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Offline Nomadic Pirate

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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2015, 03:20:14 PM »
Mannyback in the ole self bow days I use to read about your mongoose hunting exploits durning your hog hunts. Do you still take a few with your pcps.   Iron Hand


hey Mike, howzit ?

Funny you ask that, the last 2 weeks I was hunting this new valley and had the chance to take some mongoose but I was carrying my Max-Ml .45 and didn't want to compromise a possible Hog sighting, if I was carrying one of the small bores I would have definitely dropped a couple of them :)
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2015, 03:47:30 PM »
Manny thanks for the reply. Here in Ca. small game is the only game in town so I make the most of it. Don,y have a pcp yet but saving my pennies. Just made up a 1322 with all the mods which will be my new cottontail ground squirell, starling gun. Kind of a poormans pcp. Have a break barrel but just like the pumpers better. Hope you haven,t given up on building those self bows, you are a pure artist at it.    Iron Hand
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2015, 06:08:23 PM »
Manny thanks for the reply. Here in Ca. small game is the only game in town so I make the most of it. Don,y have a pcp yet but saving my pennies. Just made up a 1322 with all the mods which will be my new cottontail ground squirell, starling gun. Kind of a poormans pcp. Have a break barrel but just like the pumpers better. Hope you haven,t given up on building those self bows, you are a pure artist at it.    Iron Hand

Thanks Mike, appreciated.

I'm not making no where near as many bows as I was in the old days, still I try to make some once in a while, working on an Osage flatbow at the moment.

here's a Guava take down I made last year.











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Evanix RainStorm  II            .30  100 FPE  #9.5
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Evanix Storm Bushgun          .30   70  FPE  #7.0
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2015, 06:14:52 PM »
Manny ya still have the touch. @@@ usual looks great. I am going to hunt with a osage self I made this year, sure makes for special hunts whether sucesful or not.   Iron Hand
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Re: Shot Placement
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2015, 08:23:45 PM »
This is exactly the kind of info that I feel should be shared in an air rifle hunting gate for critters taken at 12 fpe on up...

the more you know about the anatomy of your prey the better.

these are great for showing brain case thickness and angles for those that have never seen them... a very good guide  for go no go shot choices IMO...

Thanks, educated hunters is what will do the most to advance Air rifle Hunting...
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Well said, and not fully understood and/or appreciated by way too many so called "hunters."  Experience teaches most people all of these important things, so we often have too many "hunters" shooting too small caliber, too light pellets/bullets, at too long a range,  with no real skill at shooting where projectile needs to  go.  For them, it at least helps, if they, for air rifles, are shooting .458 to .510 caliber at around 300 to 500 fpe, rather than  a toy smaller caliber air rifle, but  even they have to shoot well, and avoid the long distance shots too---LOL.
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2015, 09:45:01 PM »
I see allot of hunters who dont visualize the target as a 3 dimensional target. Instead they look at it as a flat piece of paper. So they have trouble making clean head shots for example because they dont compensate for the different angles and directions the pellet needs to enter at for a proper brain shot depending on the position of the head.
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2015, 09:49:17 PM »
I see allot of hunters who dont visualize the target as a 3 dimensional target. Instead they look at it as a flat piece of paper. So they have trouble making clean head shots for example because they dont compensate for the different angles and directions the pellet needs to enter at for a proper brain shot depending on the position of the head.

Very Very true, better to aim for the exit spot than the entry spot
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Evanix RainStorm  II            .30  100 FPE  #9.5
Evanix RainStorm  II            .30   85  FPE  #9.3
Evanix Storm Bushgun          .30   70  FPE  #7.0
Evanix MAX-ML                     .25   65  FPE  #10.6
Evanix RainStorm II              .25   55  FPE  #9.0
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2015, 11:22:53 PM »
Where do you put the skulls so scavengers/weather doesn't get to them? I shot one with a .308 about a week ago and want the skull.
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2015, 11:26:35 PM »
Where do you put the skulls so scavengers/weather doesn't get to them? I shot one with a .308 about a week ago and want the skull.


I just leave them on the forest floor, Mongoose and bugs do all the work and in 2 weeks I can go pick them up.
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Evanix REX Mini-Carbine      .357  180 FPE  #5.2
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Evanix RainStorm  II            .30  100 FPE  #9.5
Evanix RainStorm  II            .30   85  FPE  #9.3
Evanix Storm Bushgun          .30   70  FPE  #7.0
Evanix MAX-ML                     .25   65  FPE  #10.6
Evanix RainStorm II              .25   55  FPE  #9.0
Evanix Storm II Model 70      .25   28  FPE  #9.9

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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2019, 09:42:03 PM »
Good informational thread here
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Re: Shot Placement,...More Skulls, More Pictures
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2021, 07:23:25 AM »
Where do you put the skulls so scavengers/weather doesn't get to them? I shot one with a .308 about a week ago and want the skull.


I just leave them on the forest floor, Mongoose and bugs do all the work and in 2 weeks I can go pick them up.

Hey, your boar hunting images are really impressive and exciting.

the other day i saw on youtube Lucky 777 piercing pellets with steel core 

I wonder if they could be good hunting pellets ?

with that the chest shots are no problem I guess
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