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I Didnt Expect That.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AndrewE, May 24, 2020.

  1. AndrewE

    AndrewE Engaging Member

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    Some days just dont pan out the way you planned.

    The plan was to rock up at a friends farm and zero in my HW25 that ive just rebuilt after Mr Chell worked his magic and let my lad bang a half tin of pellets through his HW80, relax and have some father son time.
    I did put the Pcp into truck as well just incase we stayed late and spotted a rat or two around the chicken sheds. Im allowed to shoot rats in one area but the rest of the farm is off limits as the farmer is a keen shooter and keeps the best for his own R & R.
    Anyway an hour or so in and all is going well. The HW25 is massively improved, looking great and getting sub 5p groups at 20 yards with open sights and the boy is hitting bulls at 40 yards with the HW80.
    Exactly what we wanted from the day and not much to be improved upon............

    Or so you would think.

    Phil the farmer comes over, looks in the back of the truck, sees the Airarms S200 and asks if we would go to the stables and shoot a few rabbits for him and then come to the farm house. Well we didn't need to be asked twice. Another enjoyable hour with my boy, him with the range finder and me popping off four rabbits for the pot.
    Back at the farm I was asked if i could drop something off on the way home along with the fresh rabbits.
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    In return we could pop back on Monday and have free range to shoot anywhere one the farm. It did not take us long to shake hands on it and be on our way with one guest complaining in the back.
    We arrive at the address and dropped off our package and its food for a few days and chatted with the owner and explained how our day had taken an odd turn or two. They were interested in the fact we had both been shooting old guns we had restored and asked if we minded holding on whilst they nipped back to the house. Ten minutes
    later we were presented with an old air rifle, ours if we wanted it.
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    A BSA Airsporter mk1, shabby, rusty and covered it white paint but fully operational.

    Days like today dont come along very often and in the present climate, I have to say, it feels even sweeter.

    On the down side foxes stink.
     
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    what is going on with the fox?
     
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    Chouchin66 Keyboard Hero

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    Just too cool!

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    Back to @Paul Chell with that one then mate, epic project!
     
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    good to be able to get some shooting on a permission and a rifle too
     
  6. AndrewE

    AndrewE Engaging Member

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    The story of Weihrauchs much belittled and unloved child, the original HW25?
    I wasn’t going to write anything up about it due to lack of interest.
     
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  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    My thoughts precisely....
     
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    trumpetier Very Active

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    My thoughts as well :shrug:
     
  9. AndrewE

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    The Fox is one of six that have been orphaned. Four have been trapped and are being looked after, at a rescue centre until old enough to be released, the remaining two are being fed at the set.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up, was just wondering :)
     

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