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How far away is your shoot?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Nicksi, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Nicksi

    Nicksi Engaging Member

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    I'm thinking of looking further afield for a new shoot, currently have a couple hundred acres on the doorstep (literally, I live on a farm). Sounds great and I am lucky I know, but..... It's all grass, sheep and cows, very little cover and clay, so not many rabbits. You can count the woodies on one hand and the corvids are very difficult due to the lack of cover.

    How far do you guys travel to your shoots? How far would you go if you could find a great shoot? I'm thinking anywhere within 30 mins drive has got to be good.
     
  2. Leeman

    Leeman Busy Member

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    I know hunters that go to another country on opening season.....but i only have to travel about 20-30 minutes away deepening on traffic
     
  3. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    23 miles, And lve got all the different, landscape you could want rolling hills, grass, trees, pools, plowed fields crops of wheat, barley, rape.....all in 500 acres...long way to go..put worth it;)
     
  4. a1gunner

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    i go up a road cross a road and go back down a road

    all in all half a mile as the crow flies but in curvy road wales it could strech to one hlf two two miles
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Mine's about 10 miles, Didcot farm :) that's where I "shoot" but I don't hunt there really.
     
  6. a1gunner

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    what do you mean by "shoot" but not hunt

    what you shooting exactly:confused:
     
  7. Haselsh1

    Haselsh1 Jack Uzi

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    I travel around ten miles to a set of fishing ponds that are overrun with rats. There is tree cover and long grass and I tend to use a Harris bipod and lay down for my shots. The place is excellent. As well as that there are plenty of crows to make the evening pass quickly.
     
  8. a1gunner

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    good bi pod that

    i have a cheeper eplica

    rockmount or something

    not as good as harris but it serves
     
  9. Haselsh1

    Haselsh1 Jack Uzi

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    Hey man I imported it from the States for around 55 quid. It has two stage spring loaded legs and is just the right height when you're on the deck. I have a laser target marker set up with a 4 by 40 scope and an AGS Huntalight all on a tri-rail. All of this is set for around 35/40 feet. The place I go shooting is brilliant if your into creeping around in trees and long grass but the rats are awesome...!!! I treat em to BSA Interceptor pellets for supper.
     
  10. a1gunner

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    for real?:confused:
     
  11. Haselsh1

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    Oh yeah...!!! I love it...! It's one of the best things I could do at a weekend. What's the alternative...??? p*****g it up a wall...?
     
  12. andyhawkx3

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    he has miss understood you l think, l thinks you are eating them for, your supper:up::down:
     
  13. a1gunner

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  14. simply james

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    about i minutes walk.
     
  15. a1gunner

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    if i got permiton on e certain farm i could just jump over my fence to get to him
     
  16. raptor

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    i just go a mile down to old pit start there then make my way home by finishing on landfill i have crows seagulls magies rats and by the thousands to and i know your not ment to shoot seagull with 12 foot pounds rifle but there no more than 20 yard away :D
     
  17. a1gunner

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    at twenty yds not much can take a pellet
     
  18. chiz

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    Well, our main shoot just now is about 3 miles away, but it's looking less and less likely that we'll be on there for much longer.

    We are in negotiations with a hunting syndicate and landowners up on the scottish border, up the other side of Otterburn area. It's in the early stages at the moment but if that works out we'll be doing about 60 miles each way!!!

    The shoot I use during the week is on the army camp I work and live on. I go after squirrels and woodies from my office window and go after rabbits and crows from my bedroom window!
     
  19. Buzz

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    Couldn't you possibly coax the rabbits onto the kitchen worktop Chiz, save you going outside to pick 'em up !! LOL
     
  20. Leeman

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    If i was you i would get an FAC and just open the window....stay home nice and dry with a cup of tea:D:D
     

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