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Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:36:16 PM »
It's a beautiful sunny day here today, the temp is 65 and there's not a cloud in the sky!  Seems like the perfect day for a rat to come sun himself and grab a snack at Paulie's!  Too bad he's who ended up sunny side up!



I was working in the office when I spotted him, so rather than drag everything out to the grassy knoll, I decided to see if I would get lucky!  I had been testing some FX 10.3 grain .177 pellets in the FX Dream-Tac Compact, so it was already in the BOG Death Grip tripod.  So, I just slid open the window, made a guess at hold-over and let one fly!  BAM!  It was not Mr. Rats lucky day!  I'm feeling pretty good though, that was a 50 yard shot, through a chain link fence at a rat with a body less than 4" long, shooting a .177 pellet!  I guess some days, the stars just align...
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 05:11:45 PM »
Excellent shooting!  If you could shoot dice like you shoot  rats we should go to Vegas and run the craps table till they throw us out.
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 05:17:30 PM »
Excellent shooting!  If you could shoot dice like you shoot  rats we should go to Vegas and run the craps table till they throw us out.
If you do, take the ATN scope..... Videos or it didn't happen"... lol
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 05:28:08 PM »
What a thrilling shot Paul! And this was from "your office"?!?!

I musta been in the wrong branch of law enforcement! ;D

Okay, officially jealous now... ::)
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 06:27:13 PM »
What a thrilling shot Paul! And this was from "your office"?!?!

I musta been in the wrong branch of law enforcement! ;D

Okay, officially jealous now... ::)

LOL!  Yea, I'm working from home quite a bit due to travel restrictions and social distancing!  I'm not complaining though, it's a great set-up!

Excellent shooting!  If you could shoot dice like you shoot  rats we should go to Vegas and run the craps table till they throw us out.

Yea, I wish!  If I went to Vegas, I could probably spend less by throwing dollar bills out the window every mile from here to there!
Excellent shooting!  If you could shoot dice like you shoot  rats we should go to Vegas and run the craps table till they throw us out.
If you do, take the ATN scope..... Videos or it didn't happen"... lol

Gotta have video!   ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 07:57:08 PM »
Yes YES! Excellent shot there Paul and wonderful video! You have miraculously cured my shaking and stuttering from rattus withdrawals in one swift thwap from your Dream-Tac! Thank you....LOL!
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 08:03:15 PM »
Yes YES! Excellent shot there Paul and wonderful video! You have miraculously cured my shaking and stuttering from rattus withdrawals in one swift thwap from your Dream-Tac! Thank you....LOL!

LOL!  Thank you Randall!  I'm glad I'm able to help a fellow air gunner!  I was getting to that point myself, it's been a good while since I've seen any rats.  When I first saw him this morning, I told myself to let him be and maybe others will follow.  Then he just kept showing up, beating the tar out of my will power.  Eventually, he wore me down and I took the shot!
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 08:25:28 PM »
Paul,

How is it that you have such a rat onslaught in the first place? No offense intended,.. just curious. Tree rats (squirrels) are the only rats that I have to deal with. Up under the car,... it ain't happening.

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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 08:41:29 PM »
Paul,

How is it that you have such a rat onslaught in the first place? No offense intended,.. just curious. Tree rats (squirrels) are the only rats that I have to deal with. Up under the car,... it ain't happening.

Chris

Well, technically they aren't rats.  They are Eastern Harvest Mice. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_harvest_mouse

Chris, We have a couple of acres of dense woods behind our house with a small creek that runs through it.  The habitat seems to fit what they like.  Plus, they primarily eat seed, and I keep the feed station stocked with a variety of bird seed, so it really seems to lure them in.  You'd think that with all their relatives that visit and never return, they'd get a clue...   :P  But, they don't!   ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 09:03:05 PM »
Paul,

How is it that you have such a rat onslaught in the first place? No offense intended,.. just curious. Tree rats (squirrels) are the only rats that I have to deal with. Up under the car,... it ain't happening.

Chris

Got it. The squirrels will eat some ear corn while standing over the just demised body of their kin. No loyalty among thrives I suppose? I have chipmunks too. Them suckers will kill an ear of corn in 1/2 day no problem.

Well, technically they aren't rats.  They are Eastern Harvest Mice. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_harvest_mouse

Chris, We have a couple of acres of dense woods behind our house with a small creek that runs through it.  The habitat seems to fit what they like.  Plus, they primarily eat seed, and I keep the feed station stocked with a variety of bird seed, so it really seems to lure them in.  You'd think that with all their relatives that visit and never return, they'd get a clue...   :P  But, they don't!   ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 10:11:49 PM »
Nice vid congrats!
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 10:20:05 PM »
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 10:44:22 PM »
Yes YES! Excellent shot there Paul and wonderful video! You have miraculously cured my shaking and stuttering from rattus withdrawals in one swift thwap from your Dream-Tac! Thank you....LOL!

LOL!  Thank you Randall!  I'm glad I'm able to help a fellow air gunner!  I was getting to that point myself, it's been a good while since I've seen any rats.  When I first saw him this morning, I told myself to let him be and maybe others will follow.  Then he just kept showing up, beating the tar out of my will power.  Eventually, he wore me down and I took the shot!

Hey Paul, mebbe it's just that you finally shot the Last one!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 10:46:27 PM »
Good work Paul!  That's impressive at 50 yards especially missing all that wire.  Thanks for posting the video.
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 08:34:08 AM »
Thanks guys!  I sure hope he wasn't the last one, I live for this stuff!   ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2021, 10:52:14 AM »
That's great video of acrobatics. It's back end was DONE and no leg movement musta severed the spine.

Doesn't get any better and keep feeding the short bus mice!
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2021, 02:30:40 PM »
Yes YES! Excellent shot there Paul and wonderful video! You have miraculously cured my shaking and stuttering from rattus withdrawals in one swift thwap from your Dream-Tac! Thank you....LOL!

LOL!  Thank you Randall!  I'm glad I'm able to help a fellow air gunner!  I was getting to that point myself, it's been a good while since I've seen any rats.  When I first saw him this morning, I told myself to let him be and maybe others will follow.  Then he just kept showing up, beating the tar out of my will power.  Eventually, he wore me down and I took the shot!

Paul, you have much more will power than me....as soon as he showed I would have let one fly! LOL!
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2021, 03:55:53 PM »
Man I sure hope it wasn't the (last) tour guide! ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2021, 04:22:55 PM »
That's great video of acrobatics. It's back end was DONE and no leg movement musta severed the spine.

Doesn't get any better and keep feeding the short bus mice!

Yea, I saw that too, I'm guessing it did sever his spinal cord.  I'm sure it took out some vitals also, because he sure didn't last long after the shot.

Yes YES! Excellent shot there Paul and wonderful video! You have miraculously cured my shaking and stuttering from rattus withdrawals in one swift thwap from your Dream-Tac! Thank you....LOL!

LOL!  Thank you Randall!  I'm glad I'm able to help a fellow air gunner!  I was getting to that point myself, it's been a good while since I've seen any rats.  When I first saw him this morning, I told myself to let him be and maybe others will follow.  Then he just kept showing up, beating the tar out of my will power.  Eventually, he wore me down and I took the shot!

Paul, you have much more will power than me....as soon as he showed I would have let one fly! LOL!

I don't know about that, I did shoot him the first day he showed up!  If he hadn't kept coming out and flaunting his presence, it would have been easier to let it go for a day or two!

Man I sure hope it wasn't the (last) tour guide! ;D ;D ;D

I sure hope not, spring is just starting, I'm hoping for a steady stream of victims re... patrons!   ;D
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Re: Sunny... As in Sunny Side UP!
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 06:17:55 PM »
Great Shot!  That compact dreamline must be accurate and you have to be too to make that long a shot on that small a target.  I want a dreamline but haven't decided to spend the money yet.
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