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  1. Wish I'd seen this sooner!
  2. Thanks for the feedback, but I thought this forum might have more of a supportive vibe. If you aren't into it thats absolutely fine, I have no problem with that. But I feel obliged to point out that I just chose a random example of work, and also that this taxidermist is an artist, so the deer head being on a plaque might be "dated", but it's deliberate regarding this particular piece. But this isn't the place for a debate on what makes good art. All the best.
  3. Posting on behalf of a close friend who is a top London based taxidermist and fine artist. She's been making a name for herself in the art world and has already been compared to the likes of Damien Hurst and Tracey Emin. Firstly if anyone has any taxidermy requests please get in touch and I will pass your details onto her and give you examples of her work. Secondly, if anyone has any quarry of their own that usually goes to waste, please get in touch. Depending on what you have and it's condition, she may offer to buy from you. Below is a picture of one of her pieces, a Roe Deer mount and Butterfly. Thanks for reading.
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    Cheap Air Rifle

    I've got a cheap air rifle for sale mate, drop me a private message?
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    hw80 .22

    still got this for sale?
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    Weihrauch HW80 .22 Calibre

    where about's are you based?
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    Spring air rifle shooting.

    Hi there I read this advice for beginners with great interest, I found it very helpful. I'm fairly new to air rifle shooting, and I'm only using a cheap rifle. (Crossman Phantom .22) I've been doing a lot of target shooting to make sure my groupings are ok at various distances, and I've bagged about 8 rabbits and 10 pigeons so far. (So I must be doing something right.) I was wondering if you might have any extra advise though, as I seem to be struggling to get my rifle zero'd in, and despite a decent streak of kill shots, sometimes I seem to miss for reasons I can't quite understand. I always try to shoot from a prone position (unless aiming at a pigeon in a tree), and I always work on my breathing before taking any shot. (I usually close my eyes and breath twice before opening them again to see if I'm still lined up on target, or if I need to adjust my body position; I have no idea if this is good practice or not, but it seems to work a lot for me). My problem is I'm not really sure if it's something that I'm doing wrong, or if it's largely just because my rifle is cheap and I can't get much more accuracy out of it! I'm reluctant to buy any more expensive gear, when it seems likely that I wouldn't actually fair any better with it if my technique or setup is flawed. Any advise, greatly appreciated.