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a new day a new rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by martin22, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. martin22

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    im sure some of you will have seen my for sale thread and the fact that ive basically got my near on entire shooting kit up for sale,gutted is an understatement but sometimes life deals you an unfair and unexpected hand that we sometimes have no control over,i pride myself on being a man of principals and no matter what my family will allways come first,im allways the first to help freinds ect out but i was starting to think it only seems to work one way,untill i got a phone call today of an old freind who ive not seen for a while and who has indeed proved that he is an old and loyal freind who hasnt forgot the times ive helped him out in the past,these freinds are 1 in a million and a rare breed and im sure we can all agree we dont have many.
    anyway after the last month or so i feel a new page has been turned,ive also had some interest in my rifles today which is good (but also gutting :() and ive also picked up a cheap hw77 restoration project today,ive been shooting since a nipper with my old man and for me to be without a rifle would be like a man loseing his hand,i just couldnt turn this down,the stock needs sanding down and staining as its been varnished at some point,the metal works ok but i may give blueing a go,ive stripped it down allready and ive been and picked up a tuning kit for it,its a cheap rifle for what ive got in it and its far from the 100 or 95 combo's im selling but at least ill still be able to get out the 4 walls every now and then and at least i will be able to keep shooting my permission and not lose it :up:
    heres the 77 anyway
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  2. wil1hit

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    mate we all have our story to tell at some point or another,but like you said family comes first .As regards to the tools of our trade ,there is many a good tune played on an old fiddle ,like i was told once its a bad workman that blames his tool ,they are good rifles and i dare say with a bit of fettling and a decent scope you will soon be nocking a nats bxxxx off at 30 yards so i should'nt worry all the best and good luck for the future fella
     
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    Good luck with the old girl i hope she brings back some dark and distant
    memories .I also hope that your forture take a turn for the better.
    All the best Si
     
  4. martin22

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    cheers fella's,things are looking up but its been an eye opener though,with out trying to sound big headed ive allways been comfertable money wise,ive got a decent payed job,own my house,have savings (or did :rolleyes:) ect ,this was just a chain of totally unexpected events that all came at totally the wrong time,but on the whole im about on top of it now
    been doing a bit more on the 77 and got the action back together now and it feels loads better,no twang just a solid thud and it feels pretty good,i need to do a bit of fettling on the trigger unit yet but internally its starting to feel a good solid rifle,then its just a case of tidying up the cosmetics :up:
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  5. MightyOak

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    Hi Martin
    Just read through your recent Posts, sorry to hear that you're having sell up mate.
    How are you finding HW77 , noise wise etc, what calibre is it .22 ?

    Im on the look out for a .22 HW Springer .
    Just gained 2 good sized permissions recently , SG perms though, but the HW100 has to stay just for now to keep them happy with a few other issues ;), but regretted selling the .22 HW100 so would love to return to springer shooting long term.

    Hope everything sorts its self out for you.


    When im settled into these Permissions with the landowners , an invites on its way up to you for a day out :up: .

    Take care.
    Mo
     
  6. lone wolf

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    Hi mate

    Ive had to sell up before and know the feeling all to well but as you my family always comes first.

    Thats great to see you have a hw77 to play with im sure you will get plenty of joy out of it and at least you can get out.

    Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it:)

    Gaz
     
  7. martin22

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    cheers mate and thats a nice offer :up: if your up this way your more than welcome to tag along on mine but at the minute ive only got a small 12 acre permission,the 77 feels good but like any underlever i personally find them front heavy,maybe its just because ive got used to shooting break barrels,if you are going to get a hw springer i would definatly shoulder a 95,personally i think there a cracking rifle for out in the field,light and well balanced and just as accurate,robust and powerfull as any 'holy grail' sub 12 80,again personally i find break barrels easier to use in the field loading ect but thats just personall preferance :)

    cheers mate,its a crap situation but its also an eye opener,if theres one thing ive learnt its dont take things for granted and expect the unexpected no matter how good life is,i can see the light at the end of the tunnel now anyway and things are looking up :up:
    as for the 77 now the internalls are all good im going to sand down the stock next and give staining a go so ill add some pics soon:up:
     
  8. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    No how ye feel mate, last year all my gear which isn't much was almost sold to help fund a new heating system. A good mate did the work for mates rates and also let me pay up in small instalments.

    Hope things stay on the up for you:)
     
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    That's lovely - old HW springers are where it's at.
     
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    i do agree with that,i find shooting them very satisfying and there just as accurate as any pcp,how you getting on with that 95 anyway? im sure youll agree its a little gem of a rifle with a little more than a stage 2 ;)
     
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    It's laughably accurate; I chucked an old scope on it and off it went (am waiting for my Hawke to come back). Not very high in power, but so accurate that power's not an issue. I meant to ask you what goes into a Dave Hall stage 2 tune, by the way.
     
  12. martin22

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    stage 2 is polished internals,spring,top hat and guide and grease,that ones also been short stroked and sleeved from what ive been told,theres every chance it may have been buttoned too but he couldnt remember,i was talking to him when i took my other 95 over,he asked if i still had it and said i shouldnt have sold it as it had a higher tune than stage 2,it was set up for hft originally
    what power is it putting out admittantly thats something i never checked as i didnt have a chrono at the time,if its well down more than your happy with let me know :up:
     
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    Wow, that was more detail than I was expecting! She's giving just about 10fpe, but that suits me fine - power is not as important as accuracy and it's the most accurate springer I've ever owned. Am looking forward to a bit of squirrel bashing when the weather calms down, so will be taking her with me then.
     
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    got a bit more done on the rifle today,stripped/sanded the stock and got the first coat of oil on,allready its looking a million times better than the finish it originally had on,looked like sprayed laquer as there were loads in minute bubbles and even dog hairs in it,will keep adding another coat each night after work this week
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    oh and anyone in or near chesterfield with a crono? i could do with checking the power its putting out now ive fitted the tuning kit,like a :censored: ive sold mine :rolleyes:
     
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    little update on the progress of the stock,so far its had 6 coats of jacobean dark oak danish oil,tomorrow it will get a rub down with very fine wire wool then will have a few more coats,so far im happy with the results though
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    Looking great, Martin. I'm in the middle of doing my stock now - it takes ages, which is quite frustrating, but it's lovely when you get a good result, which I'm sure yours will be.
     
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    cheers jr and you'll have to post some pictures :up: your right though it does take ages,everybit of info i read prior to starting stressed this so i just did one application a night after work for the first 2 nights then due to the rain the last 2 days ive been home from work early so ive gave it 2 coats a day for the last 2 days with 6hr intervalls,will give it a good rub down again tomorrow to smooth and then add a couple of coats with the palm of my hand,from what ive read this should give a really nice finish,
    also the rifle i didnt fit either of the ptfe preload washers when i fitted the kit (to make sure it wasnt over as i dont have a crono at the min)and there was still a tiny liitle bit of twang,i stripped it down again and realised there was next to no preload on the spring without them so i fitted them and its quitened it down even more,will be checking the power tomorrow so hopefully its ok but if not i could get away with removing one of them,bought another cheap project today which ill be picking up tomorrow too,cant wait to get started on it :up:
     
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    finished putting the rifle back together today and added a couple of "bling" bits i had knocking about,quite happy with the way its turned out and how it shoots but if im honest....i miss my 95 :(
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    Would that be the one I bought?
     
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    I've been in the situation where almost overnight due to circumstances beyond your control you go from making a good living to being on the bones of your arse with a family and mortgage to maintain.

    It is scary how fast life can turn and makes you realise how fragile your situation can be.

    One thing is for sure. Keeping up with shooting your permission will make sure you get a little time away from it all where some quiet time alone can give you that oasis of calm allowing you can re-focus, set priorities, de-stress and come back to face another day rejuvenated.
     

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