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12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:21 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
12Bore wrote:
Nicky Colour it green wrote:
are air rifle still unlicensed?

Yup, up to ft/lb...

How many? 12
I assume mine is within the limit, but how would I tell? If it hasn't been tuned and is still standard, Google is your friend, if it has been tuned, you'll need someone with a chronograph
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which is plenty for a close range grey, head shot, clean kill.

And how can you tell what range it is effective at? Practice on 1" pine boards, extending range by 1 metre inervals, when the pellet stops penetrating the boards, it won't penetrate a skull.
Obviously accuracy is one limitation which is fairly easy to test, but hitting power is more tricky.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:

And how can you tell what range it is effective at?
Practice on 1" pine boards, extending range by 1 metre inervals, when the pellet stops penetrating the boards, it won't penetrate a skull.

Penetrating as in right through?

12Bore



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
12Bore wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:

And how can you tell what range it is effective at?
Practice on 1" pine boards, extending range by 1 metre inervals, when the pellet stops penetrating the boards, it won't penetrate a skull.

Penetrating as in right through?

You won't get through with 12ft/lb, look for clear penetration, the board will be harder to penetrate than a squirrel skull.

TTouch Homestead



Joined: 13 Oct 2011
Posts: 703
Location: Cardigan, West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 13 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I shoot the invading population that is living off the fat of our chicken food etc. They are predictable and return at same times each day. Count so far this year is around 4.

Husbando has also deployed some sort of device that attaches to a tree, feeds them nuts to get them using it, then adds in the killing thingy. It works really well. Since he put it active, it caught/killed 3 squirrels in 1 day, and another the next day. Only problem with it is he put it at his height and the mechanism is quite hard to reset...so squirrel is there and #1 on his list of jobs for the weekend. Aren't I kind?!

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