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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:25 pm 
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Are there any?

I got a pack of some really light tin ones, and they're terrible. Woefully inaccurate, and gun sounds like its being dry fired. I stopped using them after only a few shots, seemed like they were pinging off in random directions. Not to mention the gun sounded horrible.
I got some others that are better, have an orange plastic jacket on them, but now you're leaving bits of plastic every where.
This isnt for constant use, just want to be a little nicer to the pond when I do go hunting bullfrogs.

Must be something decent out there. .177 or .22

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:50 pm 
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Nope, they suck. They will also break spring guns.
FYI some areas dont allow you to take bull frogs with a airgun.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:08 pm 
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Ha, I sorta figured someone would say that...

The plastic ones aren't nearly as bad as the tin, gun sounds normal at least.

Probably better off with a bb gun for that sort of thing I suppose.


As for bullfrogs, pretty unpopular invasive species around here...they don't earn themselves a lot of sympathy.

Pond is on my property, so I doubt I'd get a complaint, but who knows. Only takes one.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:09 pm 
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Try Predators they are part plastic and are accurate.
You still have some lead but not a lot in 177.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:26 am 
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I have been using Gamo .177C Raptor Performance Ballistic Alloy Pellets the last few weeks. They seem to work fine in my Daisy 953 .

One neat thing about these, under the right light condition, I saw a flash of light from the pellet just before it hits the target due to its gold colour.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:50 am 
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Seapotato,.....Have you considered 'fishing' for bullfrogs ? ....This goes back about 65 years for me, but, my Dad used to put a little red felt on a hook and ,with a long pole, dangle it in front of them. We caught a lot of bullfrogs that way, Dad and I....Great memories from our swampy farm in mid Ontario.....I know they're invasive here on the Island and shooting them is quick and final, but 'fishing' is a real fun challenge ... Especially with kids or gran'kids ( good for 'show'n tell)....Thumper ( not to belittle 'airgunning' them 'cause this isn't a fishing forum...lol )


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:55 am 
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thumper wrote:
Seapotato,.....Have you considered 'fishing' for bullfrogs ? ....This goes back about 65 years for me, but, my Dad used to put a little red felt on a hook and ,with a long pole, dangle it in front of them. We caught a lot of bullfrogs that way, Dad and I....Great memories from our swampy farm in mid Ontario.....I know they're invasive here on the Island and shooting them is quick and final, but 'fishing' is a real fun challenge ... Especially with kids or gran'kids ( good for 'show'n tell)....Thumper ( not to belittle 'airgunning' them 'cause this isn't a fishing forum...lol )


I did this with my Dad's bamboo fly rod back in the 50's - Man - I got "The Belt" for that. It was effective, though. We then found that a .177 Pellet through any part of the broad backbone would anchor them, paralyzed, long enough to catch them by hand.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:47 pm 
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seapotato wrote:
a little nicer to the pond . . . hunting bullfrogs.

Back in the day, We did all our frog hunting with a Sling Shot. BB Guns were available, but we found the SS to be the better tool for the job.
And small pebbles are very environmentally friendly. . . . :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:18 am 
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Have you considered an Airsoft gun with biodegradable BB's?

I'd love an excuse to buy an Airsoft gun [emoji16]


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