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    plinker
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    And BAM, just like that the squirrel hopper is born! 3” pvc delivers a nice even fill to the bowl rim. Top cap for fill port and a few small holes in the bottom for rain drainage from the bowl. The pipe diameter allows them to reach the last bite, literally. Shooting skills not included. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional ads. Warning: may cause injury or death to squirrels. Void where prohibited by law. May cause excitement, elation and squirrel elimination for the user. Edges were sanded so as not to abrade their lips🤣

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    Metalmaniac
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    That looks professionally made. Good job!  If that board is going to hold it up and be a back stop you will need a thicker board if shooting with a PCP

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    Grim_Reaper
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    Cool idea! 

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    bf1956
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    That is nice, I would like that in my back yard and so would the squirrels . I potted over 100 in the yard this past winter. Oh and maybe this will keep them out of the bird feeder.

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    bucketboy
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    Good idea that.  I think you will need a more durable back stop though, pellets will soon chew through, also, I would drill a small drainage hole in the bottom to help with rain water.

     

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    plinker
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    I’ll put a steel plate on the back side and let the wood collect the pellets until it needs replacing. It’s 2×12 board. It will be interesting to see the pattern concentration when it’s full of lead. I may also add a form of umbrella(slanted board to deflect rain). This is for a new property over run with squirrels and chipmunks. I have DNR permission to delete the pests out of season. Got to love the SE. 

     

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    HeyU
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    Lol,I think you may have a knack for advertising along with your ingenuity.

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    Gunner1985
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    I built something just like that with 2" wood to stop a 25 cal pass through…I called it the kill zone buffet.  A dab of peanut butter works great to keep them still. 

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    markT
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    Should work well. Maybe a few small holes for drainage? And  yes a thicker back stop. My Dreamline in 22 blew right thru a 2×6 “white wood” the other day and buried into my deck post. I wa shocked at the energy. Good luck and post some pics of kills. 

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    lbc_PSI
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    If your looking for durable backstop material…

    https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Black-Conveyor-Belt-Rubber/dp/B006G2DJQ8/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=Conveyor+Belt&qid=1561063568&s=gateway&sr=8-10

    …Used Conveyor Belt.

    At 19yds it stopped a 44.75 .30 PolyMag cruising at ~885fps (approx. 79fpe) without penetrating the belt.  Of course, this was after it passed through a squirrel head. But I suppose given the size of the exit hole, it still had plenty of fpe remaining. 😉

    Belt was left loose and leaning 1/2" forward so it was free to move before slapping the 4"x6" backstop.

     

     

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    plinker
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    Squirrel hopper mounted on the squirrel park bench.Two have already visited, but I’m going to let the crowd get comfortable before they meet their demise. There are dozens of squirrels and a few chipmunks on the property also. 

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    T3PRanch
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    Hey Plink,  Where you been. Long time since you made an appearance!

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    plinker
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    Still popping squirrels and such. When I get this squirrel hopper going I’ll probably post a few vids. Nothing like a new place to police. 

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    plinker
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    It sure did the trick. First, remember I had permission from the DNR to pest out of season to remove these critters. First time out yielded 10 squirrels from 10 shots. 18’s from .22 wildcat. 8 head shots, 2 heart shots. 40yds

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    walter3rd
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    love it! ive got a nice 25yrd shooting bench that doubles as a bird feeder plus squirrel attractant. .  all my rifles are zeroed for my targets and the squirrel shooting is the same distance. happy coincidence. lol. :) the upper right box is a hopper for sunflower seeds etc. works great for squirrel shooting!

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    plinker
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    That’s a great set up Walter3rd. I believe you one upped me! 

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    plinker
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    Added a couple more to the score! So glad to nab the chipmunk as he has been playing under the house. Cool colors on him. Came close to skinning him out and tanning the hide. Would have been a good skin rug for the grands doll house😁

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    plinker
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    Up to 14 squirrels and 3 chippers now. 

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    walter3rd
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    I personally enjoy the chipmunks but I can’t stand the squirrels. :)

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    plinker
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    Another good morning with 6 squirrels and 3 chips! The hopper is rocking, literally!

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