Busty Bessy and the airgun pellets!

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  1. Dec 13, 2019 #1

    Britsmoothy

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    Busty Bessy is a game girl, when there is some testing to be done she is all ways up for it.
    She was struggling today though. The damp cold wind was turning that pan into a slow fuse within minutes of refreshing.

    It caused me fail with the brass shot (actually chopped brazing rods), I mentioned it in the smoothbore section.

    A couple of weeks ago I happens on some lead shot all mixed in with airgun pellets. Well there is a lot of air gun pellets and I wondered how Bessy would spew them out!
    I weighed two ounce of 177 pellets and tipped them in a 12g hull.
    Then in the field as it was coming light loaded busty Bessy up with 90gr ish of 3f.
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    Well when I called on her to spit them out she just laughed at the task as if it were nothing resulting in a rooster flopping about not quite 30yds away.
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    I loaded her again but got clever on the next bird and thought I could magically shoot through brash only to see the bird lift shouting profanity at me!
    Next I loaded with lead shot and jumped a hen. Bessy is difficult to wing shoot, she has all the feel of a chair leg with a pri bar duct taped to it! But occasionally an easy shot arises.
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    Now if any English want to comment regarding taking a pheasant on the deck, save your breath, I ain't bothered. If there is one thing you can count on here is the English won't turn up to congratulate but sure as heck turn up to criticise. Just like crows turning up to peck the eyes out of a downed ewe!
    Anyway, that was busty Bess and me out this morning.

    B.
     
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    Well I like it!
     
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    Well I will congratulate you sir. My English ancestry likely would have as well. Perhaps that is why the left the place...
    Walk
     
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    Thanks for the morning laugh! Well told story with lots of humor.

    BUT...more proof that a smoothie IS the ultimate gun in versatility! Just stuff things in the barrel and shoot!

    In your prior post on the mixed box of projectiles when you questioned the sanity of trying to shoot the pellets I responded with "Hold my beer and watch this." Well, my friend, I hand you back your beer with my hearty congratulations! :thumb:
     
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    I've read a lot about the English idea of fair play and sporting chase but my English grandfather was a practical man and he would have congratulated you on taking the shot offered. As usual your photos are impeccable.
     
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    Thank you.

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    Hey if its legal shoot it, good hunting.
     
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    Avoid shooting stuff that doesn't squish. My dad tried a load of small ball bearings out of his shotgun, and they stacked and ripped a 7 inch long gash into the barrel. Cross off one nice old shotgun. Lead balls the same size deform a bit and work just fine, as you all know.
     
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    I think you did great. Sometimes ya' just gotta take what's offered.
     
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    I salute your talent once more. I once killed a water-sitting duck at about 75 yds with a CF rifle - because I was hungry (not saying that you were not - I know that you kill for the kitchen).
     
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    Sure, these birds are for cooking by someone if not me.
    Thanks.
     
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    You can also count on them to ask to partake in your cooked bird feast before they comment on your method of taking wildlife.
     
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    I'm all for "skillet" shooting quail.
    Have you ever tried to get a blue quail to flush? Them little buggers can run!
    If the shot is offered and a pot needs filling I call it a fair shot. After we are in this for the feasting.
    Great story, because you still have to hunt for the game...
    Keep them coming, most of us enjoy the tales.
    Sam A.
     
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