Any Air Gun enthusiasts ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Just wondered,

    Have an Air Arms .22 TX 200 and a Weihrauch .177 HW45 pistol.

    Enjoy both target and rabbit shooting, member of the Air Arms Owners Club.

    Jim
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I have a .22, think its a Bisley, no name but three rifles in a trangle trade mark on the butt with a Bisley telescopic sight.

    Use it for knocking off the blasted squirels that keep nicking the birds food. Hard to kill the little tikes.

    Peter
     
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    3 Rifles is the old BSA trade mark, Birmingham Small Arms :thumb:
    In my armoury at the moment a Stirling .22 and a Wiehrauch Carbine .22 Both quite good at making rabbits and rats do somersaults .
     
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    I Have a Weirauch HW100 which is solely for putting rabbits in the pot. It does this very well. Its a 14 shot, bolt action gun that is whisper quiet. So quiet that you can sometimes get a second rabbit whilst it's wondering why his mate just fell over!:Smile:

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    Hi Jim
    Yes been shooting for most of my life and was quite involved with Field Target a few years back and enjoyed it immensely but now have a Air Arms S310 and a BSA XL Tactical both in .177 just for fun and occasional rat.
    In fact Jim my first field target rifle was a TX200 and a more accurate of the shelf rifle you could ever wish for.:Smile:

    Got any thoughts on which caliber is the best:whistle::whistle:
     
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    Nice bit of kit Jim .. had a try of one recently.. completely different from a springer .. very tempted but swmbo wasn't .. :cry:

    but isn't that cheating .. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Nope.. that's the start of a 'gassing' thread .. :Laughing::Laughing:

    posts are legion on the subject.. but I prefer .22 for hunting.. now I've said it :Rofl1:
     
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    Its only cheating when you get the second off quick:BigGrin: Young James has my old beloved springer, the HW57 Underlever and they don't come much better, its a tad big for him but he rarely misses, he uses spinning targets as well as the magnetic fairground type, plinking is a great way to waste an hour. :Smile:

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    When head shots are important I always reckoned 177 was best. It has a flatter trajectory over the short distances used for rabbits and vermin..... But the stopping power of the 22 should not be dismissed:BigGrin: So the debate rolls on:Laughing:

    I haven't shot 177 for 35 years :Eeek:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: Mmmm would'nt touch a .22 personaly I like to hit things that I aim at:Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Jim
    That fence is pretty high:Rofl1:
    The S310 is for sale if you would like to try the the more accurate caliber:Wink::Wink:
     
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    Oops sorry guys just read through my posts, Ill back off don,t want to ruin a good thread:Blush::Blush:
    Carry on:thumb:
     
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    My other half ready to take on the Rat Army
     
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    BTW whats a 'gassing' thread??
     
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    Anyone know the diesel trick :)

    Years ago I used to dribble a few drops of light oil, 3in1, into the compressor ( on a break action ) and then on the 2nd or third quick shot there is a real kick and boy does that shot hit hard.
     
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    Do you eat the rabbits Jim?
     
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    If you search gassing or gas attacks..

    A thread about alleged gassing attacks on motorhomes by thieves, rendering the occupants unconscious while the van is ransacked .. a never ending discussion with no end or final conclusion ..
     
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    Have done, bit like chicken, also feed the dog, my mate sells them for a £5 each to the local butcher.. :Laughing:
     
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    called Dieselling .. the fastest way to ruin a rifle.. should be avoided at all cost. !
     
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    Ah right yes I see what you mean:Smile::BigGrin::Laughing:
    Have you got much land to shoot over Jim?
     
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