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Garden plinking

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by neil180, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Roundshot

    Roundshot Engaging Member

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    You're v.lucky Neil to have a 63yds gdn. Vast majority of my shooting, several thousands a year pellets, is in my gdn. I'm fortunate in London outskirts to have 40yds but would love more. Apart from Boinger Bashes and a mate's larger gdn in Lincs, that's it, although I'm thinking of trying a club. Not interested in HFT either.
     
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  2. Scubashot

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    I enjoy being the best shot in my garden, however I'm also the worst!
     
  3. RedKen

    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    I don't use the club as much these days. Quite rarely tbh. I can get 25 yds down my back garden, so I zero all my guns at that. Theres lots of fun to be had even at this range. Polo mint challegenge etc, but my favourite is fly extermination. A piece of A4 out at 25 yds with some dots of jam on it to attract the flies. When one lands, let it have it. A perfect shot is one round hole with six legs emanating from it! Deep joy :D. Bluebottles are the easiest, yet probably the most satisfying.
     
  4. Farty

    Farty Totty GURU

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    I have a very small garden so plinking is out of the question,
    I'm lucky to have metal detected for 20 odd years so already have a lot of permissions
    if I shot on a different field every day it would probably take 2-3 months.

    Even though I hunt only and don't do HFT or FT, I love nothing more than taking a springer :facepalm::laff:
    out in a field for a Sunday afternoon, It's a very cheap afternoon out.
     
  5. neil180

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    Can't wait for summer and the Steyr!!! :D
     
  6. neil180

    neil180 Busy Member

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    Yesterday was the better halfs birthday (plus I had a hospital visit in the morning to discuss my choice of depolorable options). So I spent the day taking her where she wanted to go (after the hsopital appointment of course) and for a meal etc. I really missed not being able to gfit an hour in on the garden. I was thinking about it from about lunchtime onwards! So having not managed to shoot yesterday I will be making sure that I fit a nice hour of plinking in today at some stage :D Really looking forward to it !
     
  7. robthedog

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    Just got back in myself Neil, so i need to try the Paul Short Titanium out !

    Rob
     
  8. Accuspell

    Accuspell Pro Poster

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    You sir, are by far the majority of airgun shooters. Very few %wise belong to a club. The mainstay of the airgun industry is people like you who enjoy a bit of shooting at home as 'quiet recreation'. You would be surprised at how many airgun enthusiasts don't even shoot them, just 'collect' them. maybe shooting them a few times, like you, then putting them away and they lie there, not unloved, but unused, stood in a corner cupboard along with a dozen others that see the light of day once a month. These are gems to find. I have just got my hands on a Webley mk111, 1966 - it hasn't had 2000 rounds through it in its life. It will when I get it mind!

    Those who say they don't like or haven't tried HFT - go and shoot a course, in your own way. Don't worry about those numpties who lay down and cheat by shooting everything prone. Just walk round and stand at the peg, shoot the target a couple of times and move on to the next one. It is very satisfying to come in with a high middling score having shot everything stood, offhand - especially the wierd target through the trees and out the other side where I had to bend down to get a line under the tree branches, but no way was I kneeling or lying down - that's for those who can't shoot properly! For your hunting exploits, it is a massive boon to be able to just lift the rifle and shoot.
     
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  9. Mullet99

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    Even though I mostly hunt...I do enjoy a good plink myself I must say......enjoy your vids on he tube mate....hope your illness isn't to bad
    All the best john
     
  10. neil180

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    Just finished odd another session. Thought I would try a few Superdomes rather than my preferred H&N FTTs. Superdomes need a full mill dot of holdover difference on the 63 yard target! Strange - never thought they would make that much difference!
     
  11. amaser1

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    I'd love a long garden like that. Glad you're making the most of it pal :)
     
  12. peter9

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    dont think in 60 years of shooting ive ever layed down,kneeled ,just stand up and shoot, it gets harder as eyes dont focus so as you age well so thats another challenge,
     
  13. smithys

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    yea me too I have the odd shoot in my back garden with my Springer it's all about enjoying life.
     
  14. neil180

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    Only just spotted this. Although it is cancer, apparently it's a very treatable one and very early stages so all being well should be ok ...
     
  15. nevadacowboy

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    I have 30yds to play with and I find the little wooden stirring sticks that you get in some cafes quite enjoyable to shoot at. You start at the top and work your way down the stick until it is gone.
     
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    My wife is going through treatment currently.
    As is usually the case, close involvement in things like this heightens an individual's interest in others in a similar situation... Got my fingers crossed for you Neil, best of luck buddy.
     
  17. RedKen

    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    We'll have to have a competition when the flying currants are back out in force, and post piccies of our best sheets. :)
     
  18. neil180

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    Sounds like fun. Strawberry jam at the ready! :)
     
  19. RedKen

    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    We'd need separate categories for springer and pcp though. Perhaps even a special section for irons!
     
  20. edtwozeronine

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    A mere 10M in my back garden. OK for zeroing in since the club I attend is in an old town hall with about 13M. It's either too cold or too wet in winter, but dry days the rest of the year round I like to get in some plinking.
     

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