FX Airguns Impact M3: GODZILLA (Iguana) Hunt – Clean – Cook!

Gear Used:
FX Impact M3 in .22:
FX STX Superior Heavy Liner 700mm in .22:
Patriot Javelin Slugs:
Atlas Super Cal Bipod:
DonnyFL / FX Suppressor:
Element Optics Nexus:

First off a HUGE thank you to Mike from @Reel Cool Adventures for the best boat guide EVER! It was so awesome meeting Erlis from @OriOn The Iguana Hunter and seeing his scope cam in action and watching his lizard slaying skills first hand. Izzy from DonnyFL launched the longest shot of the day at over 100 yards and Donny himself was putting the smack down on GODZILLA with a variety of airguns.

I had no idea how crazy bad the iguana infestation was down in Florida! It was like Jurassic Park! This hunt was amazing for many different reasons, but one of the biggest highlights of the trip was to visit the HQ of DonnyFL and Saber Tactical. Hands down one of the best companies in any business I have seen run.

When we got out on the water I didn’t know what to expect. We were pulling triggers within 100 yards of launching the boat and it didn’t let up for the 20+ miles of waterway we navigated. The damage these lizards are causing is nuts. The burrow tunnels under the highways on along the banks is causing major erosion issues not to mention the TONS of vegetation and habitat these GODZILLAS are destroying.

The FX Impact M3 in .22 was the go-to tool of choice for laser precision head shots. Since the boat was moving, it was almost impossible to range to a target and know your hold so it was a run and gun situation. These Patriot Javelin slugs were zipping over 1000 FPS and were insanely flat with ballistic coefficients double that of slugs. The accuracy was spot on. The gun is capable of slinging slugs over 80+ FPE, but we had it in the 58 FPE range with these 26 grain Javelin slugs. Even with a few errant body shots, it was putting down big lizards.

The cooking part of this episode was an adventure itself. Our guide told us the smaller ones taste better than the big ones and he was right. My first bite of GODZILLA was from the big one and there was a pretty strong fishy-ness to it with a hint of bad chicken. So I psyched myself out from bite #1. I got through it though and we made tacos from the smaller iguanas and they were MUCH better. I would definitely try this again!

コメント

  1. Tom Campanale より:

    Thank you Chris great clip, I love my 22, M3

  2. Bret Lawson より:

    LOL. Loved the video especially the out takes of the sampling session. To your credit, you at least gave it a try. Conclusion: bad ass lizard has an ass bad taste! Great video and the question was answered as to why there wasn’t much discourse on Reel adventure’s video. Super cool to see Donny and Yolanda in person. Great shooting and footage Chris. Be blessed with all that you need.

  3. Mark Flowers より:

    Yeah we have probably several hundred thousand green iguanas down here in Florida along with a ton of other invasive species. The truth is the iguanas have been established and breeding for several decades and are so prolific that I don’t think they will ever be eradicated. It was nice to see some of the behind the scenes at donny’s shop and the craftmanship that goes into his products. I wish his shop was set up for retail sales as hes only 20 minutes away from me and I’m sure I’d have a real tough time keeping my cash from burning a hole in my pocket walking around the store. Thanks for another great video!

  4. Airgun USA より:

    Awesome video Chris! Happy to see my amigo Izzy out there with you guys!

  5. Parker Otto Ackley より:

    The very best, donnyfl

  6. Eng. Sam より:

    Stopped the video at 5:42!
    Sorry Chris can’t watch clean and cook lizards! and absolutely NO for eating them!
    But shooting them is a pleasure all day long!

  7. Stedy One より:

    Good hunt.
    Nice video.
    Funny gagging scenes.
    You gotta try gator tail too while you’re down here.

  8. Jeff Maines より:

    I GUESS GATOR IS OFF THE MENU AT CHRIS’ HOUSE….

  9. David A より:

    If these iguanas stood any more still than they are theyd be statues …

  10. OriOn The Iguana Hunter より:

    What an awesome video! I told you the big ones are not the one that taste the best my friend 🙂 It was a real pleasure sharing that day with you and Donny!

  11. AirTac Hunting より:

    Epic! I’m coming along next time!

  12. michael balazki より:

    Hatsan BLITZ !!! When you need to go machine gun …

  13. Gary Hill より:

    They do some dramatic dying. Lol

  14. Scott Michael より:

    Browski! I just got a .22 Maverick! What size slug, .217 .218? We using the Same barrel so that’d be Super helpful! Great vid. 🙂 thanks man.

  15. Edgar Alejos より:

    Buddy research iguanas en mole, or salsa roja, in oaxaca where you eat as part of the culture!!!!!!