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Old 10-14-2010, 11:42 AM   #11
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2ndly, trivial things like a roof take backseat to destroying pests.

Blasting those squirrels, whether causing collateral damage to the roof or not, will solve not only the squirrel issue, but give you a peace and comfort only known by discharging firearms.

You have to fix the roof anyway. What's a few more holes?????
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:52 AM   #12
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Once again this forum has failed a fellow member.

There's no need to comment on the original topic until the obvious, more pressing issue is resolved first.

We have a PFF member that does not have a gun??????? Lord have mercy!

Oh man...making me feel like I'm sitting under a rainbow flag on Memorial Day weekend.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:15 PM   #13
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Oh man...making me feel like I'm sitting under a rainbow flag on Memorial Day weekend.
Awe hell, he was just going on with ya. Anyway, I agree that air guns have come a long way in the past 20 years, but the fact remains that the cb's are quiter. The rifle will have other uses as well like hunting coon, crow, head shots on coyotes, and rabbits. The CCI mini-mag will kill a man graveyard dead and the ammo is cheap. I would take a ride out to Trade Winds pawn in Navarre and see Myles. He can probably hook you up for less than 150 on a good accurate rifle. Put a scope on it. We have killed squirls up to 200'... a bit of hold over is necessary past that. I keep the rifle in my shop so I don't have to rush into the house to grab it when the tree rats are raining pine cone husks into my truck bed.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:23 PM   #14
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My sister had the same problem with them actually eating the wood on the side of her ceder house. She bought cheap cayenne pepper as well as hot sauce and put on the house. That solved the problem but she has to do it now and then when it wears off. It does work.

I had a problem with too many eating too much from my bird feeder. I got lucky at Cabela's and bought a $269 pellet rifle with scope for $139. This thing is awsome for short range once zeroed in. I had mine set at 50 feet but changed it to 75.

It does not sound like a CO2 or 22 short retort. If you miss the squirrel usually just looks around wondering what that was, and you get another shot. With my previous CO2 rifle they would take off like moody's goose if I missed but it was fun to chase them with the 10 shot mag. What I have now is a one shot.

I live in town. Sat on the front porch late one afternoon and knocked off 6 with 9 shots. Awesome. They went to the frying pan.

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Old 10-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Your problem is the lead flashing. Squirrels are rodents and have two continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws. These teeth must be kept short by gnawing. I've also heard that it could be a vitamin deficiency in their diet. In either case, administering lead to the squirrels via a gun will solve the problem.

Check your local laws concerning discharging a firearm. I don't believe a CO2/air rifle has the same restrictions.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #16
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I am all for guns. I own several of them and love to shoot them. However, I would not encourage shooting a .22 in a neigborhood. The lead just has the potential to travel to far. When I was a teen we used to shoot squirrels out of trees with our .22's in our neighborhood all the time. Until a boy probably over 600yds away playing in his backyard on the other side of the neighborhood got hit by a stray bullet in the head. Thank God I was not shooting that day. It did not kill the kid, but he was blinded in one eye. I don't shoot more than a BB gun in a neighborhood anymore.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #17
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gameco pellet rifle is good medicine. they love to eat the lead boots, something about salt in the boot ???? if you spray paint the boot they will stop, or replace them with rubber boots about $10 ( this is your best bet, the old ones are toast anyway) I prefer the pellet rifle ,comes with scope and 150 pellets at acadamy $149 .
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:42 PM   #18
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You guys are GREAT !!

1.if I missed but it was fun to chase them with the 10 shot mag. What I have now is a one shot.
I live in town. Sat on the front porch late one afternoon and knocked off 6 with 9 shots. Awesome. They went to the frying pan.


2.We have killed squirls up to 200'... a bit of hold over is necessary past that. I keep the rifle in my shop so I don't have to rush into the house to grab it when the tree rats are raining pine cone husks into my truck bed.
3. Blasting those squirrels, whether causing collateral damage to the roof or not, will solve not only the squirrel issue, but give you a peace and comfort only known by discharging firearms.
You have to fix the roof anyway. What's a few more holes?


4. and the best::After looking around for my neighbor (s), before I shoot i plan to shoot one squirrel and only one shot at a time. no matter hit or miss late in the evening or early in the morning... if one falls to the ground let him lay for awhile, so as not to attract to much attention to what just happened.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #19
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in my hunter safety course years ago they said a .22 bullet can go a mile. a mile! i don't know how accurate that is, but i would def agree it can go a long dadgum way. you can get a jam up bb gun for less $150. 1200 fps is plenty.

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Old 10-14-2010, 04:02 PM   #20
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Believe you can call the City Animal Control folks. Trapping or poison would be the safest way to handle the tree rats.
I am not a fan of shooting upwards with any gun - BB or 22CB or 22 short or...
Okay, shotgun in bird season is okay to shoot upwards but you still have to think of where the shot lands.
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