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In Reply to: RE: correction , NON-flying squirrel proof bird feeder posted by elblanco on March 12, 2017 at 09:58:28
Correction, a 12 gauge can defeat a flying squirrel quite handily. However, I am fortunate in not having any in my area, so I don't have to worry about it.
for popping off shotgun at night. They are nocturnal and you'll never see them eating. They are everywhere.
Well, if they are around they aren't causing much trouble. Have not noticed the feed level going down overnight, but I will watch and see. Maybe I will have to put auto closing doors on it that are controlled by a photocell and shut when it gets dark. Where there is a will there is a way. : )
and that is why an air rifle is soooo entertaining. at least in the US, it is rare for them to come w/o built in mufflers. If you can deal with the poor BC, and sensitivity to cross winds the diabolo pellet delivers, they can be as accurate as rimfire target rifles. Squirrels within their range limitations stand *NO* chance...LOL
Friend, I would not hurt thee for the world...but thou art standing where I am about to shoot.
A .177 cal air rifle will take down squirrels at a good distance, but usually only with a headshot.
I'd like to upgrade to a .22 cal or larger eventually.
I used to do a fair bit of squirrel sniping because they tear the crap out of my yard, build huge nest in chimeys and try to invade my home at every opportunity.
Black squirrels are manditory kills, IMO. I hate those things.
Eastern Greys and Reds are OK for the most part, IME.
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