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I’m Back!! After 5-6 Years

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Ian Kelly, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Ian Kelly

    Ian Kelly Ginger177

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    Hiya lads!

    I’m Ian, I used to be a member a few years back but I can’t remember my old account! Anyway I got into shooting hft at furnace mill and at kinver an popped over to Worcester a few times as well. There was a few lads I shot with at furnace when I was just starting out, but I can’t remember your names (sorry!) but I’ve just been and brought myself a new rifle a pro sport in 177 it’s beautiful! I’ve had a few rifles hw100 97kt that was tuned at Sandwell which I brought from a guy off here who shot at furnace. S400 an a tx200 but have to say this pro sport is the best looking rifle by far! Any way sorry for babbling on but if anyone does read this who shoots local drop me a message if you don’t mind I need to get back into it cheers guys! Ian Kelly
     
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    :welcome: to the forum again Ian, enjoy:thumb:
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Welcome mate
     
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    Cheers bud
     
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    Cheers mate!
     
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  6. Josh K

    Josh K Another costly hobby....

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    :welcome:

    I'm Herefordshire so do occasionally pop over to Furnace Mill. I'm sure we'll bump into each other at some point.
     
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    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    :welcome:Welcome back Ian, I can't remember or think if I knew you from furnace or not ;). :D

    Kenny.
     
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    Yeah we will at some point I need to get my practice in!
     
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    Cheers bud! It was ages ago I was always there in the week but it was ages ago so I can’t blame you we’ve all slept since then hopefully see you there could do with all the advice I can take at the moment an try get back into the comp side of it too
     
  10. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Welcome Ian to AGF
     
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  11. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    I've been there for just over 10 years now! had a break of 9 months off due to a couple of reasons about 3 or 4 years ago I cannot remember when,,, !ask.gif
    Ed & that still do a monthly comp just join in & there's a bigger comp now & then also.
    I used to go a lot but now just every other week or once a month.
     
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    Definitely must of bumped into you before I’m sure it may of even been 8-9 years now thinking about it! All I remember was there wasn’t any comps on there when I was there 2 years I did there then sold up. Hopefully pop up as I need to sort my zero out on this new rifle. Is it still up the bank past the pools? Sorry for all the questions but do you know too many other places round this sort of area?
     
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    Welcome back to the forum Ian
     
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    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Marky-Boy Once a Monkey Always a Monkey

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    Welcome back buddy
     
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  16. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    http://www.furnacemill.net/airgun-range.html

    Long time ago that! Their comps are calling the Rose bowl. & the main body for HFT is called UKAHFT have a couple of their comps at the mill each year now, & a couple of other comps too are put on at the mill, like the Daystate Midland Hunter Series.

    In fact there's a DS midlands comp at Nomads HFT - tomorrow - WR6 6PL.
    Just turn up & join in if you like..... burger van there for hot or cold food including drinks, parking is now on the pub car park as the grounds is too muddy for most car's etc unless you've got a nice 4x4 off roader that is.

    Furnace mill as still got the main public HFT fun for all course on the bank past the pools. The zero range is LOT bigger now see the website for photos etc!
    The zeroing range as got a unit built now what's mostly undercover, plus there a mini course of 12 lanes on the right side now.
    However, there's another course on the bank on the left side on the main driveway & right at the top end of the public course, where's it roped off on the down banks facing the pools there's another course \ part used for comps as you can shoot down or upwards.
    & dare I say it yet another 4 or 5 at the rear of the grounds now! Ed as has gone to work & made some good courses indeed, as there's some nice up & down shots at the rear.

    Brookbrock Is a mega place! 3 FT courses, & 1 HFT course at the mo whats just started...
    Their plinking range is out to 200y! yes 200y. Loads to shoot at & a log burner with rads in the transport unit with nice seats & bench to use. https://www.facebook.com/bbcountrysports/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
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    I’d love to come out tomorrow but I have my daughter this weekend an we are off swimming in the morning so I wouldn’t be able to make it but now I know a few places to get stuck into I’ll definitely be entering a few this year!

    Ohh wow fair play to him tho for sorting it out an getting more courses set out.

    definitely giving brookbrock a try that range looks so good! I bet people get through a few tins of pellets there

    I’ve have messaged nomads on Facebook I’m hoping to get across there next Sunday it’s the first round of the compass so I think I might enter an wet my feet again

    cheers for all the info tho bud
     
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  18. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    Nomads a nice place for tricky WIND even on a so called day it will catch you out! Only been a handful of times but hope to go there more.
    Catch up with you somewhere soon.
     
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    Welcome back to the forum Ian.
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    Hey Ian,

    Im new to the forum today too,
    I’m also in Worcestershire,
    stranger still I’ve just bought a Pro Sport in 177

    I think we should team up, double our odds.
     
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