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Enjoyment of ownership

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by lone wolf, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. lone wolf

    lone wolf Major Poster

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    Having shot all my life from air rifles to center fires i now find myself more.....addicted to the hobby than ever before,but unlike before i very rarely get to get my rifles out other than for a oil and a wipe down weekly,and that's at a push.

    Im just so busy with work now im self employed and family time is precious.

    However sad it sounds i get the enjoyment from having a quick peek un my gun cupboard.

    With the farmers hard at it on the crops i see so many opportunities but they pass as quick as they come.

    Do you guys enjoy the ownership of your rifles even if you feel like there not getting the use they deserve.

    Id love to bed my hatsan 55s tbt in and get out with my superstar.........one day! Soon i hope.

    Gaz
     
  2. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

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    if i never used them id pack it in tomorrow simple as that
     
  3. mattyts

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    Same as you Gaz,the meet was the first time I'd been out shooting in months.

    Mainly doing stuff like chronoing and messing around with new setups and scopes now
     
  4. dave1962

    dave1962 Posting Addict

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    I just go the club once a week on Sunday morning but it would be nice to get out more.
     
  5. sej016

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    I would like to use mine more, but time and other commitments do not permit.

    All the time I can use them I will keep them.

    I do not enjoy owning them simply because I own them, but because I can use them.
     
  6. Westphalian

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    When i started i remember reading a book (one of many now) where the author stated that while he was writing he had his rifle by his side. I remember thinking "what a sad t**t" but hey, while writing this i am sat next to a cylinder, 2 rifles and some NV i'm getting out now the nights are drawing in. I am a sad t**t and so proud. Best hobby ever. Get out mate, life is too short. I work 11 hours a day but my wife knows i NEED to get out and relax
     
  7. Geordie

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    Even if I only rarely got out with mine, it would be a cold day in hell before I got rid.

    Pride of ownership? Hell yeah! I often go get one or all of mine out of their slips just to have a look at em.:D
     
  8. scottroutledge

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    It kills me when I dont get to my perm at least twice a week but on the up side I dont mind taking them to bits and tinkerin with them in the shed when i cant go out!
    Scott
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I'm working on guns or gun parts 6+ hours a day now. When I do have a fag/coffee break I have a couple of pistols on the bench and an 8m range.
    Its costing me a fortune in pellets!:D

    Now the days are getting shorter I'm readying myself for evening walks with the rifles too.
     
  10. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Are you hiring? :D
     
  11. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Itching to get out in the field, but like you I can't get the time.

    Had a right could plink a couple of days ago to blow of the the cobwebs, and to keep my hand in. Love my rifle, my hobby and everything that goes with it "present company accepted:D"

    Air gunner for life:)
     
  12. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    You ain't alone buddy !:(
     
  13. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    I've only used one of my 6 rifles once since April and that was just to zero it after it was blueprinted, I'm doing a little trip out tomorrow night on the wabbits with a bit of luck.

    Just knowing the guns are there tucked away safely in the cabinet gives me peace of mind and satisfaction that I can just grab one and go when I feel like it.
     
  14. jw74

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    I always make time.I went shooting 4 days on the trott.then had my boys birthday yesterday and was bmx ing today with my boys as we had some pro riders over from USA.can't wait till the morning to get back up the field :)
     
  15. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Forum Hopscotch Champion

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    I love to get out shooting but with some of mine but it's just great to clean oil and pump up shoot a couple of shots then put away. They are Joy to own and show off finding new bits for the collection. Yes just knowing there mine and they shoot is worth it.
     
  16. JohnS

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    I took a pal of mine along to my rifle club. Afterwards he told me he couldn't really afford the time to take up shooting with his present commitments but was definitely going to buy a gun - he loved them so much ! I can empathise with his feelings, they look so good and they are so damn tactile.

    JohnS
     
  17. Whistler

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    Yep, pride of ownership is a big part of why I have airguns. I try to get out and shoot at least once a week, even if it's just targets, but don't always manage it. But there aren't many days go by without me opening the cabinet, just for a peek and a smile.
     
  18. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned BANNED

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    I must be one of the luckiest members on this forum then. As my job is with 'Airfield Operations' at a well known international UK airport as many of you will already be aware. One of my company requirements is to hold a current 'Firearms and shotgun licence' in order to provide a proactive approach towards the dispersal of birds and ground vermin, with a view to the protection of aviation.

    That means that I get to choose between using not only the company equipment but also wheeling my own in, when it suits me. Within the 38 staff that I work alongside, around 12 of us are deemed as 'advanced' users, and we can get called upon to provide specialist dispersal skills as and when needed.

    The 'General Licence' for airports is a specific document which relates to the needs of that particular airfield and the problems that they may be encountering at any one specific time of the year. Whilst we do as much as possible to maintain a proactive environment to deter things like birds, it therefore becomes a requirement every now and then for individuals like myself, to remind wildlife that airports are not safe places to come and roost or feed on our lovely lush grass. The very reason why we maintain a 'tall grass policy' is that its a proven fact most birds will not feel comfy feeding and resting in tall grass due not being able to spot predators.

    Whilst we have 'explosive flares' and 'distress calls' on board each vehicle. I can assure you that when confronted by 70 or more Common Gull on a very wet day sitting on a taxiway, nothing works quite as well as bumping one or two off, with the aid of an 'Airgun'. Its probably one of our best on board tools that we carry.

    On a day to day basis, I may be dealing with 'Lapwings or Golden Plover', All of the Gull family, Corvids including Magpie, and the latest unwelcome visitors that are starting to infringe our airspace are Cormorants crossing the active, whilst on their way inland to rob the rivers and lakes of fish. I dare say that they will shortly find themselves becoming the next member to join our 'General Licence'.

    So imagine it from my point of view, shooting all day whilst at work, be it a night or day shift, but then having to visit my permissions to keep them happy also. Thank . I don't have any kids. They would never ever see me. LOL. I would struggle without the enjoyment that using all types of guns, brings to my life. KB1
     
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  19. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    That sounds sweet mate!

    you don't have to wait until you get home to play;)
     
  20. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned BANNED

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    Its a joy to go in to work Steve, I honestly mean that. I never know what each day will bring. And to be asked to bring my own rifles in, and take out vermin and know that I am making a real difference to an operation, makes me feel a valid member of the team. I honestly think that I have one of the best jobs in the world, and to think, I get paid for it. KB1
     

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