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Hi i have been trying to get a fox that has been killing guinea fowl chicks  as the crops have been harvested  and the rain stopped  we went out last night it was a full moon so it made it good viewing thru the yukon photon 4.5x42   fitted on my brno mod 2   .22lr   i managed to call the fox in 70yrds from the motor it was sitting facing us  clear chest shot and down it went god it was a smelly one hopefully the pic works 

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1 minute ago, dessyb said:

not the right cal. for fox control.

I bet Reynard thought it was.

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1 hour ago, dessyb said:

not the right cal. for fox control.

it is at the right range the fox was dead as soon as the shot hit its chest i suppose if i used my .243 you would say it was over kill

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4 hours ago, dessyb said:

not the right cal. for fox control.

 

If 14gr and 12ftlbs is ok for a 3-4lb rabbit, why is 40gr and 100 ftlbs not ok for a 25lb fox?

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Result. they are the ones to put the effort in for. 

.22 is a good round for fox at sensible ranges. 

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I'll bet more foxes have been shot with a .22RF over the years than any other calibre. Using centre fire rifles for foxing is a comparatively new thing really

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ive shot many more foxes with a .22lr , than i have with a .243 , you just need to pay a little more attention to shot placement .

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19 hours ago, dessyb said:

not the right cal. for fox control.

Try telling that to the thousands of foxes killed with this round, perfectly good round at the right distance and shot placement.

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Appreciate the view from some that .22LR might not be the most appropriate, but I agree with the above sentiment being used sensibly:

  • Range
  • Shot placement
  • Humane dispatch

Not everyone has a slot or access to larger calibres and a .22LR can be more dual purpose than a .243

I saw a fox shot in the head with a .22LR from a range of about 60 yards. Very quick and effective.

 

 

 

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On 13/08/2019 at 19:56, Dougy said:

Put in for a 50, you'd be OK then. 

Hi Dougy   i use to have a 50cal muzzle loader  but could not use single ball etc as was on my shotgun cert.. a few years ago i put a pic of a rabbit that was split in two from haed to tail this was with a .308 the slagging i took on here was unreal  the rabbit did not know what hit it dead is dead

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28 minutes ago, scarecrow243 said:

Hi Dougy   i use to have a 50cal muzzle loader  but could not use single ball etc as was on my shotgun cert.. a few years ago i put a pic of a rabbit that was split in two from haed to tail this was with a .308 the slagging i took on here was unreal  the rabbit did not know what hit it dead is dead

+1 most definitely.

Some folk just cant accept that not everything is done the same way as they do things. 

I don't shoot  a 223 but I don't say there not as good as a 22.250. As long as the end result is quick and humane that's the name of the game. 

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.22 not the right cal :whistling: 

.22 is absolutely fine on roe. Spot on in fact.

On your ticket for humane dispatch of course... 

 

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humane dispatch on roe with a .22  is that not what a game keeper did after being asked from the police as the roe was hit with a car  he lost his certificates 

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get on to basc and ask them to send you the law on dispatching injured  or trapped animals  you will find  you can basically  use  what is handy including a knife cheers len

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7 hours ago, scarecrow243 said:

humane dispatch on roe with a .22  is that not what a game keeper did after being asked from the police as the roe was hit with a car  he lost his certificates 

No idea but did he call it in? Again not the bullet size (unless he was about 20 yards away) but the only reason I can think off is that he had a audience and he didn't have authority to do it. Im sure this was in another topic not long ago. 

 

BTW you used a brno mod 2, have you got a silencer on it? Seriously thinking of getting mine done 

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On 16/08/2019 at 02:32, hedge said:

Appreciate the view from some that .22LR might not be the most appropriate, but I agree with the above sentiment being used sensibly:

  • Range
  • Shot placement
  • Humane dispatch

 

That sounds an awful lot like common sense. 

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