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hello there!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Paul_sterling, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Paul_sterling

    Paul_sterling Active Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    as this thread would suggest, i'm new to the forum, pretty new to air guns/rifles full stop, been shooting for just under a year now, got my first .22 rifle given last year, chinese made, not a bad gun, but not particularly accurate, or should i say the operator was not particularly accurate. late last year got a Kasu .22 of my uncle, has a 4x32 scope fitted, thats a nice gun, then a Westlake .177 rilfe, which i have just fitted a 4x32 scope onto, my dad has had a little Diana .177 pistol for years, not anything fancy, but fun and a bit of a challenge to get a good shot with.

    Most recently we've got a BSA Meteor .22 rifle, and a Webley Hurricane .177 hand gun, both of which i really like, these british made guns seem to be a bit of a cut above the chinese ones that i have used hitherto, nonetheless, seeing as though i've not had much experience with air rifles, i suspect that there is better still out there.

    We've bought a .22 hand gun today from Windrow Sports at Bishop Auckland, but that has proved to be a dissapointment and is getting sent back.

    Aside from Shooting, I collect stationary engines and have 3 tractors. I'm a club singer on a night, and engine designer for Cummins for a day job.

    Be good to hear from you all.

    Cheers
    Paul.
     
  2. stevemandm

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    wow ! good big intro mate, and welcome from wakefield. happy and safe shooting
     
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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    Hi Paul, brilliant intro, hope you enjoy the forum, lots of info and interesting people. I started a apprenticeship at cummins 1984,dad was a buyer for them for many a year also, good to here It's still going.
    All the best pete
     
  5. Paul_sterling

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    thanks for the kind comments guys, looking forward to doing some shooting over the summer, though i should add, that my father and I limit our shooting to targets, we have a variety of differnent sizes, weights and shapes of targets to hit, its great fun, only time we turn the guns onto anything remotely live is rats, don't think i could bring myself to use the guns for anthing else really, too soft hearted! lol.

    My sisters partner is a gunner in the Army and he dabbles a bit too when he's home, in fact, he's gutted that i can out-shoot him and he's a trained marksman!

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  6. Paul_sterling

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    Hi Pete,

    I was time served a little closer to you, at Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Ex ICI Synetics) at Billingham, and was a field service engine at Furmanite, working out of ICI Wilton before i Joined Corus TBM to be their Graduate engineer, left there as soon as I graduated, and have been at Cummins for two years now.

    Cheers.
    Paul.
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum Paul:up:nice intro
     
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    Welcome to the forum :up: Thanks for a great introduction, I have a soft spot for tractors as well!


    John
     
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    Welcome along Paul...nice interesting intro
     
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    Welcome to the forum very good intro .
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals Paul it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome
     
  13. Brightey666

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    Hi Paul, welcome to the best Airgun forum on the interweb. ;-)
     
  14. Paul_sterling

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    thanks once again to the continued warm welcomes from everyone. had some problems with the KASU .22 last week, the trigger collapsed so i have that to repair, shouldn't be too bad. I have also finished restoring the stock on the Lion .22 and i'm quite happy with the colour, its "vauxhall krypton green" which might sound guady, but its very close to dark british racing green, and the work building up to help flatten the dents to the stock have turned out pretty well.

    in the mean time, i have just bought a nice Weihrauch HW99S, which is gorgeous, really looking forward to trying it out.

    with its arrival one or two of the (lion or kasu) guns might get put up for sale (can't shoot them all at once lol), so keep an eye out in the for sale section, won't be expensive, as they didnt cost me much in the first place.

    Cheers.
    Paul.
     
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    Welcome to the forum bud.
     
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    Hello and welcome I usually put a bit about the slippery slope and it getting expensive but from the sound of it it's to late for that.
    Welcome again.
     
  17. Paul_sterling

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    Haha! thanks bud, yep, expensive indeed, hopefully got what i want now, so should be pretty happy.

    couldn't let my dad be the best shot and have the best gun, so hopefully things are evened up a bit. must admit, straight out the box the Weihrauch is a lovely gun, and a lump more powerful than the rest of our guns bar the Lion, which we think is either re-sprung or just little used.

    Paul
     
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    welcome to AGF
     
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    Welcome to the forum and enjoy :)!

    All the best, Tommy.
     

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