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#46 masmiffy

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:17 pm

I recon we have all shot fox with what is at hand at the time be it 12G 22LR 17HMR or above, usually with the same result!! Dead fox!!!!!!!!
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:42 pm

I recon we have all shot fox with what is at hand at the time be it 12G 22LR 17HMR or above, usually with the same result!! Dead fox!!!!!!!!

My point exactly when I used "the foxes getting injured by shot gun arguament"

There seems to be to many armchair hunters that are quick to condem without actually thinking about what they say, and indeed what they have said in the past.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:26 pm


I recon we have all shot fox with what is at hand at the time be it 12G 22LR 17HMR or above, usually with the same result!! Dead fox!!!!!!!!

My point exactly when I used "the foxes getting injured by shot gun arguament"

There seems to be to many armchair hunters that are quick to condem without actually thinking about what they say, and indeed what they have said in the past.
of course many foxs are taken with shotguns/22lr ect normally a chance meeting, however if you are going out to target foxs neither a shotgun or a rimfire would be the best choice, you would use a fox specific calibre. you can dig a hole with a spoon but a spades the propper tool for the job :thumbs:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:10 pm

Next its gonna be 'you can shoot hares but the lurcher is the proper tool for the jobl'
The proper tool is what is in your hand when you see charlie at a suitable range !!!
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:16 pm

From the first post this was always going to develop into a 17HMR isn't up to fox debate.

Some of you guys are VERY blinkered, I have used a .22lr, HMR and WMR on foxes and they have always been the right tool at the time, I have also used shotguns and a whole load of CF on foxes and they have been the right tool at the time.

A CF is NOT the right tool for a fox, neither is a shotgun or a rimfire, what is the right tool is the one that any given situation dictates!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:20 pm

Fox = .243 = DEAD!

ONLY IF YOU HIT IT :thumbs:
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:21 pm

Fox = .243 = DEAD!

ONLY IF YOU HIT IT :thumbs:

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:23 pm

If a fox was after my live stock and I had a brick I'd dam well chuck it at it :laugh: .
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:00 pm

From the first post this was always going to develop into a 17HMR isn't up to fox debate.

Some of you guys are VERY blinkered, I have used a .22lr, HMR and WMR on foxes and they have always been the right tool at the time, I have also used shotguns and a whole load of CF on foxes and they have been the right tool at the time.

A CF is NOT the right tool for a fox, neither is a shotgun or a rimfire, what is the right tool is the one that any given situation dictates!

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Bang on with that.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:15 pm

From the first post this was always going to develop into a 17HMR isn't up to fox debate.

Some of you guys are VERY blinkered, I have used a .22lr, HMR and WMR on foxes and they have always been the right tool at the time, I have also used shotguns and a whole load of CF on foxes and they have been the right tool at the time.

A CF is NOT the right tool for a fox, neither is a shotgun or a rimfire, what is the right tool is the one that any given situation dictates!

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:35 pm

if it's legal whats the problem? its down to the individual to make the decision regarding conditions and outright kill etc..


i agree, at the end of the day in the right hands all weapons will do the job cleanly. if there is to much wind then don't take the shot why do all these 223 guys get so up tight and stuffy about this subject. game keepers shoot foxes at 25 yards all the time with a shot gun. if there is no wind and the range is around 100 yards the hmr is fine for the job.

its down to the shooters ability and conditions and land.

good shot mate hope you enjoy your fox shooting with your hmr.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:57 pm

Not all the 223 shooters lol, I use both and think the .17 is acceptable on foxes,
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:27 am

I totally agree with the comments above, i also feel that if your going out specifically for fox then take a centrefire.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:28 am


Fox = .243 = DEAD!

ONLY IF YOU HIT IT http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


Fox = .243 = DEAD!

ONLY IF YOU HIT IT http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Correct amundo :thumbs:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:14 am

I totally agree with the comments above, i also feel that if your going out specifically for fox then take a centrefire.
Chris.



I went out specifically for a fox in these, and many other pics I have, both were baited to a close, and appropriate, shooting position and the best suited rifle was used for the job, the housing estate was a .22lr.....

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and the hotel/restaurant/pub lake was a HMR......

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A CF was NOT the right rifle!

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