Discontinued Posted April 10, 2021 Report Share Posted April 10, 2021 First of all hello my name is Discontinued, I have an addiction called shooting, I haven't been clean ever since I got my 1st gat gun at seven oops this isn't gunaholics anonymous or is it? With this bloody lockdown I've been working on the frontline in the NHS (yes I'm a hero) I have made some post lockdown resolutions and one of them is to go hunting So a relative has been working on a country estate for a few years and I have been asked by the game keeper if I would like to go and shoot some deer as they are wrecking some areas where newly planted trees are being cultivated if that the right word for it. apparently he desperately needs someone to cull these deer which will then be butchered and sold locally I am a total Towney, by the way and know little of country ways, but I'm willing to learn, I do have a cousin that lives in the countryside if that counts and we used to shoot in his field with our .410s many years ago, we never got round to asking for rimfire permission, as I think the field was only 26 acres, this was in the days before 17hmr and FAC air rifles where a thing..so maybe now it could be feasible. I used to shoot running deer and boar with the BSRC at Bisley and knew a few hunters, but sadly since our club closed I have lost contact. I have been shooting small-bore and centrefire for almost 15 years now since I moved away from air rifles and I'm quite an experienced shooter as I have family in Finland where I shot since childhood namely a Miroku Over and under and a CZ in .22hornet along with a .22 target revolver. Never did any hunting although it could be easily arranged next time I go, as I have an uncle who hunts Elk, sorry to digress. I've shot rabbits and birds with Rimfire and shotguns and currently have a spare slot for a .22 on my FAC, which I will be doing a one for one at some point if it looks like this comes to fruition I'm wondering with this potential lead ban are certain deer calibres such as .243 and 6.5 going to be effected, are there certain calibres that will suffer and could potentially become defunct for shooting Roe and Fallow deer which is what I imagine the quarry would most likely be. Are there any tips or advice you could give me in regards to my first stalk I'm sure the keeper will guide me through it. But any additional information would be most greatly appreciated. What sort of kit would be required can anyone recommend a basic set up, as I mentioned an part time NHS worker with health issues namely a spinal injury which means I have to keep my guns ultra light and also cheap. Same applies with the scope. And how will these copper projectiles stack up in what calibres, I'm also a reloader if that makes any difference? I do like the look of those Begara break action rifles Would I be able to apply for a humane dispatch pistol, a stainless ported 1911 Kimber race gun? (joking aside those things are hideous looking) I know its a lot of questions to ask Many,Many thanks in advance and sorry for poor spelling /punctuation I have the dreaded doslexia Jan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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