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Hi from the Midlande

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by pod, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. pod

    pod Busy Member

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    Hi,

    I'm Jon and I'm based just in Derbyshire.

    I'm new to hunting/shooting, but have been convinced by my best mate (and best man to my forthcoming wedding!) to join him in this sport.

    I have been to look at a few pcp rifles as I feel I will probably upgrade to one eventually (and will need all the help I can get!) and have decided (with guidance) to go for the BSA Ultra SE with a Varmint SF 4-16x44 Scope. I tried both the beech and the tactical and feel the weight and texture of the tactical stock suit me better.

    I'm going for .177 as I think it will help me with my accuracy.

    I have shot my friends gun on several visits, and while my aim is pretty good, I am a lefty so haven't felt completely comfortable when shooting his gun. This is another reason for choosing the Ultra as it is an ambidextrous stock - I know he will want to use it too!

    The wedding takes priority so I won't be investing until the end of the year probably, but it gives me plenty of chance to do a bit more reading up and also to find some novice friendly clubs in my local area.

    Anyway, sorry for the long intro! Sure I'll hear from some of you soon
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Jon, it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    Hello mate welcome along
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    Welcome to the forum. All I would say about choosing the ultra for its ambi stock is that I try shooting left handed (just out of curiosity) and the grip does not fit my left hand like it does my right. I see you said you have tried it already so hopefully you know how it feels already but just thought I would make you aware of how I find it.
     
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    Hi Jon and welcome to both the forum and shooting mate, enjoy. Steve
     
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    Thanks jfr - all I know it it fits a lot nice than my mates r/h BSA r10. The grip and cheek rest seemed to fit fine for me
     
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