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longest shot....

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by sharpshooterpete, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. sharpshooterpete

    sharpshooterpete Donator

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    what is the furthest distance you have ever shot a magpie at?

    or a rabbit....

    i shot a magpie at 49 yards last week, that is the distance i am comfortable at in .22. i can shoot targets and get good groupings at longer distances but i wouldn't like to shoot any vermin...

    last year i shot a young rabbit (headshot) at 122 yards with a .22 rimfire, using a 4x40 scope. was well pleased with that one.
     
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    Don't hunt myself but I've seen Youtube videos where people can shoot a bird from well over 100 yards, no doubt they're using FAC air rifles ;)
     
  3. simply james

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    45 yards a rabbit,hell of a shot never done it since.
     
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    Magpie 55/60yds (ish)

    Rabbit 63yds (measured after shot)
     
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    Leeman could probably put me to shame on this one with his .50 Barrett, but my best was a heart/lung shot on a Roe buck at near 500yrds with a Remington BDL in .308 using half jacket boat tail hollow point ammo.
    He ran 20yrds then dropped like a stone!
    Scope is a Bushnell 3-9x56mm,it was set on 8x which I prefer.

    Ian;)
     
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    Sumo the Barret is strictly military, so you have me beet big time, i was only joking when i said i use it shooting bunny’s from top of mountain to the below valley.

    My longest shot with an airgun is 131 yards on a pigeon and have taken a few from 110. As for magpie my longest kill is at 110 yards
     
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    heres me thinking my 45 yard head shots with a springer are good,nice shooting chaps.
     
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    James 45 yards is great for a none FAC airgun, but you need to go FAC if you want to reach the 100 yard mark and beyond. With a springer i had a few years ago in FAC 1.77 i was taking down small game at 70-90 yards.

    The main thing is to enjoy what you have, everything else is not important, at least that is how i see it.:)
     
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    You have a point, the main point of shooting is the fun you get from it and sometimes I forget this.
     
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    45yds 10mph crosswind and i was on an elevated position.

    with a 16 grain .22 obviosly:D
     
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    im glad this is not the bbs or i would be banned for this...

    i have seen topcat shoot and kill a magpie at 107yds with a legal limit
    prosport, yes go ahead and say bullsh4t but its true .
     
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    I bowled a magpie out of a tree at 55 yards in moo's garden ;)
     
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    yes through years of practice of using high mag 20 times scope and hours of practice using correct follow through and no wind enabled me to pull those types of shots off and still shoot bunnies at 65 yards regular if conditions right and a bit further at times with the 177 s type rested or prone running at 11.5 fpe
     
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    Nice one TC good on yer mate :)
     
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    wow. magie heads are quite small good shot;)
     
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    For me to shoot a magpie in my garden at a range of 55 yards I'd have to be stood 3 houses away !!! LOL
     
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    it's about 30 yards for me i don't try to take long shots i get more enjoyment from stalkng and getting close before taking a shot
     
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    i do really enjoy stalking too but its just as rewarding with a well placed long range shot.
     
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    I enjoy shooting at long range myself i often shoot up to 2000 yards when shooting fullbore i just don't feel confident taking long range shots at live targets i would love to go out with somebody who does and learn to take longer shots as i'm not confident in my range finding abilities. Taking a long shot on a range from a fixed firing point where you know the distance is very different to being out in the field where you have to make your own judgements and i'm not confident in my ablility to do so. I really admire you guys that can take the long range shots
     
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    This is something l had to learn to do, as l am sadly, unable to stalk at all these day's, "l think l have posted this before", that my best ever long range shot, was 65 yards with a sub 12 ftps .177 bisley magnum pellet, and, l think the best multi shot on the market, the AA S410, at a injured duck (l presume was shoot the day, before on the local game shoot?) on very marshy ground, so l was unable to get close even though, l wanted to, dropped it like a sack of spuds, head shot;)
     

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