Before me were thousands of flickertails
just begging to be shot.
When engaged in high-volume plinking at flickertails
and other small critters, I enjoy taking occasional breaks from centerfire muzzle blast by switching to an accurate .
The next components of the JLOTS system to arrive, the ELCAS(M) and the Army trident pier, came by rail and aboard the SS Flickertail State from Norfolk.
Navy cargo handling battalion personnel operated the cranes onboard the SS Flickertail State and the USNS Pililaau.
These came via SS Flickertail
State and rail, respectively, from Norfolk, Va.
In the spring of 1919, 510,000 flickertail
gophers were poisoned and, in 1921, a one-day shooting record of 385 gophers was set (by one person).
With the arrival off shore of the SS Flickertail
State and the offload of hundreds of sections of the elevated causeway pier (ELCAS) from that vessel, the Seabees constructed the ELCAS, a temporary pier.
17 HMR's flatter trajectory gives it about a twenty-five-yard advantage on small varmints such as flickertails
, ground squirrels and prairie dogs.
I once tried unsuccessfully to shoot all the flickertails
in the state of North Dakota with a .
Varmint cartridges now come in all shapes and sizes, beginning with rimfires, which, because of their almost total absence of recoil, are great fun to use on animals such as flickertails
and ground squirrels.
As versatility goes, the Bee is small enough to use on chipmunks and flickertails
and big enough to handle a called-in coyote standing 100 yards from the muzzle.