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    Back garden foxing best cal

    Probably a silly query, what would be the best suited caliber for culling fox in an urban environment?? Most likely 30-60 yrds.
    Just curious as to the 'norm' if there is one.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNU View Post
    Probably a silly query, what would be the best suited caliber for culling fox in an urban environment?? Most likely 30-60 yrds.
    Just curious as to the 'norm' if there is one.
    Cheers
    The Norm '' NONE'' ' Also Would stand a very good chance off being taken into POLICE CUSTODY

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    One of the rimfire magnums would seem right for the job in hand, I'd prefer the 22wmr, though I know I'm a voice in the wilderness on that subject....
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    At that sort of range I would opt for a Moderated .22LR with Sub-Sonics - As long as you are confident and comfortable taking a head shot. I'm sure the Moderated .22LR would be the "weapon" of choice for most (if not all) urban vermin controllers!
    There is one factor that would have to be taken into account before you shoot a fox in your back garden - What (If any) neighbours are there and is there any possibility that any neighbours might be "anti shooting" or "furry friend huggers" who might try to cause trouble for you and be very sure that you have a very safe backstop and that there is no chance whatsoever that the bullet could leave the boundaries of your property!

    Edit: Think carefully before you act!
    Last edited by FrenchieBoy; 09-10-2015 at 18:42.



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    .17HMR
    BUT you cud get 5 years in prison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    One of the rimfire magnums would seem right for the job in hand, I'd prefer the 22wmr, though I know I'm a voice in the wilderness on that subject....
    +1 - you're not alone - WMR is a superb foxing calibre
    Last edited by Hereford; 09-10-2015 at 18:58. Reason: spelling
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    I use a .243 with 55gn noslers. As long as you are 50ft from centre of highway and have open ticket and permission you are within the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betterrifles View Post
    I use a .243 with 55gn noslers. As long as you are 50ft from centre of highway and have open ticket and permission you are within the law.
    - this is going to be interesting..... North London, 30-60yds, back garden....
    Last edited by Hereford; 09-10-2015 at 19:00. Reason: disbelief
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    Essential equipment:

    a. Bedroom with fully opening window. Elevated. Not bungalow.
    b. Pillow
    c. Alarm clock
    d. Teasmade
    e. Pyjamas
    f. Dressing gown
    g. Black bin bag
    h. Understanding trash Operatives
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    Last edited by Klenchblaize; 09-10-2015 at 19:01.
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    There was that program about the pest controller in london, he used .22 lr with mod from upstairs window so as to be shooting into the ground.

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