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Thinking of buying an Air Rifle.

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posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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Getting a bit bored just firing arrows so I have been looking into getting an air rifle just to plink about and hunt rabbits.
I have been looking at this one.



So any tips? what should I be looking out for?.




posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting

I'd get a .22 or .17 instead imo more fun.

Can't watch video atm but imo as long as it's like 1200 fps your cooking w gas.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting

I have ben thinking the same for a while but not interested unless its a good one.

Living in the countryside there's plenty of eatable targets about and Tesco's just keeps getting more and more expensive.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

That one I may get comes in at .22 or .177 I think it is about 11.5 ft per sec.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting


I've got a crosman vantage np.
It's great for squirrels in the yard but I would get the .22 for rabbits.
Just a little short on hitting power imo.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I could kill any critter but squirrels Nah I will get some wood pigeon
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posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
I could kill any critter but squirrels Nah I will get some wood pigeon
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I would recommended the larger one for your violent swan encounters but I don't know if you and your puny arms could pump it up. Better call Jesse.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Good news on the geese/swan front after a long chat and many shared loaves of bread I am now at one with both Geese and Swanns!.

I could get a gas rifle to help with my puny arms but you can run out of gas.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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If your in the UK, as myself, that's about the legal limit of fps allowed. I prefer .22, but others prefer .177.... you'll decide this yourself later.
Download and print out a UK air rifle law advisory sheet, keep it with your air gun, it'll come in handy if you ever get stopped...... happy plinking!



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:53 PM
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If you get a decent, non fac air rifle, it doesn't matter too much whether you go 22 or 177.
A 22 has more knockdown power for rabbits but a 177 has a flatter trajectory making headshots easier.

Webley make some lovely pre charge guns.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting
Benjamin Marauder, if you want a gun that is more than a hopped up kids toy.




I could get a gas rifle to help with my puny arms but you can run out of gas.

You can change that you know. Proper diet and exercise, you don't have to be a girly boy.
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posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Just watched a video about putting vasaline just behind the pellet to increase the power sounds dangerous to me have you done it?.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting


No.

And you should also get a bump stock for it.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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A drop of light oil in behind where the pellet goes will explode due to the dieseling effect, resulting in huge gains in velocity. I never chrono'd the break actions but I'd say as fast as a 22 long. It's supposed to be hard on the piston, but really who cares, they are cheap throw away guns anyways.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: Bluntone22

I could kill any critter but squirrels Nah I will get some wood pigeon
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You gonna eat them, or are you trophy hunting?



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
Good news on the geese/swan front


In the UK swans are specifically protected by laws gong back to 1387. Geese are also protected outside of the explicit wildfowling hunting season. Other birds and animals are protected. Regardless, you should not use an air rifle against large animals as they are not a one-shot kill. I know you said in jest, but just saying

Air rifles are good for vermin and small game such as rabbits. What you can kill is legally specified. A .22 is more powerful. Only kill to eat, or to remove vermin. Make sure you are competent enough to kill cleanly.

Pest control

Happy New Year.
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posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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You do it with a £595 gun and call that throw away?

Not going the PCP route because of gas.
Looking at making my own pellets also.

www.airgunpelletmaker.com...



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

Nah my Longbow did the trick on them
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posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: EvidenceNibbler

Eat and maybe tan the skins.



posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: EvidenceNibbler

originally posted by: testingtesting
a reply to: Bluntone22

I could kill any critter but squirrels Nah I will get some wood pigeon
.


You gonna eat them, or are you trophy hunting?



Little turds get in my shed and chew things up so I keep them out....




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