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Colin & Jan



Joined: 03 Mar 2006
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Location: Dover, Kent
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 12 7:10 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Colin & Jan wrote:
dpack wrote:
back stop ?


No problems as half way down the side of a small valley shooting down. Saying that there always the possibility of the unknown when using a rifle of any calibre, especially when using a lamp when the distance vision limited.


The backstop was the second rabbit.


That's what I meant to say!!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 12 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could have been anything or anyone, tho, presumably?

Colin & Jan



Joined: 03 Mar 2006
Posts: 203
Location: Dover, Kent
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 12 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Could have been anything or anyone, tho, presumably?


There is always an element of the unknown when using a rifle, particulary at night with a filter to defuse the light. Vision is limited to 100m or so although you can pick out rabbits/foxes etc initially by the eyes.

I think the key is knowing the ground you are shooting over and where not to pull the trigger.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 12 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are some things best left unsaid.

A bit like the biker who showed off his speeding prowess on YouTube by filming his speedo during a 120mph stunt on a public road. It cost him his licence.

Pilgrim1975



Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Posts: 149
Location: Here And There
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 12 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

May I present the Sicilian 'Lupara' for all your pest control needs?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupara

'The Lupara: 8 out of 10 Mafiosi prefer it...'

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12541
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deposit put down on a Berretta Silver Pigeon. 12 bore, 28 inch barrels. Can't get it yet as certificate hasn't arrived and they are sending it off to have the stock altered. Being a short-a*se, with short arms to match it's got to be taken down to 13 and a half inches.

The other half is getting a Browning, which the bloke in the shop called 'a big boys gun'. Much heavier than mine and with a much bigger stock. Perfect for him though as he's 6'4".

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A very good choice madam.

I've had to cut down the stocks on some of my rifles, they shoot so much better when fitted.

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12541
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can't wait to get it. Even just having it around to practice holding it properly has got to help me shoot a bit better. So far I've been using guns that are too big for me.

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12541
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 12 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Licence arrived while I was away. I can go and get my gun next week. Hooray!

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 12 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And then they'd better not hog all the seats on the South East rail network!

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 12 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Commuters are safe, unless I can overhear Status Quo on their ipod.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1977
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 12 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ahhhh Status Quo...the perfect excuse for an urban massacre

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 12 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

First trip out with my new shotgun. It works. Pity I'm such a rubbish shot I can't hit a barn door at 20ft.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 12 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Errm, why are you shooting at barn doors?
Try aiming for the clays instead!

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 12 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
First trip out with my new shotgun. It works. Pity I'm such a rubbish shot I can't hit a barn door at 20ft.


Pratice in the street at car doors from 6 feet.

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