Pigeon Shooting is a staple of the professional vermin controller. Using a shotgun, usually in 12 gauge and semi-automatic, shooters pit their wits against these wiley feathered pests, protecting newly planted crops or later on in the season, protecting crops before harvest, the pigeon shooter offers the farmer a valuable service.
Pigeon Shooting is also a very popular with leisure shooters as well. Days can be taken being guided by a professional pigeon shooter or just helping out a local farmer – pigeon shooting can produce some of the finest and most challenging days sport available.
As with all shooting sports, Pigeon shooting requires specific equipment to get the job done. From hide building material, camouflage netting, netting poles, lofting poles, decoys, decoy magnets the list can be never ending… and that’s before any camo clothing is taken into account!
For the furred pest and vermin controllers of smaller quarry like rabbits and squirrels, Viking can offer the legendary Ruger 10/22, the most popular .22LR semi-automatic in the world with millions sold worldwide since their introduction in 1964, or the full sized bolt action .22LR:- the M77/22, built to be accurate, economical and extremely handsome!
Or, if innovation is key, the Ruger 10/22 Take Down, with all the features and functionality of the standard 10/22 but with the ability to separate the barrel and for end from the stock making for convenient storage and transportation.
For adaptability, the new Ruger American Rimfire ticks all the boxes, building on the enormous success of the American Rifle and available in two models, the standard and compact, both include interchangeable stocks that provide comb height options for scope or iron sight use, an integral bedding block system that positively locates the receiver and free floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.
For the larger species like foxes, Ruger have the outstanding M77 Hawkeye Predator with the Green Mountain Laminate Stock or the standard M77 Hawkeye in .204 calibre and also offers the M77 in all the standard flat shooting .22 centre fire calibres.
All the rifles can be supplied threaded to take the new lightweight “Tiger” suppressor by the Swiss manufacturer B&T, not only reducing the possibility of loss of hearing to the shooter but reduce recoil and muzzle blast allowing the shooter a quick second shot if required.
Specifically for the humane dispatch of sick, injured and dangerous animals, Viking Arms can provide dedicated pistols and revolvers, manufactured by Glock, Ruger and Colt, in varying calibers for Veterinarians, Slaughter man, who in the course of their work need such a weapon and the Deer Stalking professional, Deer Estate Manager and recreational stalker, who are called out by the Police to attend Road Traffic Accidents and facilitate the safe and humane dispatch of an injured animal.
These weapons, available only with a specific Section 5 amendment on a firearms licence can be configured to the conditions placed on the licence by the issuing Police Force.
For Veterinarians and Slaughter men, B&T have produced a dedicated manually operated suppressed pistol in 9mm x 19mm caliber. The Veterinary Pistol 9mm or the VP9 is designed to be both compact and none-threatening in it’s own discrete carry case.