right, so it's like this. Shooting up in the air at birds on branches with fac or even 12 ft/lb jobs. Where do you stand? I see any up in the air shot from an air gun without a backstop as unsafe since where is the pellet coming down? out of sight in most cases I'd bet. In woodland where horizontal field of vision are restricted you can't afford to send shots off where potentially they could come down and injure people near by or livestock in fields just over, can you?? .
So I see the team wild guys dinging away at pigeons in the last FSB episode and I was very uncomfortable with the idea of a 30 ft/lb fac air rifle sending shots at birds when some were said to have been 'scared' but obviously missed. I do like the program but I didn't like the lack of concern for the type of shots being made that with perhaps an explanation about the fields or fallout area behind was 'safe' etc and that is essential before shooting, I could have understood maybe.
that's the first time I though WTF, maybe i'm being silly?