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Advice please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by paultr, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. paultr

    paultr Newbie

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    Hi

    My nephew has just got an Air Arms S200 which he takes to his gun club for target shooting.

    He is 15 years old and reasonably responsible (for a 15 year old!) however not very practical - he prides himself on not reading instruction manuals - just dives in - thinks he knows it all kind of thing.

    He now is saying to my sister he needs a diving bottle of his own to fill the rifle. Although his club has a bottle which members use for club shoots he says he cannot attend competitions at other clubs without his own bottle - I think he said he did 'hunter field target shooting'

    my gut feeling is that compressed air at 300 bar is not suitable for him however I would be grateful for the opinion of those of you who know.

    My questions are:

    Would you trust your 15 year old son using a diving bottle?

    Does he really need his own bottle at these competitions or are filling facilities going to be available?

    Any thoughts and advice welcomed

    TIA Paul
     
  2. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Can't help you much really one of the men will be better to tell you. I don't know if I would be brave enough to let a 15yr old son have a gun of his own but I guess everyone knows their own child but on that note I would say the bottle wouldn't do him any harm and he would feel better for owning his own he must know how to use one if they have one at his gun club :)
     
  3. anim al

    anim al Member

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    bottle

    if the lad can be trusted with an air rifle ,theres no reason he cant be trusted with a bottle.
    that said,it is very high pressure and potentially dangerous.
    if there is an issue of trust and safety,then theres the option of a stirrup pump.although ive not used one ive heard they take a lot of effort,,
    but that should not be a problem for a young lad,,excess energy.
    it is good to be able to top up the gun as and when required,
    rather than relying on others.

    cheers al
     
  4. steve410

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    I would say if he is a responsable lad,and is shown how to use and look after a bottle then all should be ok.As said a pump is another safer option,but it is hard work and if he is shooting Hft then he will need about half hour to get over the effort of all that pumping !!!!
     
  5. macka_smacka

    macka_smacka Engaging Member

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    15yrs

    Hi just recaped on the the airgunlaw i read on this site and i cant help but ask was the gun given to him/ purchased from someone ?

    correct me if i am wrong (i take no offence) but doesnt it state if over 14yrs and under 18yrs old you still cannot buy or be given one ?.

    So leaves me to think hes allowed to use one supervised ? if all this is correct then if hes supervised then a diving bottle would be no problem.

    Once again im assuming i have interpreted the the information on airgun law that i clicked on here. http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/view.php?pg=info_airgunlaw

    cheers

    MACKA
     
  6. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    I did think that you did need to be 18 but wasn't sure looks like thats so.
     
  7. paultr

    paultr Newbie

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    The gun is his father's (My brother in law). He drives my nephew to the shoots and supervises him at all times. He is also non practical (arty type) and I would not trust him with compressed air !! He know this and would not mind me saying it ;)
     
  8. TheDodge

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    My thoughts on a 15 year old shooting an airgun are mixed.

    For the sport to thrive we need young airgunners. We don't need young airgun hooligans.

    I would only allow him to use the gun while supervised and that would be a strict and hard rule.

    I do not agree with 15 year olds being allowed to hunt. They need to be trained and experienced airgunners and fully aware of the gun they are using before taking live quarry.

    It seems your lad is going down the right road by being in a club and shooting targets. You must also do your part and make sure the gun is safely locked out of his reach between events (by events I mean club meets or outings with an adult)

    Compressed air is very dangerous and complacency leads to misuse. However, an incident involving a tank would hurt him and not likely an innocent but you can never be sure.
    A tank would be an advantage to him. Filling takes but a minute or two as opposed to (days in my case) a stirrup pump. A tank will also only deliver clean air into the gun thus preserving its usage.

    This is a hell of a good post.
     

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