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Shooting Pigeons in Flight with Air Rifle Semi Automatic FX Revolution .22

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Published on Aug 21, 2011

http://www.facebook.com/TedsHoldOver

My official review for this air rifle can be found here:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DndMru...
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi8V7p...

Ahhh, the pure enjoyment of a semi-automatic airgun. In this video I attempt to shoot pigeons out of the sky. When you view the video, it seems like it shouldn't be too difficult to pluck them out of mid air, but this is not Nintendo Duck Hunt. The birds are moving very fast, requiring a substantial lead with the shot. They also change direction rapidly. And no matter how "thick" a flock of pigeons looks, there is MUCH more open space than "pigeon space".

I realize that many may attempt to use this video to demonize me - calling me a hypocrite for not adhering to the "one shot, one kill" philosophy. I knew that making might haunt me a bit. But, with a semi-auto, I could unload on any animals not killed immediately. This is something I can not do with my single shot. And this is also something that every bird hunter on earth must deal with. I've shot countless ducks and pheasants with a perfectly-placed shotgun blast - yet it still required a 2nd shot to finish them off. It's just the way it is. Anyone who says otherwise is blowing smoke.

Had I winged a bird, it would not have suffered long at all considering the rapid-fire accuracy of this gun. And I made certain to not fire on any that were flying over the corn field, so as not to lose them.

I'm always torn between making long explanations [like this one] of my actions, or just getting to the footage. If I preach too long - folks get bored. If I don't mention anything, others assume the worst and label me a demon or hypocrite.

I try to explain my actions - but, make no apologies.

So, enough of that.....

For a complete review of this gun, visit my channel page and click on the playlist "Gun Reviews".

Details:
FX Revolution .22 Semi-Automatic PCP Air Rifle
Shooting JSB 18.1gr pellets @ 910fps
Scope is an FX Optics 6-18x44mm IR, 10yds-infinity AO

Equipment Details:

The Camera Mount I used to record through the scope can be found here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069VXY7K/...

The slow-motion camera I use to film the shots through the scope is the Casio EX-FC150. That camera is no longer made, but you can buy its successor (which is actually a better camera than the one I use) here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H3X1EI/...

For more details re: my scopecam setup, please visit my channel page and click "playlists" at the top of the screen. This will organize my videos, and one playlist will be called "Scopecam Tutorials". That is the one you want.

Gun supplied by Airguns of Arizona
1970 W Elliot Rd, Ste 109
Gilbert, AZ 85233
(480) 461-1113

http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/

Classical Music is Public Domain. The two pieces used were provided as free-use.

tchaikovsky - dance of the sugar plum fairy
wagner - ride of the valkyries

"Quiz Group Music" and "The Orchard Music" both filed copyright claims to this video. I disputed both claims sighting evidence, and both claims were dropped. Don't bother trying to snake my content, you thieves. I WILL dispute it, and win. The music in this video is public domain.

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