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Air gun club near maidstone, kent?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Adman, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Adman

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    Hi all

    have been into air rifles for over a year now and want to meet people with the same interest, would love to get my first permission but feel I'm need to better my skills first and get some much needed experience and confidence prior to this. Am looking for a local and friendly club

    atb, adam
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Ok thanks for your help will give them a call in the week. A little nervous for some reason? Hate being the new one but I just need to meet people so I can go for a decent day/nights shooting. Absolute love the sport but just no one to go with. Where abouts do you lot shoot? Rochester is just a stones throw from me and Hastings isn't too out of reach
     
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    well I go to Iden ferns, its a great place and newbies are all ways made most welcome, remember we was all new once :) what type of shooting are you interested in? ft , hft ,hunting or 10 meter target shooting?
     
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    Hi Adam, I do a bit of vermin control for a farmer in my village. The only club I've ever been to was the South East Airgun Club at Paddock Wood where they give you the first two visits free. A great place with ranges out to 60 yards, knockdowns, novelty targets and zeroing bench rest ranges.

    http://www.freewebs.com/stumpy1966/

    You'll need to produce either BASC or Country Cover insurance to shoot and they'll chrono your guns on arrival first time, but they have a workbench and expert gun tinkerers, hot/cold food, toilet facilities, plenty of seating etc. It's about £30 a year I think and about £2-3 each visit. The downside is that it gets pretty boggy in the Winter so they have to shut over Christmas until about February and they only shoot on Sunday mornings from 9am to 1pm. They also have a top BBQ in the Summer..!! Bit far for me to go for a plink now and then so sadly after my two free visits I haven't joined this past two years.

    If you go over there though, you really won't be made to feel small, there are no airs over equipment, whether you shoot a cheap springer at 25 yard spinners or have a super gun knocking over 2p size discs at 60 yards.

    The Bearsted club hopefully cater for airguns out at range for you, it would be ideal........:up:
     
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    To be honest just shooting quarry up to 50 yards ie rabbits and woodies etc, but am open to getting into larger game providing I have adequate permission to do so. My setup is an AA s410 with a hawke panorama ev 4-12 x 50 ir AO scope. I have a filling bottle also to take put for a days shoot. Also I have made my own nv rig which I'm yet to try in the field!
     
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    You've certainly got a quality setup there already, to shoot larger stuff than normal vermin species though you'll need to go down the fire arm certificate route and go to powder guns, for foxes etc.
     
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    hi buddy , springfields should only be an hour away in essex , its a really friendly club and id be happy to meet you for a days shooting if you ever fancy it
     

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