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Hello from Wigan!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by caddyman, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. caddyman

    caddyman Engaging Member

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    Hi folks,

    Just bought a couple of old rifles to get back into shooting, probably like a lot of others I did a lot of shooting as a young lad/teen and fancy having a play after a while away.

    My background is engineering, my main passion is motorcycles but owt with moving parts will get my interest.

    Ive just bought a nice webley Vulcan, think its a mk3, shoots really nice and im getting good groups.

    Secondly I got a Sussex Armoury jackal, always wanted one of these as a nipper and for an old weapon it shoot really nice, I know these are a marmite rifle but I really like it, it is in bits at the moment as ive got a new spring and seals to fit an a service,and the blue needs re doing.

    I think I will probably be leaning to the vintage side of things:)
     
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    Welcome along.....nice first intro
     
  3. Ganton Gunner

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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Hi there

    I just sold my MK2 Vulcan a few weeks ago as I came back and wanted to get into PCPs as the family can handle them easier, and I used to have a Jackal, Sniper, tornado, Diana 16, and a tempest when I was a kid - and then I spent 20 years on bikes! Your not my dad are you? :D

    James
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Should have mentioned that I started with a dodgy 177 pistol and the dartboard in my room, then an old meteor, blank firers, and a Saxby Palmer bolt action .22 rifle cant remember the model but it had carts the size of shotgun carts!, also had the western style six shooter, I wasn't a posh kid just saved my pocket money for forever!!!

    liked the S/P guns but they were a total git to load/charge:(
     
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    Welcome to the forum caddyman, hope you enjoy your stay ! :)
     
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    welcome mate!
     
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    Hi James, wigan/st Helens? , Im over in Garswood area, do you know of any airgun clubs in the area?

    cheers
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    Welcome along mate
     
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    Welcome to the forum caddyman.
     
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    Welcome to THE forum, once bitten forever smitten. Atb Paul.
     
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    Hi Chris

    I live in Garswood!

    I've just joined Blackburn Outdoor range this year as they are open all the time, so very flexible, not just tied to a busy range on a Sunday morning. I also looked at Oldham and District club who are based at the Manchester end of the East Lancs, they were very friendly, but the Blackburn times suited better. Rivington Rifle Men based in Bolton area are also a good club, they just seem a real pain to get to from Garswood, but definitely worth a look. The closest is Tawd Vale club near Orrel, I never went because I spoke to one of their committee and was put off by their attitude when I told them I had a MK2 Vulcan in .22, it was quite demeaning. I now have 4 Daystates, but I don't like snobbery having grown up in a council house, so they don't deserve me.

    Other than that it used to be tin cans in the garden, but with the Daystates I have to pick out individual letters on the cans at these ranges :D

    James
     
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    Hi mate and welcome to the forum and back to shooting.
     
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    Hi and welcome a good range to go to is Atherton indoor range in victoria mill on old bolton road its very friendly and you just turn up and pay £7.50 for all day they do refills on guns and tanks butties and brews etc wed 2pm til 9pm and sat & sun 10 am till 5pm.:)
     
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    Hi James,

    Small world mate!, thanks for the info, im probably a while off joining anywhere with work and family commitments etc....

    I work for the Army Reserves (T.A) full time so ive access to the indoor 30m range which is helpful so I can get an hour here and there, cant see the bosses moaning about keeping my eye in!.

    I had a chuckle at the snobbery thing, don't go in for all that stuff life's to short, don't matter what you shoot or ride etc.... as long as you are then what matters.

    You might see me bobing around the village I ride a silver/grey 650 Vstrom.
     

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