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Reply #15 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 6:52pm
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Its a .22. I was told that filling with commercial tank air is better anyway because the water content is controlled to a low level which reduces the risk of internal rusting..
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 7:30pm
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Regulated or unregulated?
  
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Reply #17 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 7:48pm
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eh? full power mate.  Grin
  

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Reply #18 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 8:47pm
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Turn the power adjuster back a notch and come have a crack at field target.  You'll either enjoy the game  or want to quit shooting all together. 😂
  
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Reply #19 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 5:28pm
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Shot 5 last night in the reserve.. Do you guys go for mostly head or chest shots. Are you shooting freehand or off a rest?

Dont think id be up to  not using a rest, they are a fairly heavy piece of kit.
  

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Reply #20 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 11:12pm
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I take the head shot if I'm confident of making it, otherwise I take the option of whatever gets me a clean kill.  I hate wounding, even on pests.

I've never used a rest or a bipod,  I'll use what ever is around if I can, fence post etc if its handy.  The FT sitting position is my go to if I've time to get set.  I'll shoot offhand though if a target presents itself within my comfortable range.
  
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Reply #21 - Aug 20th, 2019 at 6:20pm
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It's no airarms, but it gets the job done
  
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Reply #22 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 8:15pm
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You boys might enjoy reading this if you haven't already:

https://gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/the-most-important-gun-in-american-histo...
  

This is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine.  Without my rifle I am useless, without me it is useless.
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Reply #23 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:24pm
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I have a AA 510s extra in .22 cal and in the 3 years I've owned I have shot a lot of rabbits at a number of ranges ,along with about 60 coons & and what I've found is the 15.9 gn pellets kill as well as a .22 rim fire at ranges out to 60 meters and beyond.If I wound one they never go far as  the pellets do a huge amount of damage .The rifling is made of a softer metal than other firearms so must be treated with care .I added a after market suppressor that has made a quiet rifle all most silent ,polished the trigger sears .I enjoy using mine as no one knows Im shooting .
  
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Reply #24 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 8:21pm
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I wonder where you got the idea from by using the AA 510s Extra there young fella. ?
  
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Reply #25 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 2:02pm
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Duxbac wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 8:21pm:
I wonder where you got the idea from by using the AA 510s Extra there young fella. ?
A top bloke in the north island came up with the idea & kindy shared .You may not know him . Grin Grin
  
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Re: Looking after and air rifle
Reply #26 - Sep 17th, 2019 at 6:29pm
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If you give me a clue, I might know him there are some pretty good blokes up this way mate. Roll Eyes
  
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