhalfrack
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      Where do I start?   Lol JeffW

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    oldspook
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    “Dog Soldier” is not real bright.  Since I don’t subscribe to stupid, I’ll pass up subscribing to his channel.  He said the gun is a “hundred and seventy seven caliber” and it shoots at 380 feet per second.  This is cruelty to animals, if we define ethical as ensuring that our game does not suffer any more than necessary, and frankly I don’t care much for rattlers myself.  That is just not enough gun for the task.  A big stick would be a better call.  A ten pound rock would be a better call.  Really that is just stupid and cruel on so many levels that it pisses me off… errrr.  You want to kill something, kill it, don’t torture it to death.  That is probably just me though. 

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    T3PRanch
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    One shot through the head of a rattlesnake with a .177 BB or pellet is QUITE sufficient to ethically kill it. There was absolutely NOTHING cruel about the way this snake was “harvested”. Trust me I have lived in rattlesnake country for nearly 58 years and although their venom can be quite deadly they are not tough creatures and are not hard to kill at all. The guy had a stick and was in practically no danger at all since the snakes focus was on the stick and not the person. I have killed more snakes than most people will see in 5 lifetimes unless they live in very rural snake country. Should an inexperienced person or child try this…ABSOLUTELY NOT but YouTube is a showplace for DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME videos!  Do I think this guy is a genius….ABSOLUTELY NOT.   Do I think people are over reacting…… YES I DO! 

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    X27
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    Did his first shot hit the head or hit the body?
    I have never encountered a dangerous snake in the wild before so I don’t know what I would do…
    Seams to me if you were inclined to kill it whacking it with that big stick might have been safer than getting that close although not as human for the snake.

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    sharroff
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    Darwin award contestant. 

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    airborne
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    I would not use a pellet gun for sure. I whacked the head off of one when I was working once, still have the rattles 13 and a button. Head gone threat gone!  End of story from a Grunt. At least is was no  Viper, we called them 2 stepper’s in the Nam

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    T3PRanch
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    2 steps and your dead…right Pete?

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    airborne
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    Yup!!!!!!!!!!!!  And those “Wait a Minute Vines” They drove me crazy and I had all Bronx in me at that time.. Now I am a country boy. I like this life better

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    crosman2016
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    When we lived in Florida, that was the last time I had to kill a snake, a Diamond Back that did not get the message to leave the the yard.  I used my 1911, and a 230 grain bullet on it…it was quick.

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    Nueces
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    Sheesh!  Last month when my cat was facing down a rattler in the yard I kicked some dirt on it to make it coil up and then emptied my .45 Kimber into that SOB.  Then I went and got the shovel and chopped off its head and banged it flat.  I hate rattle snakes.  

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    airborne
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    Like crossman mentioned, I leave them alone as long as they behave themselves. All my critters have to know the limits here. If they stay out 100 yards they get left alone, Once they come in the yard the game changes. I just do not kill everything that moves, maybe I am getting soft. Squirrels usually get whacked becasue they are chewing the bird feeders, they do not know the limits or they just do not care, so then they take a dirt nap

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    gamyrick
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    I guess it’s true, some folks will do anything for a dollar. Unfortunately, some kid will see this and think that it’s a great idea. IMHO, this type of marketing does nothing to further the reputation of air gunning.

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    airborne
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    “gamyrick”I guess it’s true, some folks will do anything for a dollar. Unfortunately, some kid will see this and think that it’s a great idea. IMHO, this type of marketing does nothing to further the reputation of air gunning.

    
I agree

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    Bruce
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    “airborne”

    “gamyrick”I guess it’s true, some folks will do anything for a dollar. Unfortunately, some kid will see this and think that it’s a great idea. IMHO, this type of marketing does nothing to further the reputation of air gunning.

    
I agree

    
I agree also.

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    X27
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    “crosman2016”When we lived in Florida, that was the last time I had to kill a snake, a Diamond Back that did not get the message to leave the the yard.  I used my 1911, and a 230 grain bullet on it…it was quick.

    
You could have dropped that bullet on the snake and crushed it to death.

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    airborne
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    I understand videos of shooting pest, but some where air gunners went astray I think. it is just not good for the hobby killing everything in sight. I am not a friend of animals, but if you must clean up the pest then do so, but to kill , just to kill and then they will not eat the meat. its a waste. This is my opinion, so I do not want the board to light up.
    But in the same sentence showing the killings can be a little more tactful…….

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