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Hello From Sunny Sheffield - Joke... Hello From The Cloudiest Parish North Of Watford

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Pete Ellinger, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Pete Ellinger

    Pete Ellinger Member

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    Hi, I'm Pete.

    I have a question...

    I've loved this sport from afar for 60 years but other hobbies/family have precluded my taking part until now. Telescopes, cameras and kids are now all set aside, yippee!

    As a sports coach I've decided that I need to build skills before plunging my hand deep into my pocket to buy a modern PCP. To this end last August (2018) I bought a Walther LGV together with an MTC Cobra FFP 4-16x50mm scope and have loved coming to grips with the techniques necessary to reduce the group sizes I've been shooting at South Yorkshire Shooting Club's wonderful venue.

    Inspired by the progress I was tempted to look for a more advanced air rifle. Having had such a good experience with the Walther I started Googling along those lines. I came across the Walther LGR, a target air rifle from the 1980's and fell in love with the concept. More Googling led me to buy a very well kept example and can't believe what I've got for my £450.

    I'm now left scratching my head trying to understand why the Walther LGR SSP (Single Stroke Pneumatic) and it's ilk are not mentioned on all the YouTube air rifling channels I've visited. As a coach I know that a PCP air rifle is a very poor way of learning to shoot. I now know that a SSP can easily complete with a PCP but is far simpler, and presumably cheaper, technology. The single shot nature and rhythmic method of use promotes muscle memory learning. So, given a better trained shooter, an equally accurate air rifle, that's far easier to maintain over the decades the shooting community should, I believe, currently be using SSPs rather than the much hyped PCP.

    So my question is... While I've been absent from the sport, has the air rifle community gone mad?

    Just wondering :) - let me know your thoughts.

    Regards... Pete
  2. themadspread

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    welcome along bud
  3. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Hi,welcome to the forum :up:
  4. NorfolkDave

    NorfolkDave Donator

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    All your assumptions are correct, but in the competitive spirit of wanting to win, which is completely necessary at a high level, the pcp gives you an edge.

    Not having to pump, every shot means your physically more stable. Your pulse remains more even, which shooting at that level of accuracy is an advantage.

    The lgr is a cracking rifle and I've achieved, for me, some good results with it. Would I want to shoot a 60 target competition regularly with it, probably not.

    Welcome to the forum, you've got an exceptional rifle to play with.

  5. Rotherham Owl

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    Eyup Pete and welcome to the forum.

    I almost bought an LGR at the Melbourne gun a few weeks ago. Lovely rifles & preferable to the more popular FWB300 IMO.
  6. Dagger

    Dagger Busy Member

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    :welcome:to the forum
  7. Tadpole

    Tadpole Honorary Member

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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Pete, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:
  8. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    Hi Pete, welcome to the forum. :welcome:

    Having used springers all my life, I now only shoot PCPs due to arthritic joint pain. They are very easy to shoot and do make you lazy though - however, this suits me now. :cool:
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    Welcome to the forum Pete.

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    stug200 Donator

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    Welcome to the Forum. :thumb:
  11. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Welcome matey
  12. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Welcome mate
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    Welcome Pete.

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