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Furloughed My Springer.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hairyarms, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. hairyarms

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    I only own one rifle a .22 TX200 HC. I have got loads of pellets, spare seals and even a spare scope so it is the perfect self contained rifle but the problem is I can't shoot it in my garden :facepalm: on one side I have got Grotbags and on the other strange new neighbours. Is anyone else in the same position?
     
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    Morning Micah, that’s awful mate. Nice looking rifle.
    The problem I have is that the young kids next door seem to be in the garden all day long.

    I can safely shoot and the garden is 40 yrds but I still don’t like doing it when they are running around.
    So my worry about running out of air may be moot now. At least I can plan on buying a springer after this ends.
     
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    My kids usually do all their shooting at their grandparents house over the road, as their house backs onto a field and their neighbour is a shooter too. But that's all hit the skids for obvious reasons. I remodeled our chicken run so it spans the entire width of the bottom of our back garden, so there's no shooting there now.
    I need to set up some king of bait station though, as I've noticed one or two rats thereabouts. That'll be my job for today I reckon.
     
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    My garden is to small for shooting, its only about 10m long and i got a pcso living next door, so dont bother
     
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    My garden is at the front where all the drives,cars are, back is next to canal so at the moment can’t shoot anywhere, so your not on your own.
     
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    I've got plenty of garden to shoot in, but rapidly running out of air for my PCP. No springer currently in my collection - it's a bit like torture
     
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    I have a good garden range but to avoid winding the neighbours up I am not shooting in the garden. I have a 1970 Webley premier which I bought new. I am going to practice pistol shooting in my garage. The gun is challenging at 10m so should keep me amused.
     
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    I ain't on my own then. I suppose I could take mine to work and because I have got keys stop over and have a plink inside the factory but the Police have already stopped us and asked us why we are at work I just don't want the aggro.
     
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    I thought about work but as there’s cctv I could get into trouble, don’t want a SWAT team turning up
     
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    I feel your pain Micah. I have loads of springers, rifles and pistols. Thousands of pellets and targets. We live in a flat, no garden and nowhere to shoot. :( According to the wife, the laws on shooting inside our flat are not likely to be relaxed any time soon either!:facepalm: I'm desperate to put some more lead through my German spring, full length 95, I think I'm it for quite a wait!
     
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    CHICKENS = RATS !!!
     
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    Yep, I used to be able to shoot them from the kitchen window at a little bait station I'd set up, but with changes to the garden that's no longer possible.
    I didn't think it through, did I:facepalm:
     
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    It must be worse for people like you Simon who have got a few guns. It will be like the Matrix soon we will have to plug into a computer program just to go outside :eek:.
     
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    It's starting to feel like that Micah! I thought I might switch calibres on one of my HW30's, not much point at the moment though! Hopefully we'll soon all be out and about again. Staying in and not shooting is better than the alternative! Looking forward to reading about your trips to the farm when we are allowed out again!:thumb:
     
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    You could always send me it:cool: I’ll look after it
     
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    I am similar(ish)

    I dont shoot when i can hear others in their gardens around me, but i still have 15/30 mins when it suits.

    I have been using the TX mostly. Ive made a silent back stop and added a silencer.

    If you havnt already, its worth trying as it makes a big difference.
     
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    You could join the UBC and start entering 6yd and 10m competitions. The last round of the current 6month season is about to start but it'll get you ready for Rd1 0f the new season in May.
    See http://ubccompetition.btck.co.uk/UBCCompetitionsCalender
    Jim (aka Dagwood on there)
     
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    I’m very lucky here living in the middle of a field, plenty of pellets targets and spinners but air maybe an issue in a couple of weeks time. I may have to invest in one of those electric high pressure pumps .
     
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    I really shouldn't laugh...............but... :roflmao:
     
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    You gotta stop doin this mate, I can't take this much more, been suffering from cold sweats for the last few weeks now, can see me doin something stoopid before too long... :confused:

    In fact probably the only thing that's stopped me thus far is this bloody CVD-19 and the fact that my local RFD is closed for the foreseeable... :(
     
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