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#16 toby63

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:25 am

foxes can be out at anytime of day nothing to do weather they are hungry or not if they feel safe they wil be out. its all about knowing your land .you may see them breaking from cover in the woods or on there way back to the woods in the morn times.its about puting time in on your land and look for signs they wil usualy use certain runs.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:31 am

Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! :)
My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! :laugh:
I'll try differing times and see how it goes....

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:44 am

Going stalking yesterday morning a Fox crossed the road infront of me 5.30 am, while out stalking we shot one 35 miles away at 2.45 pm .

Thats some shot 35 miles. You should be on the next series of top shot. LOL
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:56 pm

Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I'll try differing times and see how it goes....


sounds like they formed an underground union and are protesting that you have a .204 ruger!!

Edited by riflehunter583, 03 January 2013 - 06:57 pm.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:12 pm

Going stalking yesterday morning a Fox crossed the road infront of me 5.30 am, while out stalking we shot one 35 miles away at 2.45 pm .


Edited by sam3009, 03 January 2013 - 11:13 pm.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:05 am

Going stalking yesterday morning a Fox crossed the road infront of me 5.30 am, while out stalking we shot one 35 miles away at 2.45 pm .


Thats one hell of a shot, what you using guided missiles. :thumbs:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:57 pm


Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I'll try differing times and see how it goes....


sounds like they formed an underground union and are protesting that you have a .204 ruger!!

:laugh: Maybe!
I saw one today at 3.40pm very close to the farm house.
It was running flat out away from me into a small coppice. It looked to be a very big fox. It's coat was very red and it looked abit rough! I only had my .17hmr anyhow, so unless it was a sure head shot at 40 yards max i wouldn't have tried to shoot it anyhow.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:06 pm

a 17hmr would kil it further than 40yrd mate.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:12 pm

a 17hmr would kil it further than 40yrd mate.

I have shot them to 130 in the chest, no problems :thumbs:

You must be confident of you own skill with the rifle, and ensure conditions are right.

.22 will drop them at far more 40 :thumbs:

Not the weapon of choice I know, but far more foxes get dropped with 6 shot out of a 12 bore probably! Nobody ever seems to whinge about that :laugh:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:20 pm

i know mate what range they will do foxes when he said 40yd was gona say id do them with a cattie halol i prefer the shottie

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:17 pm



Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I'll try differing times and see how it goes....


sounds like they formed an underground union and are protesting that you have a .204 ruger!!

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Maybe!
I saw one today at 3.40pm very close to the farm house.
It was running flat out away from me into a small coppice. It looked to be a very big fox. It's coat was very red and it looked abit rough! I only had my .17hmr anyhow, so unless it was a sure head shot at 40 yards max i wouldn't have tried to shoot it anyhow.

mate you needed to catch that fox, it was probably the union rep!! :laugh:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 pm


a 17hmr would kil it further than 40yrd mate.

I have shot them to 130 in the chest, no problems http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

You must be confident of you own skill with the rifle, and ensure conditions are right.

.22 will drop them at far more 40 http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Not the weapon of choice I know, but far more foxes get dropped with 6 shot out of a 12 bore probably! Nobody ever seems to whinge about that http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I have killed alot of Foxes with the 17 Hmr a lot further than 40 yards more like a 100 yards plus.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:37 pm

They're using HMR's in Syria now to take out Govt tanks, true story :yes:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:08 pm




Thanks for all the answers folks. Much appreciated! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
My monies on what "Richie 10" said with all the hordes .223 owners out there perhaps there all cleared up, or very lamp shy? I'd of thought charlie would consider it an honour to be taken down by a .204 Ruger instead of a .223!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
I'll try differing times and see how it goes....


sounds like they formed an underground union and are protesting that you have a .204 ruger!!

http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Maybe!
I saw one today at 3.40pm very close to the farm house.
It was running flat out away from me into a small coppice. It looked to be a very big fox. It's coat was very red and it looked abit rough! I only had my .17hmr anyhow, so unless it was a sure head shot at 40 yards max i wouldn't have tried to shoot it anyhow.

mate you needed to catch that fox, it was probably the union rep!! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

By the state of him he must be the "Boss"! :laugh:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:15 pm

They're using HMR's in Syria now to take out Govt tanks, true story http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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


I know the calibre is well capable of dropping a fox way over 40-5- yards, as a .22lr would. It's more a case of me being too over cautious on the clean kill thing....
Having spoken with the farm owner it's seen at that location on a regular basis. So we'll meet soon enough!
Whats with the .17hmr Syria story??


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