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Seven Rats today, after work…

Forums Hunting Seven Rats today, after work…

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    L.Leon
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    Shot these seven tonight at ranges from 30 to 40 yards, the two biggest were shot using the red light. As you can see from two of the photos they are right on top of their holes. The one on the perch was my first of the day. Went seven for seven on them, all one shot kills. Alas, this dairy will be no more. The equipment is being auctioned off and the herd sold. Very sad. This is the second local dairy in three years to cease operations. Hard very hard to find workers during the pandemic.

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    dizzums
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    yeah thats a shame to hear .. you were rackin um up today though thats a good take, had to be satisfying …

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    Backyardbandit
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    Excellent shooting, nice work! 

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    gendoc
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    mighty fine work there !!!!

     

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    Blackfeather666
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    Good shooting

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    Flintsack
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    You are a rat killing machine. Rats freak me out. I’m glad you kill them.

    Good all-around technique obviously. 7 for 7…

    mike

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    Ranchibi
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    Luis, that is some fine shooting on all 7 biggies! So sorry about the dairy closing….very sad. Great pics as usual. Hope you find more permissions soon.

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    Corbin
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    Fine shooting sir, sorry to hear they're shuttering their doors. 

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    L.Leon
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    Thank you gents, I'll still be able to roam the property. I just won't expect as many pests as before. Will branch out to prior permission spots. @flintsack, these suckers come out of what amount to fox holes, they are furtive, wary and constantly moving. I almost feel sorry for them, sub 50 yards, if they present they don't stand a chance. The Bantam has been simply an amazing pesting rig, she is heavy with the attached light, but I'm typically in an over watch position so that doesn't matter. @dizzums, very satisfying because they are wary bastages. @ranchibi, thank you sir.

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    SladeSteele
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    Ever try this at night?  If you have a thermal scope, it's about the most fun you will ever have!

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    L.Leon
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    @sladesteele, I've shot many rats at night using the red light attached to either my Bantam or my pp700sa mini carbine. It has proven to be a very effective combo. Haven't had the pleasure of using a thermal scope. 

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    SladeSteele
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    Here is a recent video.  I use a Thermion 2 XP50.  

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    L.Leon
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    @sladesteele, very nice, those rats didn't know what hit them. What gun and ammo and what were typical yardages for you in the video. Also is that a dairy or farm or?

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    SladeSteele
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    The earlier videos I used the AEA HP bullpup in 25 caliber and I was shooting the H&N barracuda extreme pellets. But those have problems with the semi-automatic pellet guns because the skirt is so tapered that they tend to get pulled back into the breach. I switched to the AEA assassin but had some of the same problems. Now I am using an fx impact M3 which is significantly more accurate than the others. My typical range will go from between 20 yards and 50 yards depending on where I am at the time and whether I'm shooting indoors or outdoors. And this is a guy who owns a grain storage facility so this is inside of a large metal building that's stocked with grain for animals.  We shoot at night when it's so dark you can't see your hand in front of your face but the thermal makes it look like daylight.

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    bckyrdsnpr52
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    SladeSteele, after you shoot the critter, I see a mark where the pellet strikes. Is that heat signature from blood or the pellet leaving the mark? Nice shooting.

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    SladeSteele
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    That's definitely the heat signature from the pellet passing through the rat. But even if I miss, it leaves that same white dot so I think it's just the heat signature that is left by the heat generated from the pellet when it strikes the surface

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    Ezana4CE
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    L.Leon

    Shot these seven tonight at ranges from 30 to 40 yards, the two biggest were shot using the red light. As you can see from two of the photos they are right on top of their holes. The one on the perch was my first of the day. Went seven for seven on them, all one shot kills. Alas, this dairy will be no more. The equipment is being auctioned off and the herd sold. Very sad.

    “Return of the Deadeye.” Good shootin Louis. Sucks to hear about the dairy. 

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    L.Leon
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    @ezana4ce, thanks. I’ll just have to seek out other places… But it does suck to lose another local dairy.

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    davelarson
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    I find myself looking forward to the latest Bantam rat report lol. Thanks for sharing your hunting sessions with us!

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    Bigfish
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    Nice

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