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Tips on lamping

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Robhalex, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    Made an attempt at night shooting on Saturday but it was far too dark. All I saw after lots of creeping was white tails bobbing into the hedge row. So now I have a deben tracer compact lamp coming for the weekend ready for a day/night of shooting on my only perm.

    Just want to know if some of you seasoned hunters can give me tips for shooting with a lamp. Greatly appreciated
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    well if your walking you will need tobe down wind or they will smell you long before you see them, also you want it very dark and fair windy, as it covers any noises etc.
    I never walk I will anyways drive round my shoot, oh and you WILL need a lamp :rolleyes: for lamping
     
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    It's on a pig farm so noise isn't a massive issue. Normally grunts and oinks through the night cover up sounds. But it's not hard to be quiet around there
     
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    Plus smell haha think the muck hides that too
     
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    over many years of bunny bashing at night ive always done better static more than mobile.when your new to it at night with lamps its hard to judge distances so get there well before dark and at your zero distance put out some old bits of branch sticking up to help you out. keep the wind in your face or at worst accross you keep layed down and quiet
     
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    Well it's Basicly two fields opposite ends of the farm. I know all the distances and zeroed accordingly. Just wanted to know things like do I have the lamp on all the time. Or flash it on and find the rabbt then off and shoot. Or off after shot. Should I collect rabbit immediately or wait for more hits?
     
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    Only have the torch on wnen you need it...doesnt need to be to powerful as long as you can make out what your shooting and you get eyeshine that will do..a red filter will help .and dont pickem up until your ready to move on atb
     
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    Great. Basicly what I do during day light is get a couple at one site then when they've all scattered I move to the opposite end and set up till they scatter there again. Then back to where I was first. So when im ready to move just go grab the dead ones and stash them. And when I'm setting up out the red filter on, then scan for a rabbit and take the shot. Turn off after shooting?
     
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    Yes mate just do as you do during the day but with a red filter on your torch atb
     
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    Thanks. Can't wait for a proper night hunt!
     
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    essex sniper Banned BANNED

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    Its good fun but dont get to into the torches youll be wanting nv soon lol
     
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    Oh dear you've done it now mentioning N/V mate lol
     
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    It happens to all of us though lol
     
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    The best tip I can give is that they are usually closer than they look! When I first started with a red lamp I sent a few pellets over their heads.good luck
     
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    Haha maybe next year. I've spent more than I planned to this year on my rig. Easily more Than I paid for the rifle in the first place lol. if I get more into it and a good cheap NV kit is spotted I'll jump at it.
     
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    Ok cmon then wheres the pictures of your hunting setup
     
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    I got just a standard s400 from a mate (made early 2003, I bought early 2012) for £200 with stirrup pump and an awful dented Simmons scope.

    Got a new bag, hawke scope, bipod, multishot, new bag again, now a deben tracer lamp.

    Hopefully having stock camo dipped, and barrel/cylinder/silencer carbon wrapped
     
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    S400 series is a very good rifle mate and will do the job as good as any of the top end rifles atb
     
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    Yes as Essex says they're great guns mate. I had a lovely S410 that I bought from a guy off this very forum and its him who directed me here. I'm glad he did as I've made some great friends through this forum
     

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