They most certainly can. You clearly know nothing about fish.
Replying to myself, but as it turned out, the Marauder .25 became the rifle of my budget and it's amazing! Had it for a few weeks now. I have yet to hit a ground squirrel at the ranges you were getting, but I'm working on it. Using a Crosman 4-16x scope, I'm seeing drop of well over 5 mil dots at slightly over 100 yards with a bit of down angle, shooting 24.6 gr pellets. Since the scope only has 5 mil dots up and down, it's going to take some Kentucky windage, all right :)
But of course, you're right. I was a kid when that video was made in '73, and there was only one really fat kind in my school, and two fairly chubby ones. Typical for the time.
That was really sweet! As a fan of both organ music and shamisen, it was crazy cool to hear this performed on shamisen! Thank you!
Great stuff! I've been trying to locate Monster of Shamisen version of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly to show to my kids but it doesn't seem to be turning up here on YouTube, I wonder if you have a link?
Years ago, I used to often see a Tsugarur shamisen player busking in Kawasaki Station (mid-late 1990s), this really brings back memories, thank you! :)
Thanks for this very thorough review! The Trail NP .22 (as well as the Trail NP XL .25) are on my shortlist for upgrading from a Daisy 880. I've gotten rid of the close ground squirrels and am now looking at shots in the 40-60 yard range. The Daisy ain't cuttin' it.
Would you say the Trail NP is accurate enough for that range? How about the NP XL? It will be my first springer, in any case.
Would lave to have a Marauder .25, but that's probably not in the budget.
I'm considering getting a B50, the price is hard to beat, but one concern I have around going PCP is filling them. The scuba tank route is out of my budget; are you using a hand pump with yours? If so, which one? How hard is it to fill/how many pumps does it take to fill it.
Also considering the XS46U with gas spring conversion, everyone says it's a real tack driver, althoug it's a very heavy one (almost 9 pounds without a scope!).
Thanks for any advice!
You don't own a rifle, or even know how to use one, and everyone here knows it.
Whether it's illegal or not may depend on the state. In my state, taking mourning or whitewing doves, or other migratory species, with a pellet gun is illegal. Do check your local laws before taking any game. You don't want to find out the hard way, through a run-in with a fish and wildlife officer.
What scope are you using? The 2011 review on Pyramyd Air complains about barrel droop in the Silent Stalker Whisper IGT, but that's from 2011. Their video review, as well as Air Gun Web's video review - both from 2012 - don't mention it. Do you notice droop? If so, did you shim your scope, get a droop-compensating mount, or?
Full disclosure: I'm a straight, married guy.
That said, what they're saying is true. "Hollywood" lesbian porn (that is, the San Fernando Valley type stuff) is awful. Not sexy at all. Of course, that strain of straight porn doesn't work for me, either.
You can find quality stuff, though. Viv Thomas, for example. VT is a guy, but he produces lesbian porn that (in my personal experience) can even turn a 100% straight woman on.
Not all of VT's work is great, but his good stuff is _really_ good.
I dunno what you're looking at, but I watched the video and saw head shots. Movies might make you think that when something is shot it just falls down, but it doesn't. I control ground squirrels through shooting and trapping. A squirrel shot in the head from a range of less than a foot with a hollow-point .177 pellet, can take up to 30 seconds to die and it thrashes around. Head shots are typically fatal, but they are not instant, not even in humans.
What's your take on the trigger? The Trail NP .22 is on my shortlist as I prepare to upgrade from my Daisy 880 (using a Bushnell 4x32 on it) to something decent. I've hit ground squirrels out to a measured 35 yards, but it's tough at that range with this gun. A lot of people complain about the trigger and say a charliedatuna trigger is a must upgrade. What do you think? Have you tuned your Trail NP at all? Thanks!
It's funny that I'm sitting here listening to La Scalas through the speakers in my laptop, but dang, the hi-hats cut through so clearly anyway! Wow!
I use a pair of KG-4s for my home theater, but I'm thinking about maybe getting a couple of La Scalas for the front and putting the KG-4s behind my sofa for the rear :-)
I used to live in a place in the SF Bay area where the power was more unreliable than it was in an "emerging economy" nation (what we used to call third-world countries) that I lived in. All of my network infrastructure was on UPS. That's probably not the answer you were looking for because it costs money, but it's the real solution. Even a small UPS can keep a router going for quite a while.
Yes, a Marauder costs more, but it's in a whole different league than a Gamo Silent Stalker. That's nothing against the Gamo, it's a good value, esp. with the SAT trigger, but a PCP air rifle like a Marauder is operating at a whole different level.
I love your reviews, they're the best!
I'm looking to upgrade from a Daisy 880. My primary use is ground squirrel control, and all the close ones are dead. The ones left are in the 40-60 yard range, too far to hit with the 880 (at least for me). My short list is down to the Silent Stalker IGT or Trail NP.
Pros of the NP seem to be better scope, a little quieter, Picatinny mount, cheaper. Pros of the Gamo seem to be better trigger, great accuracy. Which would you recommend?
I'm also using an 880 for ground squrrel control, with Crosman Premier HP. Will take a look at those Gamo Red Fires. What kind of groups do you get with them?
As an aside, at least in my state, a hunting license is needed for tree squirrels and doves, and there are closed seasons. I'm not accusing anyone of anything, but if those are game animals in your state, it's good to make clear in videos that you're licensed and in-season. If they are non-game in your state, good to make that clear, too.
Thanks so much for this video. One of my wife's customers snagged the cord of her brand new 76 with a cane while getting into the chair, and the switch broke when it hit the floor. With this video I was able to easily replace the swiitch. I would have bought the switch from you, but your website says it's out of stock and I couldn't wait and so had to go elsewhere. If it happens again, I'll be sure to check your site first, anyway :)
Nice video! The Nitro Venom is on my short list for an upgrade to my Daisy 880. I've wiped out the ground squirrels that are within its effective range and need to hit squirrels in the 45+ yard range. Also shortlisted the Stoeger ATAC supressor (looks like it's more or less an X20s but with gas piston) but won't be available in .22 until late August. Does the Nitro Venom have the accuracy to hit a squirrel at that range? Are you using the stock trigger or a charliedatuna trigger?
Oh, I'd totally love to get a PCP, Nick, but even the cheapest ones are well beyond my price range :p
One of the others on my shortlist is the Crosman Nitro Venom. Some people have some issues with it, and many people recommend getting a GTR III trigger, but overall people seem pretty happy with it and it's got to be a big step up from a Daisy 880, anyway :-) I'm kind of leaning strongly toward the Venom Nitro.
Looks pretty user-friendly to me, I wish it would be shipping in June (when I'm going to switch phones and carriers) rather than October.
Granted, I'm defining "user friendly" as something friendly/helpful to an advanced user. If you mean "friendly to the computer-stupid" when you say it, well, maybe not. The learning curve of a new platform is enough to defeat a lot of those ppl. But hey, a colleague of mine has a Win 8 phone, and an Ubuntu phone couldn't _possilbly_ be worse than that POS :p
Just got one of these from you, looking forward to using it on my 2-weight Redington CT with a Rio Trout LT WF2F for panfish this spring and summer.
The driving is maybe not as difficult as, say, being a race driver (but I bet the driver was a stunt driver), but you have to be really sure of three things:
-Your math when you calculate the ramp design, vehicle weight, and target speed
-Your speed at the end of the ramp
-That you are going perfectly straight; go crooked and use miss the landing ramp
Bottom line; the driving isn't the hardest in the world, but you have to be really sure you get the math and physics right or you crash.
Mountain lion in the city? Happens from time to time (once year or so) in the greater San Francisco area (not right in the city, but I lived about 10 miles south of SF and there were mountain lions in the hills around there, and they would be spotted on the streets from time to time).
Danger to people? While we aren't on there normal shopping list, they have been known to attack - and sometimes kill, adults. They are more likely to attack children,though. Google it for more info.
Yeah, I'm surprised the orchestra didn't scare off the cougar :)
Thanks so much for posting this, it's much easier to follow than the other video, and the HD is great! Excellent focus and choice of background, too; the fly really stands out clearly.
You don't know the difference between "viola" and "voila" but you're telling others to get a life?
OK, whatever you say.
Oh, and while I'm at it, that's "evoke," not "invoke."
I'm going to enjoy some bourbon now. I may also listen to Buddy Holly. Tip: drink bourbon from a wide glass, not a shot glass, even if you only put a shot in it. Your olfactory senses will thank you.
Yes, it is the best on YouTube. It's hard to listen to it without a tear springing to the eye. My niece is a singer, and I hope that many years hence. she'll sing it at my funeral.
I had chicken sashimi once. It's popular in Kagoshima, and my gf at the time was from there, her family gave us some when we went down to visit. We tried it, then cooked the rest of it up the next day. Made the best fried chicken ever! :)
This is an outstandingly easy to understand video, even with the sound off and just watching what you did (wife was sleeping lol). My 50 year old eyes and my arthritis both thank you for shooting it in 1080p :)
The only suggestion I have is brighter lighting; at times, mostly when you're not zoomed in and esp. with the dark thread, your work was almost silhoutted against the white background.
If you ever do a vid for Bully's Bluegill Spider, I'll be most obliged :-)
A long time ago, somebody told me to always you low lock when launching if you have a 4X4. Now I know why :-) (The problem with launch ramps here in southern California is that they tend to be high and dry at times; I haven't seen one with slime).