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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:21 am
 


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can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


The bureaucratic mind has a regulation for everything. :roll:


part of it is the fact that you don't require a permit to purchase them. I primarily used mine to scare nuisance animals away rather than kill them


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BartSimpson BartSimpson:
My buddy used one to take out skunks. Worked OK on the first couple, but on one he said it took like nine shots, and the thing was making this awful keening noise, not to mention the stink. Didn't use it after that. Maybe skunks are harder to kill. Don't know what kind it was though.


I'm thinking your friend needs some shooting lessons. :idea:[/quote]

Maybe. He's a cop though. You'd figure he'd know his way around a gun. I'm sure he'd much rather use his real gun.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:52 am
 


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I'm thinking your friend needs some shooting lessons. :idea:


Maybe. He's a cop though. You'd figure he'd know his way around a gun. I'm sure he'd much rather use his real gun.


Hate to tell you, but most cops suck with rifles. They're not so much better with pistols at close range, either.

A standard pellet shot at any velocity much over 600fps should be lethal to a skunk inside of 30 meters. Just need to get him in the head or the pump.

Just myself, but I have a pretty high standard for such shots and I do not ever try for a shot that is outside of my skill level or beyond the level of the tech in my hands. If I cannot get a killing shot on an animal then I do not take the shot. Even if it is a rat, I don't want to inflict needless suffering.

No offense intended to your friend, but I just can't stand pointless suffering even when it's vermin that's doing the suffering.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:54 am
 


BartSimpson BartSimpson:
bootlegga bootlegga:
ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
can't remember correctly so someone can correct me.. but I think there are limitations on muzzle velocities for air rifles in Canada.


There certainly used to be - it was how the government kept Airsoft guns on the Restricted list for so long.

Given that you can buy Airsoft all over the place now (Canadian Tire for example), I'm guessing the laws have changed somewhat.


I'm also guessing that someone finally figured out that an Airsoft is only dangerous to the dignity of the person using one. :lol:


Until rather recently, I'd rather have an Airsoft gun than a paintball gun, most of which looked pretty crappy when compared to Airsoft weapons.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:57 am
 


The latter is illegal in California because it looks scary. Seriously.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:40 am
 


Somebody should call AirSplat then - they operate out of Irwindale (part of the LA CMA) and sell them (as well as a wide variety of other types);

http://www.airsplat.com/G36-Airsoft-Rifles.htm

Admittedly, most of those have orange tips, but nothing a Sharpie can't fix...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:47 am
 


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No offense intended to your friend, but I just can't stand pointless suffering even when it's vermin that's doing the suffering.


I don't think he much liked it either, which is why he quit doing it.


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Zipperfish Zipperfish:
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No offense intended to your friend, but I just can't stand pointless suffering even when it's vermin that's doing the suffering.


I don't think he much liked it either, which is why he quit doing it.


Good man.


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BartSimpson BartSimpson:
No offense intended to your friend, but I just can't stand pointless suffering even when it's vermin that's doing the suffering.


Exactly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:42 pm
 


ROTFL


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:43 pm
 


Tippman set at 370 fps does the job rather efficiently as well!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:20 pm
 


Zipperfish Zipperfish:
30 - 80 million feral cats in the US--that's actually the most surprising number I found. Wow. It's been known for a while that cats kill a lot of birds and rodents. Probably the casue of the early symbiosis of cats and humans.


I honestly thought it'd be higher. You'd think cities would be filled with feral cats enjoying tasty mice and rats, and the occasional flying rat. As much as I'm sure feral cats are significant issues in rural areas, they probably help keep rodent populations in cities in check. I'd rather have some feral cats than rats scurrying around.


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30 - 80 million feral cats in the US--that's actually the most surprising number I found. Wow. It's been known for a while that cats kill a lot of birds and rodents. Probably the casue of the early symbiosis of cats and humans.


I honestly thought it'd be higher. You'd think cities would be filled with feral cats enjoying tasty mice and rats, and the occasional flying rat. As much as I'm sure feral cats are significant issues in rural areas, they probably help keep rodent populations in cities in check. I'd rather have some feral cats than rats scurrying around.


Yes they do keep rodents in check. Unfortunately, they lack the environmental sensitivity to avoid species at risk, so that can be a problem.

In Vancouver we have a lot of coyotes, so I think that limits the number of feral cats, or cats wandering around at night, anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:06 pm
 


In San Francisco the feral cats have hunted the native quail into extinction. In Hawai'i the cats are decimating the native bird population. And etc.

Feral cats and outdoor cats are causing problems and they need to be eradicated or else we can kiss off the sounds of songbirds in North America.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:59 pm
 


Zipperfish Zipperfish:
In Vancouver we have a lot of coyotes, so I think that limits the number of feral cats, or cats wandering around at night, anyway.


Out in my back yard, I hear coyotes all the time. There is a subdivision near me, and people are coming by looking for their cats all the time. I often don't have the heart to let them in on reality.


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