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Hello to my new friends

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Bemused, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Engaging Member

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    Well hello guys my first post here.
    Fairly new to air guns although I had a few as a child but that was many decades ago.

    So i have this 850 AirMagnum in 177, quickly added a Sport IR 4-12x50 AO as my eye sight is not so good.
    Having great fun plinking in the garden where I set up a little 35 yard range, its nice and safe with a quarry wall as a back stop. I am not a good shooter but do have fun shooting just about everything thats not living. Favorite targets are various things that go bang, 12 gauge blanks being the best but I never managed to hit it at 35 yards so I moved it to 15 and it did just make me jump. They are back out at 35 now and seldom hit. LOL
    Started out with Wasps then moved to Accupell which was much better, had a little dabble with SuperDomes and seemd similar to the Accupell but tonight I tried H&K F
    TT Greens and either my shooting just got a lot better (unlikely) or they really suit my barrel. 35 yard groups down from well over an inch to close to half an inch and now faced with the prospect of plinking 12 gauge blanks becoming rather expensive. Just as well that I have a good supply of party poppers and such like.
     
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    Good first post, shooting blanks is fun ask my missus i've been doing it for years.;)
     
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    Hello to you ...from a fellow stokie
     
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    :welcome: to the forum.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Sounds a great laugh!

    My neighbours ain't all that keen on an air rifle muzzle crack, never mind a 12 bore blast! I'm currently trying to desensitize them...

    They put up with a lot though, gawd bless 'em.

    Hope you stick with it, I'm back in the fold after a long hiatus and it's gotta be the best thing I've done in a long time. Off to a (semi) local rifle club tomorrow for a bit of a chat, and see what kinda things they're up to. The bug has caught! I can spend hours on my 20m back yard range, you're lucky you have the distance! :D


    EDIT: My manners deserted me. Welcome!
     
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    Welcome matey forgot before.
     
  8. Bemused

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    Thanks all for the welcome and apologies for my ignorance in greeting you as 'guys' I see we also enjoy the company of the fairer gender here.
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
  10. Bemused

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    No neighbours to close by so no problem with shooting blanks and also fortunate the range could be pushed out somewhat beyound 35 yards but then I would embarass myself and need much larger targets :D

    Just picked up some Hilti cartridges to play with, is there anything I need to know regarding safety? Not sure about cutting them from the strip.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum,keep having fun with the shooting that's what it's all about :)
     
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    Welcome along to THE forum. Enjoy your stay with us. atb Paul.
     
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    Hi mate and welcome to the forum and to shooting as well.
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your shooting!!
     
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    Welcome along.....nice intro
     
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    hiya mate good luck ive been told practice makes perfect but havnt had much time to practice at the mo :)
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum I shoot blanks ans hilti blanks I have a steel plate with holes drilled in it so you insert them tightly that works for me. You can buy dedicated targets for them on the evilbay.
     
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