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Good news My First Air Rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Redrum, May 25, 2019.

  1. Redrum

    Redrum Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone. After lurking the forum for a couple of weeks and becoming a member on Thursday, today I've taken the plunge and bought my first air rifle. A Hw95k.

    I picked the rifle up earlier this afternoon from fellow member 'Taco Tuesday' who I can't speak highly enough of. He threw in a really nice sheepskin gun bag with the rifle along with a sling and a tin of pellets to get me started at no extra cost. He also offered me a Hawke Eclipse 3-12x50 AOIR scope and mounts at an amazing price so I took him up on it and he even fitted it for me there and then. He let me have a play with some of his other guns and gave me some advice as a beginner which was appreciated. Overall a really great guy and a great transaction.

    Here's a picture of the rifle:

    Hw95k.jpg

    I've ordered some targets online but with an itch to try my new toy out I stopped at B&Q on the way home and picked up a wooden planter to act as a backstop and drew up a target to put in it. I placed an old rag bag under the gun to act as a rest before firing a few shots off in the garden.

    Here's a picture of my highly professional setup:

    Shooting Hw95k.jpg

    I've got the scope firing there or there abouts but I'm no professional yet and no doubt need to work on my aim. I've really enjoyed my first taste of rifle shooting and found it great fun. I can't wait to get back out there tomorrow. Thanks for reading, now I'm off down the pub.
     
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    Blue BSA Very Active

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    Bless.
     
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  3. Wofty

    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Fancy doing my hedge? My nosey neighbour can't help interfering and trimming a dip into it. Yours looks great :D
     
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    Nice, good choice with the 95 too, excellent little rifles... :thumb:
     
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  5. Redrum

    Redrum Well-Known Member

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    My dad cuts it. I've just told him what you've said and it's made his day :D
     
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    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    I'm a green keeper by trade so you'd think my garden would be immaculate wouldn't you... :rolleyes:
     
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  7. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    Nice rifle choice, the best target holders are homemade, custom engineering :thumb: glad your enjoying it
     
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    Very nice. And what a nice garden/range you have too.
     
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    Well done enjoy
     
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    Congratulations on your first rifle, you chose wisely :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    Well done Redrum, it's always an exciting time with a new rifle let alone a "first" rifle. TT really got you up and running didn't he?
    Enjoy your shooting and don't be afraid to ask questions, the'res some really experienced and very helpful air gunners on this forum.
    I'm relatively new to (airgun) shooting and i've picked up some useful pointers on here.
    enjoy and :welcome:
     
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  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    You have got a superb break barrel there. Once sorted the 95 is probably the best break barrel in the world.
    Just keep practising and google Artillery Hold!
     
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    Bless him doesn’t he look all made up,thanks for the kind words buddy,
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Hi and welcome, :welcome: nice rifle choice, the 95 is a nice gun. :)
    Nice garden set up too. :thumb:
    Enjoy your new hobby. :D
     
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    Rattymcrattyface hurrr duurrrr

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    Good lad:thumb:
     
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    Excellent choice of rifle mate. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Happy shooting. :up:
     
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    Nice hedge:D
     
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    Great choice! I love a 95! Enjoy your new toy.:up:
    Atb,
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    Excellent @Redrum
    You do certainly look very happy with it. I hope you spend many happy hours together.
    :thumb:
     
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    HW95K was my first rifle also, it’s a great starter, hope you enjoy it :thumb:
     
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