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Dear Forum

I'm from the city of Manchester, England - but the countryside is not too far away. I'm involved in shooting rabbits and foxes for meat and as pest-control on local farms. Also I do some walked-up pheasant shooting, and a couple of time a year I visit Scotland to stalk Red hinds.

I confess that I have joined mainly to ask a member whether a particular item is still available to buy. However, aside from that I have found interesting reading on this forum in the past, and I hope that I will continue to do so.

'bye for now

Dalua
 

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Hello Dalua, Welcome to the GBO Forums. This is a great place. Pull up a chair and sit a spell.
Do you use a shotgun for the foxes and bunnies?
 

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Thanks for the welcome! I rarely use a shotgun for either of those: for the bunnies, I would choose an air-rifle or .22LR depending on the lie of the land and the proximity of houses in the line of fire. Often I take a .22WMR out - which is good for both bunnies and shorter-range foxes; and if specifically after foxes I would take .223 or .22-.250.

Certainly I would shoot rabbits (and foxes: I generally carry a couple of fox-suitable cartridges) with a gun if that's what I had with me when after feathered quarry or squirrels.
 

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I like the truth in the (lie ) of the land...
 

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Don't quite know why I didn't think of an air rifle, rimfire, or centerfire rifle. Thank you for answering that question.
 

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Well, a gun would indeed be a perfectly-sensible option under many circumstances. The air-rifle gives me shotgun range at best (limited to 12ftlb ME if not on a firearms certificate), but from the .22LR up, the effective range is much better than a gun and, using sound moderators, much quieter. This matters because the farms are adjacent to some semi-suburban housing - and the farmers and I value discretion!
I do have a moderated 20b and .410 guns, but both are louder than the moderated .22LR - which is practically inaudible.
 

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Welcome from extreme NW Mississippi!!!!!
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Welcome to GBO!!!!! Sounds like you're quite an accomplished marksnan, maybe some of the guys on here will be getting some tips from you!

You'll like it here.
 
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