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Not even the T1X was enough #7458363 03/14/19 04:51 PM
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Skunk in the front yard early this morning, coming toward the house and our cat at a pretty fast clip. I grabbed the front door gun, the Tikka, and stepped outside. Shot him once, still running, so shot him again. Still moving. Shot him a total of 5 or 6 times (Blazer 40 gr RN, if you must know) till he gave it up. Since I was still in my underwear, I went back in the house. Wife is following me around insisting I move the skunk back to the rear of the property. After getting dressed, I couldn’t find the ‘dead’ skunk. Turns out he dragged his miserable stinkin self under the guest house. I had to remove some skirting, hoping he wouldn’t be TOO close. He was, and he still had enough left to give a half hearted squirt. Missed me, mostly. Got the 9422 from the barn and shot him a bunch. Had to leave the boots outside when I came Infor lunch. Shoulda left the pants out there too.

So maybe I should be shooting hollow points instead of the RN bullets. I bought the Blazer RN ammo for the accuracy, and yup, they are accurate. A bit less accuracy and a bit more impact seems in order.

It stinks where I’m sitting. Wife hasn’t commented yet.


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Could be some off handed practice is in order. grin


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Sometimes things just don't go the way you think/wish they should …

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Maybe hollow points would be better, maybe not.


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Re: Not even the T1X was enough [Re: 603Country] #7459659 03/16/19 03:49 AM
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Re: Not even the T1X was enough [Re: DStroud] #7460700 03/17/19 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by snake oil
Could be some off handed practice is in order. grin


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Re: Not even the T1X was enough [Re: 603Country] #7460789 03/17/19 04:46 PM
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I just switched to HP ammo, instead of a shotgun. Did a good bit of shooting at 25 and 100 yards. The HPs that were close at hand were Remington Thunderbolts, which have the rep of being not so accurate, but they shot into one hole at 25 yards, as did the Blazers. I’ll go with the T-bolt HPs for the next skunk and we’ll see how that goes.

I really am happy with the Tikka T1X. Light, balanced well, and so very accurate.

For long shots I’ll use the 223 and 40 gr BTs and make it rain skunk chunks.

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Switch to 17 HMR, problem solved.

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Thunderbolts are plenty. Needed to be shot in the top of the head.


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i don't shoot straight in my underwear either , ha ha ha .

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I second the 12 gauge. Or stingers, or velocitors.


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I thought the answer to everything was 6.5 Creedmoor?


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Originally Posted by QuitShootinYoungBucks
I thought the answer to everything was 6.5 Creedmoor?



Oh yeah, and Tikka. OP got it half right, at least smile


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Re: Not even the T1X was enough [Re: DStroud] #7523278 05/30/19 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DStroud
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I saw these on midway:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1017367255/winchester-varmint-x-ammunition-12-gauge-3-1-1-2-oz-bb

Price is a little high but lead BB's are back baby! This is the perfect load for shotgun only zones, anything up to pigs at close range. Perfect for anything you don't want in your backyard. Forget about hevi shot at $5 a pop!


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