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Question Are you old or are you new?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by stevieb, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. stevieb

    stevieb Active Member

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    If we were to divide the air gunning community here into two halves, which one do you think you fall into?

    OLD: an airgun enthusiast who relies on the simple things to pursue his hobby. Scopes aside he has no need for 'fancy' gadgetry or other aids & prefers to do things the 'old fashioned' way.


    NEW: someone who likes to make the fullest use of technology in order to enhance his shooting experience & will readily embrace new devices in order to do so.


    So, which one are you & why?
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    New, but shifting to somewhere in the middle

    but beginning to learn that less is more, improving my skills as a shooter, rather than relying on modern gadgetry, I think the only bit of gagetry I have is a range finder. When I first started, my rifle had more levels on it than b@q, and accuview thingies.

    All in a box now, as I have reaped the rewards of practice:)
     
  3. Ichabod Armacost

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    Old, without doubt! If you want the why of it, well I like springers better than the modern phut sticks, I like the more involved and less clinical way of shooting that springers give me. I don't think all technology is the spawn of satan, I think a Chrono is a very useful tool, but that's about it for me. I don't kill critters, so that is maybe why I feel the way I do, I can only shoot from a bench rest at paper or other inanimate objects, so I can take my time. I like to shoot over longer distances, not that has much to do with anything really, but it is part of how I like to do my thing?:)
     
  4. larryking28

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    I think some older style rifles suit simpler looking optics,more fitting of what it would have had.
    I have got a 3-9x50 on my 1989 HW77,one of the more common super size scopes back then was a 3-9x56 reffered to as something like "Moonlighter" due to the size of the front lense.
     
  5. Patrick

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    I suppose I would definitely fall into the OLD category as I only shoot springers,with scopes,and don't shoot live quarry(used to years ago) and my only concession to technology is a chronograph and a little boresighter gadget for sighting in a new scope or changing them round.I like to keep my shooting fairly simple and enjoy it that way.Obviously if I was carrying out pest control or shooting live quarry then I would consider a PCP owing to their possible greater accuracy and quicker fire rate should a second shot be needed.
     
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    Im in the middle too. If im shooting a springer then its me & decent pellets. When i use my pcp i prefer it kitted out laser, torch bipod etc and make the best of it.
     
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    The oldies do not not need the new gadgetry except for maybe a chrono. A lifetimes experience covers just about everything. And remember pcps were about well before springers!!!
     
  8. Barni

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    Old and new I guess. Spent a solid hour with my HW 97 k paper punching and did notice the groups getting better . Practice practice practice . Although the ultra is so easy to shoot too. Just with hawke scopes nothing too fancy . Need to reg the ultra though !
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    Old but do like my gadgets :nana:, all but mobile phones:smash:
     
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    OH EL DEE for me! Although I am interested in how the sport progresses through new tech, but a rifle scope and pellets is all I need.
     
  11. engraver

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    Been the full circle more than once lol.

    I only hunt so I now use the best gear I possibly can, but saying that it isn't the same kind of fun nowdays to what it was hunting with springers in my younger day, and in those days I could carry a tx200 ten miles in a day no problems but since an accident that left me severly disabled I now sit in hides all day and shoot static, so I like to be as clinical as I can be if Ive waited a few hours for one shot, I don't like fluffing a shot.

    Best airgun moments for me were times like clearing a rookery out or squirrel shooting using Theoben fenmans, tx200s, and FWB sports.

    Still think out of all the airguns Ive ever had, I shot that FWB sport more than anything else in the field, if was like another limb when I was 14, I even loved the smell of the thing.

    Now I will sometimes set myself a goal like for example I will target crows and a good part of the day may be sat waiting for that one or two crows to land in airgun range for me, its more than photography than what I recalled as the fun type of hunting with airguns I used to do.

    Im afraid the worst thing airgun related I tried was joining a club and watching as men took airguns from their cars that looked like something from star wars and I found it very serious, and boring, it didn't float my boat one bit Im afraid, at least what I do now gives me the fix I want from airguning, everyone to their own I guess.
     
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    Somewhere in the middle for me
     
  14. gixxer

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    I guess I'm old ,I have nothing new it's all 80/90s at least air guns and crossbows .
    I like the build ,mostly solid better quality some made with better tolerances .
    Kind of like with tools buy files today mostly useless but Stubbs ,grobet+Swiss so on outlast today's tool.
     
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  15. sharpshooterpete

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    I would say old. I dont own any piece of technology for shooting. No chrono, no range finders. Just the Mk1 eyeball and an old well tuned springer. Had a couple of PCP's but always end up going back to a springer.

    I do like the technology that you can get and sometimes i find myself wanting to buy something techy but then i think, do i really need to spend X amount on this when i have done without it for so many years?

    Pete.
     
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    Old!!

    I liked the older riles when they were new, and still like them now they are old:)

    The newer rifles are too clinical for me, a bit like new cars, no feeling to them or character.

    chris
     
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    Started on springers when I was younger and fitter. Nowadays using my TX200sr at the range and loading it 100+ times usually means a weekend of neck and shoulder pain. Like the gadgetery and accuracy of the Airwolf, (single shot only, the mags are rubbish) my HW100 has become a close second now. Although at the range it has become too easy and clinical with the pcps.

    D
     
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    Born again virgin.

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    I think classing a tx200sr as old a bit odd, I have one venom tuned and its as accurate as hell. I used to practice in the garden with bsa improved model d, now that was fun. I really like older rifles for nostalgic reasons but if out hunting I choose one of my pcps 90 % of the time.
     
  20. The Robin

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    I've been full circle with kit, from springer to electric daystate and back. I think I'm somewhere in the middle now, rapid and a hw95/98 hybrid will do me just fine :D
     
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