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Question Bolton Air Gun Club

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gary Jones, May 16, 2019.

  1. Gary Jones

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    Is anybody a member of the Bolton air gun club in leigh?

    I was planning on visiting tomorrow but unsure if you need to be a member/book an induction etc.

    I meant to call them today but too busy and ended up forgetting.

    Any advice or info regarding this place welcome

    Gary
     
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    Hi Gary, I am and will be going on Saturday but have plans for tomorrow.

    You can take your gun and photo ID and pay just for the day to see what you think, they will give you a quick once round as long as your an experienced shooter and cover the safety brief with you. They also sell pellets/targets and supply free air as well as the use of some home made rests if you don't have your own. They are mostly a friendly bunch, but if you sit alone and don't talk to people that is what your experience will be - so be polite but don't be shy, have a walk along and say hello to people.:thumb:

    You may have to park "all the way" round the back and round to the right, so its a 200 yard walk back to the entrance which is just as you drive into the car park - remember the old mill is used commercially by several firms. The gun club is on the 4th floor, so use the very old lift and make sure the doors are shut or it will not move, and close them after you also. The club is on the left when you get to the 4th floor.

    James
     
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    Thanks buddy brilliant reply. Do you pay by the hour?
     
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    Nope 6 quid per visit for non members
     
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    They do T/Coffee for 50p and chocolate bars for 50/70p - it's a great set up for very little money, go a couple of times and see if it's worth joining, but I'm guessing with the travelling you would be better off just doing pay as you go.

    James
     
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    Thanks for the replies chaps. Much appreciated.

    @jesim1 I think its probably my closest one. I live in kirkby but work in st. Helen's so might not be too bad if I go after work maybe?
     
  7. G.L.W

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    Nice friendly bunch are the leigh lads, Best indoor in the area IMHO.
    Jesim im there to on Sat mate need try zero this eeer Huntsman, 1st impressions …..

    Im luvin it.
     
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    I'll be there in the afternoon, I want to try some new pellets and see how I get on. I'm sure your Huntsman will be great, and if it's not, I'm pretty sure it will be when your finished with it :thumb:
     
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    I'm hoping to be going today (Friday) but it's dependant on whether one of my rifles is ready to be collected from BAR, it's at Daystate for some warranty work and they are expecting it back any time (it's been 5 weeks).
    As James says, the lift is an old type one but it has some sensors fitted and if you stand too close to the door whilst its moving it will stop.
    You're more local to it than me and I'm a member, I think membership is a very reasonable £40 (January-December) then the range fees go down from £6 to £4 and being a member entitles you to free brews.
    I really like the club and all the people I've met there are really nice.
    Gary.
     
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    Gary,
    Just a heads up that's its opening time is from 13.00 to 21:00.
    On the way home do not come back up A580 East Lancs as it has roadworks on that section.
    Your better off staying on the A572 Newton Road towards Lowton and joining the East Lancs further down turning right at Texaco Garage.

    I will try and get down for a few hours later and kept an eye out and will say hello if you go.

    DM
     
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  11. G.L.W

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    Tis strange few people go to Bolton on here who I don't know by face recognition lol,
    Be nice to meet and have a chat.
    Jesim….its been stripped, polished etc , cheekpiece put in, hoping to do a bit of zeroing without hamster for time being.
    Looking forward to it :up::up:

    Known as "Wocky"
     
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    Why spoil it.....;)
     
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    I'll be the fella with a couple of sprinters that looks lost :facepalm: be around 5 I get there. Hopefully it's not too full around then.

    97k & 80k I'll be trying to zero the scopes on

    Gary
     
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    Just got the all clear from boss. Should be still there at 5pm. see you later.
     
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    Enjoy you lucky bu**ers...………………..
     
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    I'm hopefully going to be there at opening time, I'm easy to spot, it's obvious I don't know what I'm doing and I spend most of the time missing "bangers".:D
     
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    Well chaps, got in there earlier on around 5pm took the oldest most ricketyest lift upto the 4th floor, and set up shop. Started by zeroing the scope on my 97 once it was zerod started having a play around with various targets. Then began to zero the scope on my 80. Got that set up and started talking to a nice chap who had a few PCP guns with him. Had my first ever go after a PCP in the shape of a daystate wolf(?) I think he said it was. I was amazed by the accuracy at the 15mm targets I was hitting at 36 yards. Then after that he kindly let me shoot a couple of mags from a nice s410 superlite. Again this was super accurate and I thoroughly enjoyed the PCPs. Then I went back to hitting spinners with my springers for a bit. 4 hours well spent.

    However I now need a PCP in my life. I was warned this game becomes expensive.
     
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    I'm glad you had a good time and found the members helpful and easy to get on with. I know who you are talking about but his name escapes me for now :rolleyes:, I'm sure he is into bikes also - has a GSXR750 I believe?

    Don't worry about spending money, we are the very people to help you do it :D

    James
     
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    I cant forget his name it's the Gary the same as me. He was joined by his wife later on and I think she was shooting a bsa with the red white and blue laminate stock.

    Great place though. Had a brew and a natter. Will definitely be going back.
     
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    Has anybody got the post code for this place please.....cheers

    Mick
     

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