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Tahan
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Feb 13th, 2010 at 8:47pm
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Hi, im 14 years old and am into small game hunting.I own a few powerful  air rifles which my dad supervises me with.
We have shot numerous hares and rabbits on private property with the airguns.

We are very responsible small game hunters and have always been in accordance with the law.

Im just wondering if there is anyone kind enough in around the canterbury reigon which would let us go and shoot rabbits, magpies,hares.....etc  on your private land.............if you would it would be great if you could let us know. Our phone number is 033429696 Smiley

We have not had much luck this summer so it would just be great if you would let us shoot some of your rabbits/pests!
  
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Re: rabbit shoooting
Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2010 at 8:53pm
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Welcome to the forum Tahan.

There is a great thread you should read on obtaining permission to shoot on land at the top of the small game page.

Have you got a .22 or just air rifles?
  
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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2010 at 9:48pm
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Hi Cambo, Wink
so far ive just got air rifles,and quite suprisingly ive done quite well with them. Though seriously thinking  about getting a 22.

Ive used a 22. lr   before  and the power is much more significant
than an air rifles ,so i reckon it would be great to have for the longer range shots, as  the air guns are mostly used to take game from shorter ranges of about 25 to  70 metres.


  
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Reply #3 - Feb 14th, 2010 at 9:28am
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Air rifles are great to learn to shoot with. They also make you stalk your prey so you can get close for a clean kill.

Get a 22. You'll be able to use what you've learned with the air rifle and use it for better results. Wink


  
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Reply #4 - Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:41pm
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na forget the .22 , go straight for the .17hmr awesome rabbiting rifle..Once you fire a hmr your .22 will never see another hunting trip....lol
You wont have to worry about stalking them either...
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:53pm
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Kerry in Blenheim wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:41pm:
na forget the .22 , go straight for the .17hmr awesome rabbiting rifle..Once you fire a hmr your .22 will never see another hunting trip....lol
You wont have to worry about stalking them either...


And you wont have any money left if you get more than 10 rabbits a weekend
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:56pm
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True,  3 times the price of the .22...
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 15th, 2010 at 7:16pm
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ex-rabbithunter wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:53pm:
And you wont have any money left if you get more than 10 rabbits a weekend

This Cry

  
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Reply #8 - Feb 15th, 2010 at 7:31pm
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iSi wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 7:16pm:
ex-rabbithunter wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:53pm:
And you wont have any money left if you get more than 10 rabbits a weekend

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Kerry in Blenheim wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:56pm:
True,  3 times the price of the .22...


Pick up a HM2 instead.

Ammo is 1/2 the price of the HMR, similar performance and a very flat trajectory for a reasonable distance.

Any longer range shooting I need, I take my HM2 and leave the .22 at home.
  
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Reply #10 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 9:44am
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KScott_NZ wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 9:56pm:
Kerry in Blenheim wrote on Feb 15th, 2010 at 5:56pm:
True,  3 times the price of the .22...


Pick up a HM2 instead.

Ammo is 1/2 the price of the HMR, similar performance and a very flat trajectory for a reasonable distance.

Any longer range shooting I need, I take my HM2 and leave the .22 at home.


+1  The HM2 is the ducks nuts and will successfully pee off anyone you're shooting with who uses a .22  The extra distance is fantastic!
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 9:49am
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+1 for HM2
  
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Re: rabbit shoooting
Reply #12 - Feb 16th, 2010 at 1:01pm
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The guy is 14 so getting a firearm of any sort is a few years away unless his Dad has one.

Ahh the old .17 vs .22 debate is a good one but this is not what Tahan asked about.  Lets leave that for another thread okay.

I can't help you with land dude as I live north of the Bombays.  How I got here from deeptest darkest rural Southland is another story for another day

Good luck with your search
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