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#1 Dangozz76

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:40 pm

Hi. I'm after some advice. I've purchased a smk xs78 recently and love the look and feel of it BUT the sights are massively out of wack. Help. How do I get them so they are bang on target as I want to hunt asap. Thanks
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 04:55 pm

Sounds to me like you need to learn about your rifle and get loads of target practice in before you go hunting with it there loads of vids on YouTube that show you how to zero your set up good luck

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:09 pm

start at ten yards get it spot on then 15 , 20,25 etc 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 07:37 pm

welcome bud



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:23 pm

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Cheers pal good advice mate. I'll give it a shot (no pun intended)

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:12 pm

start at ten yards get it spot on then 15 , 20,25 etc 

Same as advice given by The one.  I would add that make sue you have pellets from the same batch

Good luck and all the very best.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:12 pm

Hi. Welcome aboard

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:12 am

Hello and welcome to THL.

I would go with what the one said above but would add make sure you find a pellet that it likes and keep to it 



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:29 am


start at ten yards get it spot on then 15 , 20,25 etc 

Same as advice given by The one.  I would add that make sue you have pellets from the same batch

Good luck and all the very best.

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Yep, +1 mate :thumbs:

Also, as said, get to know your kit at different ranges.

Don't be too eager to go out and hunt - learn your rifle and your prey first - it'll be a much more rewarding experience when you do go out :yes:

Good luck and atb
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:55 pm

As been said practice and practice now if and when you are ready to hunt rabbits pigeons and rats a rabbit at 40yards the brain

is the size of a 5pence and that's what you have to hit, we all started the same way , I was 10 when my late dad give me a hw35 and them days a 9ftlbs was the norm and open sights I had to prove I was a good shot before I got a scope, which I got after 6months and we got it zero for about I think was 25yards and then had to shoot a target every time on the bull and after a while , was then sent to ask the farmer if I could shoot the crow in the wood at the back of the house out the back door well he said, yes and I done a good job, then the farmer was happy and he let me shoot around the farm, and the fields and the woods, not saying I am a fantastic shot all the pellets I had was, Milbro Caladonian in 177 and yes I missed lots and I got that if I was happy for a clean kill I would not take the shot must shooting was, field craft and 30+ yards but it will  get better and your first perm, so practice, practice, and when you can hit . a 5 pence target at 30 yards you are read and its even smaller with , crows and pigeons and rats enjoy your shooting and be safe and even now I still miss



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:43 pm

As been said practice and practice now if and when you are ready to hunt rabbits pigeons and rats a rabbit at 40yards the brain
is the size of a 5pence and that's what you have to hit, we all started the same way , I was 10 when my late dad give me a hw35 and them days a 9ftlbs was the norm and open sights I had to prove I was a good shot before I got a scope, which I got after 6months and we got it zero for about I think was 25yards and then had to shoot a target every time on the bull and after a while , was then sent to ask the farmer if I could shoot the crow in the wood at the back of the house out the back door well he said, yes and I done a good job, then the farmer was happy and he let me shoot around the farm, and the fields and the woods, not saying I am a fantastic shot all the pellets I had was, Milbro Caladonian in 177 and yes I missed lots and I got that if I was happy for a clean kill I would not take the shot must shooting was, field craft and 30+ yards but it will  get better and your first perm, so practice, practice, and when you can hit . a 5 pence target at 30 yards you are read and its even smaller with , crows and pigeons and rats enjoy your shooting and be safe and even now I still miss



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:43 pm

As been said practice and practice now if and when you are ready to hunt rabbits pigeons and rats a rabbit at 40yards the brain
is the size of a 5pence and that's what you have to hit, we all started the same way , I was 10 when my late dad give me a hw35 and them days a 9ftlbs was the norm and open sights I had to prove I was a good shot before I got a scope, which I got after 6months and we got it zero for about I think was 25yards and then had to shoot a target every time on the bull and after a while , was then sent to ask the farmer if I could shoot the crow in the wood at the back of the house out the back door well he said, yes and I done a good job, then the farmer was happy and he let me shoot around the farm, and the fields and the woods, not saying I am a fantastic shot all the pellets I had was, Milbro Caladonian in 177 and yes I missed lots and I got that if I was happy for a clean kill I would not take the shot must shooting was, field craft and 30+ yards but it will  get better and your first perm, so practice, practice, and when you can hit . a 5 pence target at 30 yards you are read and its even smaller with , crows and pigeons and rats enjoy your shooting and be safe and even now I still miss



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:43 pm

As been said practice and practice now if and when you are ready to hunt rabbits pigeons and rats a rabbit at 40yards the brain
is the size of a 5pence and that's what you have to hit, we all started the same way , I was 10 when my late dad give me a hw35 and them days a 9ftlbs was the norm and open sights I had to prove I was a good shot before I got a scope, which I got after 6months and we got it zero for about I think was 25yards and then had to shoot a target every time on the bull and after a while , was then sent to ask the farmer if I could shoot the crow in the wood at the back of the house out the back door well he said, yes and I done a good job, then the farmer was happy and he let me shoot around the farm, and the fields and the woods, not saying I am a fantastic shot all the pellets I had was, Milbro Caladonian in 177 and yes I missed lots and I got that if I was happy for a clean kill I would not take the shot must shooting was, field craft and 30+ yards but it will  get better and your first perm, so practice, practice, and when you can hit . a 5 pence target at 30 yards you are read and its even smaller with , crows and pigeons and rats enjoy your shooting and be safe and even now I still miss



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:43 pm

As been said practice and practice now if and when you are ready to hunt rabbits pigeons and rats a rabbit at 40yards the brain
is the size of a 5pence and that's what you have to hit, we all started the same way , I was 10 when my late dad give me a hw35 and them days a 9ftlbs was the norm and open sights I had to prove I was a good shot before I got a scope, which I got after 6months and we got it zero for about I think was 25yards and then had to shoot a target every time on the bull and after a while , was then sent to ask the farmer if I could shoot the crow in the wood at the back of the house out the back door well he said, yes and I done a good job, then the farmer was happy and he let me shoot around the farm, and the fields and the woods, not saying I am a fantastic shot all the pellets I had was, Milbro Caladonian in 177 and yes I missed lots and I got that if I was happy for a clean kill I would not take the shot must shooting was, field craft and 30+ yards but it will  get better and your first perm, so practice, practice, and when you can hit . a 5 pence target at 30 yards you are read and its even smaller with , crows and pigeons and rats enjoy your shooting and be safe and even now I still miss



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:46 pm

Hi mate. Enjoyed reading your reply. Thanks for everyone's input. I know your right, I was a marksman in the services but air rifles are a completely different beast. I'll practice. Thanks for the advice.




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