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Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 07 12:20 pm    Post subject: Shotgun surprise  Reply with quote    

Had a go at clay pidgeon shooting yesterday - first time with a gun, 3 out of 5 hits on what was supposed to be a diffcult flight!

Good fun.

better if dinner was on the end of it.

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 07 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, you can kit yourself out with a decent gun, cabinet and certificate for about £500.

KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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Location: Looking at a screen in the front room
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 07 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Shotgun surprise Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:

better if dinner was on the end of it.


I agree absolutely, and BTW, well done !

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24569
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 07 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd love to have a go at shooting, but my shoulders are prone to aches and pains.

Should I leave it to the old chap? At least that way all the animal rights activists will be happy: he can't hit a barn door.

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 07 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I'd love to have a go at shooting, but my shoulders are prone to aches and pains.

Should I leave it to the old chap? At least that way all the animal rights activists will be happy: he can't hit a barn door.


Simple pimple, try a semi auto shotgun, they are slightly heavier but felt recoil is significantly less than any other as the exhausting gases are used to cycle the next shell into the chamber.

That way you can show him how good you are

kevin.vinke



Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 1304
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 07 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have to agree great fun.
Got treated by BIL (who does the proper shooting too) to some tuition and had great fun. Not very popular here though

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 2845
Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I'd love to have a go at shooting, but my shoulders are prone to aches and pains.

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Try a little .410 or 20 bore.
The female half of VSS uses a double barrelled .410 (side by side) no probs. She once bagged 17 rabbits in 27 minutes!

Marionb



Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 5258
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got a .410 - its great

I'm a bit rusty at present though since I havent done any proper shooting for years although I did bag a squirrel last year!!

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
The female half of VSS


That explains a lot. I was getting confused.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
mochyn wrote:
I'd love to have a go at shooting, but my shoulders are prone to aches and pains.

.

Try a little .410 or 20 bore.
The female half of VSS uses a double barrelled .410 (side by side) no probs. She once bagged 17 rabbits in 27 minutes!


I think I'd go for a 20 bore if I took up the shotgun again.

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Her .410 is chambered for magnum cartridges, so is comparable to a larger weapon for hunting. With smaller cartridges its ideal for home slaughter - I do all the pigs and sheep with it. A very versatile gun. Also folds in half which is nice.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
Her .410 is chambered for magnum cartridges, so is comparable to a larger weapon for hunting. With smaller cartridges its ideal for home slaughter - I do all the pigs and sheep with it. A very versatile gun. Also folds in half which is nice.


I didn't realise you could slaughter with a shotgun. Solid slugs?

VSS



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:


I didn't realise you could slaughter with a shotgun. Solid slugs?

No, just ordinary cartridges. Shoot from about 2 - 3 inches away. The .410 just makes a small neat hole.
Shotgun is also legally ok for home slaughter.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VSS wrote:
vegplot wrote:


I didn't realise you could slaughter with a shotgun. Solid slugs?

No, just ordinary cartridges. Shoot from about 2 - 3 inches away. The .410 just makes a small neat hole.
Shotgun is also legally ok for home slaughter.


You learn several things every day

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 08 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

KILLITnGRILLIT wrote:


Simple pimple, try a semi auto shotgun, they are slightly heavier but felt recoil is significantly less than any other as the exhausting gases are used to cycle the next shell into the chamber.

That way you can show him how good you are


I use an old beretta A301 semi. The recoil is substantially reduced over an s/s or o/u, and I'd argue that the weight if any isn't noticeable.

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