Nice to hear your input, certainly not hijacked haha.Outandabout wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:49 pmNot wanting to hijack this thread but I only shoot vermin and regularly take rabbits, and when it was allowed crows, magpies etc at 50 yards. I know I can and I am confident enough to take these shots. Rats are a different ball game for me - 20 yards average ha ha. I know my limits.
I also like stalking, so a lot of rabbits I take, are down to 20 yards.
You must know you can and are confident enough to take 80 yard shots. However I personally wouldn't take an 80 yard shot. What is your kill ratio at these ranges.
I think if anyone is confident and capable of hitting the target at that distance then crack on and good shooting.
I too like to stalk as close as possible but sometimes it's impossible due to open fields and no cover between you and the bird. Rabbits are easy to stalk as you can get down low and almost become invisible to them if you're quiet and slow stalking.
Birds perched on buildings and trees have the upper hand literally!
Watch the video link I posted in my previous comment, that's out to 100 with a sub 12ft/lb .177 so yes accurate shot placement can be done out to 80 yards as long as you do the work.
Pellet sorting helps too, I group mine using a micro scale so each pellet is exactly the same weight.
You'd be surprised at how bad a tin of jsb diabolo is for weight consistency.