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New Kent Member.

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by gor, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. gor

    gor Active Member

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    HI :D i've just returned to shooting after many many years. I made the mistake of buying a BB gun and now want an air rifle. just what i need another hobby I can't afford. As i said im a new member and haven't been involved in shooting for a long time so i joined this forum to ask some stoopid questions. through reading some of the threads ive noticed there are right, left and ambidextrous rifles. so heres my first stoopid question, being left handed does that mean i cant shoot a right handed rifle ? 2nd question although not so stupid. what are the main benefits between a 22 and a 77 ? thanks. I hope to get more intelligent as I go along lol
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    You can shoot a right handed gun left handed,but the cheek piece on the stock will not suit you and feel uncomfortable..177 has a lot flatter trajectory than a .22..22 has more stopping power.I would say that both calibres are good for hunting,.177 having the edge over target shooting.:up:
     
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    Wow Thanks for the welcome and the fast reply to my question. worth joining already
     
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    Any problems mate,just ask :)
     
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    Hi ya buddy welcome:up::D
     
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    welcome mate :D
     
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    welcome mate. Im in Kent too.
     
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    Hi ! ... yup i'm in kent tooo , just joined ... great site :up:
     
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    Welcome, now onto expencive hobbies!!!!

    Get an ambi stock because lefty stocks mean you oay more and sell on for less so find an ambi stock

    (webly raider 10 for EG)

    .177 VS.22 is the never ending debate.
    this is where your own abillity to take an idea and deside on its validity.

    .177 flat trajectory ie goes in a straight line, the pellet doesn fall as fast so you aim on the cross most of the time and dont have to aim up higher than the target so the pellet hits that spot.
    HOWEVER it does not pack punch so puting it into the exact right spot is crutial.
    ALSO you will be called a girl if you use this.:D

    .22, its like a house brick, flys in a big curve so you sometimes have to aim higher so the pellet drops down to the target over range.
    BUT just like a house brick when it reaches the target if makes a big knock so its brutal.
    You can get away with chest shots at close to medium range with this (I dont recomend long range shots with this cal anyway and as a new guy you wont be able to hit anything at long range anyway (no offence just try it on targets)

    in general .22 is good for >medium range hunting and making big holes when shooting toy cars and watever.

    .177 good for long range shooting and sniping and paper punching.
     
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    I couldn't wait so bought the first gun I liked the look of. I bought a .22 ultra but now I want a .77 as well. I have seen one in the for sales ads that I really like . . will I ever be satisfied lol. The lady of the house say's I can only shoot one gun at a time, I replied you can only wear one pair of shoes at a time but it doesnt stop you having 50 pairs. unfortunatley this argument I seem to be losing (nothing unusual here) so some help would be erh helpful
     
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    the best thing to do is to go to the shop and see what feels comfy you will know right away when you pick up the gun right for you. as for the cal it all depends on what you want it for stopping power .22 or more accuracy .177 but most of all have fun
     

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