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moral dilemma

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Fubbytucker, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Fubbytucker

    Fubbytucker Busy Member

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    I've got myself into a quandary...

    A bit of history: my uncle is in his 60's and lost his wife a year ago. Since then he's been a total recluse. With the exception of shopping he goes nowhere.
    He has always been into air rifles, so last time I went down I arranged to take him shooting at Bisley, which he loved.
    Since then he's not been back despite promising me he would.

    Recently he asked me to look out for a scope and a cylinder for him, which I have duly bought on his behalf.

    Having spoken to him tonight I misunderstood his request and got him a scope with mildots rather than a reticle with a tree type arrangement. He's insisting that the mildots will be fine but I know he's disappointed.

    The scope in question is a Hawke Varmint 6-24x44.

    Now, I have an MTC Taipan 4-16x50 which has the type of reticle he really wants.
    Guilt is taking over and I think I'll probably offer him my MTC when I see him. I paid 130 for the taipan and 100 for the Hawke, so a very small amount of difference to the point I'd not ask him for the monetary difference.

    I am just getting into hft so am convincing mys lf that a 44mm objective would be better than a 50mm and that apart from that I'll not notice the difference.

    Am I mad or not?
     
  2. seakingfixer

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    You`re not mad just a nice nephew by the sound of it . Good luck with your hft , eventually good things happen to good people.
     
  3. surrey shooter

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    Your not mad mate you are a top fella. Atb
     
  4. mikemjm

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    as above give him the Taipan - karma will sort you many time over
     
  5. Margaret13

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    Yes agree if it brings a little happiness to your Uncle then that can only be a good thing ....
     
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    It's all been said above what goes around comes around, I'm a big believer in karma so give him the Taipan and go shooting with him again :)
     
  7. Fubbytucker

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    I think that's convinced me!
    Don't suppose you know if anyone does a larger sidewheel for a varmint?
     
  8. Accuspell

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    Barry Taylor is the man to get a sidewheel from. The best you will ever see - and no grub screws,pinch bolt only, so it doesn't mark anything, or have any chance of doing so. Look up Barry Taylor Engineering.
     
  9. Fubbytucker

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    Brilliant, thanks!
     
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    Well done FT You will be paid back threefold for you unselfish deed. Regards Paul.
     
  11. Andy-K2

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    In life, some things touch me, and today I have read this and you have done just that. I agree with all the posts above, only good goes to good people... Your Uncle could possibly be a happy man for at least once this year since losing his wife, and you sir have done that for him and hopefully it will give him the push to get him out and back in circulation and able to take a few steps forward towards a little joy.
     
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    An excellent excuse to get him out on the range to set up his new scope. Kudos to you Sir!
    Regards Stu.
     
  13. oldbugger

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    I echo the previous comments mate:up:
     
  14. Soximus

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    Behind you! Mwhahahahah Just kidding. Christchurch
    That's what I like about this forum.

    Just when you think all the old values are disappearing from our society quicker than an Amazon rain forest you read a post like this and it gives you hope.

    Well done. A good few positive pojts in the Kharma bank. :up:
     
  15. Fubbytucker

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    Well I went down to see him over the weekend and he really liked the Taipan. Unfortunately he also liked the Hawke so he ended up with both of them! What can I say, I'm a sucker...
    We spent the day down at Pete's Airgun Farm yesterday and he had a whale of a time with a handful of the collection of guns he has amassed over the years. About 10 years ago he suffered a heart attack and while he was in hospital his wife arranged for new furniture to be built in his bedroom. This was great, but it was built in front of his cupboard where he kept his older guns. He's not been up to moving the furniture until now when I helped him over the weekend. I have to admit, we were both surprised to pull 14 rifles and pistols from the cupboard on Sunday evening!!!

    He's got some lovely old stuff there, Anschutz Mod 335, Webley mk3, Lincoln Jefferies, HW35, HW80, Feinwerkbau 300 etc. We had a great time shooting some of them yesterday, he was like a kid in a sweet shop!

    To suffer the blow of losing the Taipan I've just been out an bought a Viper Connect for my gun which I'm loving so far. I figured I had earnt it!
     
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    credit where its due mate, top thing to do and shows the smallest things help people.
     
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    Good call mate
     
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    Hey Well Done :up: Grumps believe it or not is a very very proud Uncle and apparently must be very good at the job because Grumps niece got an A star for her story called . Blame your uncle ben !! There where even song lyrics ! for instance . If your mum comes home and your covered in mud and pond weed . Blame your uncle Ben :D Point is Your Uncle must be pretty cool for you to think so much about and give so much for . Top man , Oh and id take a hawke varmint over a sidewinder or an MTC and iv got all 3 :rolleyes:
     

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