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    I love varminting and reckon its one of the most challenging of the shooting sports when you push it out with the rimfire .17s and .22s. I used .17HMR for 3 yrs in Aus on the bunnies and loved it and regretted selling the rifle when we left, stupidly thought it wouldn’t get much use back home in NZ, especially after all the hassle of getting the bloody rifle in the first place. But what it made me do was really test my skills with the .22LR which like @GWH says can be huge fun when you work out your drops and put a decent scope on the wee gun.

    But for me the best fun of all is the 400m hares with the T3 Super Varmint, that’s a satisfying afternoon shooting all right when you’re in form, especially if there’s a bit of wind about.
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    Ordered 10 leg hold traps today, it's not much but it's a start, keen to start practising trapping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    New PB with the 22lr subs for me this morning, nailed two pest birds at 142 yards, 11.5 moa dialed up from a 70 yard zero.

    Quite amaising how well those CCI HP subs kill at that range.
    good shooting.

    it gets even more interesting as the range moves out past 200-300 yards with CCI subs . . . you would think performance would drop off, it doesn't, which does make you rethink things.
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    Hard case eh. I've shot steel at 200 and was amaised how well it grouped from the cz452.

    I needed 23 moa for 200 yards
    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    good shooting.

    it gets even more interesting as the range moves out past 200-300 yards with CCI subs . . . you would think performance would drop off, it doesn't, which does make you rethink things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Hard case eh. I've shot steel at 200 and was amaised how well it grouped from the cz452.

    I needed 23 moa for 200 yards

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    yeah mate . . . it can get addictive banging away at 200+ with rimfires

    i started at 200 yards with a stock sako quad, then slowly added a canted rail, rings with inserts to get more range, a scope with more elevation, a second Quad, heavy barrel range model . . . i stopped at 400 yards, definitely addictive if you want to find your limits.
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    longest hits of the day . . . longest miss of the day was 631 yards, bullet landed an inch or 2 low but perfectly inline . . . damm !

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    Went out possum shooting with @Russian 22. absolutely awesome night, got over 20 possums out of one plot we'd never checked before. The lad is an absolute sniper, amazing shot and keen as fuck, watched him wade through arse deep swamp and not give a shit. TAKE THIS BOY HUNTING HE'S A GOOD BASTARD!
    Oh also the new new shotgun is bloody amazing, feel much more comfortable about my shotgun shooting now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_A View Post
    Went out possum shooting with @Russian 22. absolutely awesome night, got over 20 possums out of one plot we'd never checked before. The lad is an absolute sniper, amazing shot and keen as fuck, watched him wade through arse deep swamp and not give a shit. TAKE THIS BOY HUNTING HE'S A GOOD BASTARD!
    Oh also the new new shotgun is bloody amazing, feel much more comfortable about my shotgun shooting now.
    Hahaha some of those off hand shots were pretty surprising aye.
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    day 2 on the hill . . cant think of a better time than sitting in a good spot on a calm evening with a suppressed .223 with targets out to +300yrds
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    Very nice rig mate and some impressive shooting in your last post too.

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    cheers mawzer . . . . there is one downside to having a chassis system

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    when it gets cold, as it does down here . . . you better have some gloves cos that stock is fckn cold after awhile.
    especially if your mad/keen enough to go out in all weather
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    Yep I can relate to that, my winter shooting gloves are unpacked and being used. My thumps nearly froze and snapped off last hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_A View Post
    Oh also the new new shotgun is bloody amazing
    What is the new new shotty aye?
    Wish there were more possums round my place I love shooting them with the shotgun
    A wise man once said nothing at all

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Size:  6.62 MBhelped out an old lady with a cock problem, swapped them all for beers and rooster curry! Win win all round
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    What is the new new shotty aye?
    Wish there were more possums round my place I love shooting them with the shotgun
    Escort pump action.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blisters View Post
    Attachment 89378helped out an old lady with a cock problem, swapped them all for beers and rooster curry! Win win all round
    That's a decent haul. Easy to shoot?

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