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My First In 40 Years : )

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by SiegeA, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. SiegeA

    SiegeA Active Member

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    Evening all,
    I joined the forum at the weekend and thought I’d pop up a picture of my first rifle since a teen. It’s the HW95K and whilst I’m sure you’ve seen plenty, I haven’t :D
    052D7EFE-C08B-45C9-9BE5-1F4D742A1275.jpeg
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Great guns them SiegeA:thumb:. I had one a few years ago and loved it, but the cocking of it got me (arthritis:(), so I turned to a PCP.
     
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    classic lines, always look good , even after 40 years.:thumb: well played sir.
     
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    pjgtech Inf'amee, Inf'amee, they've all got it Inf'amee!

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    Very nice rifle mate, starting at the top there matey
     
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    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nice, enjoy shooting it :thumb:
     
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  7. SiegeA

    SiegeA Active Member

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    That’s a b****r : (
    I’ve not cocked this yet and as long as I stay away from my dodgy left shoulder, I’m hoping I’ll be ok : )
     
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    Cheers Mikey. The back story is that I purchased a Lightning XL SE GRT on Saturday but got cold feet after reading some feedback. Loved the look, but stepped up the quality for the longer run (hopefully). : )
     
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    Thanks Robin. Tbh, I’ve got nowhere to shoot at all yet until I can join a local-ish club. I’m itching to have a go but think it’s going to be quite a few weeks :rolleyes:
     
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    Life saver mate! The Lightning is pants and will smash your scope up on a weekly basis.... been there and got the t-shirt sadly. But yes a looker
     
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    When I first joined here I had a BSA lighting .22 but soon moved onto a tx200. I sold it a bit back but still own a HW95 and I've had it in .177, .20, .22 format over the years and it's currently in .25 which is how it's staying. Your HW95 will last a while and miles better than a BSA :thumb:
     
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    That’s the one and your experience (sorry to hear about it btw) is another on what seemed to be a list of negatives. They do look good though :wink:
     
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    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Yes left shoulder and neck:(, driving home after shooting it and I'd be in agony.
     
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    thats the best decision you have made so far apart from joining our forum :up: the lightning is one of the worst springers bsa have made.... i almost bought one but i didnt even make it out of the shop with it...i got hw97 kt blackline instead
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Great choice mate ....I’d have another in a hear beat :thumb:
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    Hi mate and a very warm welcome to our great forum, now that’s a lovely gun, enjoy mate.

    Regards.
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    Hello and Welcome. A nice tidy rifle. The Lighting XL (I had one as my return to air gunning after 35 ish years) is a lovely thing to look at but is a real marmite gun to shoot, when mine left it was good to 20 yards but not a patch on the HW97 that followed. I think HW will do you proud. Enjoy.
    Dave
     
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    :welcome: Quality gun! Good choice on dodging the Lightning. My last one was returned today for a Air Arms S400f. A shame as it was a cracking looker.
     
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    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    Very nice, enjoy your new rifle !
     
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    What a feeling!
     
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