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Gamo & Spanish AirGun Gate / Re: Good Gamos.
« Last post by longislandhunter on Today at 08:32:39 AM »
I own a bunch of different GAMO rifles/models, all of them the "older" GAMO guns from many years ago with the all steel barrels etc.  to this day all of them shoot very well.  The very fist thing I did on all of them was to install the GRT trigger, which of course made a huge difference.  The nice thing was that they were very reasonably priced guns that functioned well, which helped me get hooked on air guns.  As I added more expensive air guns to my collection my GAMO rifles got shot less and less and I must admit it's been a few years at least since I've been hunting with them, but every once in a while I do take them out into my backyard range and they always prove that they still deserve a place in my air gun collection :)   I doubt I'll be buying anymore GAMO rifles but I'm very glad to have the ones I do have  :)

Jeff
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Hunting Gate / Re: Friend or Foe?
« Last post by nced on Today at 08:32:29 AM »
Where can I go to find out if a particular species of bird is protected in my state?
Specifically "Red Wing Blackbird"
I know Robins and Cardinals are off limits here.... and I was raised to not shoot anything you don't eat.
But the RWB's devastate my bird feeder. They literally shuck everything out onto the ground for no apparent reason. The pretty birds set below and eat off the ground.
They aren't a song bird... all they say is "Purple Feeeeder".
And nature gave them a perfect bulls-eye.



They're a protected migratory species............
https://www.wildgoosechasers.com/milwaukee-bird-pigeon-control-geese-removal-blog/problems-with-protected-birds-managing-red-winged-blackbird-conflicts/
 http://ina.scottexteriors.com/can-you-shoot-red-winged-blackbirds
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So, as many of you know, I purchased a .22 cal replacement barrel from Germany for the .177 cal 350 Mag.

Gotta say Im not too keen on the nickle and dime tactics of the German springer companies: buying a new barrel you literally get a barrel, with everything not machined / pressed into one piece missing. Yes, you can buy the cocking linkage, cocking linkage pins & clips, and front and rear sights, for dear moolah more, but with the Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese manufacturers buying a barrel means getting everything you need to get things going with a different caliber (or same caliber with better internal geometry).

I installed the new barrel, immediately enjoying how the bigger hole down the center even looked much more appropriate for the 48 magnum than the constricted, target shooting-derived 4.5mm.

I seasoned the new, uncleaned barrel, by shooting 80 Stoeger-badged H&N Silverpoints, which are the cheapest heavyish, consistently fitting, quality-lead pellets, and pulling dry patches between the shots in a pattern.

As my 350 Mag now had a new, uncleaned barrel on a cleaned, relubed receiver, an unusual dieseling smell, like coming from a hot blow dryer, informed me there was plenty of materials in the bore for the seasoning to happen.

The 80-shot seasoning / break-in clearly showed that the shot cycle of the 350 Mag improved quite a bit with the barrel / caliber switch. Gone were the worst excesses of backwards kicking and sideways shaking, as the magnum pulses of air had a sufficient outlet in the .22 cal bore. For that reason alone, the switch seemed worthy.

More to follow.
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Hunting Gate / Friend or Foe?
« Last post by Hoosier Daddy on Today at 08:16:04 AM »
Where can I go to find out if a particular species of bird is protected in my state?
Specifically "Red Wing Blackbird"
I know Robins and Cardinals are off limits here.... and I was raised to not shoot anything you don't eat.
But the RWB's devastate my bird feeder. They literally shuck everything out onto the ground for no apparent reason. The pretty birds set below and eat off the ground.
They aren't a song bird... all they say is "Purple Feeeeder".
And nature gave them a perfect bulls-eye.


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Welcome New Members / Re: New GTA member
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:59:51 AM »
Howdy
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Welcome New Members / Re: Hello
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:59:32 AM »
Howdy
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Welcome New Members / Re: New Member
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:59:15 AM »
Howdy
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Welcome New Members / Re: Introduction
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:58:56 AM »
Howdy
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Welcome New Members / Re: Introduction
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:58:36 AM »
Howdy, I been to Brownwood many times. Worked for Superior Cable and have many fond memories of time spent there.
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Welcome New Members / Re: Introduction
« Last post by mr007s on Today at 07:56:32 AM »
Howdy
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