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Thread: Shooting foxes with sub sonic .22lr

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    Shooting foxes with sub sonic .22lr

    Just been asked about giving permission for a person to lamp foxes using a .22lr
    He wants to use subs to avoid too much noise.

    I realise that under the right conditions a .22lr will despatch a fox with but I'm am uncomfortable with his choice of a subsonic round.

    Am I being over cautious?

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    it's fine as long as a good headshot within 50yds based on my experience. prefer bigger, but if you can call them in close enough and have a steady shot for the head, then it works fine and kills them on the spot. I wouldn't go for a body shot, personally.

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    will also depend on what his fac says. im in sussex and cant get fox put on my .22lr. in the right cercum stances it can work well but personally if i was wanting to shoot foxes that much i would have something bigger

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    No Archer your not being over cautious as it is illegal to shoot foxes with a .22 lr in the uk , unlees you have the revalent licience from defra.

    Even in gmp you cannot shoot them now with .17hmr also.

    **** and totally stupid I know.

    Mark.

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    Thanks,

    Have raised the FAC conditioning because Kent granted me fox for my .17HMR but not .22lr

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark 1 View Post
    No Archer your not being over cautious as it is illegal to shoot foxes with a .22 lr in the uk , unlees you have the revalent licience from defra.

    Even in gmp you cannot shoot them now with .17hmr also.

    **** and totally stupid I know.

    Mark.
    You really haven't got a clue; and your spelling, punctuation and grammar is crap as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark 1 View Post
    No Archer your not being over cautious as it is illegal to shoot foxes with a .22 lr in the uk , unlees you have the revalent licience from defra.

    Even in gmp you cannot shoot them now with .17hmr also.

    **** and totally stupid I know.

    Mark.
    Since when ?? Fox are vermin and can be shot with anything

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    gmp....good manufacturing practice????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark 1 View Post
    No Archer your not being over cautious as it is illegal to shoot foxes with a .22 lr in the uk , unlees you have the revalent licience from defra.

    Even in gmp you cannot shoot them now with .17hmr also.

    **** and totally stupid I know.

    Mark.
    Sorry Mark you are wrong on this one it is not illegal to shoot foxes with a 22 rimfire if gmp are saying it is illegal to shoot them with a 17hmr they are wrong too
    Geordie

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    nothing illegal about it in my book....then again I'm in Scotland, soon not to be in the 'UK' -

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