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I Suppose I Should

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by OldStock, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. OldStock

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    Hi All,
    I've been out of the hobby for too long but chance has recently pushed me back in.

    First airgun was a Webley Falcon in the 70's, have shot vermin on farms on and off since about 1979. After Webley Vulcan, HW35, and a couple of other secondhand airguns I purchased a new BSA Airsporter-S (.177) in about 1982, still have that.
    The "off" periods being up to decades so coming back in this time was a shock.
    My "modern" tin of pellets were Webley Lazapell which I now see are considered antique so seeing rangefinders, the £2k fancy PCP's, huge MIL Dot scopes, night sights and shooting APP's is bizarre. I just gave in to a used R10 SE and some other bits but will overhaul my old Airsporter again as it is all twang and no go now. I really like the PCP but I fancy just taking out the old BSA for old times sake, had hundreds of squirrels with that and a Tasco 3-7x32 sight (pre parallax correction).

    My garden is short and there is a public space at the end so when an old contact asked if I was interested in some squirreling on his 45 acres I had to find the gun and catch up.

    The forum seems to have a lot of decent people and good info so thanks for hosting that. I am by nature a loner so probably won't post very often on such an active board.

    Cheers
    Stu
     
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  2. thispoison

    thispoison On The Road To Nowhere

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    Welcome along Stu! :nana:
     
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    Welcome mate
     
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    Welcome to the forum Stu.
     
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    Welcome onboard Stu :up:
     
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    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Welcome to the funny farm.

    Lots of us have "loner" tendencies.
    Sometimes balanced with an outburst of gregariousness when we find sympathetic company - otherwise quite rare, in my experience.

    Your Airsporter S can be made significantly less Twangy with some help from experts on here.
     
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    :welcome:to the family mate, I enjoyed your intr:thumb: and hope you fall back in love with airgunning:)

    Enjoy both your rifles and the squirrel bashing :thumb:
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Stu, it’s good to have you join us … :thumb:
     
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    :welcome: To this fine forum. Plenty of knowledgeable people here that are helpful and generous with their knowledge. Whereabouts in the southwest do you hail from, some nice weather at the moment
     
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    Many thanks for the welcomes, I'm in Zumerset now, but not one of the posh bits.
    Originally from the "Sarfeest" (had permissions in Galleywood, Stock, Upminster at various times).

    There is a field not too far from me that I keep an eye on (other people's stock breaking in on the grass), never thought about asking for shooting permission.
    Recently some lads set a fire in the outbuilding there so I suggested to the farmer I could set some targets in the field to keep it visibly busy and occupied at the weekend, he was all up for that. Shooting (zeroing/target) permission a short stumble from my house has been available (possibly) for years and I never worked it out, would have been back in the hobby before now.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Stu :thumb:
    :welcome::welcome::welcome::welcome:
     
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    Hi Stu, and a big welcome to the airgun forum :wave:
     
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