Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:25 pm
There is years of shooting ability on this site not just paper shooters from clubs, but true hunters alike mate. Join us more on here pal and get to know us better buddy.
To shoot a live animal you need to be able to shoot a 2p piece, which is 25 mm in diameter (a kill zone). This enables you to hit either the brain, heart or neck to just about guarantee a humane kill every time mate and be fair to the animal we are shooting.
If you cant do that then you shouldn’t be attempting the shot as you will most probably wound the animal which is not what we want to broadcast to new shooters on here mate.
I’m being honest with you now mate, I have taken shots at long ranges as have other if we all are honest, but have videoed them for the regulars on here. I even show a laser range finder before the shot or zoom in to prove the distance mate. There are also my videos on You Tube (search for Zinaroon on You tube) and you will see them mate.
On some occasions these shots are well above my guaranteed kill zone accuracy of putting 3 pellets into a 25 mm kill zone consistently, but these are shots with a high powered quality scope, a top of the range PCP or spring piston rifle and on a windless day, when im feeling confident and shooting well. I also know that due to the position of the animal I would either get a humane kill or I would miss completely pal so go for the shot.
I’m afraid with a BSA Mercury and open sites this cannot be done time and time again when zeroed at say 30 metres, where you need to apply hold over every shot and you don’t have any reference point to go off on the open sight.
If you really believe that you can then please come back to me as I work for a man part time called Nigel Allen and do articles and videos for him on hunting and shooting. He is the editor of a famous air gun magazine in the UK and also runs Air Gun TV on You Tube. A really nice man that is always looking for new talent and especially people who can shoot a springer well.
I would gladly introduce you to him mate and you can lay your claim to him on a proper recorded TV article recorded professionally by Nigel and his team.
Im not saying you are not a good shot mate, you probably are very good, Im just saying what you are claiming with a old BSA Mercury and open sights I know you can’t do consistently bud and if you were to be honest you know that too.
Shooting a 75 yard coke can is a lot different to shooting a 50 yard 25 mm kill zone with open sights mate.
About 2 months ago I made a video where I was shooting my springer at a lased 100 metres and shooting plastic life size animals with a high power scope. I managed it and still was hitting the targets with 5 FP ish at 100 metres which was enough to kill a bunny, but couldn’t place the shot in the kill zone every time, infact I didn’t hit a KZ at all. I actually hit the targets all over proving to me that what some had claimed wasn’t really true mate and I would of wounded the animal.
Shooting a Mercury with open sights at 50 – 55 yards and hitting a 25 mm KZ will probably equate to me shooting my rifle and scope at 100 metres buddy.
Regarding lads on here being poor shots, I am over in the UK next month buddy and would willingly come and visit you if the offer is there and have a little shooting session with you pal on your farm if that s ok?
Ill bring one of my springers with me and leave the PCPs at home and ill show you what im capable of doing with it buddy.
I can’t hit 75 yard kill zones granted every time mate, but a 55 metre rabbit or pigeon isn’t a problem in the right conditions pal.
It would be also interesting to see what my extreme kill zone accuracy is with my Hawke Nite Eye 6-24x50 AO,IR, SR12 with either my Pro Sport or tuned HW97KT against your BSA Mercury and a open sight.
Mate no one wants a fall out with you, we just want to live and let live, get to know us on here mate and maybe we can learn something from you buddy and we can teach you something new too .