Crow hunting in Scotland.

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  1. NDTerminator

    NDTerminator Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep, Rod's correct...
     
  2. beav

    beav Elite Refuge Member

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    Is that a 'European Hare'?

    My dad was was a GI in WWII. He told of shooting tremendous rabbits in Austria after the war with a .45 ACP.
     
  3. scotshot

    scotshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Beav,

    It is a Brown Hare, I believe they are found accross Europe. In the UK we have the Brown Hare and the White/Mountain Hare. I shoot the Browns as crop protection off fields of Broccolli and Colliflowers.

    The moderator is fitted to a thread on the end of the barrel, the only downside to getting this done is that the gun requires re-proofing if you wish to sell it on afterwards. Although a lot of guns now come from the factory already threaded so you don't need to worry.

    Mark.
     
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    Do you ever hunt with air rifles? I've got a .25 webly patriot that nearly shoots thru 2x4s and it kills pidgeons and furry animals as far out as you can hit them. I would never actually try and kill a deer with it but it would kill a coyote clean with good shot placement. Where I used to live, you could kill blackbirds, grackles etc. that are eating crops and shooting them off milo heads was too easy and was quite cheap since the ammo was #3 buckshot.
     
  5. scotshot

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    I have 2 PCP air rifles, an Air Arms s410 and a Falcon FN19 Lighthunter, both in .22 calibre. I use them for shooting Rabbits and Feral Pigeons and will kill out to 40 yards with accurate shooting.
    It's great fun using them with a lamp at night when shooting Rabbits. It's a lot more challenging than using a .22rf as you've got to get a lot closer without spooking them.

    mark.
     
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    Here's some more fur from Scotland. :sp

    I zeroed in my new scope today, a Nikko Sterling Targetmaster 6-24x44 on my 22-250, Got good groups at 100 yards so decided to go out and test it.


    The first 2 shots produced dog Fox at 200 yards and a Hare at 150 yards, both head shot. :clap

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    Cheers,
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  7. Dogface

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    Mark

    That's a nice piece of wood on that rifle. Who did the stock?

    BTW nice shooting!
     
  8. beav

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    Man, I'd have nightmares if I ever saw a rabbit that big. :no

    Good work with that 22-250. Is that a CZ also?

    FWIW, CZ is acquiring a fine reputation in the US. The rifles are excellent and the handguns quite good, but don't have the following of SIG, Glock, beretta and so on.
     
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    Didn't Blair, et al, outlaw fox hunting in the UK or was that just with the hounds?
     
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    scotshot Senior Refuge Member

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    Dogface,

    It's a CZ550 out of the Czech factory, They are producing some really good wood on their guns, If it was on a German gun you'd probably pay double for the same wood!

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    Beav,
    The hunting ban is only with hounds, many more foxes are killed with rifles.

    PS,
    The giant Rabbit is a Hare. :sp

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     

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