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New Member from Tyneside

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by daverobson, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. daverobson

    daverobson Member

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    Hello everyone.

    My name is Dave & I live in the cold & dark (well it is just now) South Tyneside area.

    Many years ago I owned a number of air rifles, mostly BSA & along with a FAC I used to own an Anschutz 54 target rifle.
    Due to various reasons (marriage, children etc) these were sold off a long time ago.

    I've recently been thinking of taking uo air rifle shooting again but on a fairly low budget for now.
    The models I've been considering are the Air Arms TX200, Weihrauch HW77 & Walther LGU.

    As I've been out of the airgun world for so long I'm hoping through this forum to gain some extra knowledge on current trends, reviews & user experiences of the above models.

    Dave.
     
  2. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Welcome mate,

    We have the lot here, knowledgable folk, experienced folk, stock makers, mod makers, tuners.

    Enjoy:)

    And Pete, he has some guns;)
     
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    Welcome to the forum mate. Enjoy your stay and I'm sure there will be someone along to help with your questions
    TX and 77 are both good rifles mate. Don't know anything about the other
     
  5. RichieRich

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    Welcome Dave

    You won't go wrong with a TX200. I had one of these and they are a cracking rifle. They are easily worked on compared to the Weihrauch equivalent HW97, that was an absolute sod to work on compared to the TX.

    The LGU is relatively new to the market, and although they are cheap, I've heard of slight issues with premature wear on the internals (mostly the delrin bushes).

    If you fancy some shooting at a range, there's Swarland Target Range near Alnwick which is worlds apart from Steve Smiths in Dinnington which is more local to you. Swarland is airgun orientated, and has far more targets for you to shoot at compared to smiths. Worth the travel :)

    http://www.stealthunter.co.uk/swarland-target-range-30-w.asp
    http://www.stevesmiths.co.uk/the-ground/air-rifles
     
  6. daverobson

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    Thanks for the welcome :up:

    It looks like I'll be going for the TX200 (can't go wrong with one of those).
    The LGU looked promising but appears a bit too new & untried yet so I don't think I'll risk one yet.

    richierich, yes, Steve Smiths is fairly close, about 30 minutes drive, Swarland will be about an hour away but looking at the website as you say it will be worth the travel.

    Thanks,

    Dave.
     
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    Where in south tyneside are you at? Im in south shields. Not much in terms of permission around here. Its as dreary as the weather.
     
  8. Kenbarcon

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    :welcome: to the forum.
     
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    welcome along dave
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Dave, it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    Welcome mate! I'm a sand dancer too, but live on the north side now!
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
     
  14. reaper6

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    Welcome along
     
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    Hi Dave and welcome to the forum, enjoy. Steve
     
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    Hi Jonnyovy,

    I live in Hebburn, not too far from you.
    There is a farm & quite a lot of land about 5 minutes from where I am, It's a working farm & he also runs livery stables.
    It would have been ideal but he'll have nothing to do with shooting.
    For such a large rural area there seems to be nothing at all between Newcastle Airport area & Darlington, we must be living in the black hole of the shooting world.
     
  17. daverobson

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    As I was born in Hebburn I don't think I'm a Sand Dancer or a Geordie, I'm not sure what we are round here! :confused:
     
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    Before I forget I have to tell you all that thanks to forum member Jafleming123 I'm now the proud owner of a cracking TX200 :D

    Thanks J, a 5 star seller. :up:
     
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    How honestly do you want me to answer?
     
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    :D You can answer honestly but I've heard it all before. :up:
    I'll have to move to Newcastle one day to improve my social status. :cool:
     

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