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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Airguns! Reply with quote

I live in the 'burbs right now, and for the time being it is legal to shoot airguns in my county without being on a range. [s]Once in a while[/s] Often, some cop who doesn't know the difference between an airgun and a firearm tries to make an issue of it, but usually you ask them for the ordinance that equates airguns with firearms and they back down.

Anyway, I have found that my airgun is a great way to keep the vermin population down while maintaining my live target shooting skills. On my suburban lot, which goes uphill from the back of my house to a very wide right-of-way, I can find grackles, crows, grey squirrels, chipmunks, voles, moles, field mice, and roof rats.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

What kind of airgun do you have? I have always been interested in getting one, even though I don't have a lot of use for it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

I have an 20-year-old RWS 36, which is not made any more, but it is basically the Model 34 with a heavier and nicer stock. It has served me very well over the years, and I made my best shot ever with it - I nailed a grey squirrel with a head shot while he was running down a pine limb full speed. The shot was about 40 yards.

About 10 years ago, when my eyes began to tell me they weren't young any more, I put a Bushnell 3x9 airgun scope on it. Best move I ever made. It is hard to miss with it now.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Lucky you, in Canada Air guns are considered firearms in most (if not all) town/city by-laws conserning "discharging a firearm" within city limits. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Lucky you, in Canada Air guns are considered firearms in most (if not all) town/city by-laws conserning "discharging a firearm" within city limits. Sad

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Really? wtf wtf whoops.... Embarassed Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Lucky you, in Canada Air guns are considered firearms in most (if not all) town/city by-laws conserning "discharging a firearm" within city limits. Sad

Dimitri

Ditto here in Australia. An airgun, firing a pellet about the same weight and danger as a pea is considered a firearm and dealt with as such. Mad

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Man That sucks Dimitri. Here in Michigan we have indoor ranges @ our club(airgun/bow only) and they have pictures of deer, elk, turkey and others that are sized for scale purposes and we have shooting matches with them in the winter.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Crackshot,

We do have some handgun/airgun/22LR indoor ranges even in Liberal Toronto which are ok to operate and "forget" about the no discharging of firearms cause they are properly built ranges and are exempted. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

i shoot my airgun and .22 cal in my little town all the time, who cares, i live on the edge of town and i have a little pasture behind the house so thats no problem.

but when i shoot the .22 i try to time my shots with cars going by or my mom yelling at me!hahaha
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Boy do i love living in AZ. The gun laws here are pretty lenient so it makes it a whole lot easier to use airguns and such. its fun to go out and just plink around with one. Especially when you have a bunch of pesky squirrels around.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Even in Massachusetts I live in a small {population 2,198,}town so who cares?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

There are air rifles and then there are AIR RIFLES. If you are interested in a 17 to 25 caliber, check out Straight Shooters web site. There are sites for big bore air rifles up to 50 cal. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

i got a pellet gun last year only about $120 that shoots 1000 to 1200 fps and it works great for those pesky chipmunks,squrrils and rabbits
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

Welcome to HuntingNut mulletboy. Grab a drink, pull up a stump and sit awhile mate.

Air rifles are a heck of a lot of fun. When I had one I would shoot cane toads in the back yard with it just for the sake of a little target practice...and to kill off a few of them nasty pests.

They are good on cats too. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Airguns! Reply with quote

its nice to be here vince thanks for the greeting

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