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Question Doncaster + Starting shooting

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jabcrosshook, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. jabcrosshook

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    Hello,
    I was watching an old Jamie Oliver programme the other day and he was with a game keeper, they were talking about natural food and population control, which seems to make a lot of sense to me, and having enjoyed game food for several years now, and even having another hunter that my Dad knows, give me venison. After some thought I think I'd like to give it go.
    I'm Doncaster, near the airport, so if there is anyone from around here who wouldn't mind me coming along at some point and having try it'd be appreciated.
    If I was to start shooting with an air-rifle what would I need in forms of documentation?
    How would I go about getting permission from a land owner?

    On that I'll give a little info on me, I'm 18 and like riding my bike, a Yamaha xt 125R, haven't done my full test yet.
    I have 3 guitars, but don't play as much as I hope I would, plus I'm pants.
    I like fishing, piking is my thing, don't kill them as currently I think they are persecuted enough, just good fun to catch them.
     
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  2. Buzz

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    Have a trip to Euroguns, probably a mile or so from where you live. They can tell you all you need to know about starting in airguns. They have everything you'll need and as for paperwork, at 18 I believe all that happens is the purchase of your gun is recorded along with your personal details, for security purposes. Euroguns also run an airgun club and have several ranges where you can practice, because until you reach a sufficiently high marksmanship standard you MUST not attempt to shoot live quarry. You are in an area where I wouldn't have thought it would be too difficult to obtain permissions, but that's all down to knocking on doors and asking....time and time again !!

    BTW...forgot to say welcome to the forum.
     
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  3. jabcrosshook

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    Cheers for that, Just looked them up on the web, they're just around the corner from I fish quite often, surprisingley I never noticed.
     
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    ask for john :D(the old one) he works wednesday's and sunday's tell him i sent you..wink..wink
     
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    Thanks for the reply, might not be able to get there this week or this weekend as I'm unusally working this weekend.
    How many different types of airgun shooting is there? All I can think of is hunting and range.
    Oooh forgot to add, can anyone arm me (no punn intended) with some information with type of guns to look for, obviously something that'd be good for target shooting and maybe moving onto hunting, but overall not going to break the bank, being 18 and having a bike life is expensive enough.
     
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  6. Buzz

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    Have a serious look at the gun Topcat has for sale !!!
     
  7. jabcrosshook

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    Abit far for me, and on the slightly pricey side.
     
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    if you think thats expencive dont go to the shop for a new one:D

    paper work wise like buzz said you are in the clear.
    unless the power goes beond 12ftlbs

    welcome to the club
     
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    Apparently the BSA Comet is a good starter good and wouldn't break the bank, anyone got one/used? Your opinion?
     
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    i have the BSA metior and that is absolutly fantastic.
    people will say the same about the BSA super sport too.

    the commet is inbetween those two:D
     
  11. jabcrosshook

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    Thanks for the answer, looks like im going to be pretty busy this Saturday.
    Shopping for Fathers Day,
    Gun shop,
    and then work.
     
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    Is that the part-deaf one?, I don't like the other one.

    I live on the outskirts of Doncaster, so where abouts do you live?. I live in Sykehouse if you've ever heard of it.
     
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    If you're looking around a new BSA Meteor's + scope pricerange (£200 ish), you may aswell have a look round & seek some good advice on decent guns. The Meteor seems a very good gun, especially for a starter.

    Precharged guns don't come anywhere near £200, plus they're not very good for beginners, so £200 will get you a pretty decent springer. In a couple of years, you may want to upgrade to a PCP.

    I think instead of Euroguns, it's worth the trip to GunsInternational- Barnsley, because they're a bit cheaper & look after you if your'e thinking of getting one.

    Cheers...
     
  14. Buzz

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    Must have changed hands then since last December !! I waited in that shop for 25 minutes without any help at all, there was a group just talking about crossbows. I'd got £1000 in my pocket to spend on a PCP outfit and they knew it.
    Went to Euroguns the day after, tried 5 or 6 guns on their ranges before I finally decided on an AA S410 Classic, which was £52 cheaper than Guns International. I got gun, scope, bottle, silencer, some other accessories and pellets. Just over a grand in total. Guns International could have had the business if they'd have bothered to look after me..Euroguns did, they got the business and still do now. I don't buy from anywhere else for both the air gunning stuff and for our clay shooting requirements too.
     
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    yes mate deaf john :eek: he will kill me now:p
     
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    At first, I was going to get my S410 from Euroguns, but they were said to being a bit overpriced, so I had a look in Mooredges Airguns- Moorends. He was doing the S410 about £20 cheaper than Euroguns, as well as just about every scope around £10 cheaper.

    Mooredges is a very quaint little shop, it being in a tiny brick building about 8M X 4M long. He was doing some pretty good deals, as well as it being a very good place for advice. Here's his number if anyone wants it:
    01405 741706

    But the man I go shooting with reccomended GI, because that's his regular shop & that they'll give me a good deal. Overall, I got my S410 for £617- S410 .22, Hawke Reflex 4-12X50, sling swivels, ( AA Field pellets & bag free). They underestimated me though, thinking I was just a teenage beginner, when I knew what I wanted. :violent4:

    I like Euroguns though, because of all it's clothes & stuff. It's about time they got some more pellets- they barely had any a fortnight ago.

    Cheers...
     

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