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Guns not airguns

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by mmamonster, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. mmamonster

    mmamonster Pro Poster

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    Couple of days ago i went down wolverhampton to buy a cheap side by side 12g , had a go of a few clays and never hit a one with it, while i was there i had a go of a parker hale 800 over and under, i didnt miss a shot, i couldnt believe how good and right it felt.( tempted to go back and buy it )
    has anyone had any experience with them ? Think they are the same ass winchester 101xtr ?
    also ended up buying a cz 452 american 17hmr which he had for sale.
     
  2. Kyska

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    You know what, I've never been a believer of the 'fit' of a gun unless you have a gun made for you, but I went from Berretta to Miroku, and its all snapped into place, instantly.

    Rather than base your findings on that gun, do you have a chance that you could measure the LOP? You'd be half way there for any other gun.

    And, you'll not go wrong with the CZ, work horses, all my rimfires are CZ, don't be hasty with the trigger, airgunners are spoilt with the superb triggers on most, play and if you struggle then get it fixed.
     
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    In my opinion, while fit helps obviously. If you practice you can shoot well with any gun. Tom knapp and pat Flanagan shoot clays better than most people can with the gun upside down.

    I have found if I shoot badly with a s/s it's because o/u's teach you to shoot low because of the rib. With a s/s you really need to blot the target out as you swing through.
    Good luck with the new gun.
    Cheers Andy
     
  4. mmamonster

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    The guns lop was 14.25" 27" barrels.
     
  5. Kyska

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    Good stuff, so you now know what is right for you, take tape measure!

    Good luck, it's a nightmare with all the differing advice.
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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    I know where you are coming from. I had a Hatsan pump that I was pretty good with. Sold it and bought a Franchi Raptor. It's a nice looking gun but I struggle with it. LOP was checked and it was dead on. A couple of weeks ago I tried a SX3. Loved it! I hit around 90% of the clays with a gun I'd never seen before. Sometimes a gun just feels right. I've not given up on the Raptor yet but if a good part ex deal is available then I'd trade it for a Winchester in a heart beat.
     
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    Hi lads i have had both Parker Hale 800 and the Miroku 800w loved them both The P\H was as said made in the USA and then imported to England to be worked on by P/H they put all the ingraving on them like nothing you have seen on a gun . I would just look at them both and choose the one that is best in your hands as you shoulder it .The Miroku was my trap gun that won me the high gun for Worcestershire and again for Westmidlands . That was in the 1980s so a bit of an hasbeen .Good luck mate ,both good guns. My friend as few guns from time to time .I can if you want ,give you his number .This chap shot for England 25 times this year.
     

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