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    When is hummingbird season?

    Any time a friend or family member takes possession of orphaned reloading components they bring them to me. My latest gift is five pounds of No. 12 lead shot. I wonder how many pellets will fit in a SP-10 wad?

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    Perfect for those hard to reach wasp nests.
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    I use a 38 case of ground walnut shells for the easy to reach wasp nests... haven’t tried to count how many pieces of ground shell in one case ��
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    didn't know they (hummingbirds) were a edible species you would probably need a lot , even for appetizers. unless they're a lot bigger where you are

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    I think he's kidding about the Humming birds, at least I hope so.

    That #12 shot is what you want in hand gun snake loads. There's a whole sub forum now devoted to handgun shotshells now.

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    Wouldn't be legal for me to shoot hummingbirds with lead shot, they are migtratory.

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    i use #4 buck on hummers. we get big ones in penn's woods.

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    I'm loading .410 shotshells with some #10 shot I inherited for use in my American Arms derringer on rattlesnakes. It has such a poor pattern that even with #8 by the time you get close enough for a sure kill you might be in range for the snake to get you too.

    I'd like some of that #12 to try. How about $10 for about 2 lbs shipped?

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    Hummingbirds are legal year round up here....only thing is they have to be taken with "kite string lasso's, not to exceed 10' in length, between 9am and 11am Monday through Fridays."
    Sorry looks like the shotgun is out of the question, unless they allow propelled lariats.....kinda like firing lines from one ship to another. I will try to get back to you with that.

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    I wonder how many pellets will fit in a SP-10 wad?
    One way to find out ... fill up the wad and start counting. Be sure to let us all know how many

    For the good of the order: in a #4 capsule for 22LR - the count is 169 #12 pellets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlesnake Charlie View Post
    I'm loading .410 shotshells with some #10 shot I inherited for use in my American Arms derringer on rattlesnakes. It has such a poor pattern that even with #8 by the time you get close enough for a sure kill you might be in range for the snake to get you too.

    I'd like some of that #12 to try. How about $10 for about 2 lbs shipped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hodges View Post
    Hummingbirds are legal year round up here....only thing is they have to be taken with "kite string lasso's, not to exceed 10' in length, between 9am and 11am Monday through Fridays."
    Sorry looks like the shotgun is out of the question, unless they allow propelled lariats.....kinda like firing lines from one ship to another. I will try to get back to you with that.
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    There are a bunch of folks from the Audubon Society at my front door. What's your home address?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    One way to find out ... fill up the wad and start counting. Be sure to let us all know how many

    For the good of the order: in a #4 capsule for 22LR - the count is 169 #12 pellets
    John,

    I will get right on that pellet count just as soon as I finish counting the cells in a package of liquid ale yeast. Manufacturer says there are a billion cells but the package feels a couple of cells lite to me.

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ID:	221776When I was a kid I bought one of the Western Haig revolvers thinking it sounded like it would be fun toy as the advertisement made it sound almost like a real gun.
    What I got was a plastic pistol that resembled a revolver with some no. 12 lead shot pellets.
    What powered the firing of these pellets was a standard roll of caps just like a toy cap pistol I owned when I was younger yet.
    I was really disappointed with the pistol as I tried to shoot a pellet thru a potato chip and it would just bounce off.
    I wrote a letter to the company complaining that I was ripped off and wanted my money back. I never got a response or my money.
    I did let a friend once shoot me in the back with a 22 birdshot shell at about 40 feet away thinking it wouldn't even get to me as we tried shooting sparrows at about 20 feet and couldn't kill one , just knock a few feathers out and they would fly away.
    Believe me that birdshot stung like HELL ! and that was no. 12 shot I believe also. Out of a smooth bore 22 they may have slightly more effect on hummingbirds.

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    One of my friends lived in a rural setting when he was young and single. The house was old and had a terrible mouse problem. One of his pass times was to lay on the kitchen floor with a .22 rifle and shoot mice with bird shot. As anyone who has patterned one knows, the pattern at a few feet is larger than a mouse. He said that a couple of the table legs got really chewed up by stray shot. He is older and married now. His wife won't let them live in a house with built in entertainment. :^( I guess that in a SHTF situation you could flock shoot hummers at the feeder and get enough for half a sandwich. (eventually)

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    When is hummingbird season?

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    I'l bet they are tough and stringy.
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    Don't just filet the breasts out. The legs and thighs are the best part!
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    ^^^ I've heard the necks are quite tasty too.
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