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  1. Alsone

    Bruno .22 LR

    Subsonics will kill rabbits all day at 50yds so without a moderator, I'd use those. Will help reduce the noise a little.
  2. Alsone

    Bruno .22 LR

    Yeah that black powder is some good shit man...
  3. Alsone

    Bruno .22 LR

    I guess I over estimated the Terminators rifle. Still, I'm sure he'd be pleased with a 50W.
  4. Alsone

    Bruno .22 LR

    Nah. He's just using a gauss gun. It's what the terminator favours when the plasma rifle in the 50w range is unavailable.
  5. Alsone

    School foxes....

    Keep the knives in school. or prevent the 3pm snowstorm. Only in Britain could it snow @ 9am and 3pm every school day even in summer!
  6. Alsone

    Why can't we do this?

    Hand gun crime actually climbed after the ban for I believe around 10 years. It did then fall back a bit but more due to more effective policing than any ban from the preceding figures. Not sure what the statistics are now, but London especially and it's gangs appear to be flush with handguns, machine pistols and other banned weapons.
  7. Alsone

    School foxes....

    Unfortunately this is snowflake Britain. All schools in my city now have these high fences and locked gates - paranoia about paedophiles and abductions more than anything else. When was the last time you heard of a paedophile kidnapping? Last one I remember was in Wales a few years ago and it was the kids relative (uncle?). Honestly, we have something like 10 million children in this country, go probably 5-10 yrs between these abductions / murders, and parents won't let children walk to school and schools are as you say like prison camps. Only real surprise here is that some do-gooder didn't report you as a maniac with a gun in the school grounds or some murderer running around illegally shooting poor defenceless animals..
  8. Alsone

    So!

    Unless the extra thickness was mostly on the inside except at the neck. Possible if the case isn't full of powder to the neck. Ultimately, I wouldn't know. All I do know is a lot of shooters are reporting they aren't seeing any bad rounds anymore. Obviously this points to either the case or forming process having changed. Interestingly, at the same time, several new hotter hmr rounds are being announced. Again pointing to the issue being solved - I gather this was featured at Shot Show 2018: http://www.varminter.com/new-cci-17hmr-vnt-rimfire-ammunition/
  9. Alsone

    Amateur!

    With woodpigeon I've only heard it said about birds on the roost, in which case the head is probably tucked in above. It may be guff, or maybe not. However, most things have some origin in fact, and woodpigeon are a very tough bird to start with. It's not inconceivable that on the roost, they could pack the feathers tight enough. In flight though is another matter. I've never failed to drop one in flight except when I've missed. As an aside, one other piece of Guff you often here is how they can see the shot in flight at 1,500fps! Guff it is until you actually see it. I've seen several woodpigeon swerve to avoid my shot before.
  10. Alsone

    So!

    I read some suggestions on another forum that the HMR rounds now are slightly heavier and slightly larger suggesting an increase in case thickness. I have no way of verifying this. Only way to know is if someone has old vs new to compare on the scales or even disassemble with a micrometer. Either way, the dialogue I read over there, seemed also to point to users no longer having issues.
  11. Alsone

    So!

    Someone else suggested .17 originally not me. I just seconded it that it was a possible option for very long range low volume rabbiting, not something that most would do. For closer in, there are better and cheaper to run rabbit guns such as .22 for close range, and wmr / hmr for more moderate ranges.
  12. Alsone

    So!

    It's feasible. Drop is 20 inches. In fairness though 400 is over the top. I just went for the extreme limit. However, 300 is a very realistic 6 inches of drop and 350 therefore, probably quite possible. I very much doubt though many would want to shoot at those ranges. Point is though, .17 hornet is very flat shooting and at 300yds still has 200ftlbs of energy.
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    So!

    Aww c'mon my recommendations are never that extreme Walshie. You know you need a nice mainstream .50 cal to turn them inside out. None of that EU rubbish - we're leaving that behind, it's Brexit you know. Inches not millimetres as the wife would say! Underdog, seriously, can't see why not on the HMR if the brass is getting better and it's your choice. I'd also suggest .17 hornet, but only really for fox. Far too powerful and expensive for rabbits unless taking them at extreme long range ie 250-400yds in small numbers. Even if you reload, large bags are going to keep you up all night reloading which leads to more bags but this time under your eyes... you get the idea. Give the eyes a rest and get the HMR. You know you want to.....
  14. Alsone

    reloading .22 lr - is it worth it?

    I agree with others, I really can't see the point. Any savings will be minimal and hassle maximal. At around £7 for a block 50 new, it's not worth it. Stick to CF reloading. Far better savings to be had along with accuracy gains.
  15. Alsone

    Amateur!

    Wondering what cartridges you're using as I've been lucky enough never to get a runner. I probably didn't use the standard game choice as I always used Gamebore Clear Pigeon no:6 in 32 grams. Very hard hitting though as something that downs pigeons consistently will down a pheasant as wood pigeon can have very densely packed feathers, in fact although I've never experienced it, there are tales of 12g shot bouncing off them on the perch! I can certainly recommend the Clear or Extreme Pigeon, although others such as Hull now make equivalent loads including their high pheasant and hot pigeon loads. Edit: I should have said though, these things can happen to anyone.
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