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Old 09-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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My daughters show jumping trainer has asked me to shoot ferrel pigeons in the indoor arena. The roof is from 1970s asbestos. I am looking for advice on how to shoot them without damaging the roof.

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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My daughters show jumping trainer has asked me to shoot ferrel pigeons in the indoor arena. The roof is from 1970s asbestos. I am looking for advice on how to shoot them without damaging the roof.
.22 shorts with Blaser or bird shot, go at night with a light, spot and shoot.
A friend of mine eats them, he will go to the barn with a burlap bag and come out with a bag full of live pigeons.
He takes the ones left over and goes to the other end of town and sells them.
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I used to use a old Crosman pump up 22 cal pellet gun. 3 pumps was enough
to knock them out of the rafters, but a miss wouldn't even dent the metal
roof.

You might try Aguila Colibri or Super Colibri ammo, or maybe a primer powered
wax or rubber bullet load. If you are feeling sporting, a wrist rocket and a
pocket full of marbles, or a blowgun will do the job.

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Get a scissor lift or something & get up on their level to shoot horizontal rather than vertical with a pellet gun; that should eliminate misses. My pellet gun has a handy scope that limits my misses.

Alternatively, you could use a catapult to launch feral cats at the pigeons, but the kitties might have some rough landings. I don't suppose their is anyway you could use some gas on them? Some gasses go up, which is where the birds are, and birds are really sensitive to poison gas (mining).

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22 with rat shot. It doesn't take much to kill a pigeon and they won't go thru any walls or roof. That was what my dad/granddad used on the farm for years. My dad got a quarter a piece for a pigeon from his grandfather(he liked pigeon pot pie) which was big money back in the day.

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Man, you sure don't want to stir up that asbestos, whether you use birdshot or pellets or whatever. I sure understand your wanting to help, but I would take a pass on that one........

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The roof is from 1970s asbestos.
After that line............ I sorta kinda thought maybe I wouldn't wanta shoot at the birds!
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Don't shoot them at all, use instant white rice. Leave it in piles, the pigeon will eat it until they choke on it. Then just dispose of them.

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give them rice and water and watch them explode. hahaha

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