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Hello....new Kent member...

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by David M, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. David M

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    Hi All,

    New site member here from Kent. I've been airgunning from a very early age but up until last year only used antique open sited weapons such as my BSA Cadet Major and Webley Mk3. Last spring I thought I'd try a more powerful spring gun with a 3-9x40 scope with the opportunity of clearing a few rabbits from local private land and acquired a very tidy secondhand B20 springer (similar to the SMK X20 and Weilranch 95 so I'm told..).

    Plenty of paper practice resulted in an accurate rabbit stopper for £85 + £65 Leapers scope and one which runs at 11.8ftlb using either 13.4gr Falcon Accuracy Plus or heavier 15.9gr RWS Superfield pellets. RWS Superdomes only run at 10.8ftlb...:rolleyes: My pellet of choice for this gun for great stopping power up to my self imposed 30 yard range and minimal allowance when zeroed at 25 yards is the Falcons...great pellets.

    I'm very tempted to try the PCP route for maybe trying to stretch my range and accuracy but the super B20 seems to be holding all the answers to all I'm asking at present so the AA410 will have to wait at the moment..

    Be good to read some of your thoughts on some of the cheaper Springer's accuracy to see how your results compare to mine.

    Best wishes to all,
    David
     
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    Welcome to forum .....nice intro
     
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    hi and welcome
     
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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals David, it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome. :):beer:
     
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    welcome dude
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Hi an welcome to the forum...... :)
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum David:up:nice intro
     
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    Thanks for all your kind welcomes chaps..:up:.. much appreciated.

    I forgot to click the Mail reminder tab and thought I'd been snubbed...:D
     
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    hi and welcome to another Rochester member :)
     
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    Hi beanie.... I think there's quite a few of us about according to Platoon Stores... thanks for your welcome mate....David...:up:
     
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    Another member from Medway towns. Wonderful to see you here, welcome aboard.
     
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    Hi and welcom, some people think i am from Kent (they often shout it at me in the street, even my mrs!!!)

    If you can hit the dot with a springer, stick with what you know, saves all that pumping up, and running out of air on a good shoot.
     
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    Hello Radoslaw and Megga..:up:..thanks for your welcomes, much appreciated.

    The only real issue I have with the scoped springer is the amount of times I have to rezero it.. Sometimes it can be out by 2" at 25 yards from a previous session. Not the wind effect, it can be against any breeze direction. 10 clicks one way or the other and I'm back hitting my little circles consistantly. I treat my guns with respect and they don't get knocked about between shoots but I couldn't go hunting without rechecking my zero each time. The Leapers IR 3-9x40AO scope is springer rated and the zero can be good for 100 or more pellets at a time, but then it could alter after 10. The rear mount has an arrestor stud and all bolts are tight...weird...:rolleyes:..I really like the scope and all it's features (includes a great sunshade and flipups) so don't want to change it.

    Best wishes chaps.....David
     
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    Welcome to the forum :up:


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    Thanks John...:up:
     

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