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 Post subject: Hi from Nova Scotia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:50 am 
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I have never held a gun or even closely looked at one. But a recent viewing of a video of a Starling killing a mother Purple Martin and har babies set me on a new path to save our songbirds. A webcam had been set up in a nest box. My question as a beginner...will these guns take down a bird high in a tall tree? I plan on getting lessons and learning to aim accurately. PiperGrace


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:29 am 
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Welcom, a lot from the east coast showing up here latley, have to all get together some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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Hello & welcome to the forum. Where abouts in NS ? Halifax here.
Starlings are an invasive species here, & yes an average airgun .177 or .22 will dispatch them from most tree tops. If you are starter I would suggest avoiding distances longer than 20 meters, you don't want to see something suffer due to shot placement. Also as you are new to guns/airguns I think you will have to go for non firearm rated (under 500 feet per sec muzzle velocity) airgun. Great place to ask questions so don't hesitate.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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Myself I would think that a non-PAL .22 cal pellet will result in a more humane kill than a .177 cal pellet.
You have to understand PiperGrace that it's all about the fpe not the fps that kills.
Also a heavier .22 cal pellet will be less affected by wind.

I'm a fan of iron sights because target acquisition is quicker. Scopes are good for stationary targets at distance but not necessarily for quick acquisition.

A QB78 Deluxe is a nice CO2 powered air rifle. I find mine to handle much like a .22 cal powder burner. You aim, shoot and reload using a bolt action.

One of my "go to airguns" is a Crosman Phantom break barrel in .22 cal.
It's a tack driver even with the iron sights.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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Springer are ,er,, a female dog to shoot accurately. Worse when you have never held a rifle before. I suggest to Pipergrace, try and get in touch with someone who has experience shooting springers. Because of the double recoil getting it to hit what you are aiming at takes special skills.
Lots of other things to consider, adjusting sight for elevation and windage etc, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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Welcome :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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Welcome Pipergrace!


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from Nova Scotia
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A lil late but welcome. Nice to see a bunch of Scotians popping up lately.

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