Shooting

  • 22-Sep-2020 : More rats!
    A few more Welsh furries sent to the Happy Mooching Grounds in the Sky.
  • 14-Jun-2020 : Night Vision
    After reading countless reviews and technical specifications, counting my pennies (several times) and being seduced by YouTube videos on the subject, I’ve just ordered a PARD NV007A Digital Night Vision Scope from Night Vision Store:- The PARD NV007A Digital Night Vision Scope (click link for complete product description)  The latest model of the PARD NV007A has ...
  • 01-Jan-2017 : Melinbyrhedyn #5
    A few days in the wilds to enjoy the New Year break. I deliberately didn’t take the Weihrauch as I had no intention of standing outside all day in sub-zero temperatures waiting for the canny Welsh rats to show their faces, however when I got there they were unusually brazen so I borrowed an old ...
  • 01-Jan-2016 : Melinbyrhedyn #4
    A couple more squizzers with the Weihrauch HW100S and 9.26gr H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme.
  • 05-Jul-2015 : Melinbyrhedyn #3
    A couple of greys with the Weihrauch HW100S and 9.26gr H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme.
  • 23-May-2015 : Melinbyrhedyn again
    They’re getting cannier! Just one shot all weekend with the Weihrauch HW100S and a quick kill with a 8.3gn RWS Superdome just forward of the ear.
  • 05-Apr-2015 : Back to Wales
    Back to Wales with the Weihrauch HW100S. Just one squirrel with a 9.26gr H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme.
  • 24-Aug-2014 : Squirrel Pâté
    Back to Kim and Jeremy’s in Melinbyrhedyn with the Weihrauch HW100S. The weather was colder but fairly dry compared to my last visit seven weeks ago, however Mr Rat was once again too clever for me: I caught one glimpse of him in the chicken house but he didn’t hang around to admire the accuracy ...
  • 06-Jul-2014 : Barbecued Bunny
    Back to Kim and Jeremy’s in Melinbyrhedyn but with the Weihrauch HW100S this time. Unfortunately time was limited, the weather was wet and the arch-rat was too cunning: although it was taking the ground bait all weekend – a mixture of olive oil, peanut butter and chocolate – I never even managed to get my ...
  • 30-Mar-2014 : Long overdue service!
    I bought my Webley Eclipse Mark 1 when they first came out, so that would have been around 1988. I’d already decided I wanted an underlever gun rather than a break-barrel and the choices were the Eclipse or the Weihrauch HW77. Despite the good reviews the Eclipse was getting, the Weihrauch seemed the better choice: ...
  • 16-Jan-2014 : Kill Zones (Rabbits)
    This is a very good article about kill zones in rabbits: a shooter discusses where you should – and should not – aim when you’re shooting at rabbits, and why.
  • 17-Nov-2013 : Kill Zones (Rats)
    This is a very good article about kill zones in rats: Hector Medina discusses where you should – and should not – aim when you’re shooting at rats, and why.
  • 07-Oct-2013 : Weihrauch HW100S
    At long last I’ve managed to scrabble together enough spare cash to buy a pre-charged pneumatic rifle, Weihrauch’s flagship model, the HW100S in .177 calibre. Also a Hawke Sport-HD 3-9×50 AO IR telescopic sight. Details to follow …
  • 16-Sep-2013 : Rats!
    Visited Kim and Jeremy in Melinbyrhedyn and took the Webley Eclipse .177 spring-powered rifle to see if I could clear some of the rats which are plaguing their chicken run and bird feeders. Only managed four shots in three days but dropped three of the little furry nuisances, one on each day. Scope: Bushmaster 4×40 ...