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Posted: 9/20/2009 8:24:34 PM EST
.....will fit just inside the tip of the barrel of a .17 caliber air rifle? When dry fired, particularly in the direction of your back porch window, the roly poly will be launched into the window with a glorious splat.

You know youve found a good girl when you can sit outside over beers and shoot roly polys at your back window for almost an hour before getting bored
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:28:13 PM EST
Uncool story, bro.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:29:58 PM EST
There's a few million more to go.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:30:51 PM EST
How many pumps? Not really dry firing if its firing something.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:30:54 PM EST
What in the world is a roly poly?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:31:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
.....will fit just inside the tip of the barrel of a .17 caliber air rifle? When dry fired, particularly in the direction of your back porch window, the roly poly will be launched into the window with a glorious splat.

You know youve found a good girl when you can sit outside over beers and shoot roly polys at your back window for almost an hour before getting bored


Why, yes... yes, I did know that. I thought it was pretty funny, when I was 11.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:32:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
What in the world is a roly poly?


AKA sowbugs.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:33:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By xaaronx:
How many pumps? Not really dry firing if its firing something.


break-barrel air rifle. one pump generates 1000fps for a pellet. I found the air rifle in my attic, forgot I even had it. I dont think I have touched it since I moved on to real weapons nearly 6 years ago
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:33:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
What in the world is a roly poly?


It's a little gray bug, with armadillo-looking exoskeleton, that rolls up into a ball (like a 'dillo) when it's fucked with.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:35:02 PM EST
This works in a red ryder when you run out of bb's. and if you shoot them at people please try not to aim for the eye.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:44:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By xpired:
What in the world is a roly poly?



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:53:28 PM EST
AKA pill-bug and potato-bug.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:56:33 PM EST
We always called them Ball Bugs. I never used one as ammo though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 8:57:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:04:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
.....will fit just inside the tip of the barrel of a .17 caliber air rifle? When dry fired, particularly in the direction of your back porch window, the roly poly will be launched into the window with a glorious splat.

You know youve found a good girl when you can sit outside over beers and shoot roly polys at your back window for almost an hour before getting bored




I bet Mom loves that.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:04:38 PM EST
We called them doodle bugs and stop playing Obama with the insect population.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:06:01 PM EST
Pics or gtfo...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:06:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By LifeBoatDriver:
AKA pill-bug and potato-bug.

They're actually crustaceans, not insects, and technically according to Utah wildlife statutes it's illegal to kill them.

Of course, no one that I know of has ever been prosecuted, and I doubt the Utah DWR even knows the law is so broadly written.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:07:22 PM EST


That is definitely not a color I've seen around here...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:09:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:10:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By GarandM1:

Originally Posted By LifeBoatDriver:
AKA pill-bug and potato-bug.

They're actually crustaceans, not insects, and technically according to Utah wildlife statutes it's illegal to kill them.

Of course, no one that I know of has ever been prosecuted, and I doubt the Utah DWR even knows the law is so broadly written.


I was not aware of that.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:10:24 PM EST
twonami that one doesn't count, it's from Madagascar!


These are American rolypolys/sow bugs/pill bugs/wood louse.

Look at him ROLL!




Trying to save their buddy that rolled into the well.



Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:12:20 PM EST
just being lazy
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:19:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Shane333:
Originally Posted By GarandM1:

Originally Posted By LifeBoatDriver:
AKA pill-bug and potato-bug.

They're actually crustaceans, not insects, and technically according to Utah wildlife statutes it's illegal to kill them.

Of course, no one that I know of has ever been prosecuted, and I doubt the Utah DWR even knows the law is so broadly written.


I was not aware of that.

One of my old entomology professors showed us that.

Here's the reference:

http://wildlife.utah.gov/rules/R657-13.php

R657-13-2(y) "Protected aquatic wildlife" means, for purposes of this rule only, all species of fish, crustaceans, or amphibians.

Like I said, the DWR probably doesn't even care.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:21:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
.....will fit just inside the tip of the barrel of a .17 caliber air rifle? When dry fired, particularly in the direction of your back porch window, the roly poly will be launched into the window with a glorious splat.

You know youve found a good girl when you can sit outside over beers and shoot roly polys at your back window for almost an hour before getting bored


'Cause senseless destruction of living things out of boredom is cool.

If they're a destructive pest, fine, but from what I remember of them when I was little, pillbugs are completely harmless.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:55:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 9:56:21 PM EST by Armin_Tanzarian]
On a related note you can smash a spider with the blast of air from dry firing a pellet gun. Pump gun, place within an inch of the spider, pull trigger, SPLATTER. No fuss, no muss!


ETA: Why would anyone kill roly polies? They are about as harmless as they come.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:56:03 PM EST
They have GILLS!!!

Put one in the sink and he is as happy as a... hmmm. A pill bug I guess!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:58:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By TexasDoubleTap:
We called them doodle bugs and stop playing Obama with the insect population.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:07:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleARon:
Uncool story, bro.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:15:58 PM EST
Killing potato bugs like that is going to bring down some massive bad juju on you, Just wait and see.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:22:20 PM EST
Texans.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:23:08 PM EST
Awesome.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:29:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By EXPcustom:
Texans.


Non-Texans
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:30:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
.....will fit just inside the tip of the barrel of a .17 caliber air rifle? When dry fired, particularly in the direction of your back porch window, the roly poly will be launched into the window with a glorious splat.

You know youve found a good girl when you can sit outside over beers and shoot roly polys at your back window for almost an hour before getting bored


'Cause senseless destruction of living things out of boredom is cool.

If they're a destructive pest, fine, but from what I remember of them when I was little, pillbugs are completely harmless.


That's my point of view as well. There is no reason to kill them, and leaving them alive allows them to dispose of rotting vegetation. They spread no diseases and they do not contaminate food (google told me so ). I always go out of my way not to step on them if possible. There are much better things to shoot for fun that are actual pests.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:32:00 PM EST
You know what else is fun?

Burning ants, shooting dogs and birds with a pellet gun, pouring salt on snails, pulling the wings off of butterflies, etc...

The list of fun ways to kill harmless creatures goes on and on, you just need to be a douche to partake.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:33:41 PM EST
Last time I was at pro cuts, there was a girl who worked there that was gathering all of them up that had found their way inside and setting them loose in the bushes outside
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:54:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
You know what else is fun?

Burning ants, shooting dogs and birds with a pellet gun, pouring salt on snails, pulling the wings off of butterflies, etc...

The list of fun ways to kill harmless creatures goes on and on, you just need to be a douche to partake.



+1
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:58:58 PM EST
Man there is a lot of roly poly love in here. Its like the roly poly liberation front. I dont kill them either though.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:51:18 PM EST
I used to build cities for them out of mud when I was little. I always hoped that they would militarize and attack the other bugs in the yard.
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 12:05:40 AM EST
That 's some small bugs the rolly-poly's around here in SC could easily go .38 caliber...just "bump" them out the bore of an old .38spl. "swing-out" with 4 grains of unique...they might even punch through a beer can. just thumb them into the case and they are ready to go!
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 4:29:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By GarandM1:

Originally Posted By LifeBoatDriver:
AKA pill-bug and potato-bug.

They're actually crustaceans, not insects, and technically according to Utah wildlife statutes it's illegal to kill them.

Of course, no one that I know of has ever been prosecuted, and I doubt the Utah DWR even knows the law is so broadly written.


Crustaceans? Get the pot & the Old Bay!!!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 4:54:56 AM EST
Damn, I think I need to invest in an air cannon.

Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:13:39 AM EST
I used to make little mazes out of lego for them when I was a kid. It seemed like they were just the right size to fit between the blocks.

Incidentally, there are percussion caps that fit inside the barrel of a .177 air rifle pretty close. Not that that would be a good idea or anything.
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:26:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
You know what else is fun?

[div]Burning ants


Come on now...who hasn't wanted to burn out a fire ant nest in their yard?

Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:37:10 AM EST
My kids love playing with them. They'd probably keep one as a pet if I let them. I figure that since the rolly polly's are harmless I might as well let the kids play with them.
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:50:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2009 5:50:42 AM EST by vaughn4380]
Originally Posted By TexasDoubleTap:
Originally Posted By EXPcustom:
Texans.


Non-Texans


Everyone...
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:54:21 AM EST
Roly polys, some people I know also called them pill bugs. I've never seen so many names for a single bug before. I think they are awesome, and you are a dick for shooting them. It's like a guy I once knew who grew up in FL who said they used to beat 'dillos with sticks when they were kids. For some reason that always stuck in my head. I didn't see a 'dillo till I was 22, but when I did I remembered that. I couldn't imagine anyone beating it to death (I know some ppl consider them pests and shoot them, but that's more humane)

Apparently ARFCOM loves Roly Polys the way they hate spiders. That being said, I've never seen so many grown men get in a tizzy over spiders before.
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 6:12:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By lloydkristmas:
......
...break-barrel air rifle. ....
This is a spring-air pellet gun. Dry firing damages these types of pellet guns. The spring-driven piston slams into the end of the cylinder when there is not enough resistance.... when no pellet is loaded, for instance.

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