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Old 11-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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Default Fun load from Fox's bench.

You want a fun, inexpensive load for your 12 or 20 gauge? Try rhis one.

My grandfather needed to find a way to get rid of the rats in the feed barn, so he came up with these. Load your own shells with popcorn. They will put a hurtin' on a rat, and they will not go through a plasterboard wall. I have used this loading myself on a few occasions, mainly for rodent control in my shop, and they work quite well for that purpose. The only downsides to them that I have found are:

1 If you use them in an apartment, you WILL p.o. your neighbors.
2 Your wife may never let you near the reloading bench ever again.
3 If you pop the corn after you shoot it, no amount of butter and salt will ever make it taste good.

Seriously though, they work great for rodent control.

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You want a fun, inexpensive load for your 12 or 20 gauge? Try rhis one.

My grandfather needed to find a way to get rid of the rats in the feed barn, so he came up with these. Load your own shells with popcorn. They will put a hurtin' on a rat, and they will not go through a plasterboard wall. I have used this loading myself on a few occasions, mainly for rodent control in my shop, and they work quite well for that purpose. The only downsides to them that I have found are:

1 If you use them in an apartment, you WILL p.o. your neighbors.
2 Your wife may never let you near the reloading bench ever again.
3 If you pop the corn after you shoot it, no amount of butter and salt will ever make it taste good.

Seriously though, they work great for rodent control.
Awesome!
That is pretty cool
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Plastic 6mm airsoft pellets packed into a shell make an interesting option for pest control. Short range only, and doesn't put holes in the barn walls...

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Plastic 6mm airsoft pellets packed into a shell make an interesting option for pest control. Short range only, and doesn't put holes in the barn walls...
They actually make 6mm metal bbs. I play airsoft on occasion, and most of our skirmishes are in a huge wooded area and fields. I have seen one of our players kill a snake with a spring pistol. I figured those would be better.
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its all snake oil and fads. nothing beats buck shot and bird shot.

flash bangs are good for keeping crows out of orchards and fields. thats about it.

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i have shot some "exotic" ammo years ago. about all i can say is they are fun to shoot but of no practical value. kind of like shooting Tannerite!

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kind of like shooting Tannerite!
I want to do that some day.
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I want to do that some day.
i've seen it. wasn't real impressed. i have heard of too many fires getting started because of it, so i figure i will just watch others on videos doing it and leave it alone.
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Tannerite doesn’t start fires if directions are followed…..I have blown up 100 or so lbs of tannerite. Others like white lightning and such might start fires but not tannerite. And if you weren’t impressed then you didn’t shoot enough, youtube tannerite, you’ll be impressed. The big smoke cloud is actually water vapor…..and you can’t activate it with any pistol cartridge, .223 or better ballistic required.
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i've seen it. wasn't real impressed. i have heard of too many fires getting started because of it, so i figure i will just watch others on videos doing it and leave it alone.
I still want to do it sometime. I don't have any tannerite, I don't have anywhere to shoot it and I don't have a gun powerful enough to set it off.
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