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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by AirStrike, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. AirStrike

    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    Trap them and throw the trap in a bucket of water, job done.
     
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    NOW. To make a dent on the population. :)
     
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    The whole no sound is great, you get indian myna's in inner melbourne too.:D
     
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    .22 with subs is just as quiet. Most springs are louder.
    Or buy a lever that takes .22 shorts.
     
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    Zeds/zimmers are a little too powerful for the backyard/acreage.

    Get a good accurate .177 air rifle that shoots at around 1000 fps and a proper air rifle scope .

    Talk to your gun shop as he'll have feedback and get him to sight it in.

    Don't go too cheap, as break barrel air rifle can be annoying with a scope as there can be movement where the barrel joins the piston.

    I've got a Remington Genisis with a BSA 4-12 x 44 mil dot.

    Would go for a ridge barrel next time.
     
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    Air rifle is just as illegal in the backyard so point is moot really.
     
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    Less likely to be illegal, less power so shouldn't punch through the fence haha.... especially our old air rifle! (tested on private acreage land...)
     
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    An illegal firearm is still an illegal firearm, doesn't matter if it's a beat up old break action air rifle or a sawn off 12 gauge, you're still in the same amount of **** in the eyes of the law.
     
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    Well it's not illegal, its registered and stored in the safe. Depends how you use it as to whether or not it becomes illegal, which is different to a sawn off which is illegal no matter what
     
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    I must have misread something, I thought you were implying something about something being illegal or something . I dunno, it's been a friggin long day for me!
     
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    You got to go back a bit , we were comparing 22 zeds to air rifles, for shooting Indian Mynas , nothing illegal about my registered safe housed air rifle.
     
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    The illegal was when it was mentioned it is 'less illegal' to shoot an air rifle in the backyard.
    With firearms most things are black and white. It's either legal or it's not.
     
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    Had my first deer encounter last night. Hit up a property that has been good for dogs and foxes, but got a little bored with nothing coming to the whistle.

    Went for a walk through the neighbouring state forest, just because the weather was nice. A couple of hundred meters in I hear this deep loud croaking and stamping. About 50 meters ahead. I tried to stalk in closer but it got wind of me and went crashing off through the scrub.

    I didnt actually get to veiw it, but it's the closest I've been. Checked out the area and found heaps of rub mark. I will give it a couple of days and try again.

    Although I will gun up this time. I had my 223 on me, so wouldnt have taken the shot if I did get him in the scope.
     
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    Just a general question.
    Since you mention that you were on a property, does this mean you were allowed on said state forest?
     
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    In vic most state forests are open to hunting off feral pest animals. Some are designated as game only, so deer, with an additianal licence on top of your firearm licence. In those spots ferals cant be shot.

    National parks, state parks, plantation land is all no go for firearms.
     
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    So I'll take a guess and say you have one of these permits?
    If so, go for it & get those bastards.
     
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    What type of dear do you think it was?
     
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    Most probably a Sambar?
     
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    yeah, best not annoy it with a 223 :)
     
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    In Victoria all state forest is legal to hunt in for feral species and game animals with the correct permit (in other words ferals they can make money on). Select few National Forests are designated game reserves, but only during certain times of the year.

    Sambar is illegal to take with anything smaller than a .270
     

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