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laughed at us "airgunners"

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jamessuper10, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. jamessuper10

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    Hi all

    dont know if anyone has ever had this said to them... went to Bisley small bore range about two weeks ago, really wanted to put my marksmanship to the test and my super 10, spoke to one of the guys behind the counter and was told to hang on while he finds someone that knows what they are talking about... fair enough!

    guy comes back to me with another fellow, very nice guy... had a good chat with him, he had just got back from South Africa, had been on a hunting trip, so there was lots for us to talk about, anyway back to the point! Told him i was looking to get onto the range with the sup10 and see what it could do, "He laughed at me" not enough power he reakons, im not looking to blow elephant away with the bloody thing was my reply!

    I was quite upset by this, and as im nervouse enough about taking my gun out in the back yard and shooting at the wooden block i have, i cant even go to one of the best ranges in the world, because my gun is to small!!!! there are a few words that come to mind! but i will keep them to myself :)

    guys please any feed back on this matter?
     
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    at one of the local clubs they didnt like airguns much unless they were FAC.

    (why FAC for targets):rolleyes:

    also liked rimfires more:rolleyes:

    they did have a 10 meter range but that was pistols mainly, didnt like rifles in there:rolleyes:
     
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    i was only looking to get onto the 25m range!!!
     
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    One of my local clubs closed there airgun section when the vcr act came in as they didn't want to be associated with airguns because of bad press so i left the club after that i own centrefire, rimfire and shotguns but none give me as much pleasure as i get from a nice recoiling air rifle
     
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    know what u meant jammy.

    still use the little BSA from time to time:)
     
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    been to the range a few times now where i live.. they wellcome all air rifles.. (NOT pistols) theres meny kinds of target and the shotgun lads oft drop by to see how we are doing.. i allways say "how the real shooters do it (6)"
     
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    Hey there James

    Sorry to hear of your tale at Bisley, not very community spirited was it?

    I must admit I have found the vast majority of the staff at a certain shop at Bisley to always look down upon those of us who air-weapons.

    As soon as you give the impression that your not shooting centre fire they just treat you like an irriatating child. I once enquired about a versa-pod at Fultons and was practically laughed out the shop when I said I was mounting it on an air rifle (FAC one at that too!). The member of staff said and I quote "a harris is more than sufficient for an air rifle, a versa-pod is more robust for serious shooting".......I could've quite easily chinned the plank!

    Hence they didnt get my £75 (vastly over inflated price too I hasten to add because its a shop at Bisley).

    They dont seem to remember that as a community whether air rifle or elephant gun we're all in the same sport. There are places and disciplines that either of our chosen tools are and are not suitable for. Can they use their fullbore in built up areas that us air gunners can....no!

    Would us air gunners think of trying to take a deer with an air rifle....no! Its our chosen discipline so why should we be treated with any sub standard as any other?

    My 2 pence and rant over lol

    DVS
     
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    You will get treated like this by farmers too and many people as they think there little boys toys but a airgun is more accureter than a shotty so why the farmer think shotty beter than airgun?
    we airguners know beter thats al i can say.
    shame on bisley as the magazines show bisley saying they love to deal with airguners
     
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    when it comes to getting farmers to take airguns seriously you have to let them know that it will kill quary without blowing a hole in anything after that!

    i very much doubt he'd let you shoot rats with a shotgun or rimfire in the barns!!!

    the air gun AKA "toy" is also very descreet.
    you wont wake him up with a bang when lamping:p

    its an effective tool which is used only by the most skilled marksmen:cool:
    anyone can point and shoot a shotty:rolleyes:

    its like being able to beat an F1 car with your normal 5 seater because you know what you are doing:D

    you may be laughed at but it will be laughter of joy as they view the carnage brought apon mear quarry with low power.

    its like not winning a war with pure fire power but sneeking up on people and hitting them on the back of the head with a blunt object such as a polar bears penis...
     
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    You're right a1, but not just anyone can hit things with it.
     
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    i have tried and did miss 1st time but it is easier than air guns:)
     
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    I would say it's harder than shooting a scoped rifle with the shotgun you shooting a moving target and you have to understand it's flight path especially when shooting game with a scoped rifle you are shooting a static target try pheasant shooting and see if you can take a high bird then we'll see how easy it is
     
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    its hard to tell.

    static target and the shotty really is a pice of victoria spounge

    but a moving target is harder, with an Air gun its impossible meaning that shotguns are generally easier than the humble pea shooter.

    Yow will more likley het a better hit/miss ratio with a shootty than with an air gun making my previous point valid
     
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    As you haven't done it you don't know what your talking about so you have no point to make you can shoot moving targets with a rifle i've been on driven boar shoots it's much harder to take a bird on the wing than a static or moving target with a rifle i've got plenty of experience of both
     
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    think this is on target shooting anyway lol

    think its gone off the inital point,again:D

    im talking static targets, i think but it mayhave digressed off that too:p

    either way air rifles take marksman ship because it has a very low tolerence but with a shotty you have the spread increasing your chances.

    ya also have a bigger kill zone
     
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    Go out and shoot a 100 bird sporting a1 and tell us what you scored....that'll shut you up about how easy a shotgun is.
     
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    think this all started afre matin 1 said airguns being more accurate but shoottys have more spread.

    not sure when moving targets came up, think it was me not sure, regardless ive been on about shooting rats in a barn at first:confused:
     
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    i agree with buzz a1 put your money where your mouth is i'll even pay for a day at my club and i'll film it for the forum to watch
     
  20. a1gunner

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    yes i know shootys are hard but i think you got the wrong end of the stick and i think i may have handed you that side at some point, not sure when lol

    i meant compared to airgun tactics, if that makes sence.

    static targets.
    take a static rabbit and its easier to hit it with a shotty than and air gun.

    that make sence:confused:
    doesnt usually.
    what was the topic on about again?
     
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