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South Africa longer range bird hunt
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:18:05 AM »
Was hunting with my Zbroia Kozak .22 JSB 18.13gr

70 meters and 90 meters Guinea Fowl

Body shots since those distances are getting a bit far with the wind for head shots.

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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 06:27:27 AM »
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 06:33:33 AM »
Nice shooting Louis!
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 06:33:47 AM »
Wow Louis.....That is a Really Nice Rifle !       Good hunting and shooting on those Guinea Fowl !     
This is the 1st time I have ever seen one of them.      They look quite large.



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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 06:39:53 AM »
Wow Louis.....That is a Really Nice Rifle !       Good hunting and shooting on those Guinea Fowl !     
This is the 1st time I have ever seen one of them.      They look quite large.



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Thanks, yes they are quite large about 1.3kg or 2.2 pounds.
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 07:17:02 PM »
Nice shooting Luis. Nice air rifle. I bet there good to eat. :D
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 07:25:13 PM »
Wow Louis.....That is a Really Nice Rifle !       Good hunting and shooting on those Guinea Fowl !     
This is the 1st time I have ever seen one of them.      They look quite large.



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Thanks, yes they are quite large about 1.3kg or 2.2 pounds.

Louis..we have quite a few Wild Turkeys where I live and also Ruffed Grouse but nothing quite like Guinea Fowl.


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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 09:02:35 PM »
Louis, excellent shooting on those at long range!
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 10:17:42 PM »
Excellent shooting Louis, now the plucking begins... ;D
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 12:51:44 AM »
Great shooting! 

1.3kg is >2.8 pounds (1kg = 2.2 lbs).  That's a very heavy bird if that is correct.

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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2019, 06:00:03 AM »
Great shooting on the Guinea's !!! When I was in my teens my best friends dad raised all different kinds of of exotic birds as well as chicken's and turkeys.  I've at them and they're good as well as many other kinds he raised were good as well.  About the only birds I can't hack are woodcock, the first time I bit into one of them I knew would be my last, they were fun to hunt but don't even bother with them anymore because nobody I know eats them but if it's a ruffed grouse or pheasant I'll go for it.
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2019, 07:44:25 AM »
Great shooting! 

1.3kg is >2.8 pounds (1kg = 2.2 lbs).  That's a very heavy bird if that is correct.

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Yeah, they don't really fly, just run like *(&^, that's why we have to shoot them are longer ranges.
Yes sorry here in SA we are metric, so 1.3Kg.
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Re: South Africa longer range bird hunt
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2019, 07:47:35 AM »
Great shooting on the Guinea's !!! When I was in my teens my best friends dad raised all different kinds of of exotic birds as well as chicken's and turkeys.  I've at them and they're good as well as many other kinds he raised were good as well.  About the only birds I can't hack are woodcock, the first time I bit into one of them I knew would be my last, they were fun to hunt but don't even bother with them anymore because nobody I know eats them but if it's a ruffed grouse or pheasant I'll go for it.
Strangely there are certain months of the year, now included, you don't really want to eat them because they have some kind of worms in them. The farm workers clean them properly though and then cook them, thus we just gave the birds to them.

They are a pest on the farm pecking out all the planted seeds and there are so many of them.
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