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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by SCP1959, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. SCP1959

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    Hello and thanks for having me.
    I've owned shotguns for over forty years and I'm a keen scarer of clay pigeons.
    I'm completely new to air rifles. I have fired ones belonging to friends over the years but never actually owned one. Things changed last weekend when I tried my son's Hatsan AT44-10 PCP and I was impressed by how things had moved on. Then, on the following Monday I just happened to bump into a colleague who told me about his new shotgun and I just happened to ask if he knew anyone who was selling an air rifle. Incredibly, he said he wanted to sell his to make space in his gun safe. Anyway, I am now the proud owner of a little used 2009 Webley Venom Sidewinder with standard walnut stock. It came with a, Hawke scope, a half full 7 litre air bottle, a tin of pellets, some paper targets and a metal target frame. I gave less for it all than I've paid for two meals at my local curry house, an absolute steal. The rear seal had gone, which I was told about. So, I took it straight to ex-Webley gunsmith Simon, AKA "The Air Gun Doctor" in nearby Hednesford, Staffs, who did a full service on it for me. He checked the serial number against his database and confirmed it was one of the last Sidewinders made in Korea before Webley (International) went into liquidation on 3 February 2011.
    So, here I am, keen to learn and contribute if I can :)
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum SCP1959, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome and I already have an embarrassing confession to make. Last night I remounted the scope on my rifle as it was too far forward. My son came around this morning to help me zero the scope. We nearly gave up with it because the turrets didn't seem to be working as they should and I was rapidly coming to the conclusion that the scope was duff. Then he spotted that I'd mounted the scope 90° out so the side to side adjustment was on top and the up/down adjustment was on the left.... All's well now.

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    Welcome, mate, don't worry about school boy errors, we all make them, and learn from them... :thumb:
    Enjoy the forums, the search function is your friend.... :)
     
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    Hope you enjoy it here. The guys on here are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
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