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Postby korndog » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:20 pm

I have killed about 150 birds so far with the Monsoon. It has not been without some frustration, and I had hopes of much higher numbers prior to undertaking this task. That said, I think this is the right tool for the job, as these waterfowl do not flinch when hit with a body shot to their downy mass. Clean head shots with follow ups are generally the order of the day. I am thinking of acquiring a Rapid in .20 cal. to see how well we do without the semi-auto feature. I would really like to maintain sight picture for second shot, but am not sure if it's possible with other rifles. These birds are known as mud-hens because they bob their heads so much, making them a challenging prey. Pictures coming next time. Keep forgetting the camera.

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Postby Killer-B » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:31 pm

korndog wrote:I have killed about 150 birds so far with the Monsoon. It has not been without some frustration, and I had hopes of much higher numbers prior to undertaking this task. That said, I think this is the right tool for the job, as these waterfowl do not flinch when hit with a body shot to their downy mass. Clean head shots with follow ups are generally the order of the day. I am thinking of acquiring a Rapid in .20 cal. to see how well we do without the semi-auto feature. I would really like to maintain sight picture for second shot, but am not sure if it's possible with other rifles. These birds are known as mud-hens because they bob their heads so much, making them a challenging prey. Pictures coming next time. Keep forgetting the camera.


I will be interested in the comparison, of the 2 rifles.

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Postby Lee Harvy Griswold » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:03 pm

Pictures coming next time. Keep forgetting the camera.



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Postby Killer-B » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:48 pm

LHG,

between you and me posting your picture request, we should get somewhere.

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Postby korndog » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:44 am

I always forget my camera, but snapped this with my phone. This is a coot.
I don't see penetration wound, but he went down fast. This bird was with 5 of his buddies, and I got four of them in about 5 seconds with the Monsoon. Now that I switched to JSB's, I am truly getting the most out of this rifle.


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Postby ogopogo » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:51 am

Sweet looks like tons of fun. Are thows birds good eating they look big enophe to eat.

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Postby korndog » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:30 am

ogopogo wrote:Sweet looks like tons of fun. Are thows birds good eating they look big enophe to eat.


I've heard that some people like them, but most say they are not good eating. They are a decent size at 2 Lbs. +.

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Postby ogopogo » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:03 pm

I would at least try um if i were you instead of letting them go to waste.


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