Apparently “decent journalists, trained and skilled” think hunters use air rifles

Wood stock, semblance of a bolt…scope…yup hunting rifle…wrong it’s an air rifle and completely inappropriate to use in a story about a hunter.



I could be wrong but I believe it is a Webley Raider 10 XS. The rifle comes in .177 and .20 and .22 calibres all of which are not recommended for hunting and are banned in state forests.

So much for “decent journalists, trained and skilled”. Totally reduces the impact of news items like this with completely mis-leading and inaccurate pictures.

The Herald has a real problem, but I am not sure they give enough of a stuff to care.


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  • Travis Poulson

    As I said in another post, The Herald: you can use the photo of my real hunting rifle free of charge. Not an air rifle I promise.

    • cows4me

      What, do you spend all day cleaning it? Where’s all the war wounds ?

      • Travis Poulson

        Brand new sir. Only 1 hunting trip under its belt.

        • cows4me

          How long they been liberating deer in the botanical gardens?.

          • Travis Poulson

            haha no, went chasing sika in the Kawekas during the roar.

            Rifle is a Ruger Hawkeye M77 .270 with a 40mm Leupold VX3 4.5 – 14x scope for optics.

  • 3rd Fucken disqus ID

    At least they didn’t use their helicopter picture (Apache).