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Rabbits

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by steve_sniper, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. steve_sniper

    steve_sniper Active Member

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    Hello all again,

    Right I'm back to pester you all. After taking some advise from here about lamping I'm really getting into bunny bashing. But there is one lill problem...
    I SUCK AT IT XD

    I go out with a mate of mine on a local farm. Then I get loaded, get into a good place, set my sights for 30yrds and zoom on about x4ish. He then turns on the lamp and bingo will see 5+ rabbits in the area. So far so good... So I shoot and kill one, then from that I have a 10ish second reload time in the dark :/ by this this time they have all ran off from the bang of the gun and the lamp etc...

    So now I have bought a sound moderator for the S400.

    Haven't been out with it yet though.

    But another thing I wanted to ask, Ive seen videos on this site and other site with people with NV scopes. Looks like they do the job a lot better than normal tellys n lamps (I may be wrong??).

    Would it be worth buying some NV scopes? or getting a NV scope adapter like for my normal tellys?

    Have been looking at summin like this... EBAY LINK

    Cheers for your help again, most appreciated.
     
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  2. colinb

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    shooting with an NV is not as easy as you think and a good one will wreck your bank account!!!!:eek:

    learn to be a better lamper first and learn to shoot in the twilight as well as it will help you when you start using a NV.

    i do both when i get the chance and i find neither one is better than the other.
    they both have thier uses : for example tricky lamp-shy bunnies can still be got with a NV, but lamping can be easier and you can use your day scope (cheeper)
     
  3. steve_sniper

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    Cool cheers for the info, I have been a target person for years with air rifles and just recently been going out hunting. So I'm still learning. What do you think about that ebay link. Its a scope attached NV. £200ish but like you said a good one would break my bank account. Should I have a look at the cheap one on the ebay link or not waste my money and save up for something more suited for my needs....

    Thanks again for the reply.
     
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    yes i wish you wouldn't do that!:p
     
  5. a1gunner

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    yes that is a problem:D
     
  6. steve_sniper

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    Cheers for your input a1gunner, most helpful...
     
  7. yehaaa6

    yehaaa6 Engaging Member

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    yes, a1gunner is probably the most helpful on this forum :ducks head:
     
  8. a1gunner

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    well i try;)
     
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    i can only speak for myself but if you are going down the NV route i suggest you buy the best you can afford.
    many hunting/shooting websites will have a dedicated NV page, have a look at what they are saying is good and what is pants.
    thats what i did before i brought an NV.
     
  10. a1gunner

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    oops forgot to add to the original post:eek:

    i just use a lamp...that wasn't helpful was it?:p
     
  11. Tyger

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    Hi,

    I am very new to this (not been hunting yet, even) but wonder if a red filter may help with rabbits when lamping? I am also considering using a red illuminating Maglight torch to reload and stuff (I already use the Maglight for my astro-telescope to avoid losing anyone's "night eyes" after getting used to low light). The torches (if it is indeed a reasonable idea) can be got from eBay :)

    Hope it helps, and if not, sorry :)
     
  12. a1gunner

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    i use a filter as i try to keep the light as dim as possible i dont want to "fry" the rabbit and i dont light up the surounding fields.
     
  13. ClydeBuilt

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    Had considerable success in the past while lamping, using both spring and pcp rifles.
    We found that as bright a lamp as possible is best, but with as tight beam as possbile, you can adjust some lamps by moving the bulb housing further in or out of the shell till you get the required effect.
    The brighter beam seems to stun mentally stun them a little...its that 'bunny in the headlamp' sketch?
    It helps if youve lamped that field before and are aware of where the bunnies usually group, a walk over with just the lamp pays dividends.

    Agree whos going to be lamping and whos shooting the field beforehand.

    Walk softly...pause and whack the beam on.... the shooter should be ready at this point to spot for quarry...not shoot just yet!

    Walk a few more yards towards where the bunnies where partying and stop....at this point the shooter should be ready to snap shoot!

    The lamp should only be on for as long as it takes to take the shot, turning the lamp off imediately, till ready to take another shot.

    You will find that you can drop a few before they get wary, by then you are ready to move to another field...and swap roles.

    By flitting between fields you can hop-scotch between fields all night, if your battery holds up.

    Made for several bin bags of bunnies of a night between two shooters.
     
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    There are some cheaper gen nv rifle scopes about. Looking at about £200 ;)
     

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