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Old 28-11-06, 21:38
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Talking Nazi Racoons

Hi ho, enjoy this as I surely did

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/mag...h/wildlife.asp

Ah ... I MISS NIPPER!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 28-11-06, 22:07
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Raccoons are fun to shoot, anyway. The best shot I made was in the barn at about 35 feet with my .45...

Knocking them out of trees with the .22 was good sport, too; the dawg used to come fetch me when he'd treed one, and he'd catch it on the way down when I nailed it.
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Old 28-11-06, 22:34
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Raccoons are fun to shoot, anyway. The best shot I made was in the barn at about 35 feet with my .45...

What did you do JIffy..throw the .45 at it...???
And you hit the barn where..????

Knocking them out of trees with the .22 was good sport, too; the dawg used to come fetch me when he'd treed one, and he'd catch it on the way down when I nailed it.
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Old 28-11-06, 22:48
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I knocked off five of the destructive critters on my property this year.

From what I'm told, I should be free of them for at least 2 years, until they start to migrate.

Then it's fun time again.
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Old 28-11-06, 23:05
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Cheeky sod, aren't you? I was actually quite good with it in my earlier years, liked it much better than the 9mm...

@ Jon -- That's one thing we didn't do when I was up at your place... go critter-stalkin'! Damn. At least you could've let me have at the chipmunk farm you seem to have started, when I was outside for my morning coffee and smoke!
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Old 29-11-06, 00:11
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Raccoons are fun to shoot, anyway. The best shot I made was in the barn at about 35 feet with my .45...

Knocking them out of trees with the .22 was good sport, too; the dawg used to come fetch me when he'd treed one, and he'd catch it on the way down when I nailed it.
Good shot, given my luck with trying to qualify with a 45 automatic as the saying goes I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn standing inside of it.

Now if you had just said you got a raccoon at 35 feet with a .45 we could have asked, did you shot it or throw the gun at it.
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Old 29-11-06, 05:16
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I spent the better part of an hour nocking a couple of Raccoons out of a tree with a basket ball ,they kept climbing back up as it was the only cover. I turned oround to pick up the ball and they took off .
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Old 29-11-06, 07:00
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Default Ummmmmmmmm 35ft

A .45 at 35 ft hmmmmmmm not a problem if you have carried
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Old 29-11-06, 12:21
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Good shot, given my luck with trying to qualify with a 45 automatic as the saying goes I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn standing inside of it.

Now if you had just said you got a raccoon at 35 feet with a .45 we could have asked, did you shoot it or throw the gun at it.
Hahaha! I deserved that. Sorry, but I was laughing too hard at the time to frame my statement properly...

I really liked the .45 more than a 9mm... it fit my hand, and being muzzle-heavy with a lower mv, I found a lot less muzzle-flip vs the butt-heavy, high-mv 9....
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Old 30-11-06, 01:47
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Betcha the critter stalkin' in T.O. would be good too, especially with a .45...
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Old 30-11-06, 02:46
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Default .45 VS 9MM....

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Cheeky sod, aren't you? I was actually quite good with it in my earlier years, liked it much better than the 9mm...

@ Jon -- That's one thing we didn't do when I was up at your place... go critter-stalkin'! Damn. At least you could've let me have at the chipmunk farm you seem to have started, when I was outside for my morning coffee and smoke!
JIf I have to agree with you..I never owned a Colt Model 1911 auto but had fired one once..It was much different from my Browning Hi Power..It was smooth and very accurate ,if gripped with the two handed grip...not the muzzle blast and jump up and to the left of the Hi Power..The two handed grip corrected that some what...But I had the Chinese contract model with the shoulder stock and that made all the difference in muzzle wander..
I played around with different loads and got the accuracy down by lighter loads ..but with the standard military loaded 9MM ammo,which was designed for the Sten,and loaded heavy to blow back the heavy sten bolt ,it really made the Hi Power dance..
But for all around critter shooting I prefered my Ruger 10/22 rifle with 4 power scope..
Many a rodent payed the price with extreem prejudice because of that little sweety..
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Old 30-11-06, 03:19
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But for all around critter shooting I prefered my Ruger 10/22 rifle with 4 power scope..
Many a rodent payed the price with extreem prejudice because of that little sweety..
You DO know that we're pissing off Ma Yappy with every post on this thread?

I do know the 10/22, wish I still had mine ...
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Old 30-11-06, 03:22
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Betcha the critter stalkin' in T.O. would be good too, especially with a .45...
'Critters' in Tronna is a term which can be defined in more than one way...
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Old 30-11-06, 04:30
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Your right about the critters Geoff,it does just depend.
Normally tho the other is called unauthorized cattle
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Old 30-11-06, 05:15
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You DO know that we're pissing off Ma Yappy with every post on this thread?


That's ok. I do know how to ignore stuff sometimes

By the way ... how IS Nipper. Has he been back for dinner lately?

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Old 30-11-06, 05:27
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Ahhhhhhhhh just from the subject at hand, I figure
that nipper is a racoon. You do know that those
cute little things can kill a dog,and will take a cat
for a light snack They can be down right nasty.
Down here they carry rabies nine times out of ten.
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Old 30-11-06, 05:38
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Ahhhhhhhhh just from the subject at hand, I figure
that nipper is a racoon. You do know that those
cute little things can kill a dog,and will take a cat
for a light snack They can be down right nasty.
Down here they carry rabies nine times out of ten.
Patrick
Then here's one for you too, Pat ... ...

Yes, Nipper is a Toronto racoon that used to visit our deck daily, we/I would provide dinner and/or snacks (they love cornchips!) with his relatives. Nipper named Nipper because he nipped Geoff one day and liked to try nipping me now and then, but I'd yell at him or swat his nose and would take my hand that fed him, away

By the way all you MLU-ers I'm NOT going to let Geoff get away with this tuff he-man stuff ... HE LOVED TO FEED THEM TOO and missed them when they didn't visit, most times!!!

May Yappy strikes again
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Old 30-11-06, 05:52
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Scroll way down page 3 link to see a photo of Nipper in the neighbors chimney ... when Geoff and I first met Nipper

http://www.mapleleafup.org/forums/sh...0&pagenumber=3
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Old 30-11-06, 06:05
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Ah yes the armored type,they still be nasty beasties
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