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Jones4381
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Martin Colony History: Newbie 51 years old and stumbled onto this by accident. Amazing bird. Just wanna help and give/receive happiness and be one with nature. Don't mind shooting an intruder of any kind though. Have a blessed day.

Tried to run him off by tossing a few rocks but came back 4 times and going inside with next building going on....flew onto the ledge and left a clean shot. Only way to deal with these HOSP's. Enjoy
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51 year old HY beginner. Year 1 for me!
Black Jack
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

Just bought me a nice Remington 572 and some CCi sub sonic ammo for next year. i had been using a 17 HMR Way to loud around Martins. But i always clean up before the Martins come . My last male english sparrow i shot was 5yrs ago. Knock on wood. Way to go. Jones!
deancamp
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

17 hmr is what I use. Very accurate Martins will flyoff rack but come right back.
4th Gen Martin Fan
Posts: 1483
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:19 pm
Location: TN/Collierville
Martin Colony History: I have been exposed to purple martin sounds in utero when my mother went out to get my father away from his martin colony.
I played around the martin colony every summer and watched as my father maintained his colony. In the late 50's until the 70's he did not notice European Starlings in south Texas.
When old enough, I helped maintain his colony. My primary task was eliminating English House Sparrows with a 1956 Benjamin 317 .177 air rifle.
When I settled into my own home, I started my first colony with an original Trio Castle and Trio Grandpa. When I moved again, I did not put up any martin houses. Frustration with European Starlings in the Southeast US was overwhelming.
Found PMCA Forum and learned about modern enlarged compartments and SREHs.
Inherited my father's last martin house, a Trio Grandma, modified it to modern specifications and have had good results since then.

Your purple martins and I are so glad that he is gone. If there was a female HOSP hanging around with him, she will leave. So your order of elimination was easier. No more cheep, cheep, cheep, ...
Now you can clean out his HOSP nest and a purple martin will have a chance at that compartment.
Mark.
Firm believer in HOSP/EUST Control, Enlarged Compartments, SREHs, Pole Predator Guards, Owl/Hawk Guards, Mite/Parasite Control, Housing Insulation, and Vents for Compartment Cooling.
PMCA Member.
Black Jack
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

deancamp wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:39 pm
17 hmr is what I use. Very accurate Martins will flyoff rack but come right back.
You are right about them coming back. I just fill better myself using a more stealth round. The 17 is a tack driver for sure.

Regards
Whippy
Posts: 596
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

deancamp wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:39 pm
17 hmr is what I use. Very accurate Martins will flyoff rack but come right back.

.17 HMR. Gotta love that cartridge. My son has a Savage bull barrel bolt action and I have Savage heavy barrel semi auto. Most accurate guns I've shot in a long time. It will put the absolute smacky smack on a sparrow...among other things. We have killed wild hogs with these rifles.

Coolwhips
Jones4381
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Martin Colony History: Newbie 51 years old and stumbled onto this by accident. Amazing bird. Just wanna help and give/receive happiness and be one with nature. Don't mind shooting an intruder of any kind though. Have a blessed day.

Black Jack wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Just bought me a nice Remington 572 and some CCi sub sonic ammo for next year. i had been using a 17 HMR Way to loud around Martins. But i always clean up before the Martins come . My last male english sparrow i shot was 5yrs ago. Knock on wood. Way to go. Jones!
A little overkill but this Marlin bolt action .22 w scope using long hollow points is very accurate and a great gun. Didn't post the underside cause it wasn't much left. Quick clean death is the way I hope I go.
51 year old HY beginner. Year 1 for me!
deancamp
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

Right on Jones, good feeling when you can do one of those nuisance birds in.
Jones4381
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Martin Colony History: Newbie 51 years old and stumbled onto this by accident. Amazing bird. Just wanna help and give/receive happiness and be one with nature. Don't mind shooting an intruder of any kind though. Have a blessed day.

Black jack and Deancamp and 4th gen I know this is a martin board but would love to see photo's of the rifles you guys mentioned. This Marlin is a special edition as not many were made with the stainless barrels and unique stock. One of my favorite looking rifles. She is loud but perty! Thanks for the support.

Jones
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deancamp
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:17 pm
Location: Raymore, MO

That's a sharp rifle for sure Jones. Volquartsen 17hmr semi auto with synthetic stock here.
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johncanfield
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Location: Texas

Good shot! Not to derail the thread with firearm chat but have you guys heard of this XM1: https://usa.stoegerairguns.com/xm1-supp ... pcp-airgun

I'm interested but I haven't seen any reviews, not even sure if it has provisions for mounting a scope.
John
JJ Ranch
Texas Hill Country
4th Gen Martin Fan
Posts: 1483
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:19 pm
Location: TN/Collierville
Martin Colony History: I have been exposed to purple martin sounds in utero when my mother went out to get my father away from his martin colony.
I played around the martin colony every summer and watched as my father maintained his colony. In the late 50's until the 70's he did not notice European Starlings in south Texas.
When old enough, I helped maintain his colony. My primary task was eliminating English House Sparrows with a 1956 Benjamin 317 .177 air rifle.
When I settled into my own home, I started my first colony with an original Trio Castle and Trio Grandpa. When I moved again, I did not put up any martin houses. Frustration with European Starlings in the Southeast US was overwhelming.
Found PMCA Forum and learned about modern enlarged compartments and SREHs.
Inherited my father's last martin house, a Trio Grandma, modified it to modern specifications and have had good results since then.

Both of those rifles are spectacular.
That HOSP experienced Silent Death. No pain or suffering which is humane.

John,
I checked out the website and found that the aluminum alloy receiver is machined for a scope The combination package has a scope and suppressor.
Mark.
Firm believer in HOSP/EUST Control, Enlarged Compartments, SREHs, Pole Predator Guards, Owl/Hawk Guards, Mite/Parasite Control, Housing Insulation, and Vents for Compartment Cooling.
PMCA Member.
Jones4381
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Martin Colony History: Newbie 51 years old and stumbled onto this by accident. Amazing bird. Just wanna help and give/receive happiness and be one with nature. Don't mind shooting an intruder of any kind though. Have a blessed day.

deancamp wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm
That's a sharp rifle for sure Jones. Volquartsen 17hmr semi auto with synthetic stock here.
that is wicked sharp. Wow thanks for the share. I gotta have one now!
51 year old HY beginner. Year 1 for me!
flyin-lowe
Posts: 2920
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:49 am
Location: Indiana/Henry Co.

I shoot a lot of HOSP around my martins with a 20 gauge shot gun. Early in the season they will scatter and soon return. Now, often times they won't even fly off, except occasionally some will follow the the HOSP to the ground mobbing it.
2020 Currently 42 nest, 110 babies, 64 eggs left to hatch(6-22-20) HOSP count-8
2019- 31 Pair over 100 fledged
2018- 15 pair last count 49 fledged
2017 3 SY pair nested, 12 eggs total, fledged 10. 4 additional SY's stayed all summer but never paired/nested.
2016 1 pair fledged 4
2015 Visitors
2014 Visitors
2013 Moved 6 miles away, 1 pair fledged 2.
2012 30 pair fledged 100.
2011 12 pair (11 that nested), 43 fledged.
2010 5 pair, 21 eggs, 16 hatched, 14 fledged.
Black Jack
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

Jones,
Here is my CZ 452-2E ZKM 17 HMR. 2003 YEAR
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MarkinMn
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:35 pm
Location: MN/Foley

....hey BlackJack......very nice weapon.....nice furniture......have always wanted a cz.......mrk
MarkinMn
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:35 pm
Location: MN/Foley

....oops! when I said furniture, I was referring to the stock on the cz....mrk
Brad Biddle
Posts: 523
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:22 pm
Location: Marshall County AL

Dang, I've got gun envy...

I have located a CZ 452 with 16" threaded barrel that will be mine before weeks end....
Martin landlord since 2003. Currently offering 132 plastic gourds with tunnels and all SREH.
Black Jack
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

MarkinMn wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
....oops! when I said furniture, I was referring to the stock on the cz....mrk
Thanks for the compliment. I gave up on painting years ago when lead was banned.
Now we got to worry about our sticks being banned!
Black Jack
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Location: NC

Brad Biddle wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Dang, I've got gun envy...

I have located a CZ 452 with 16" threaded barrel that will be mine before weeks end....
Brad,
Can't go wrong with a 452. Threaded +
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