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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by meadowway, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. meadowway

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    Hi All,

    At the weekend went out and bought a new SMK XS19 Custom Carbine Hunter. This is mainly for Pigions and vermin. Seems a nice starter gun and not to expensive. has 4-9 x 40 scope on it. Any advice on to the best ammo for this purpose. The shop gave me a tin of genral use rounds. Cal 0.22. Got my first wood pigion last night. We have a small holding of around 4 acre which is infested with pigions and around 3 pairs of Magpie's

    Was this the best gun for the job. ?

    Thanks,

    Peter
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Every gun is different, you will need to try as many brands of pellets possible to see what your gun shoots most accurate. :up:

    Welcome to the forums.

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  3. andyhawkx3

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    Yes as Andy as said, but has l have only just found out from the lads, on the forum, don't buy smk pellets, and welcome hope you enjoy the forum:up:;)
    Check out spring guns, and what is said abt pellets:up:
     
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    welcome to the house of fun:D
     
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    Yep, avoid the old SMKs if you can. Try looking at H&N Field Target Trophy if you want quality pellets.

    Willkommen ;)
     
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    Many thanks for the info. I purchased my gun from pellpax at the shop which is only about 10 miles from me and they gave me a tin of H&N Field Target Trophy and a tin of Milbro Caledonian. I have yet to try the H&N so will give them a run next weekend. What range would anyone suggest to zero the scope to? I set this to 25 metres but a friend said that was to short for a full powered spring rifle.

    Peter
     
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    I had a SMK XS19 to start with good gun mate :up:then i had a steath then a aa s410:down: then a bsa s10 :confused:then a mk1 s16:bolt:now i have a rapid 12 the best in my eyes


    welcome to the mad house ....enjoy ...and ask away;)
     
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    hello there, welcome to the forum Iam new myself, took a look at that gun myself recently in the same shop but ended up getting a weihrauch hw97k, I have been using either a hollow point , or the flat headed pellets. recently after zeroing my scope the next 2 shots took 2 pigeons out both head shots and from the same branch, I zero'ed mine at 30m. by the way dosn,t sound as if you are far away, i am in Hevingham, if you need a hand with knocking some of them pigeons down give us a shout. ........Mark
     
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    Hello and welcome to the both of you :up:
     
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    hellow and welcome.
     
  12. meadowway

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    Hi Mark,

    I'm over by North Walsham so not to far away. Hoping to get permission to shoot on the adjoining land to mine which will add another 12 acres. I bought my land off the same farmer so hopefully he will be OK.

    Milo2005, thats a sellection of guns there !! Reading through the forum it seems that nearly everone progresses through a range before they find one that they like. This could get expensive. :eek: :eek:

    Peter
     
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    hello fellow rifleman welcome to the site
     
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    Welcome to you both;)
     

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