Air dried bunnies

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Air dried bunnies

Post by Bent Arrow » 11 Jan 2017, 7:37 pm

Recently picked up a BG branded Gamo shadow 0.177 air rifle for cheap plinking. The local bunnies are in trouble... The dog might need to go on a diet soon
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Post by Elmer » 11 Jan 2017, 9:03 pm

Lol good stuff mate, who said the .177 cant handle bunnies?
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Post by Bent Arrow » 11 Jan 2017, 9:16 pm

It's plenty if you put the shot in the right place at a sensible range.
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Post by Die Judicii » 12 Jan 2017, 3:05 pm

Sh!t, that brings back memories,,,,
I learned to shoot with a .177 Slavia springer.

A mate and I used to climb up trees that hung over or near warrens, and sit and wait for them to come out.
Placed at 1/2'' below the base of the ear, or if directly above them, vertically down between the ears used to give excellent kills.
Mind you the old springers had nothing on the power of the air rifles of today. :clap:
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Post by Bent Arrow » 12 Jan 2017, 4:42 pm

Yeah damn good fun and brought back a heap of memories for me too. Was bought to get the kids going and has already put a few smiles on the dials. Daughter was hitting a coke can shooting off hand at 50m the other night....... This has a hell of a lot more punch than the old BSA I learnt to shoot on. Advertised velocity is 1,000 fps. Take 10 or 20% off for real world and it's still plenty of zip for a bit of fun. None of the bunnies that have taken one to the head have made a complaint.
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Post by Bent Arrow » 12 Jan 2017, 9:03 pm

Went for a stroll after dinner and knocked over a couple more.
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Post by bentaz » 12 Jan 2017, 9:25 pm

Good work mate, cant beat a slug gun for cheap fun.
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Post by Tiger650 » 12 Jan 2017, 11:02 pm

Good work BA, a logical solution would be to get another Dog to help at the dinner party ?
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Post by Bent Arrow » 12 Jan 2017, 11:16 pm

Thanks. This dog is fantastic but already gets less attention than she deserves. I had two and replaced them with one when the others went to the great paddock in the sky. A mates dog will get a few feeds....
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Post by VICHunter » 18 Jan 2017, 12:27 pm

Is that a Bear Grylls stock? :huh:
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Post by Bent Arrow » 18 Jan 2017, 5:16 pm

Yep, was cheaper than the bog standard version. Only difference is orange instead of grey inserts and the ugly BG on the stock. I reckon a bit of acetone will fix it
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Post by Gamerancher » 19 Jan 2017, 2:27 pm

Yeah, you wouldn't want to own anything that endorses that idiot! That is definitely why it was cheaper than the "non-branded" one. :lol:
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Post by Bent Arrow » 22 Nov 2017, 9:02 pm

I took the air drier for a walk this evening, she's been a bit of a safe queen lately so it was nice to get her out. Shot 7, lost one down a warren, recovered 6. My lab is a very happy girl tonight

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Post by marksman » 22 Nov 2017, 9:51 pm

well done, its real hunting good on you
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Post by feedr » 27 Nov 2017, 1:12 pm

Bent Arrow wrote:The dog might need to go on a diet soon


Are you sure? Looks like he's only about twice the size of the rabbit in the photo :lol:

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Post by Bent Arrow » 08 Dec 2017, 8:54 pm

Nice night for a walk

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Post by bentaz » 08 Dec 2017, 9:13 pm

Looks like you have some nice old machinery around there to mate.
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Post by Bent Arrow » 08 Dec 2017, 10:00 pm

Yeah there's a heap of interesting stuff here, the farm is one of the earliest in the district that hasn't been totally chopped up into hobby farms
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