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furthest distance u can shoot rabits and pidgeons with a 12 foot air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by noseb112, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. noseb112

    noseb112 Banned

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    Also how to get better accuracy and understand hold over and hold under! How do I zero my scope so I need no hold under Its a hatsan 60s
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    25 yards or there abouts
     
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    Forget shooting live animals at the moment. Practice shooting at targets for at least a few months so everything 'gels'.
     
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    totally agree, you need to practice, practice until you are confident before you point your gun at any live animals
     
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    Do you have a landowner's permission to shoot live quarry on their property? Also, if you're out shooting - who's supervising you?
     
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    yeah imagine someone is shooting at you! I know id like to be killed with a clean shot! its not fair to wound an animal because your a crap shot.... get to know your gun with some targets first.....
     
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    Draw around a 1 pence coin. The farthest distance you can hit that target is your maximum range to hunt at in ideal conditions.

    Make yourself a range card up.

    Shoot at some targets from 10 yards to 45 yards.

    Record the aim points you needed to hit the target and make a card showing where you need to aim at every range.
    Fix the card to the top of your scope. You will soon learn your aim points.
    Welcome to the forum.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    how far are you confident at putting at least 5 shots in a 10p piece? that's your answer :D this will be a as interesting thread :popkorn:
     
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    If you are asking how to zero a scope so you don't need hold over then you don't need to know the furthest distance you can shoot rabbits or pigeons because you are no where near competent enough to be allowed to ethically take the life of a live animal.

    Start shooting targets and when you can consistently hit a 5p piece size target at say 25 yards then you might be competent enough to have that discussion...................but not yet i'm afraid to say.
     
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    If you are asking how to zero a scope so you don't need hold over then you don't need to know the furthest distance you can shoot rabbits or pigeons because you are no where near competent enough to be allowed to ethically take the life of a live animal.

    Start shooting targets and when you can consistently hit a 5p piece size target at say 25 yards then you might be competent enough to have that discussion...................but not yet i'm afraid to say.
     
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    :)rolleyes:) aside, there's some good advice on this thread - nice one guys :up:
     
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    Not exactly how I'd have put it over to a possible newcomer to the forum and the sport!
     
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    Sorry meant no offence by it.... im a newbie to the sport as well and notice myself that my shooting skills have gone down hill... so some more constructive advice would be get to know how your breathing affects your shooting get to know how to handle your air rifle... get to know how it will act when standing, knealing, squatting, lying prone you need the rufle to be part of you before you go up against live animals... once again no offence was intended....
     
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    Excellent response Tom... Well said mate :)
     
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    Hit a 5p at every distance you plan on shooting at,also know the adjustment needed for the distance before taking shots at live animals.
     
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    We need to encourage, educate and nurture young members, giving them good advice and well balanced responses so they are not afraid to ask questions!

    Being new to a forum can be quite an intimidating experience to anyone of any age let alone a junior member, hell I'm intimidated by some members on here with their wealth of knowledge and experience! :confused:

    We need to remember we all started off in the same position once upon a time.... except for Milek, he was born an airgun .! :p
     
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    I first learnt to shoot with a l98 5.56 moving onto many other types of rifles.. last time I fired a weapon was when I left the services 6 years ago... I would like to say I was a very proficient shooter. Then bought an air rifle last month and cant beleive how much my skills have dropped so its deffinatly all about practice practice practice...
     
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    30 to 35 yards max to be 100 percent sure about the kill
     
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    Excellent post! At the end of the day he is asking questions that will enable him to be a humane shooter in the future. If he did not care about learning to shoot properly he would not be on here asking questions.
    Cheers Andy
     

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