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  1. Mossberg 500 .410

    I found 2" carts to open a pattern at anything other than very close range.
  2. Golf course, moles.

    Get them to lend you a buggy mate.
  3. .17

    As with any caliber they all have there uses step outside its capability and you run the risk of not being fair to your quarry, every caliber has its pro's and cons do your research before deciding to buy a rifle and stick to the right distances it can constantly and accurately kill humanly,all of us at times strive to get that really long shot pushing the caliber well beyond what we knowing should, just so we can say we did.
  4. Longer is quieter.

    If you google this subject there are some quiet technical what look like valid reasons to explain this phenomenon.....
  5. Longer is quieter.

    Probably someone on here will be able to explain more professionally on this subject than me, I was today very surprised with difference in sound between the two rifles.
  6. Been out today checking zero .22 rimy the farmer brought along his .22 to do the same,he said whilst zeroing that my silencer was not as quiet as his, we were both using the same ammo,my rifle is a CZ 452 and his a bruno,so I put my silencer on his bruno but his gun was still shooting surprisingly quieter than mine even with my silencer fitted and still as quiet as with his, the only difference with the two rifles was the barrel length my CZ is 16" and his not having a tape measure handy at the time was around 22.5",to cut this story short I decided to look this up and found out that a longer barrel has a reduced exit gas pressure bang and the shorter barrel a larger end exit pressure bang but as both are ammo was subsonic the sound difference despite having the same moderator on was very surprising,this surprised me as I always assumed that it was the moderator that did all the suppressing,something to consider if I decide to purchase a new .22 rimy. (P/S we tried are rifles without a moderator fitted but still the 22..5" barrel was significantly quieter).
  7. Grand sunrise.

    If I had to get rid of all my guns loosing the .22 rimy would sadden me the most, its a fantastic caliber to own and shoot.
  8. Rabbits with HMR

    Just a word of warning with all this modern technology you can soon shoot out your permission, I tend (unless told other wise) to look at managing numbers rather than a total wipe out to a point were they find it difficult to recover, this way the population can still give you an enjoyable day/night shooting with a few in freezer and keep Mr farmer happy as well.
  9. Rabbits with HMR

    I shot HMR for a few years now took plenty of rabbits at all ranges,poly tip ammo generally stops expanding around 150 mark because of volatility drop,usually the damage is not as some would say all mine have been edible the odd one you might have to discard a portion off the rabbit,the expansion that found on rabbit was usually around size of a golf ball,IE: taking hart lungs out or part or most off skull,stick to head/shoulder shots and they should be fine to eat.
  10. Rabbits with HMR

    I went the thermal route about 12 mths + ago, a totally new world opened up for me,never looked back very expensive but worth it.
  11. .17

    Imo .22 rim-fire is far more versatile than the .17 hmr I have both and both have there place, yes the .17 has a flatter trajectory but the downsides are noise and cost of ammo,the small round is very influenced by wind at distance,as for the .22 this is very cheep to feed and extremely quiet and an absolute joy to use,my .17 is saved for pure pest control days up to 150 mtrs on a good calm night/day only which at times are not very common,nearly all my shots are around 40-80 mtrs range on bunny's at these distances the .22 with winy's 42grn bullet is the dogs nuts.
  12. .17

    Very good advise there Aslone.
  13. .17

    Both calibers have there uses for different situations,I personally prefer to have this option, but imo theirs nothing more satisfying to shoot than the .22 rim-fire,I would suggest to anyone starting out go for the .22 first.
  14. Rat poison

    Any of the commercially available rodenticide poisons difenacoum bromadiolone will do, you can get it for the moment in multiple 1.5 kg tubs blocks or seed get it from a local farmer outlet, so long as you use it correctly you should have success allow for a couple of weeks of feeding for best results don,t expect immediate results (if its being eaten keep feeding) don't stop unless the bait is no longer being eaten and then leave it down for a few days after just to make sure.
  15. New layout

    New look not for me.
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