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Hello From Staffordshire

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Woodcrafts, Sep 15, 2021 at 3:26 PM.

  1. Woodcrafts

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    Hi Everyone, just joined the forum as I am looking for answers to a few problems I've got but as suggested, this is a bit about me.
    I just bought an air rifle with the intention of reducing the pests that are plaguing our allotment. I last used one about 40years ago, in the Middle East. It weighed a ton, not sure of the calibre but I think it was big, as it kicked like a mule. Accuracy was atrocious but in the middle of the desert that wasn't a problem, just added to the status when you hit the targets!
    Anyway, to come up to date, I tried a few budget rifles, as it will be just for pest control so couldn' justify anything costing too much. And most advice seemed to be to use good quality pellets above everything.
    I am aware of the legal side and how this applies to my situation. The landlord of the allotment field is all in favour of this, in fact it was him that first suggested using an air rifle. The target areas will be completely contained within the allotment field and I will be shooting down a sloping field so misses will embed in the ground, not flying off into the blue yonder. And I intend to be shooting when I am the only person on site, or anyone else there is stood near me.
    Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
    I look forward to being part of the forum.
    Regards,
    Paul - Woodcrafts
    PS the Woodcrafts is the name of my woodturning business.
     
  2. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    :welcome:to the forum buddy.

    Too many points to go over on an intro post, give some thought on budget then post in general chat. They'll be falling over to help ya spend your hard earned :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to the forum Paul :thumb:
    As Wilco said, start a thread about what you want.
     
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    :welcome: to the forum Paul, enjoy:thumb:.
     
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    Thanks for your welcomes! I posted a question earlier this evening and was amazed at the speed of replies, so I know I've found a good place to be.
     
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    luckymjr Winning doesn't always mean being first

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    Hi Paul, and a big welcome to the airgun forum :wave:
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Paul, it’s good to have you join us … :thumb:
    Once your are sorted with an airgun a few pics of your woodturning always welcome .. ;)
     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    Welcome mate
     
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    thispoison On The Road To Nowhere

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    Welcome along Paul ! :nana:
     
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    Hi Paul Welcome :welcome:

    Remington and Hatsan do cheap reliable air rifles, no frills but effective.

    https://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/tests/gun-test-remington-express/

    https://www.justairguns.co.uk/air-rifles/remington-rifles/ Shop around.

    Hatsan has a better trigger and a recoil system

    https://www.gunmart.net/gun-reviews/airguns/air-rifles/hatsan-60S
    https://www.airrifleshop.co.uk/products/hatsan-model-60s?variant=31557925842

    You can get a good deal with a scope. OK, the scopes aren't the best but you can always up scope later.

    Go to the shop and try one for size.

    A lot of good secondhand rifles come up in the sales section.https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?forums/private-airgun-and-accessories-sales.14/
     
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    Welcome to the forum Paul
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    Turning your hand to rifle stocks, pistol grips and stock modifications/ custom work would be interesting to a lot of folk on here
     
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    Hi Moggy M and Tadpole. You've both raised an interesting idea there. When I tried various rifles I did find many of the stocks a bit too big for my hands and that set me thinking about the practicalities of modifying one but for now, I wanted to get a gun that was useable. If I do modify mine I will keep a record of it and may post something on this forum but that's not going to be for quite a while. I wonder if it's possible to purchase a spare stock I could work on?
     
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    Put a Wanted ad in for a stock.

    https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?forums/wanted.15/

    I was given an old one broken in 3 places. 4 brass rods and a lot of work its up and running again.
     
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    Welcome matey

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