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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zooankski, 8 Oct 2009.

  1. zooankski

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2007

    Posts: 705

    Location: cambridge

    Having just read another thread i wonder just how many people shoot either targets or hunt on this forum?
    Also has anyone used the software program chairgun on here?, did it prove accurate for you?
     
  2. Slime101

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,841

    Location: Lost!

    I've been looking into target shooting recently, its somthing ive wanted to take up for a long time however it seems for a noob like me its not that simple to get into.
     
  3. Gunni Parker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,652

    Location: Death Star or Mount Doom, it depends on the day.

    I go target shooting, not done it for a while though. I fire 22 air-rifles and .22 rimfire. Sometimes 357 and 44 caliber magnum rounds out of a good old winchester is aload of fun to. :)
     
  4. Makhaira

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,854

    Location: Lancashire, UK

    I shoot .22 rimmy, shotgun, airrifle for both target and hunting.

    Chairgun is excellent software, but as with all ballistics programs, it's only as good as the data you feed it. If you're moving up to firearms, then look at the free offerings from Sako and Deben.
     
  5. setter

    Caporegime

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 28,160

    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    I do a bit of game and clay shooting, and air rifles now and again. Ive also used rifles for a bit of target shooting and fox control.
     
  6. Gunni Parker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,652

    Location: Death Star or Mount Doom, it depends on the day.

    So whats this chairgun then?
     
  7. al123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,325

    Location: Essex

    I shoot clays and game but not as much as I would like.
     
  8. zooankski

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2007

    Posts: 705

    Location: cambridge

    you would be amazed at just how many air rifle target shooting clubs there are in the UK.
    Disciplines vary from field target to hunter field target which i find a lot more fun!
    I am secretary of one such club in cambs and we have seen membership boom over the last few years which i have put partly dow to the social stigma which has become attached to the hobby.
    If you are ever over my way then drop me a line and i will lend you one of my rifles for a trip around.
     
  9. zooankski

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2007

    Posts: 705

    Location: cambridge

    I have used it to plot my trajectories based on pellet weight, FPS, and distance. It is actually not bad at all although obviously a programme designed to work this sort of stuff out will never be 100%
     
  10. Slime101

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Lost!

    That is a kind offer, sadly im in Devon however if i do get up that way i'll drop you a line :)
     
  11. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,143

    Location: Shropshire

    Sounds v.similar to a program that Hawke do for their scopes, Ballistics software. Click Me. Then take a look at the Hawke BRC Video on the bottom right

    I personally shoot shotguns, clays ocasionally. Game and anything else that flys over the farm :p

    I also shoot air rifles (Weihrauch HW100) but intend to apply for my FAC soon, I fancy a .17HMR :cool:
     
  12. Reginald

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: London

    Clay pigeons :)
     
  13. NightSt@lk3r

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 7,675

    Location: Wiltshire

    Living on a 3500 acre farm what better is there to kill the time doing?
     
  14. zooankski

    Hitman

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    Location: cambridge

    No problem-I always wondered where "lost" was and now i know:D
     
  15. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,313

    Location: Northants

    Shoot most things . Air rifle/Shottie/rimfire/centrefire . Clays/Game etc Dont do as much now as doing my house up and moving soon .

    Persil
     
  16. zooankski

    Hitman

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    Location: cambridge


    Oh i can only dream of that:rolleyes:, I do have far too much land to shoot in Cambs already though and struggle to visit it all.However it has been a very busy year taking care of bugs and the ammount of Eley .22LR i have got through should entitle me to free shares in the company!
     
  17. zooankski

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Dec 2007

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    Location: cambridge

    I just sold my CZ Varmint .17 HMR due to lack of use!, every time i reached in to my cabinet a .22 LR would emerge although it was a great bit of kit for 100 yard plus although a tad loud even when moderated. Go for it mate and enjoy!:D
     
  18. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Northants

    Lucky guy . When i lived in scotland i had 6000+ acres to shoot over . Only have about 80 now and when i move none unless i fancy an hours drive :(

    Persil
     
  19. Sankari

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Dec 2007

    Posts: 26,443

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    I used to do a bit of target shooting, but that was when I lived on a three-quarter acre block in Tasmania. Not so easy in the suburbs. :p
     
  20. Muban

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Dec 2002

    Posts: 7,036

    Location: Inverness

    It's been a very long time for me, mainly fullbore target rifle but did some pistol too. Gee it's even longer than I first remembered since I was out on a range.