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Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 05 11:19 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Sorry, I've worded my earlier post incorrectly. It was never considered absolute that the shot was fired from a mile away, but when the police were initially interviewed they said that it could have been a stray bullet fired from anywhere up to a mile away.

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 05 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As Cab once said of my comments, summat like "Argumentam Absurdicam"!....But he may have got it from Harry Potter!

deerstalker



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 589

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 05 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use a .22 magnum rimfire for rabbits. I now use full metal jacket rounds instead of hollow points because the damage is terrible.

Any firearm is dangerous. The point is, you understand the potential dangers and limitations of your weapon and behave accordingly.

There is no such thing as a dangerous firearm - just dangerous people!

ohouston



Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 05 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh well, at the risk of wading into a debate topic whos trajectory is more like my uncles .177 BSA than Deerstalkers shiny .22 Magnum Bunny Widowmaker...

Still here goes. Johnny Boy is right…(is that a stage name btw?)… for a smallholder an air gun can be easier to contemplate than a proper rifle, especially if your 1/4 acre allotment is in the middle of Milton Keynes pedestrians precinct. BUT, a proper rifle puts hairs on your chest and err, well is proper. AND unless you’re a raving loony or previously held up building societies with that BSA of your uncles, no excuse not to get an FAC and buy that .22LR lazy bones.

Whats a cheap but perfectly good .22LR cost, well, about £20. Yes £20, and it will work perfectly. Admittedly, it may have an amateurish love heart and “Debbie” engraved on the stock, but that adds to the character, go on, you’ll love it.

AND you don’t even have to bother with a telescopic sight, open sights are great. (Free tip folks, cheap telescopic are a waste of time, throw them in the bin. No, I insist. In the bin. Go on. Don’t care, £120 is cheap).

As for the type of ammo, subsonics are fine, but yes after 70m the drop does get annoying difficult to predict, my advice, use High Velocities, the bang is like a cap gun anyway. As for the mile range waffle, yes yes, but stupid people need not apply.

My secret feelings are this [ahh here we go you all say] - don’t use an air rifle on live animals. They are for practicing with and shooting coke cans off the bonnet of the wifes Fiesta, not terrorising bunnies. The wounding rate is just too high. Poor bunnies. On the other hand, you can go over the top. Deerstalker and his chrome plated jacketed magnums? If I was a bunny, I’d be honoured sir. Honoured.

Ps, if you are going to write back and tell me how you and your gold plated air rifle are the best thing since sliced pankakes, don’t bother. Don’t want to debate any more. Next subject. Ha ha.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44270
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 05 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ohouston wrote:
Next subject. Ha ha.


Start one

deerstalker



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 589

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 05 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ohouston wrote:

Don’t want to debate any more. Next subject. Ha ha.


Course you do!

Most entertaining couple of posts I've read on this site.

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 05 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ohouston wrote:
Oh well, at the risk of wading into a debate topic whos trajectory is more like my uncles .177 BSA than Deerstalkers shiny .22 Magnum Bunny Widowmaker...

Still here goes. Johnny Boy is right…(is that a stage name btw?)… for a smallholder an air gun can be easier to contemplate than a proper rifle, especially if your 1/4 acre allotment is in the middle of Milton Keynes pedestrians precinct. BUT, a proper rifle puts hairs on your chest and err, well is proper. AND unless you’re a raving loony or previously held up building societies with that BSA of your uncles, no excuse not to get an FAC and buy that .22LR lazy bones.

Whats a cheap but perfectly good .22LR cost, well, about £20. Yes £20, and it will work perfectly. Admittedly, it may have an amateurish love heart and “Debbie” engraved on the stock, but that adds to the character, go on, you’ll love it.

AND you don’t even have to bother with a telescopic sight, open sights are great. (Free tip folks, cheap telescopic are a waste of time, throw them in the bin. No, I insist. In the bin. Go on. Don’t care, £120 is cheap).

As for the type of ammo, subsonics are fine, but yes after 70m the drop does get annoying difficult to predict, my advice, use High Velocities, the bang is like a cap gun anyway. As for the mile range waffle, yes yes, but stupid people need not apply.

My secret feelings are this [ahh here we go you all say] - don’t use an air rifle on live animals. They are for practicing with and shooting coke cans off the bonnet of the wifes Fiesta, not terrorising bunnies. The wounding rate is just too high. Poor bunnies. On the other hand, you can go over the top. Deerstalker and his chrome plated jacketed magnums? If I was a bunny, I’d be honoured sir. Honoured.

Ps, if you are going to write back and tell me how you and your gold plated air rifle are the best thing since sliced pankakes, don’t bother. Don’t want to debate any more. Next subject. .


Nicely put, Ohouston. I think we'd all pretty much go along with that.

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