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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Seamaster, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Seamaster

    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I had an hour spare after work and before dark today so, as it was a beautiful evening, I decided to have a mooch round the woods. The farmer has been felling some old trees on the edge of the wood and he's paid a contractor top dollar to do the work. I used to do this kind of work and when I told him how much I would have charged for the work he looked a bit ill and said 'Bogger me, if I'd known that I would have got you in young 'un'. Bearing in mind I'm 51 and he calls me young 'un I was feeling quite happy.
    Anyway, the female showed up first, digging for buried treasure and eventually finding it. As she nibbled on her new found delicacy I placed an Air Arms Field right in her ear from 32yds. She dropped and her back leg stretched upward for a couple of seconds, then nothing.
    Twenty minutes later I saw the buck, he was foraging on the same edge of the wood and it was difficult to get a clear shot on him as he scampered about. There are plenty of buzzards about on this permission and, funnily enough, they helped me tonight because they started to call to each other and whirling about high in the air. The big old buck stopped what he was doing and stood bolt upright on his haunches as he sensed the danger. Wrong danger though because I caught him in the brain with another AAF.
    Light fading then and I packed up and, for the millionth time, thanked . that I can get away from the hum drum and do this, even if it's just a few hours a week at the moment.
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    I tell you, when I can retire (hopefully not too long now) I reckon I will go feral and my wife will have to feed me outside with all the other wildlife she supports.

    Chris
     
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    Keep dropping those furry rats Chris, nice shooting!
     
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    Good shooting Chris, sounds like a good perm you have there! Far too many grey squirrels about these days, good sport though. atb Paul.
     
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    :roflmao::roflmao:young 'un'
     
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    Thanks chaps. Ill tell you what, I read loads of posts moaning and bleating about the fact that we can only shoot 12fpe off ticket and how difficult it is to stay within these perameters.
    It's bul7shit chaps. I've shot these squigs at 32 to 42 yds with a gun shooting at 11.5 fpe.
    If you want to shoot at 100yds, or you want to shoot foxes, please, please, get rimfire or centrefire, or a shotgun.
    Let's celebrate what we've got in the modern PCP sub 12fpe air rifle. Because, if you can do your bit, you can have, probably, the best sport of all. You'll be in amongst it, like I was tonight, if only for an hour or so.
    When I was packing up I saw two Roe deer springing across an open cattle field. If that doesn't lift you, after a week of work, nothing will.

    Chris
     
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    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    . I've missed you. :D

    Chris
     
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    Great shooting mate and a nice write up. Can't beat a bit of squirrel shooting.
     
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    That is the great thing about air rifle hunting, it is just so simple and there is so little expectation. try having an hour with a shotgun and coming home empty handed, - it will feel wrong. With an airgun though, it is doesn't matter. Funny situation, but one Chris has highlighted perfectly in this write-up.

    Keep making use of those few hours - it will keep you sane!:up:
     
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    I gave up the rimfire and shotgun a few years ago Simon, when I realised what was important to me in this sport.
    Not that I would disparage any other shooters but you have to find what's right for you personally.
    I've done that and I'm happy.

    Chris
     
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    Nice one Chris,

    That retirement what you talk about and going feral is where Im at now, it just came early for me, but many a time I think things happened as a blessing in disguise, Im enjoying it while I can, as my legs cant do it forever, maybe Ive done it to death this summer but never know if its my last.

    Body is giving in, hurt myself today just walking across some stubble and sat it a hide all day, I have not seen or spoke to a soul all day apart from the farmer and he probably only spoke to me also, one thing is for sure after 20yrs spent engineering in factories, I feel a great sense of belonging doing what I do now, if its the last thing I do, I enjoyed every moment.
     
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    At least you've only got one leg to worry about you jammy git. Both of mine are ****'ed. :D

    Chris
     
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    As usual Chris LMFAO at your humour, love it.
    :D:up:
     
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    Well done young un, great post.
    ATB.
     
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    Great post - enjoyed reading about a nice moment in your week.
    Excellent photo, I can almost smell the cut wood from that tree:rolleyes:
     
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    Nice write up, especially for us young 'uns that can relate to what your saying...........
     
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    HW looks awesome Chris by the way.

    It seems you have really bonded with that gun, always worth holding onto guns like that.
     
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    Nice write up, nice attitude to life.

    Not wanting to start any great debate, please let's not but 0.177 or 0.22.
     
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    It's a .177 mate and Elliot's right, I am really bonding with it. The fit and balance is perfect for me since getting the A&M cylinder. The accuracy is phenomenal with AA Field 4.52 and it's as quiet as an ant's burp.
    The barrel is free floating with a Rowan cylinder band and it has a Rowan trigger unit too which, although the original trigger is good, just makes that minute difference to slipping a shot.

    Chris
     
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    Agree with this mate. I have a kt in .177, the a&m cylinder and rowan trigger do make all the difference. Mine has just a service, had the reg/hammer balanced, a spit and polish and power set to 11.6 with jsb exact 4.53's. I also put a huggett up front and am going to add an adjustable pad to the rear end just to give it a final fit to myself.

    You just have to find the right pellet and you have a rifle well worth keeping.
     
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    Thanks mate, sounds like a keeper. I like the Huggetts too. This is my KS with A&M and Huggett shroud and silencer.
    It's not been out for a couple of weeks but I love it just as much as the full length one.

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    Bad weather stopped me going out this afternoon (I know, I'm a girl) but hopefully it will be drier tomorrow.

    Chris
     

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