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Getting started.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pinki Pete, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Pinki Pete

    Pinki Pete Member

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    Hi there!

    I have enjoyed shooting air rifles for a good while ever since i first shot at Scouts (that is at a group meeting not actually at the scouts themselves!). Recently I have wanted to get back into it, I have read loads on the forum already but was wondering what peoples experience at starting shooting with air-rifles was. Also does anyone know of any clubs in the Suffolk area? or where I could find a list of clubs?

    Thanks, Pete
     
  2. Kenbarcon

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    :welcome: to the forum.
     
  3. Count Jedi

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    Hi Pete,

    Welcome along, I have been looking for a few clubs in the area and to be honest it's a bit thin on the ground, so much so I travel to Essex and this week will be joining Springfield's after a few months of looking.

    There is one in Colchester, Iceni or MADARC, Rochford or Springfield and of course Pete's Farm (I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones I have found)
     
  4. Tripleteer

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    Hi Pete.
    Welcome to THE forum, When I first got into air rifles it was all springers, but now we have the PCP rifle, You have a some big decisions to make ie which type of rifle to get, do I want to shoot target or quarry species, how much is my budget etc. keep reading these forums and asking questions, the shooters on here will be only too glad to help you get started. Keep us informed how you are getting on. Atb Paul.
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Have a look at the link below - hopefully it'll answer a few of your questions.

    Have a good snoop around the forum, as it's a wealthy of knowledge and information. Ask any questions you want and get stuck in. We're a pretty friendly and helpful bunch and will be glad to help you out if we can.

    Cheers,

    JR

    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/...-their-answers
     
  6. Pinki Pete

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    Thanks for all the help guys,

    One question I have come across, most people talk about PCP's needing feeding equipment (dive tank etc) but I know a friend of mine had one that you could use a hand pump for (a big one admitedly) are these as good quality or not worth a look at?
     
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    Theres a lot of info surrounding stirrup pumps...the cheap ones do not filter the air and let moisture enter your air cylinder..apparently causing corrosion in the internals,something I wish to avoid so I would steer away from cheap pumps and invest in a good quality 'Hills pump' which are the best :up: they have a dri pac fitted which takes a lot of moisture out of the air,which you can see when you drain the dri pac and physically see the water come out of your pump.

    I chose a cylinder because i didn't want to risk damage to my guns..and having 4 PCP's and being known to go through 3 tins of pellets in a day...it would be too tiring :D
     

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