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2 minutes ago, Brew said:

So do humans but they won't let us shoot 'em.

Some of them seem to stab them just lately, terrible times we live in

 

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Growing up it was always thought only the real lowest of the low carried a Knife,,,some things never change,, 

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Only if the laser is set up for the correct distance Phil,I prefer my BSA 3-9x40 scope,can work out the distance and adjust height accordingly

 

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I've got a Stirling scope attached as well and the laser sits on top. I've not shot for some time but I always seemed to score a bullseye. Actually you've restimulated my interest. I might go out and take a few shots with the Rapid Seven tomorrow if I can find my Target Trophy pellets I bought from Walkers of Trowell some years ago. I suppose it's easier to buy online now. I did refurbish the gun with new seals a while back and I had to get a chrono to ensure it was shooting well below 12ft. lbs. 

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Can't beat a bit of target shooting Phil varying distances,some guy's now are hitting bulls eye out to 100 meters and more, might have a go at that myself now I've got the new bi-pod, I only shoot down the farm for pest control reasons, pigeons make a terrible mess in the barns and over the expensive tractors, have you done any club shooting? hunter field target is good fun

 

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Never done any club shooting but I do have some A4 card in stock so I'll print off a few targets. I have got a target holder somewhere if I can find it, otherwise I'll just pin them to a board and lean it against a tree. I00 M for is a bit too ambitious!

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There is/was a good friendly HFT club at Waddington, they have a smallish range with about 5 lanes plus a good HFT circuit for standing,sitting,kneeling and prone shooting

 

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3 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I used to shoot rabbits, pigeons and squirrels with my .22 but I just don't have the heart to kill living creatures now. Probably going soft in my old age.

 

Good for you, Phil, having a change of heart about killing things...

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We don't have a Lidl near us but we do have an Aldi, and their croissants are good, too, and better value for money than Tesco, Sainsbury and (obviously) Waitrose

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Our nearest supermarkets are nearly 6 miles away, although we do have a  Spar shop and a butcher in the village.   I don't think I'd go on a 20 mile round trip just to get croissants .... think  I'd have a piece of toast instead

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Our nearest supermarkets are nearly 6 miles away, although we do have a  Spar shop and a butcher in the village.   I don't think I'd go on a 20 mile round trip just to get croissants .... think  I'd have a piece of toast instead

Obviously we don’t go just to get croissants but we do go once a week to look at the junk down the centre isle. Sometimes find a bargain. It’s in Bingham. Waitrose is in Newark, eight miles away. 

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