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Beginner questions....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by warren2393, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. warren2393

    warren2393 Member

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    Hi im new to aigunnning, but since starting have loved every second of shooting! Just a couple of questions- I've got a BSA Comet which is a springer and just wanted to know how long you can keep it cocked for until I will start to damge/wear the spring? Or when hunting should I just load and cock it as quietly as possible and shoot straight away? Also for ratting do they get spooked by having a light attachet to the scope instead of me getting night vission? And one final question, basically what does stalking and lamping involve? Would really appreciate some advice,thanks a lot!:up:
     
  2. celticwar

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    i had a springer for years a lightining .22
    they wear over time no matter what you do .. i would not worry about it ...i had my lightinging years it didnt change a bit on power ...
    as for torch i use a deben stinger for ratting , lamping rabbits .. i use it at present without red filter still works .. but im sending for red filter ...
    its ok when batteries are full but when ive been out for 30mins light starts to dull a little ..
    same as day when it comes to wind direction and noise .. tip have look during day first to look take note where you will walk at night falling down a rabbit hole is no fun ... ... happy hunting dude
     
  3. simply james

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    i had one springer 20 years,as long as you dont leave them cocked or put it away cocked for a long time it will last you a long time mate
     
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    Can't help much but welcome all the same :)
     
  5. a1gunner

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    and even then you only lose 1ftlbs or so

    I'n other words on the shoot load up and walk around no damage will happen in 2 hours or so
     
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    welcome mate :D:up:
     
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    First of all you must know the land you are shooting over like the back of your hand for safety reasons. then using your lamp sweep the field back and forth untill you pick up bugsy then walk towards it remember rabbits have very good senses and can pick up vibrations through the ground so slowly does it also try to keep the wind in your face. when you are in range and feel confident of the shot take him out then move on to the next .judging the range at night is not easy untill you have done it a few times . hope this helps good luck and remember safety first.
     

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