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Hi All

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PeteG, May 25, 2007.

  1. PeteG

    PeteG Member

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    First of all 'Hello to everyone'!

    My name is Pete i was in the Army fullbore combat rifle team, shooting the current service rifle (SA80 A2) 5.56, the field target sniper rifle (L96) 7.62, and the Long Range Rifle (LLR L115A1) 8.59. I also belong to the Lee Enfield Rifle Association spending a couple of times a year on the range with a 1945 303 Mk 4. I am sure the older generation will remember this rifle :p!

    Anyway a friend has just introduced me to hunting with air rifles, and i must admit i am hooked. Just thought id give you all a little background on me and introduce myself to the forum.

    Cheers
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Welcome Pete, with your experience you should be able to teach us a thing or two. :D
     
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    oooh.... Fancy :D

    We should create a "Sniping" section, Andy :p

    Anyway, Welcome to Airguntalk PeteG!!
     
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    Cheers guys. Any Q's please do not hesitate to ask and i'll do my best to answer.

    Pete
     
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    Sniping

    Hello Pete, did you ever do a sniping course? I am fascinated by the subject. so much more to it than first appears. Incidentally, the .303 was the only rifle I ever got to shoot and don't know if I hit anything cos nothing was said!
     
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    Hi Mick,

    Thanks for your Question. I did do two sniping courses, and yeah there is a mass of information on sniping, and very importantly fieldcraft. Its ok being able to shoot but getting within 900 yards max and having enough wind indicaters between you and the target, judging distance movement etc is a preverbial nightmare. But as they say in the Army SNAFU - Situation Normal All F**ked Up.

    Anyway on to the .303, not sure what exactly you are refering to here, but i assure you anything you did shoot and hit with this calibre would certainly know about it. There is actually a shortage of .303 at the moment as its now considered a spealist calibre. Incidently my first Lee Enfield Mk4 i bought was made in the 1945 and the ammunition i got with it was made in 1947. Shooting it on the range could almost be described as comedial at times, as once you have squezzed the trigger the round can take a few miliseconds to despatch itself (locktime), and with the age of the cordite ( propellent) if you were unluckly a nice big smoke screen was produced.

    Well i hope that helps you out, although its more me rambling.

    Cheers

    Pete
     
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    Pete, you seem to be a mine of information! I myself am thouroghly enjoying reading what you have to say as the vast majority of it is something I did not know before.

    I can see how it would be bad trying to Snipe with a .303 due to the delay and "smoke screen" but maybe not so bad if you need to make a quick getaway :p

    :lol:
     

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