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Hi from Belgium and new to PCP.

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by RobM, May 10, 2015.

  1. RobM

    RobM Newbie

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    Hi All,
    Rob, originally from the UK but resident of Belgium for 21 years.
    Since moving here I've not really been into air-gunning so just getting back into it properly.

    I used to shoot small bore target back in the UK. At 15 was shooting 3x a week at competition level. Had my first air rifles at 14 for field work. A BSA Meteor (which I still have) and a Weihrauch HW99.

    About 6 months ago I picked up a .177 HW97k and a Hawke Sport HD scope. I love it. My first .177 rifle it's been great.
    Over here there is no FAC requirement for air weapons so a couple of weeks ago I was swayed into getting a Daystate Wolverine HP in .22, fitted with Hawke Airmax 30SF
    Wow, what a bit of kit. This PCP stuff takes air-gunning into a different league.
    I was surprised by the rim-fireesque muzzle-crack though. It gives quite a reverb in the forest.

    I grew up on springers and I suppose this PCP stuff is a bone of contention with the through and through springer people? I love it though. 50m target work reminds me of those long evenings of practice at the range, I love it.

    Nothing beats getting away from the day to day work things as an evening of focus and shooting.

    btw, I see a lot of bi-pod use in photos I've seen online, I've always been a strap user to assist in prone shooting, bi-pods a good way to go for PCP? Not too cumbersome?

    Cheers,
    Rob.
     
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    hi Rob, welcome mate :up:
     
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    Hi Rob, welcome along to THE forum, Hope you enjoy your stay with us, atb Paul.
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Rob, it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Whereabouts in Belgium are you? I used to shoot clays over there (just west of Antwerp) from time to time but not air rifles so far. What are you allowed to hunt and are you able to use night vision equipment? It's surprising how much the rules change between different countries.
    :welcome:
     
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    welcome along bud and laid prone off a bipod you will be amazed at how accurate you can get
     
  7. RobM

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    Cheers guys.

    Terry1001, I'm in East Flanders. about 40min south of Antwerp.
    You're not actually allowed to hunt with air power over here. How bonkers is that? You can walk in a shop, buy a 100ft/lb air rifle and go home with it. No questions.

    Oh, and moderators. You get caught with one that's not actually part of the manufacture. i.e. built in. That's illegal.

    So yeah. I live on a 15 hectare plot, full of bunnies and restricted to target work. Unless I want to use a shotgun and blow the heck out of everything and scare the living daylights out of the horses. The fact that the bunnies burrow the fields and make nasty hoof-traps for the horses, or that the worlds magpies seem to live here, or the wood pigeons are like locusts, or even rats like to go bother the chickens.
    That's all irrelevant. You are very very naughty for using the correct tool for maintaining the balance. Go figure.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Glad you found us Rob this is a great forum, welcome and enjoy, atb.
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    hope u enjoy it im new too
     
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    Welcome along...loverly place Belgium....freindly people......clean streets.......and the beer aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh heaven
     
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    Don't forget the chocolate :D
    Every time I visit I put on more weight :(
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
     
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