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Large Cal Air Rifles

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by scooby1, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    30 air is a good alternative to 22lr if your perm isn't suitable because of ricochet risk or its generally small.
    I have just the perm for it but I'd want a target condition for my club as well.
    I don't think it's a fox calibre, out to 50-60yds with a headshot yes but from an feo's p.o.v then probably not.
    Are you not looking for any other powder calibre?
    22 hornet! 17 hornet?
     
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    I have to agree,:thumb:
     
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    I also have a 22 250 which I will use for longer range rabbit But there is not much I can do about the noise and I do have a very large mod on it too,
    so after the lockdown I will be testing that too
     
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    Many Thanks
     
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    How about taking up target shooting with a Bow or Crossbow, now that’s different :thumb:
     
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    I don't want to go down the powder route as I do have stuff that will do the job , But I don't have anything in air that will do the job and this is the route I want to go
     
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    got a compound bow and a pistol crossbow and due to my surgery bit hard to use them at the moment.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    I have reloaded 100 rounds of
    22-250 during this unplanned lockdown period, but I wont be going at the rabbits with them - it's an expensive hobby, even with home grown ammo.
     
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    The FX boss is on my mind due to the amount you get per fill in FAC , 9mm is good to have a dragon claw that is a point a shoot gun up to 100 yards.and these to calibres we can get the pellets for them 357 cal is a bit of a problem here.
     
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    what are you going to hunt / shoot your 22 250 at ?
     
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    22.250 around here is normally fox grade.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Target & foxes, it wouldn't be one of my choices for rabbits personally.
     
  13. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I still don’t know if I’d shoot up in trees with a 30cal airgun, still a fair old bit of lead to come down
     
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    Has to be air for me.
     
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    I see the Americans love that cal and as I have not shot one yet I took the chance and got one ,so I hope I will be happy shooting pass the 150 yards.
     
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    yes I aggre but once I know what is pass the tress and it is a open field I would be ok not sure I would do the same with a 17hmr. due to the distance it will travel
     
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    I will admit that there would be quite a buzz to be had taking quarry up to 150 yards with a high powered air rifle. The silent killer...
     
  18. scooby1

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    I have yet to shoot the 22 250 but I hav been told good distance gun but a bit of a powder burner ?
     
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    I think we should get one and start a fan club ! or the Large Cal Club
     
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    this is what I am talking about changing things up just like them in the USA
    They use to call air rifle bb guns and did not think much about hunting with them Now look at them they cant get enough of them.
     
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