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Hi there! New to shooting, and very interested in doing it a lot more!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by LeeMJones, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. LeeMJones

    LeeMJones Newbie

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    I currently have a SMK TH208 .22, all I've been shooting at the moment is empty beer cans and random targets. Not shot any vermin as of yet, but hoping to do some rabbit shooting! So just a quick question, would you say my SMK is good enough to take out a rabbit nice and cleanly or do you think I would need something better?

  2. fatbob

    fatbob Engaging Member

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    Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
    Lee, as far as a I know your gun should be quite capable but get it checked over a chrony to make sure if it's high tens to mid elevens FPE you've got enough stopping power for vermin ;)

  3. Alex.B

    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Nope, you have to spend loads on rifles and scopes first .

    Well that's what the voices tell me !:eek:
  4. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

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    Have a look at the link below - hopefully it'll answer a few of your questions.

    Have a good snoop around the forum, as it's a wealthy of knowledge and information. Ask any questions you want and get stuck in. We're a pretty friendly and helpful bunch and will be glad to help you out if we can.



  5. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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  6. tintin

    tintin Engaging Member

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    Hi Lee, I'm afraid I know diddly about your particular piece of kit, but I do have one piece of advice (which was given to me when I first took up the sport).
    Join a local air rifle club. Meet up with guys who enjoy the same hobby as yourself. Learn to shoot safely and accurately. Learn respect for your quarry and make sure you can put a pellet inside a 5p piece at all of your shooting ranges.
    When you can do that, upgrade your kit if you feel ready to take the next step.
    Unfortunately, too many go out and spend a fortune on unnecessary expensive kit and then find that they are bored and take up something else. Welcome to the forum, loads of information here.
  7. DEGS

    DEGS Posting Addict

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    I have the synsg ....part of the 208 "family" ...albeit in .177 ......and synthetic stock.
    I also did the same internals as Matt....plus a piston liner ......I am chuffed to bits with it......its sweet @ 11.4
    and is spot on with Falcon Acc+
    I have taken rabbits out to 40m with it.
    If you go with further tuning (welsh willy kit) or other top hat / guide / spring kits be aware it will easily
    creep over the 12 ftlb.

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