Anyone shoot firearms?

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  1. petersonOD

    petersonOD New Member

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    I love hunting and shooting with with firearms. I know there are many countries out there that don't allow the average citizen to possess a firearm. Which to me is sad. <br><br>So post what kinds of guns you have!<br><br>I have a remington 870 I use for hunting grouse, pheasant and duck. <br><br>A savage 111 in .270 I use for deer and sometimes elk. <br><br>A ruger 10/22 I use for small game and just for fun plinking. <br><br>I have more, but those are the 3 I use the most.
     
  2. 3bears

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    incredibly hard to get over here in the UK <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> though lets be honest we don't really have that much in the way of wild game here anymore- I've never taken anything bigger than a rabbit or waterfowl and *cough cough* maybe a few pheasants that dived into the path of a pellet from my air rifle- always tasty lol<br><br>the hunting I do gets done with a Gamo IGT Shadow! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. petersonOD

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">incredibly hard to get over here in the UK <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> though lets be honest we don't really have that much in the way of wild game here anymore- I've never taken anything bigger than a rabbit or waterfowl and *cough cough* maybe a few pheasants that dived into the path of a pellet from my air rifle- always tasty lol<br><br>the hunting I do gets done with a Gamo IGT Shadow! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Air rifles are great and you can really kill quite an array of game animals with them. There are "big bore" air rifles that can produce massive energy. There is a small following of people who use them for big game hunting.<br><br><br>I think hunting is looked at as something "bad" to many people. But what I think is worse is the way that some animals are factory farmed. I try to avoid eating animals that come from such situations. That's why I hunt. It's what humans have done for a long long time. <br><br><br>In the UK, do you need to be a land owner to have a firearm?<br></span>
     
  4. R3dsnail

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    CHAV`s bit stringy but with the right herb`s and spice`s they make good eating
     
  5. jordthered

    jordthered New Member

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    Iv got a Hi-point 40s&w pistol and the 40s&w carbine. I call them my zombie survival kit.
     
  6. 3bears

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>petersonOD wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">In the UK, do you need to be a land owner to have a firearm?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>no, getting a real fire arm in the UK is difficult, and while not frowned upon you'd be looked at funnily if you were stripping a rifle down on the kitchen table over here- things like guns just aren't apart of our society over here anymore. things that arent thrust into people's faces by the TV as 'good' make most folk very nervous, I'm a country boy living on a small island surrounded by farms so I'm still a little more in touch with things but even here i've had my troubles- just last week....<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-09-02192240.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>all becasue someone media conditioned drone saw someone in a field with a rifle- yes it's that bad over here!<br><br>there are some funny laws even regulating air rifles....it must be under 12 ft/lb power or you need a rifle licence why 12 ft/lbs you ask? I'm told that there was some crazy study conducted back in the 70s by the government over here and that was the highest power that they recorded that would not prove fatal to a human if hit in the eye with a pellet...<br><br>from what I understand it's quite easy to obtain a shotgun licence, it's more a case of there has to be a reason why you cant own one rather than not- so basically if you won land you can go down the pest control route... ther are some little other thnigs though, like the gun must be soreted in a locked steel box, ammo stored separatly ... the gun can have a max 3 shot capacity if it has a mag.... <br><br>getting a rifle is hard, there are all sorts of checks and requirements you need, membership to shooting clubs- all sorts it's very much a lot of hassle, and as there isn't any real big game over here, it's not really worth the time and effort to obtain the documentaion to own a rifle IMHO.<br><br>handguns are pretty much impossible to keep, we had some crazy go on a shooting spree in a school scotland about 15 years ago, and there has been a ban on all multi shot pistols bigger than .22 cal ever since the laws govern the is VERY strict, you can only keep them at a gun club, they trigger mechanisms have to be kept separate from the pistols securely, and again away from the ammo- the British Olympic Pistol Squad has to train in <i>France</i> due to this....<br><br><br>but in a land where the realistic game is just rabbits or pigeons an air rifle is all you really need, or a slingshot! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>petersonOD wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>no, getting a real fire arm in the UK is difficult, and while not frowned upon you'd be looked at funnily if you were stripping a rifle down on the kitchen table over here- things like guns just aren't apart of our society over here anymore. things that arent thrust into people's faces by the TV as 'good' make most folk very nervous, I'm a country boy living on a small island surrounded by farms so I'm still a little more in touch with things but even here i've had my troubles- just last week....<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-09-02192240.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>all becasue someone media conditioned drone saw someone in a field with a rifle- yes it's that bad over here!<br><br>there are some funny laws even regulating air rifles....it must be under 12 ft/lb power or you need a rifle licence why 12 ft/lbs you ask? I'm told that there was some crazy study conducted back in the 70s by the government over here and that was the highest power that they recorded that would not prove fatal to a human if hit in the eye with a pellet...<br><br>from what I understand it's quite easy to obtain a shotgun licence, it's more a case of there has to be a reason why you cant own one rather than not- so basically if you won land you can go down the pest control route... ther are some little other thnigs though, like the gun must be soreted in a locked steel box, ammo stored separatly ... the gun can have a max 3 shot capacity if it has a mag.... <br><br>getting a rifle is hard, there are all sorts of checks and requirements you need, membership to shooting clubs- all sorts it's very much a lot of hassle, and as there isn't any real big game over here, it's not really worth the time and effort to obtain the documentaion to own a rifle IMHO.<br><br>handguns are pretty much impossible to keep, we had some crazy go on a shooting spree in a school scotland about 15 years ago, and there has been a ban on all multi shot pistols bigger than .22 cal ever since the laws govern the is VERY strict, you can only keep them at a gun club, they trigger mechanisms have to be kept separate from the pistols securely, and again away from the ammo- the British Olympic Pistol Squad has to train in <i>France</i> due to this....<br><br><br>but in a land where the realistic game is just rabbits or pigeons an air rifle is all you really need, or a slingshot! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>That is a similar situation in Canada now sadly, they are making it very hard to own guns... :s Nowhere near as bad yet, but I can see that train a coming, rolling down the bend...</span>
     
  8. 3bears

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That is a similar situation in Canada now sadly, they are making it very hard to own guns... :s Nowhere near as bad yet, but I can see that train a coming, rolling down the bend...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>that's mental, don't you guys have all sorts of scary wildlife over there, bears and such? I'm pretty fearless with bunnies, but if I came face to face with a bear I'd probably be be a 100m gold medalist lol</span>
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i never shot a gun before, or even held a real one before.. i want to buy an airgun though.. apparently they shoot really hard and fast..
     
  10. 3bears

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i never shot a gun before, or even held a real one before.. i want to buy an airgun though.. apparently they shoot really hard and fast..</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>depends a lot on the type of airgun you have, there's 'ye olde school springers', the the IGT, or Gas Rams and the PCP ones- if you want a giggle look on youtube for the 'dragon slayer' air rifle, it's a .50 cal monster of a thing it's all regulated over here in the UK so you can only realistically own fairly low powered ones <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"></span>
     
  11. Cuthbert Allgood

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    holy effing crap.. i would love one of thems. lol
     
  12. 3bears

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    <tr><td class="quote">holy effing crap.. i would love one of thems. lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>yeah thee are pretty sweet, but there is mor chance of me going to the moon than getting one here in the UK, and I think you only get 3 shots out of a fully charged cylinder so its not really a fun plinker <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"></span>
     
  13. petersonOD

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That is a similar situation in Canada now sadly, they are making it very hard to own guns... :s Nowhere near as bad yet, but I can see that train a coming, rolling down the bend...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>that's mental, don't you guys have all sorts of scary wildlife over there, bears and such? I'm pretty fearless with bunnies, but if I came face to face with a bear I'd probably be be a 100m gold medalist lol</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes we do! I think there have been 3 people killed by grizzly bears this year in the lower 48 united states. Those attacks were farther up north so I typically don't hang around in grizzly country much. Even mountian lions have killed people, usually unsuspecting joggers. <br><br>When everyone in a community owns guns, people seem a lot more chill about it. But that's just my perspective on things. </span>
     
  14. 3bears

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    maybe that's the reason why guns have been phased out over here, we dont have things like that to need them for and up until pretty recently we had some pretty decent domestic terrorism going on, so i suppose it's a product of the country itself <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
     
  15. Yonaka-Yamako

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    50 cal black powder Hawkins carbine. I named her "Ugly Stick". Made meat with her twice and did a few rifle frolics in my day.
     
  16. szymeon.1996

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    i was shooting with some pistol when i was smaller and i have to say that i nearly felt on the ground recoil was so strong and i also have this airgun lider 1<br>but its not the same category
     
  17. epichawk

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    I have some bb guns and air soft shotgun
     
  18. epichawk

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    My brother has a Colt 1911 gas blowback airsoft pistol
     
  19. 3bears

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    <tr><td class="quote"> i also have this airgun lider 1</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>what are the airgun laws like over in Ierland? as mental as over on my side of the water? lol</span>
     
  20. epichawk

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