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cause so many guy realize that they are nothing but toys, and so few have the time and money to waste on the silly things.
 

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Oh I don't know. I have found their value in shooting at squirrels running through the tree tops. Hitting one on the run with a .22 isn't all that easy to do. For me, anyway.
 

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u r supposed to be SNEAKY when hunting

Rich, didn't ya know that? :) While the splatter gun helps on movers, the NOISE tyically makes the overal success rate lower than subsonic 22 ammo, in a scoped autoloader.
 

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Heck yeah, I know that's the trick. But time is always an issue for me. I know I would do a lot better to just sit in my bamboo groves and wait for the tree rats, but it's extremely difficult for me to do when I am thinking the whole time about the 100 other things I really need to be doing.

That's why I like a semi auto shotgun. Fire one shot up into the tree where I think the squirrel is hiding, then fire the next shot when he spooks and jumps out from behind the tree limb.

This winter I am going to set up a bait field of corn cob at sight in distance from my shooting bench. In the winter I have more time to spend, so I will sit there and just wait for the tree rats to come for breakfast. I'll probably use my Winchester Heavy Varmint in .220 Swift for that job since I'll be shooting from a rest.
 

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too much noise, scares the others.

leave a "trail" of bait, leading to the corn cobs, get them within 50m, use CB Caps instead.
 

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Why not have an M-80 suprise waiting in the bottom of the bait pile?Get 'em all at once.:D
 

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rig it to a shotgun primer, in a small tube

and put a "firing pin" on a rattrap? simpler to just mix oatmeal and peanut butter on the rattrap, quieter, too.
 

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One of my workers got 6 of them in an outing. He strung them up on the trees near the bamboo as a warning to the other tree rats in the area. For smart critters, then seem to have not taken the hint..... :madeuce:
 
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