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by BumBee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 14946

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Here is another .177 Spring air rifle similar to a Break Barrel. This is one is cocked
and loaded like a Break Barrel except it uses a separate coking lever, not the barrel.

This is a full size air rifle. Personally I like the Bull-pup size air rifle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCLqOGIoWCI
by BumBee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 14946

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

I live in a subdivision where neighbors are close by. This is where a .177 caliber air rifle shines specially if there large tree as backdrop for the shots. If and when you miss a shot, the 10 grain plus pellet will disappear and go no farther. It will go through a pine or cedar fence board though. ...
by BumBee
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?
Replies: 70
Views: 14946

Re: Pellet guns...What do you own or recommend?

Target peny size hole.JPG I've used a multi pump, break barrel and Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP). The multi pump air rifle was too inconsistent and losses power too soon. The break barrel was consistent enough to do the job. They are full size air rifle and have good balance. In my crowded hid out, i...
by BumBee
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds
Replies: 6
Views: 3698

Gadget to use your Cell Phone: Film your birds

I think this gadget will be a useful tool to film your martins close up while sitting at a distance. For those that do not want to shoot even the dreaded Sparrows or own a pellet rifle, find a way to get a thing to mount a rifle scope to attach this gadget. https://www.side-shot.com https://www.yout...
by BumBee
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 36273

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Flyin-Lowe,
Do you paint the inside of the PM housing you make? What color?

Would it be better to leave the inside not painted?

How do you vent each room?
by BumBee
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Thank you, I based this design using stock 1"x6" (3/4"x5-3/8") cedar lumber, planed down to a 1/2" thick. If you use the next size 8"x1"(3/4"x7-1/8"), or a combination of the two lumber sizes,you can make the rooms much larger without having too many board joints. You can use the stock thickness but...
by BumBee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Think I have decided to build another T14
Replies: 55
Views: 36273

Re: Think I have decided to build another T14

Flyin-Lowe,
What is the cavity size of the T14? Width? Depth? and Height?
by BumBee
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Purple Martins Roost-Stafford TX at the Fountains-2019 VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 5636

Purple Martins Roost-Stafford TX at the Fountains-2019 VIDEO

I took this video yesterday evening, there was another fellow with his family and friends. he told
me that he came from Pearland TX. I don't recall his name, so if you see this, chime in.

Got CRS...

Click on the link below to watch.V V V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxFrRJF848c
by BumBee
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Chicadee Interference
Replies: 39
Views: 20691

Re: Chicadee Interference

Gotham, I trap and shoot those little buggers. I use two PMCA repeating traps with modified entrances. I made the entrance big enough so those little buggers can get and stop the white wings doves and squirrels from getting in. The third trap is a home made nest box trap mounted on top of a 4 inch P...
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage 04
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage -03
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Stage 02
by BumBee
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

4 stages of the build
by BumBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

RAMSMARTINS, I sure did and I miss them. Those sneaky hawks are still here and it looks like there here to stay. We have lots of white wing doves and are nesting in the giant trees in the neighborhood. In early summer they feast on the young white wings. I have seen these hawks taking squirrels and ...
by BumBee
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

Another possibility, 8 or 16 gourd rack. This would be a lot faster to make
than the 12 room wooden house.
by BumBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

If the 12 rooms does not attract PMS, here is what possibly it will look like.
The gourds are 12 inches body diameter.

I will more likely add 4 gourds to start out with.

It is much easier to do renderings in the 3D world than cutting wood. This saves me a lot
of time in the shop.
by BumBee
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wooden 8-room PM House
Replies: 32
Views: 12090

Re: Wooden 8-room PM House

After looking into my posts weather it will take the load, here is what I've decided
to build 12 rooms instead of the 8 rooms.

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