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Old 09-17-2010, 04:24 AM   #21
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In my book pigeons are just rats with feathers.

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In my book pigeons are just rats with feathers.
They are.

We used to kill them by the hundreds back home. We would get in the hay barns and hide in the bails then shot the hell out of them with what ever we had. I spent a few summers shooting them out of barns for .50 a pigeon. One farmer said ok enough I can't afford to keep paying you that much money.
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I have purchased a .22 King Crossman Ratcatcher and already have a Webley .22 shotty, will be shooting next weekend and will advise hopefully with pictures, sadley I am not aloud a 12 bore as the noise will spook the horses.
Thank you all for your advice will publish the results of your suggestions.

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Totally off subject, but at first glance I thought this thread was called "Shooting pigeons in brains". Made me chuckle a bit...

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it's the only way to stop the zombie pigeons

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Default Zombi pidgeon killer

Have not bought an air rifle in over forty years, however my new toy came today to exterminate the pesky barn pidgeons. I must say they have changed a lot since my teens. This is a .22 Crossman Ratcatcher CO2 powered upto 200 shots on one tank and has scope and laser attached. It is set to 10.5 ft lbs but from what I have read with a few mods it could be taken to 24 ft lbs but for legal reasons in UK not recomended.
Anyway it would just blow holes in the roof at that rating. Have set the scope at 15 yards and put shot on shot at this distance. The .22 shotty I will test later in the week and will post with picks.

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Did you know that, if you drop asbestos-laden materials onto the ground, it will take 72 hours for it to settle?

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Did you know that, if you drop asbestos-laden materials onto the ground, it will take 72 hours for it to settle?
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I will be shooting from a tower on a level with the pidgeons and will not take any shot with the roof as a background. Will also take care to be waring the correct PPE such as FFP3 mask etc.
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Which type of projectile have you chosen? I was surprised at the variety available. The Daisy .177 i have can shoot some pointy lead pellets or some flat-faced aluminum target pellets. The target pellets might be less damaging to the asbestos, if you are forced to fire with the ceiling as a background.


IMO the whole asbestos fear in general is overblown. I stepped on a pipe, in a steam tunnel under the quad at MSU, that was wrapped in a foamy material that was almost certainly asbestos; this stuff formed a cloud in the tunnel. I'm still breathing though...well, so far.

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Which type of projectile have you chosen? I was surprised at the variety available. The Daisy .177 i have can shoot some pointy lead pellets or some flat-faced aluminum target pellets. The target pellets might be less damaging to the asbestos, if you are forced to fire with the ceiling as a background.


IMO the whole asbestos fear in general is overblown. I stepped on a pipe, in a steam tunnel under the quad at MSU, that was wrapped in a foamy material that was almost certainly asbestos; this stuff formed a cloud in the tunnel. I'm still breathing though...well, so far.
Just toss a couple hungry bears in the barn, pigeons will be gone in no time.
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