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first ever visit to an air gun club

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mikemjm, May 11, 2014.

  1. mikemjm

    mikemjm Donator

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    today I visited the grey hound club, the first time I have ever shot at a club or dedicated air gun range. I was only there for a couple of hours but was made to feel very welcome and had loads of fun taking shots at a 60 yard ping pong ball with my 22 HW99s. Definitely will be back!

    Im usually a hunter and only punch paper to zero but after this visit I can really see the fun in range shooting.
     
  2. themadspread

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    thought about it myself but the only one near me only opens on a snday for a few hrs.reading some of the posts of the other members (specialy up north)they seem to be open daily so my near one(about 25miles)must not be a very good one me thinks
     
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    A ping pong ball sounds like fun, I will have to invest in some.

    Also thinking of my impending first club visit.
     
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    I'll do a Google search for ping pong ball videos. ......
     
  5. Clubshot

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    Club Shooting is just Not paper Shooting

    It's often checking out what others are using and Why

    We get a lot of Day Visitors @ Lea Valley - coming to see what others are up to

    Lucky have a large Club House with in House Caterers - so many come for a Chat and a Snack

    BOB/R

    www.lvagc.co.uk
     
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    £1.00 Shops sell packs of ping pong Balls - Can Colour and play snooker

    Never use - Golf Balls - as pellets come back with Vengance -

    BOB/R
     
  7. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    I have recently joined Pontefract Air Rifle Club and after 4 consecutive Sundays shooting as a probationer, I have been accepted as a member and it has brought my shooting on leaps and bounds. Yesterday, I whacked a knock-down target at 73 yards no less than 8 times with my .177 AT44 Tactical!
    Just chatting with other members and listening to more experienced shooters, I've learned in 4 weeks more than I could have imagined.

    No matter what kind of shooting you do, I would definitely say that joining a target shooting club is very worthwhile.

    Neil.
     
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    Agreed! A member in the club on Friday hung one up -- pellets were coming back like a rocket!

    T.
     
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    Yesterday I paid my second visit to Shebbear Shooters... http://www.shebbearshooters.co.uk/index.php I think for me, joining the club was an excellent idea, they are mostly FT & HFT, with a couple of target and plinking ranges on offer, with the firing positions under cover complete with bench rests. They also have an indoor range in the village hall for light sporting rifle. I have been made very welcome, and there is a vast amount of experience on hand which has already been of benefit to me. I have a ways to go before I come off probation, (3 months), but that's ok by me, I will put the time to good use.
     
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    Does anyone know of any clubs in the Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool area?

    Curzie..
     
  11. kal el

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    i only go to set zero really, i get bored to easily and you can guarantee there's some one who is a constant gob Censored.

    never tried stealth hunters range yet but would like to at some point
     
  12. Akita177

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    The greyhound has a great plinking range and easily over 100 targets and i think they have added a couple around 70-75yards now up the bank, painted plates every 5 yards to zero and work out holdovers.

    More importanly it has a full Field target course and SARC course good for hunters to practice range estimation and headshots on the knock down targets in open and wooded areas, full pistol/opensight rifle HFT course.
    Make some friends and go around the courses with them makes things much more fun.
     
  13. milek

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    I am sure the ones at Greyhound are golf balls but at 60 yards you should be safe from rebounds.
     
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    Hi mike

    The Greyhound is great place to shoot and you can get a nice meal and a pint in the pub when you run out of pellets.
     
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    i get your drift......... [in a thai accent] Ok GI I love you long time......
     
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    Been lots of times and never met a gob Censored.
     
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    Hi curzie . Lots of clubs in the area , especially around Bolton/Manchester area . I go to Rivington riflemen (very new member, still on trial I think ? ! :eek:) , but there are many others . I can't remember all of them but some names I do are Oldham and district (I believe near Manchester) , Bolton air gun club . well do a search on tinternet and it will come up with many more . The only thing is some clubs may not be taking on members at the present time , maybe . hth , rich.
     
  18. mikemjm

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    Cheers mate, I thought as I drove past that the pub looked like a nice place for a pint when the sun shines
     
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    Yeah they are, fun when you knock them off their chains.... that's kudos!
     
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    Thanks Rich, I'll check them out.
     

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