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Good news Good morning what a wonderful day ......

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete2013, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Pete2013

    Pete2013 Busy Member

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    It's a bank holiday, it's sunny but best of all I pick up my new Daystate in a couple of hours.

    Birthdays and Christmas mean nothing to me now but "collecting a new rifle day" makes me smile, wake up early and watch the clock like a kid. :D:up:
     
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    Morning Pete - you sure they are open :D

    Hope all all goes well.

    cheers
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  3. Elk hunter

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    Any day the sun is shining is a good day in my book.
    But a new rifle day thats always a good day, the sun sine is just the icing on the cake. Have a great day.

    Andrew
     
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    Post up a pic when you get it
     
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    oh yes called them yesterday open at 09:30hrs
     
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    thanks Andrew I will have a great time zeroing and maybe as I have a rare day off I might go to the range.
     
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    will do when I remember too stop playing and get my camera :D
     
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    Which Daystate is it?
     
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    Air wolf MCT Tactical I do believe
     
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    What a great day. You were right Tim I was over Pete's Airgun Farm. Here is what happened .....

    Went to AGC in Rayleigh this morning to collect my rifle, Ben looked after me and he was great, went through everything, fitted my Mamba, replaced the filler adaptor as my HW one was on my bottle very tight and I didn't have the right tools to hand. Sorted me out a tactical bag and a tin of AA DF as part of the deal. The shop was empty which was really good so I had time to go through things properly with him.

    Took the DS to Petes Airgun Farm and put a target out at 35 yards and didn't have a clue where the shots were going. Fool .... of course bring it forward to 20yards and then move back. Too eager ....Did this and after 5 mins I was hitting the centre of the target at 35 yards consistently. My eldest son and I soon had the range to ourselves once a group of young lads talking at the top of their voices had left so we also set targets at 30 yards, 40yards, 45 yards and 50 yards to work out holdovers and unders. Drew the little pic attached. MTC give you a large image of the SCB reticle which I will reduce on my pc and print onto a label so that I can stick it on the rear flip cover.

    So my son and I now knew the aiming points at various yardages and we were gonna have some fun. We did the usual 50yard plinking competition finishing with the bell target block on the right hand side. The rifle was amazing, truly brilliant. I hit the bell target at 50 yards 9 times in a row. Pete had come in to tidy up, had a hold of the rifle and commented " that was some shooting " when I hit the 9th bell in a row. Missed the 10th of course when the pressure was on.

    After an hour or so of having the range to ourselves we went to my farm permission and had a walk about. My son at 6ft4 isn't the quietest stalker so before we got to a gate where there are normally rabbits hanging about, I said for him to stay there and I would be back. Walked up the field to the gate and crouched. As I peered around the hedge corner there was a rabbit at 45 yards eating the stem of some rape oblivious to me being there. I steadied aim against the gate post, pictured my little drawing in my head and pressed the mouse button. Down it went, lovely shot behind the eye and my lovely new air wolf was initiated like a dream and Graham, the farmer had some meat for the pot. nice old chap he is.

    What a day ! ................ got the DS, had fun zeroing it in and managed a rabbit in the sunshine on the first day of ownership .... Sooooo happy !!!
     
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    Lovely rifle Pete, glad that you are a happy bunny. Good shooting atb Paul.
     
  13. Tim_B

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    Sounds like you had a great day Pete - outstanding. I nearly dropped in to Pete's on the way back from Springfield (picked up a Yukon off Andy) but had a fidgety 11 year old with me who wanted to get home :) And the traffic was a nightmare! Wish I had dropped in now!

    I was hitting the bell 3 out of 5 times the other day when I had finished doing exactly what you were doing today - aim points are wonderful things :up: 9 on the bounce is very good indeed, well done. What mag were you shooting on?

    And thanks for making me want one! On the up side my better half likes the look of them :) Glad they are ambi, although I think I would have to sell the S200 and the 100KT to go towards it.......

    I'll hopefully be down Pete's tomorrow for some more practice and to zero in the Yukon.

    Cheers
    Tim
     
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    Nice looking gun.
     
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    Thanks Tim, I was pleased with 9/10 hits on x 16 but as soon as Pete told my son to barrack me on the 10th shot it was game over. I am really pleased to have got one of these finally I have waited quite a while to save up for one and have the balls to sell that darling HW I had. Now the DS is zeroed it will be mainly used for hunting. I am glad I went .22 today, the thump in to todays crop nicker was solid and positive. I knew the holdover from shooting 200 through it earlier at the range and it performed as I had hoped when I was counting out all that flipping cash.

    After the simple 14 shot mag of the 100, the more fiddly DS mag was a little strange to get used to and at one point over the farm I did wonder whether I had cocked or not, another great feature of the HW, can't double load.

    IMHO I think the DS is the better hunting rifle for me but no better than the HW for target work. Very similar capabilities. Love them both.
     
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    excellent setup and good shooting :up:
     
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    Thanks, I was a little worried swapping from .177 to .22 but today went very well.
     
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    Pete - as long as you have your aim points it's all about ranging....once that's ok its fine :). I do find it weird when I swap from .22 to .177 - but it's still all about the aim points. I guess the advantage of .177 is that it is more forgiving if you get the ranges wrong.

    cheers
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    Well it took a while but I have the aim points right and drawn on paper, I will print out the SCB reticle and print it out on a laser label for the flip up. Ranging was good today. Today at the range I walked normal strides from the 35 yard target and made 40 steps back to my rifle. When I shot the rabbit today I estimated 45 yards. Once knocked over, I walked from my kneeling position to the rabbit and took 52 steps ( 45.5 yards ) not too shabby. Now I have swapped to .22 practising range estimation will be crucial. Sometimes like a saddo in the past I have chosen a tree or post in the distance, guessed the range and then lasered it with the trusty Hawke 400 to see how far I was out by. When I started a year ago I was out by quite a way. I found out today at the range that a target 10 yards past rifle zeros makes over an inch difference to the strike point.

    Now having said this I normally go for shots at no more than 35 yards but as I had shot 200 pellets at the range today at the 45 yard target and 50 yard target I knew the aim point and was confident for a humane kill. The entry was between the eye and ear and it dropped like a stone.
     
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