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Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 4:49 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

thanks for that link

doesn't seem too tricky to dispatch humanely - might be worth obtaining an air rifle- are air rifle still unlicensed?

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nicky Colour it green wrote:
thanks for that link

doesn't seem too tricky to dispatch humanely - might be worth obtaining an air rifle- are air rifle still unlicensed?

Yup, up to ft/lb, which is plenty for a close range grey, head shot, clean kill.
ETA, remember, if you beat your kids you get a free social worker, injure a squirrel and the law will come down on you like a ton of bricks...

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
law will come down on you like a ton of bricks...


HSE might have something to say about that.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

very tasty,boil and finish for best results

trap or gun or puss cat or gravity or rta tasty

yum

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore wrote:
Nicky Colour it green wrote:
thanks for that link

doesn't seem too tricky to dispatch humanely - might be worth obtaining an air rifle- are air rifle still unlicensed?

Yup, up to ft/lb, which is plenty for a close range grey, head shot, clean kill.
ETA, remember, if you beat your kids you get a free social worker, injure a squirrel and the law will come down on you like a ton of bricks...


They're the badgers of the rat world

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 13 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


mark



Joined: 14 Jul 2005
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They keep eating my strawberries ! Anyone want to come and hunt some Strawbery flavoured squirrels in my garden you are welcome!

What with the swarm of sparrows eating the peas and the hoard of pidgeons wolfing the Brassicas there's nowt left for us !

And that is disregarding the slugs and snails and the mice that sever the emerging pumkin and squash fruit.

All God's creatures indeed!

mark



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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They keep eating my strawberries ! Anyone want to come and hunt some Strawbery flavoured squirrels in my garden you are welcome!

What with the swarm of sparrows eating the peas and the hoard of pidgeons wolfing the Brassicas there's nowt left for us !

And that is disregarding the slugs and snails and the mice that sever the emerging pumkin and squash fruit.

All God's creatures indeed!

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14799
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Yup, up to ft/lb...

How many?
I assume mine is within the limit, but how would I tell?
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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?
Obviously accuracy is one limitation which is fairly easy to test, but hitting power is more tricky.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can use a chronograph to measure the speed of a pellet and then work out the rifles power from that and the weight of the pellet. Chronos can be bought or borrowed or a gun smith should be able to help. If it's over the legal limit and you don't have a licence then you're in trouble.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 13 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
If it's over the legal limit and you don't have a licence then you're in trouble.

I would be extremely surprised if it is anywhere even close.
If we were talking cars, mine would be a Morris minor.

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



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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



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
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
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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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