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Do You Really Put The Training/ Practice In ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by The Iceman, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. The Iceman

    The Iceman Engaging Member

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    A good question for the hunting lads,- do " you " really put the training/ practice in ?
    I personally put as much time into practice as I do hunting in the fields/ woods.
    I put a good 150/ 200 shot practice in again yesterday evening with the HW 97K, ( fabulous hunting rifles by the way.)
    I,m very lucky to have a large garden, here's the 38 yard zero range I use.
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    I find the HW 97K .177 suits me well , especially with the Hawke Endurance L4 German reticle ( cross hair , single red dot )- deadly bit of kit :thumb:

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    Cheap as chips Chronograph but they are amazingly accurate.

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    Some of this weeks practice :rolleyes:

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  2. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    I most certainly do. I spend far more time (and ammo) plinking - practice - than I do hunting...
     
  3. Bagster66

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    Weather permitting, I will shoot most days
    But only about 50 pellets
    At the moment with the leshiy the practice is always standing unsupported out to 28m
    When the wind starts behaving I'll get the 100 out with the bipod and shoot out to 50m but that is target only
    But imo if your going to shoot at a living creature, you'd better be good at.
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Exactly this... :up:
     
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    I spend a day at the range every two weeks (or did before the lockdown) and spend more time in the paddock shooting at bits of paper than I do shooting at quarry. Not to mention zeroing before every hunt anyway. I think I can safely answer, yes I do.
     
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    Was mucking around with shooting from the prone position and also getting hold under sorted from gun position to target is bang on 20yards the HW100 is zeroed at 30 yards to be fair this session was a half arsed affair thinking to much about other stuff rather than the task at hand. Will be practicing shooting from sitting position and also sussing out the new Rifleman sticks which will arrive today.
     

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  7. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Great shooting, there is no doubt a good HW97 can be up there with a PCP in the right hands :thumb:

    Your shooting is great, I don't hunt generally, but I do practice, especially for BR with both my PCP and HW97, so it's at a closer range than yours and I can easily get one hole groups with both, although I prefer using the PCP :oops:

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  8. Trampilot

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    You want to practice to the point that the moment you have a live target in your sight, pulling the trigger is just another part of the process.
     
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    I am lucky that my local club has an hft range in a wooded valley. So i walk around taking shots in all positions. Its very uneven so you have to take shots from awkward positions and is a real challenge. Shooting off a bench is not really much help for hunting
     
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    When not across the fields I usually shoot every day, can get 25 metres in the garden and rotate the guns accordingly (Regal/HW100/Kozzie/Superstar) it's been very warm here last 2 days so enjoying it while it lasts and Micah's targets are getting a whacking :D
     
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    I always put 20 shots through my HW99 every day in my back garden 30 yrd range, (keeps the bitch sweet). I also use one or the other for plinking just to keep them on side too. Maybe 5 shots each.........Dont know why I do it but it may be I like to hold each one through the day (kinky?)
    If I am lucky a cheeky corvid might take the p**s in my garden and ....thats it..enough said!
     
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    Always check , my zero before hunting. Yes it does change, everytime. Tight groups eye in. Then hunt. Just gives , more confidence than anything. Knowing the gun is bang on.
     
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    Anywhere between 10 and 80 most days for me, at random stuff from random vantage points be it a twig/bud/pine cone on a tree or a fag butt/chipping out in the yard...

    Daisy heads are a favourite at this time of year, flies are another, picking dandelion heads off at the stalk from as far as possible is the ultimate... :):up:
     
  14. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

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    My normal useage is around a tin to a tin and a half a month.
    The number used on live quarry varies and usually far less in summer when I practice more.

    Ratting keeps me sharp over winter.

    With all this virus stuff going off, I've barely shot for the last fortnight but I'll be having all the rifles out tomorrow. I intend to stay sharp for when things get a little more normal again
     
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    Before going out with the 77 I always shoot at least 4 groups of 5 pellets at my zero just to get me and the gun warmed up
     
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    I probably spend 75 -80% of my time practicing vs. hunting... Knowing your kit, in all conditions is paramount! Bear in mind... Bench shootin don't t really count as hunting practice!!!

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    I've not been 'practicing' as I've been on quarry a lot just recently
    Having said this I shoot 2 or 3 mags before shooting things with a pulse to make sure of my zero and 'head space' are in alignment.
     
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    ... Shot 100 rounds today... Standing. @ 10m... Humbling experience! ... But better for it! Great hunting practice!!!

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    I ain't done any open sight shooting for a while, mostly cos me VMX is so horrid, which is a shame cos I enjoy opens but can't justify or afford a 'specific' weapon.
     
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    I've had some positive stories related to VMX's after a " peek & tweak" under the hood... or bonnet , as it were... Today's round was 50 w/ peeps +/- , then scoped - albeit different rifles... Point being, scoped@ 10m is important too.

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