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

  The latest model of the PARD NV007A has an OLED display upgraded from 800×600 to 1024×768, a built-in infrared (IR) lamp, a full 1080P HD colour day/night sensor with an optical magnification of 2-7x. It’s completely self […]

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 Westlake (SMK) .22 mounted with a Richter Optik 4×40 scope and a couple of the wee blighters fell instantly to the 14gr Marksman pellets.

The […]

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 of the Weihrauch.

I did manage to discourage a few squirrels which were raiding the bird feeder and damaging the young trees on the common, […]

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 sights on it.

However I did manage to take a rabbit which was sitting thirty-seven metres down the track looking at me inquisitively. A tiny […]

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.

Click here to read the article: Where to aim on a rabbit for a humane kill

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.

Click here to read the article: The other side of an accurate shot