Sharpshooter Vet Saves Eagle

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Sharpshooter Vet Saves Eagle

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Post by Revet » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:11 pm

An Army Veteran with a Ruger 10-22 saved an eagle trapped upside-down in a tree, 75 feet off the ground on a windy day.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/03/ea ... -tree.html

Reading the comments on several sites shows that to some people not even the rescue of a young bald eagle, a symbol of our nation--on Independence weekend, is a good thing if a firearm was used.
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Post by Skiprr » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:31 pm

After all those shots, the eagle was pretty much a nervous wreck. Not to mention any other nearby wildlife would be running for the hills.
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Post by Sport Coach » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:35 pm

I'm guessing/assuming/hoping with the 150 shots it says it took him to free the eagle that he knew not only 1)his target but 2)what was 1 mile or more behind it as he was shooting into the air. It said he received the go-ahead from city officials so he shouldn't have to deal with people/idiots saying he was being irresponsible.
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Post by Flightmare » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:39 pm

I thought MDA said that guns have NEVER saved a life. This makes no sense! :biggrinjester:
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Post by WTR » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:11 pm

I don't know what the big deal is. I could have rented a construction boom that would have allowed me to cut the Eagle down without sending 150 rounds down range.

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Post by psijac » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:50 pm

150 rounds of .22 is about 10.5 ounces
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Post by Pawpaw » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:53 pm

WTR wrote:I don't know what the big deal is. I could have rented a construction boom that would have allowed me to cut the Eagle down without sending 150 rounds down range.
Could you have done that in rural Rush City, MN?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:30 pm

150 rounds? He probably could have gotten the job done with one round of 12 gauge 00 Buck........ :tiphat:

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Post by SewTexas » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:41 pm

WTR wrote:I don't know what the big deal is. I could have rented a construction boom that would have allowed me to cut the Eagle down without sending 150 rounds down range.

actually the news article I saw said that they couldn't get a fire truck in to get a ladder up to it, so I doubt a construction truck would work either.

I was quite impressed with the kid's shooting. He spent the rounds clearing the branches to expose the rope, then cutting the rope. It was some crazy good shooting.
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