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I'm hoping to use this again soon. It proved to be very successful last year, and many a Corvid, mainly Magpies and Crows, met their demise. Many more would have too, had I not missed. I placed it at approx 85 yards away and used either my .22 Hornet, or my favourite, my .204 Ruger.

 

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Very interesting.  Would be interesting to try something like that around a dairy farm I shoot on as it is invaded by magpies in particular.  The litle Hornet wa one I was interested in 35yrs ago, in fact the K Hornet but then someone introduced me to the 17 Remington, like 17hmr on steroids.  Marmelises corvids out to 300yrds.   I do have to try that idea though.

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Hello, it was Steve who mention these plastic hens eggs on a previous post to lure the magpies and crows, very cheap from China 😀 

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2 hours ago, ditchman said:

22 hornet ...wicked accurate round.............:good:

I should use mine more.

1 hour ago, kenholland said:

a hornet's nest of results are on the cards then, is the 204 an underated round .

A fantastic calibre. Very hard hitting. 

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My .204 is now my official "go to  rifle"....

Home loaded 39g are devastating and accurate as long as I do my part...

 

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The twigs were glued onto a piece of board and then built up into a 'nest' shape. The eggs were bought via Ali Express, although you can get them via Ebay I believe. Yellow cotton wool for the yolk, glued into the shells. I also added one or two real egg shells. 

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Some duck eggs would be stronger than hens if you use real egg shells. Must make sure my wife breaks them tidy this week when I have chips and egg for tea.

When I have finished building the bench for my barbecue area I will be into nest making.  Have a couple of places to try it out.

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These 264223667506 from Ebay. May take awhile to get them but worth the wait.

1 hour ago, Walker570 said:

Some duck eggs would be stronger than hens if you use real egg shells. Must make sure my wife breaks them tidy this week when I have chips and egg for tea.

When I have finished building the bench for my barbecue area I will be into nest making.  Have a couple of places to try it out.

Clear varnish painted inside the shells will strengthen them. I did this at first, until my plastic ones were delivered from China.

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