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18.33 yards #7588272
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I saw a strip ground squirrel when I sat down to eat. So I grabbed the .22 pellet rifle. An after the shot measurement, with my Stanley 35 range finder put him at 18.33 yards. The pellet gun is a Benjamin Predator break barrel. The trigger was so bad when I got it, I shot it about five time and was figuring I would never shoot it again. I went on U tube and found a video on how to do a trigger job by adding an axel bearing for a remote control car. You just take the gun out of the stock and slip the bearing over a pin, put the gun back in the stock and it is good to go. The trigger has no slack or creep and is light. I turned the gopher dog out and she put the crunch on him for good measures. I head shot him, so it wasn't really needed. That was number two for the year in the yard. They are hard on the garden, so they pay when I see them in the yard.
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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588275
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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588369
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That's either a big "gopher" or a smaller dog, maybe both...


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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588417
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Mark, you get a new companion? Thought I heard you say you could never replace Dusty, but I get it! Good to see ya with a dog....we all need one or several!


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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588419
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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588421
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My dog got some kill action the other day as well. I was pickin up branches from the derecho that went through last week. I tossed a 5 footer end over end into the grove and immediately a rabbit started jumpin and runnin in circles. Either nailed it just right on the noggin or busted a foot. Ole’ Macy the lab/springer mix came in hard for the crunch and drop.

Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588538
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That's one way to flush out game... grin


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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: lee steinmeyer] #7588547
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Mark, you get a new companion? Thought I heard you say you could never replace Dusty, but I get it! Good to see ya with a dog....we all need one or several!

We had the weaner dog while I had Dusty. I have been watching for a pup, but have mixed feeling about getting one. I don't know if I would use it enough to do right by the dog. They need used, and used hard is best.


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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588551
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Loki has picked up two stripped gophers, a pocket gopher and a woodchuck on his own so far this year. Nice having a good hunting companion. [Linked Image]
Here's a cottontail he got last winter. Still not sure how he did that.
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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7588559
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That's a BIG cottontail!

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My trusty gopher hound, Remington just said she saw a gopher. I look out and there it is. So I grab the .22 pellet rifle and slip out. She was going nuts in the house. It was a close shot, close enough I had to crank down to three power. I did not dig the Stanley range finder out, but I would guess 9 yards.
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Re: 18.33 yards [Re: MJM] #7590447
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Originally Posted by MJM
Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Mark, you get a new companion? Thought I heard you say you could never replace Dusty, but I get it! Good to see ya with a dog....we all need one or several!

We had the weaner dog while I had Dusty. I have been watching for a pup, but have mixed feeling about getting one. I don't know if I would use it enough to do right by the dog. They need used, and used hard is best.

Yeah I know, bud. My Baby dog didn't get any action this winter, and just got fat and lazy, but she is my dog and I love her quirks! The dog won't hate you for not going hard, they just accommodate their master. Got to love them dogs, truly our best friend!


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Lee Dusty accommodated himself mainly. The only reason it work, is he did, was what I wanted, because it was what he wanted. He would hunt. He did not care who with, he hunted and let me go along. If I went with someone and we split up, he went where he thought the game was, even if I was going in a different direction. But I figured I was better off to follow the dog, since he knew more than I did. Why would you hunt with a dog that didn't know more?


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