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#16 Rez

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:54 pm

For god sake.

 

There as good as each other. 



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 01:00 am

For god sake.
 
There as good as each other.


Even with a back sack and crack. A good wax, talc and a splash of old spice!!

You sure?

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 02:27 am

Yes. I am sure. Even though, I would say I've had more straight wipe out kills with a .22. I'm more confident in the field with my .22 97 than I am with my 100 or PS.

.22 is king. .177 is precise.
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#19 Coypu Hunter

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:54 am

.357 Magnum. :boogie:



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:00 am

I've been shooting on a permission up north this week with some assistance from the estates groundsman.  I used a .22 S410, he used a .177 HW100.  The smiles on our faces in the pub afterwards were of equal measure....and the stories of the distance we shot at grew in exaggeration just the same.  :thumbs:  


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#21 Dr B

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:01 am

Yes. I am sure. Even though, I would say I've had more straight wipe out kills with a .22. I'm more confident in the field with my .22 97 than I am with my 100 or PS.

.22 is king. .177 is precise.

 

Hey Rez, have you been out with that rather special Venom Longbow yet?



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:14 am

Yes. I am sure. Even though, I would say I've had more straight wipe out kills with a .22. I'm more confident in the field with my .22 97 than I am with my 100 or PS.
.22 is king. .177 is precise.

 
Hey Rez, have you been out with that rather special Venom Longbow yet?

Yes, a few times. It's actually for sale at the moment but with a dedicated left hand stock, it isn't causing that much of interest.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:16 am

its a lefty....weird!!!



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:30 pm

With .177 you don't have to judge the distance as accurately but if you miss the engine room/brain it can pass straight through And you lose your quarry.
.22 is more forgiving as you don't have to hit the exact spot to kill a rabbit or pigeon and it will still punch them over But distance has to to judged more accurately or you'll be nipping pellets under or over their heads.



The choice is yours!! Lol
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Posted 05 April 2015 - 07:22 pm

if been trying 12mm lead balls out of a catty of late or is this the wrong section



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:16 am

.25 all day !

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:29 am

I must say normally ie “when I was a lad” I’d say .22 for Rabbit .177 for bird, but this was with a 1970`s Air Rifle (8ft lbs and a fag paper!) but with my HW100s in .22 I now wish I had gone for the HW100kt in .177. Zero @ 35yds and good for 25/45yds where as the .22 needs some hold over. And used a .22lr for everything else!



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:41 pm

for rabbits and pigeons which would you have? :hmm:

 

 

i don't think the quarry is going to be that bothered  :laugh: as long as its in the right place!



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:34 pm

for rabbits and pigeons which would you have? :hmm:

 

I like these but they don't leave a lot of meat! ;)

 

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#30 Coypu Hunter

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:44 pm

You should use these, they leave a smaller hole... :yes:

 

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