View Full Version : Fly hunting...

April 18, 2007, 07:55 PM
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.... :eek:


T'was a good day at the range. I hope to go again on Friday. :cool:

April 18, 2007, 08:06 PM
beats chopsticks

nice shot

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

so what were you shooting?

April 18, 2007, 08:24 PM
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!

April 18, 2007, 08:24 PM
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.

April 18, 2007, 08:25 PM
First Freedom,

I have posted this over there as well. I'll do a search though. :)

April 18, 2007, 08:25 PM
Splat!!! :eek:

Nice shots!

April 18, 2007, 08:29 PM
well I dare say thats one nice gun

April 18, 2007, 08:36 PM
Would this be similar to the sparrow I decapitated at 90yds w/ my .243 the other day? LOL

April 18, 2007, 08:36 PM
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. :D Hitting it though was a bit of luck.

April 19, 2007, 07:32 AM
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.

April 19, 2007, 02:05 PM
You must put a "GRAPHIC" warning in your title if you are to post these bloody pictures.:D

April 19, 2007, 03:20 PM
LOL! I was quite surprised that it left a bloody mark on the paper. I wasn't expecting that.

April 19, 2007, 07:17 PM
Nice shot! I assume you recovered the carcass, skinned it and tagged it. Are you going to have it mounted?

roy reali
April 19, 2007, 07:25 PM
Was it fly season? Did you have the proper license and tags for that?

April 19, 2007, 08:15 PM
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. :D

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.:cool:

April 19, 2007, 08:34 PM
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."