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    Poachers held in Staffordshire

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/s...re/8436024.stm

    Appears that poaching is being taken more seriously......

    willie_gunn

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    I cant believe they managed to get three deer with a modified air rifle

    I wonder what went flying out the window before they were stopped..

    Poaching seems to be getting an undeniable amount of press coverage of late..

    Continues to be a big topic on local radio and news on the South Coast..

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    poaching

    by the look of the article and the time they were stopped i would say they were using .22 rounds and a lamp and battery very simple to get .22 air riles converted to fire bullets
    atb tom
    ps a happy new year to everyone on the site

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    Guys there is a good chance your theories are correct...

    However having had FAC air rifles they can still do a lot of damage and mine was regulated to 26 ft/lbs wouldn't take much to get up and above that i imagine...

    Foxes didn't used to make it too far with it...

    Either way they should get it in the neck for something it's a start...

    ATB

    Alex

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    Re: poaching

    Quote Originally Posted by tom reveley
    by the look of the article and the time they were stopped i would say they were using .22 rounds and a lamp and battery very simple to get .22 air riles converted to fire bullets
    atb tom
    ps a happy new year to everyone on the site

    if not mistaken they were using a .22 rimfire but will wait to hear what the papers report to confirm if my sources info as correct or not

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    Now they've been caught lets just hope they get some decent punishments handed out to them too. It's all well and good catching them but there's little point if they just get their wrists slapped and are then sent on their way again.

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    Latest report said a 'modified' air gun which I took as an air rifle converted to fire .22 rf?

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    Either that or an air rifle modified to fire at near the same power as a .22lr!

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    i have a contact or two in staff's
    i'll see if i can find out what they know of this

    they get a lot of problems on the chase
    as it is so open to the public

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