old air rifles still in use

steveR

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Mixed Farmer
I bought a BSA Lightning .22 springer in the early 80s. Then converted it to a Gas Ram which transformed the rifle, smoother and more powerful, cheated a bit as it had the uprated ram which would have pushed power somewhat.

Little carbine barrel, but suprisingly accurate with a good pellet. It was my go to tool for control around the farmyard and would drop feral pigeons at 55yards. Almost too much on rats at 10yards! I still have the Falcon PCP I changed it for, but I still like the lack of a gas bottle... Use a superlight little CO2 carbine for ratting now.... or a .410 when I am not feeling sporting!
 

ianm641

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I bought a BSA Lightning .22 springer in the early 80s. Then converted it to a Gas Ram which transformed the rifle, smoother and more powerful, cheated a bit as it had the uprated ram which would have pushed power somewhat.

Little carbine barrel, but suprisingly accurate with a good pellet. It was my go to tool for control around the farmyard and would drop feral pigeons at 55yards. Almost too much on rats at 10yards! I still have the Falcon PCP I changed it for, but I still like the lack of a gas bottle... Use a superlight little CO2 carbine for ratting now.... or a .410 when I am not feeling sporting!
years ago when i lived down essex we used to go ratting at a compost heap the owner would put smoke bombs down the holes and the rats would fly out i was only about 12 and used his webley 410 bolt action sheer carnage but great fun
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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