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First Timer Advice

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Steve10, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Steve10

    Steve10 Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have just bought my first rifle, an S410 TDR with a Hawke Eclipse 4-16x50 scope and silencer. I have noticed that everyone seems to upgrade or customize their guns to improve their performance and was looking for the best ways to improve mine. I'm totally new to the shooting scene and would really appreciate any feedback or advice you can give me. Ideally Its for rabbit hunting if that makes any difference? Thanks
     
  2. andy46

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    you shouldnt need to anything to a s410 for hunting,maybe a regulator if it doesnt have one,to improve the shot count.iv had mine for a few years and done nothing to it at all,and its put some good game in the freezer,like duck/rabbit/woodies/hare/pheasant.
     
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    Practice practice practice
    Get to the range and put a few days of practice in before you spend money customising it mate as you may not get on with it, and using it on live quarry :up:
     
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    Practice is definitely needed! reading good hunting tips is the next step. Do you prep your rifle for a specific range before you go, then camp a burrow at roughly that range? and do you need to change the elevation on the scope every time you fire at different ranges? or if you zero your sight at 10m will it be accurate at 40? Thanks for the help guys
     
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    I zero my rifles at 35yds and get used to judging how far that range is
    If you download chair gun it will give you all the info and aim points you need
    if you are out static hunting try set up DOWN WIND of the warren you I tend shooting
    Wait for the rabbits to come out and don't take the first one you see (this will be hard not to do at first trust me) let a few come out and venture a bit from the burrow and then take the shot if you kill the rabbit you've always got the chance of a second
     
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    Thanks BB thats awesome, I will do the same and give it a go.
     
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    hi mate i went out with mine last week for the first time and i must say that i was very impressed had the scope zero at 20y and found that the 2 rabbits took out at 50y just needed 1mil dot over and was relay accurate i had 4 rabbits and a crow in ten shots not to bad for my first time out hunting with this gun
     
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    I would probably run around the field if i hit a rabbit at 50yards! I take it that the 1mil dot is the first dot above the centre? My scope confuses the heck out of me so far.
     
  9. bunnyblatter

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    First dot below Steve as you're aiming further than your zero
    Seriously mate have a look on chair gun espacially if it's a .22 as the .22 has a much more pronounced arc than the .177 that flies a lot flatter and doesn't need as much 'hold over/under' as .22
    hope this helps mate
    atb, Bryan
     
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    Thanks Bryan, I've downloaded chair gun and I'm just watching a youtube video on it so I know what I'm looking at. is there a preferred pellet for my gun?
     
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    Get a selection mate and try a few I used to use RWS superfields in my s410 and they were spot on
    however when my mate had his 410 his prefered AA field ??
    its just a suck it and see one I'm afraid
    once you've found which it likes try and buy a few tins from the same batch
     
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    Guess the best thing I can do is zero it to 30m and get out there and try my luck. I'm going to buy an air cylinder tomorrow, as i dive anyway it kills two birds. (no pun intended) :)
     
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    Hi im totally new to air rifles and air rifle hunting. i have a SMK Custom B2 .22 with a
    4 x 32 Nikko Sterling scope..last year i went out hunting rabbits a couple of times and got absolutely nothing,i got a few rabbits in my sights but hit nothing..at first i thought i was just a Censored shot,but on thursday i took a few shots down my back garden at an empty cereal box,i was not hitting on target at all...so i invited my mate over (who has owned a few air rifles over the years plus ex forces) to get his opinion..he tried to re-zero the scope whilst taking shots down the garden...he says he doesnt know and to keep trying to tinker with the sights.

    Wolfman
     
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    ......by the way,the pellets im currently using are
    Milbro Spitfire Pellets, would they be good to hunt with?


     
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    steve is the tdr .22 ?? i have a little oest pack you can have ?
     
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    i have an smk synxs i was using the iron sight on it on my back yard i filled a coke bottle up with water and i missed every shot
     
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    i put my above post on the hunting life forum and i got this reply back..

    ''I had the exact same problem with my webley.It turned out to be the bit under the barrel that sort of locks it in (im not sure what it is called).it turned out to be a quick and easy thing to fix.''

    so it looks like i might as well take it back to the shop where i bought it to see if they can zero it properly for me.

    Wolfman
     
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    Hey Lewis, it is a .22 :) I had some fun in the garden today, seems like a really accurate gun. Does anyone know anything about camera mounts? are they universal? if so can you recommend one?
     
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    Irv you're a star, Its so easy to spend money on all the little extras lol
     

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