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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robhalex, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    What kind of distance would you put this at? The small paper target in the field...

    It's roughly the distance I'm zeroing for rabbits at my perm but as I have nothing other than guessing by my steps I'd like to know if you think I'm right? About 40 yards? Maybe slightly below?

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  2. essex sniper

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    Impossible to tell by looking at a picture really mate but if its 40 largish steps than your pretty close to 40 yards atb
     
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    A decent 'step' for me is around 24" or 60 cm .......................... :coffee:
     
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    i'd guess about 45-47yds
     
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    I find that 24 paces of mine equate to 30 yards-ish. That's about as large as my paces can be.
     
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    Why don't you get some string and measure out your zero range / max range etc onto it with a tape measure.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    If the target card is a standard size I'd say 45-50 !!!

    Get your self a builders plumb line they come in I think 30mtr lengths with a stake at each end !!!
     
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    I have some green paracord and its 30 yrds in total with a knot in it at every 5yards,a loop at both ends to peg down.

    I use it to set up targets and to pace out to shot rabbits to see if my estimation was right.

    Gaz
     
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    Great idea! I'm stealing it ;)
     
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    As said its hard to say by looking at a pic but to me that looks loads further than 40yds
     
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    Got to agree with this, a lot more than 40, closer to 60 in my book.
     
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    Looks a bloody long way to me.

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    i thought between 50-55 but i'm no expert
     
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    Wouldn't a laser range finder solve this sort of issue? The basic units are fairly cheap these days, especially second-hand. Even the very short range ones designed for golfers would be fine for airgun ranges..
     
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    I got a lovely Hawke LRF 400 laser range finder, nearly new off fleebai for £107 posted. Takes all the guess work out of rangefinding and more importantly makes for a clean clinical kill and not a guess and aim maim shot. I hope you are not hunting live targets by range guessing.
     
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    Lots of people range guess and theres nothing wrong with doing so ...im very good at it and like to do things old school I refuse to have a range finder I think we should all learn our distance by practicing and knowing your permission .you dont always have time to use a range finder atb
     
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    hello, why dont you make a cardboard cut out of a full grown rabbit then cut out the inner rings of a paper target and glue or ? to this and place at 40 paces and use your scope front adjustment to get your zero, i zero at 25 mtrs on scope then i go shorter distance and longer and see where pellet hit to get hold over/under. hope you understand, cheers
     
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    the golf ones are way dearer and way better than the shooting ones.ive got a bushnell one that tells you the angle of your shot upwards or downwards and is accurate to 4 inches in a 1000 yds but it cost 240 quid
     
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    Patent pending mind you lol!
    Pleased it may help others

    Gaz
     
  20. Robhalex

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    Well I Basicly set up a target where I know they congregate and shot from where I knew I could quietly reach. Once there and zeroed I moved it to the tree line and got the hold over and then moved it to the front of the field and got the hold under. That way it'll be easier when I next go bunny hunting.

    Only problem is my gun bag is so tight with the bipod it moves my scope out of line. :(
     

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