Gun nuts still in here? Ruger mark 3 or Browning Buckmark?

PostBy: cheapheat On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:55 pm

I have such a headache trying to figure this irfanview resizer out but once more Im trying it out. Here should be my beat up .22 racegun. Jim
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:09 pm

I would like to get a nice .22. I could have used it when I had the red & grey squirrel infestation last year.
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:53 pm

What worked to trap or poison the red squirels?? I have one that I've named 'Lucifer'. He is chewing my house apart!! I managed to shoot two of his brothers, but the third one is just so dam* smart I've yet to see him. I only hear him in the crawl space chewing on the floor joists.

Any Ideas?? Suggestions?

Greg L
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:25 pm

I bought one of those cage type traps that is open on the ends and has a paddle in the middle. I baited it with peanut butter w/ birdseed sprinkled on it. When the little bas#%&d goes in and starts to eat the bait the paddle shifts, releases the levers and gravity takes over and the doors shut. You can find them at the big orange & blue home improvment stores.

I had 1 gray and 2 red squirrels, they were traveling from the attic to the cellar. The red ones are nasty little critters.

I found out where they were getting in-I walked into the kitchen and one of them was on the window screen. Just above that is a gable vent where they had chewed the screen. I replaced the inside screen and screened the outside. Problem solved.
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PostBy: cheapheat On: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:51 pm

Hey Greg,My father is a professional trapper(nuisance animals,bees &bats) Ive seen him screw rat traps to the side of houses before right at the opening where the animals are going in. If you get the trap close to the hole with the business end facing in youll nail em. I dont know if this trick is common knowledge but if you bend the little metal point on the trigger straight up you can push a small peice of cardboard(thin stuff) onto it then bend it back down. If you make the cardboard the same size as that end of the rat trap all they gotta do is graze that cardboard and its good night irene as my father would say. Ive got about 8 of those modified rat traps in my attic right now on some of them all we used was some black walnut scented lure on the cardboard...pour curious bastards every year about now we have real trouble with flying squirrels, last winter I trapped so many Icould have made my 16 month old a fur coat. Jim
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:39 am

He ignored my traps set with peanut butter and dry dog food, this is what he is after, he used to be able to get into the laundry room and eat a hole through the dog food bag. I found that hole, sealed it with wire mesh and spray-in foam.

I found his latest chew spot, and sprinkeled it with some double-extra-hot chilli powder I brought back from Mexico a few years ago. A tiny pinch will make a whole pot of chilli almost too spicy to eat.

I hope the chilli powder gives the little B$$%##%d terminal hemoroids!!

I'll re-bait my traps, and buy another box trap, the big fat racoon I caught in the box trap last chewed the H*ll out of it. Mean sob.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try next weekend when I get home again.

Greg L
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:30 am

Greg,

Sounds like you have a real problem there. It's amazing what these little critters will do. Hopefully you will hit on a set-up that works.

I have problems with mice almost all the time, except during the summer. With an old house (as you must know) they find ways in everywhere. I have to set traps for the fall in the cellar and attic soon, any mice in the living areas are toast, one of the benefit of having cats. One of our cats will not only catch the mouse and kill it, she eats it as well, kind of gross when she crunches on the skull and we find a little gut pile.

This summer the other cat kept staring at the Harman, turns out there was a bat in the firebox, must have found a way around the chimney cap.

Good luck with your efforts,

John
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PostBy: bugize On: Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:24 am

:shock: gee,i never really paid attention to this part of the site before...i missed out on some good stuff,i have a ruger m77 in 270 which i hand load for...this gun is 20 yrs old and i cant imagine ever getting rid of it...i love the way it shoots and handles.as far as the squirrels...i had them goin into my upstairs in the garage...i ended up having to put out some anti freeze in little bowls....not good if you have other animals that may get into it....not the most humane way but the only thing that work for me....they are crafty little critters.
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PostBy: cheapheat On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:05 am

Im home sick today with my daughter(were both sick) and decided to take a couple pics of my favorite home protection pieces. Enjoy and please nevermind the dog hair on the bed. Jim
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:28 am

Is the big bore Charlotte registered with ATF?
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:38 am

Has anyone read of a 'home intruder' being shot with a potato gun?? It would be about like the 'bean-bag' guns, only more solid. Can you imagine the mashed-potatos all over the place. ??

Of course you would want a nice short 12ga as a backup, but seeing the 'big-bore charlotte' in the previous post made me think of this.

There is the story of the 8 or 9 year old who was a competion-level skeet and trap shooter who sucessfully defended herself from a released rapist.

Anyway, anyone hear of a potato-gun defense??

Greg L

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PostBy: cheapheat On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:51 pm

I havent heard that one before Greg, but all my free time today has made me wonder if I could make some kind of shotgun wad for the potato gun and load it with rice coal for some nasty Halloween fun. Of course that gun requires a high volume air source for propellant.Oh yeah and released rapists make me sick! Everytime one is released(gag..puke)I think it should be a community fun day where everyone can gather round and kick the living crap out of them on their way to the main castration stage where they could beg and plead for there lives(and balls) all the while the local choir or orchestra could play. Im sorry I strayed from the topic a little. Jim
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PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:41 pm

cheapheat wrote:Oh yeah and released rapists make me sick! Everytime one is released(gag..puke)I think it should be a community fun day where everyone can gather round and kick the living crap out of them on their way to the main castration stage where they could beg and plead for there lives(and balls) all the while the local choir or orchestra could play. Im sorry I strayed from the topic a little. Jim


I'll second that one...I've (3) within 700 ft of me. We "target shoot" weekly just to keep sharp....if you know what I mean.

I just got back from DPS in Middletown Ct. today where I watched my wife get her picture taken for her very own CCW permit. It was a proud day.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:58 pm

cheapheat wrote:Oh yeah and released rapists make me sick! Everytime one is released(gag..puke)I think it should be a community fun day where everyone can gather round and kick the living crap out of them on their way to the main castration stage where they could beg and plead for there lives(and balls) all the while the local choir or orchestra could play. Im sorry I strayed from the topic a little. Jim


Agreed as well. It's one of the reasons many of us have guns and big dogs. I'm sure the ACLU would disagree, and rush in to protect the rapist's rights.
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Re: Gun nuts still in here? Ruger mark 3 or Browning Buckmark?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:41 pm

no pics but I have a Romanian SKS all original with milled parts and ladder sights and bayonet. If that doesn't scare away the rustlers my Mossberg 9200A1 12 gauge autoloading shotgun does the trick. I keep it under the bed with the "jungle gun" 18.5" barrel and black synthetic stock for home defense but I use a 28" accuchoke barrel for hunting birds and squirrels and turkeys and a 24" rifled barrel with red-dot scope for shooting sabots at deer and bear. It's pretty amazing how far slugs have come in the last few years, my shotgun with the rifled barrel on it is basically a .68 caliber rifle good for 2-3" groups at 200 yards and it isn't affected by wind or leaves or branches. The only drawback is the cost of the good slugs and the recoil.
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