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Pellet Gun Pete

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  1. Stock doves have never been on the licenses as far as I'm aware. The farm I shoot on has a big problem with collared doves. They crap in the animal feed, and there are lots of them. Pete
  2. Collared dove removed, is it an accidental omission? And why the hell are House Crow and Sacred Ibis on the list? Neither species have ever reported in the UK? Weird. Pete
  3. Pellet Gun Pete

    Air rifle to FAC power?

    Gave up and swapped it for an FAC version. Pete
  4. Pellet Gun Pete

    Air rifle to FAC power?

    It doesn't have a regulator (the MK1 did) it uses the slingshot system. Air Rangers were also sold in 60 and 80fpe versions so I think it'll manage 30fpe OK. I have ordered a heavier slingshot hammer, might need another spring too. Pete
  5. Pellet Gun Pete

    Air rifle to FAC power?

    I bought the gun on gun trader. There was an old MK1 FAC for similar money, but that's an OLD gun. There was another I went to look at, only to be told "we sold that ages ago". Despite the fact I'd enquired about it that morning before traveling! Pete
  6. Pellet Gun Pete

    Air rifle to FAC power?

    If I could access that link, I'd be able to comment. Seriously, I've looked at LOADS of guns for sale, this was the best deal I could find. There are a few "cheaper" offerings, most of them have been of a lower quality, or too far away to examine personally. Pete
  7. Pellet Gun Pete

    Air rifle to FAC power?

    OK, I know I could have just bought an FAC version, but couldn't find an affordable one. (Despite the myth that they're cheaper). I've bought a Daystate Air Ranger sub 12fpe with the intention of using it in my spare FAC slot. It's a tidy gun, with the slingshot hammer system. From what I've seen and read the FAC versions use much heavier hammers and springs. Has anyone any experience of actually doing this, or can advise on hammer and carrier dimensions. Alternatively, are there any gunsmiths on here who could do the job economically? Pete
  8. Pellet Gun Pete

    Behind the license revocation

    No I'm still here Bob. The HMR is good, but still not had a fox, they seem to have dispersed. Not so happy with the CZ 452 22lr, I hate the trigger. Not been out since the ban, I suspect the farmer thinks I should ignore it 😞 Pete
  9. Pellet Gun Pete

    Behind the license revocation

    Chris Packham on radio 4 last week. He tells about his exploits in his school days, "bird nesting" and TAKING A KESTREL from the nest. Then he gets all upset about the kestrels death. A man driven by his own guilt. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07j4qx6
  10. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    I've not managed to be close enough for a confident shot. One was about 80 yards away one night last week, but as soon as I tried to call it closer, it turned and ran. I'm going again tonight, hopefully I'll get one in closer. Pete
  11. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    Hi Boydy47, you've just opened another can of worms 😉 I've checked my license, I have .22RF rifle and just ".22" for ammunition lol So, according to that I could purchase .223 ammo, but not shoot it? Anyway, I've got another point that's making me think. The census of opinion says that the HMR is just about OK for fox at close range (100yds or less). The .22LR however is not. What about the .22LR shooting "Stingers", or other high velocity rounds. Looking at the figures, the power almost doubles from a subsonic at around 100fpe, and a Velocitor at almost 180fpe My guess is that if a fox was close (say 50yds) changing from a sub, to a high velocity round would be OK? (not ideal, but OK) Pete
  12. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    Blimey, it's probably best I leave it as it is. Nothing worse than "grey areas" in the law. Pete
  13. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    http://jacksonrifles.com/zz-silencers/proofcounsel.htm
  14. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    I have a lathe, I don't see an issue. Pete
  15. Pellet Gun Pete

    New to firearms, have a question.

    Bought a CZ 452 .22lr from a local RFD. It's 20 years old, but in excellent condition. It came with a mod, and a slightly tatty 3-9x42 scope. £149! It shoots fine, but it's long barrel, plus the length of the mod, makes it look like a musket 😉 So I'm going to shorten the barrel to about 15 inches, and swap the scope. Hoping to try for a fox with the hmr one evening next week. I'm getting there slowly. Pete
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