Air Gun Shooting

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  1. Wildbill

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    ok who has and shoots air guns I have a few I use for hunting vermin control
    .177 .22
    air arms .177 and BSA ultra with hawk aramax SR6 SCOPE I have just ben given it as a gift watt a lovely gun ben drooling over one for ages proper vermin sniping kit
    so my son decided to get one for me he missed my birthday present he was overseas
    at my birthday
    bill
     
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    This will sort them :)

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    Have owned a few rifles the best and most accurate air rifle was my old BSA but unfortunately i gave it away:rolleyes: to an ex's dad who was gun mad:imoutahere:.
     
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    I have an old Webley .22, probably pre-war. Barrel interchangable with a .177 (which I don't have unfortunately). Belonged to my dad.
     
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    We have an air rifle to scare off the Magpies in the garden, we have a few nesting boxes, no idea what sort of gun. It is locked up! we only have to poke it out of the window and off the magpies go. Haven't actually hurt anything with it. Husband is a bit peeved because I am a better shot! Put a hole in his peach then gave it him for lunch. :pWe have rabbits and pheasants in the field but I wouldnt shoot them.
     
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    No air rifles but multiple rifles.
    .22 and .22 magnum, both rim fire and a Cz 22.270 centrefire for deer and vermin (foxes).. nice gun and flat to 200 metres with self loaded shells and have taken kills at 300 metres with Schmidt bender 5-25x56 optics and rangefinder.
    Also have couple shotguns and a lovely 9mm baretta semi auto pistol.
    I shot at country level for a few years, alas not anymore.
    Haven't taken out a gun in about 2 years and licence costs and other things makes me think about selling them but I know I would never get them back if I sold out.
    When I leave to go away for any prolonged time all must be taken to secure police approved storage which is also an additional cost and a pain.
     
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    Sorry Happy Brewer hope you dont mind me asking but can anyone remember having sekiden guns as a kid, in the sixties my brothers and I would shoot at road signs out of the back of the car! Got points if you hit them. Of course we didnt do it near any people or houses, or at any animals, we loved it, clay pellets. Great fun.
     
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    I used to have FAC back in 1980s but owing to working away frome home it became a pane with the fir arms checks.
    I let my guns go and the FAC
    BILL
     
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    IMG_20130928_150520.jpg Weihrauch Hw100 with a pulsar 550 night site .177 has been the demise of many Rats and Rabbits
     
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    No longer shoot .22 rf or 12b shotgun but shoot AA Mpr, TX200 and Brocock Atomic target shooting at Idleback and field shooting at Anston FTC.
     
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    The last one I owned was Anschutz .22 can`t remember the scope but used Sabu or Prometheus pellets ,quite nice bit of kit,and if you loaded the shot into the plastic carrier blunt end first quite a crack ,and a big hole in the target :)
     
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    i just use target pellets flat head heavy Wight very good and acuret
    bill
     
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    I have got two air rifles.

    One is a .22 which lives with my in laws in Norfolk. Can't recall the make but I spent quite a lot on it about 10 years ago.

    I also have a .177 here in the garage. it's a lightweight job that fires with those little gas canisters. Not used it for a while.
     
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    I am off out on our shoot tomorrow with my son a bit of vermin controlee first light hoping to put a few in the bag
    we have seven different shoots
    bill
     
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    Have one or two. AA Pro Target (.177) is the most accurate:

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    One or two centerfire as well, this one off in 6.5x47 being the most accurate at distance:

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    Brian
     
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    bit posh for shooting rats in a grana bin or fead factory
     
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    They are posher than my two.

    Look great though.
     
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    :D, probably, they are competition rifles. But I do have a Theoben Rapid and AA Pro Sport for that type of thing. Not that I do any of it (these days).

    Brian
     
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    Nice kit Brian
    A 177 is a beautiful flat round.
    Like the blue anodising on that.....
     
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    Thanks, I'll be over your way in August, Harbour House: http://www.harbourhouseshooting.com/

    The advantage of shooting and motorhoming, is you get to stay on site free ;), and usually among some of the best countryside around.

    Brian
     
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