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Old April 18, 2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Fly hunting...

So I spent some time at the range today. There was only a mild breeze today. I wanted to try out a different ammo too.

I setup my targets. I just used 1 inch diameter sticker dots today at 50 yards. Here's some of my better ones.



Then about 20 minutes before I was finished, a fly landed on the paper next to the target I was shooting at. So of course I was unable to resist.

I lined that sucker up and....



T'was a good day at the range. I hope to go again on Friday.
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:06 PM   #2
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beats chopsticks

nice shot
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:12 PM   #3
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nice shot, I once hit one with a cheap air soft from across the room, god was I pleased.

so what were you shooting?
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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Very niiice [/borat]

If you do a search over at rimfirecentral, there's quite a few peeps who have posted pics of fly remains on their targets like that. Beats tiddly-winks anyway!
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:24 PM   #5
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This is my rifle. http://www.pisnnapalm.com/pics/04-03-07_1341.jpg

Anschutz 54 model 1413 I think... It's technically my wife's rifle from our days shooting for the high school rifle team. The stock was customized by her uncle to lighten it.
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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First Freedom,

I have posted this over there as well. I'll do a search though.
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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Splat!!!

Nice shots!
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:29 PM   #8
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well I dare say thats one nice gun
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:36 PM   #9
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Would this be similar to the sparrow I decapitated at 90yds w/ my .243 the other day? LOL
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Old April 18, 2007, 08:36 PM   #10
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Thanks. I've since bought it a proper Caldwell front benchrest. It helped cut my group size almost in half. The bag I got is too wide for the stock though. I'm waiting for the medium width bag to get here.

I've got a Bushnell 2-12x40mm scope with parallax adjustment. I had no problems seeing the fly at 50 yards. Hitting it though was a bit of luck.
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Old April 19, 2007, 07:32 AM   #11
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I killed a swimming minnow with a BB pistol once. My buddy didn't believe me so I waded in and recovered it.

Nice shot.
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Old April 19, 2007, 02:05 PM   #12
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You must put a "GRAPHIC" warning in your title if you are to post these bloody pictures.
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Old April 19, 2007, 03:20 PM   #13
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LOL! I was quite surprised that it left a bloody mark on the paper. I wasn't expecting that.
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Old April 19, 2007, 07:17 PM   #14
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Nice shot! I assume you recovered the carcass, skinned it and tagged it. Are you going to have it mounted?
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Old April 19, 2007, 07:25 PM   #15
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Re:pisnapalm

Was it fly season? Did you have the proper license and tags for that?
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:15 PM   #16
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I haven't been able to recover the carcass. I'm pretty sure the bullet skinned it. We all know that I tagged the hell out of it.

I do not know if it was fly season or not. Shhhh... I'm using the story that it just flew in front of my bullet. I wasn't actually aiming for it. Yeah... that's the ticket. I sneezed and jerked the shot wide right.
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:34 PM   #17
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A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. "What are you doing?" She asked. "Hunting Flies" He responded.
"Oh. Killing any?" She asked.

"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied..

Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell?"

He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."
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