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Advice New to shooting? Some frequently asked questions and their answers...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jackroadkill, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. man-tee

    man-tee Engaging Member

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    Very useful guide, many thanks for taking the time to publish it. :)
     
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    Thanks for the info, as a new comer, it pays to read all the various threads to be totally aware of what is required to be responsible ......:)
     
  3. Ozz3y86

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    As a newbie it has covered alot of my questions so thank you
     
  4. Jackroadkill

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    No problem - my pleasure.
     
  5. ian l

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    could you give me some advice on my air rifle, my thread is under ian l,tittle-original 25 ,would apreciate any advice,thanks
     
  6. crookesey

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    JRK, quite correctly assumes that someone new to air gunning knows very little about the laws and safety issues involved. Unfortunately not everyone involved in shooting is as helpful as him, remember that inadvertently breaking a club rule that you are not aware of will bring forth the Wrath of Khan from certain quarters. I suggest that if joining a club that you obtain a copy of their rules and thoroughly memorise them, if you are to shoot on a 'permission' never risk scaring walkers or taking that shot that could stray beyond the permission. As for garden plinking it's easy to be fully legal but very difficult to get none shooters to accept what you are doing is safe, my advice is to make yourself as 'invisible' as humanly possible, also a very quiet gun is a good idea.
     
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    Thanks I don't even own my first gun yet and came here with a lot of legal questions and this as cleared them all up, thanks a lot.
     
  8. frostrey

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    Thanks for the info. Very useful - have printed off, to refer to as required.
     
  9. ken.davies.9

    ken.davies.9 Newbie

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    Hi, anyone got any ideas what's needed to join a field target club? I'm based in Gwent and have a standard air arms s400 also would I look a complete dick turning up with this sort of gun?

    Cheers
    Ken
     
  10. redted

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    Thanks for the info, really helpful for me as a newbie.
     
  11. Jackroadkill

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    You'd be fine, I think. You could always go for a look beforehand if you want - most clubs are pretty friendly.
     
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    I've had a couple of springers but am about to buy my first PCP (looking at an AA S410 carb) so I've a couple of noob pcp questions please -
    1) how practical is it to use a manual pump, is it a real physical effort to achieve full pressure with a pump?
    2) at the end of a days shooting, do you release the pressure or leave it for next time? Common sense says release it for safety's sake but I dont know, is it necessary, or even a requirement?
    Ta v much
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  13. Jackroadkill

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    A pump is fine to use with an S410 - that's my hunting set-up, so I can tell you you'll have no problems there.

    You leave the pressure in the rifle - this maintains the seal actions around the rifle, and also means that you don't have to fill from empty every time. The S410 works very well between about 110bar and 180bar.
     
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    Excellent read for me - a newbie. Great write up.
     
  15. Chinnymonster81

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    As JRK has replied with most points. The only thing I would say is if you have the money try to get a tank to refill from and have a pump as a backup. I have three pcp's usually getting used at the same time by my kids so believe me the pumps ok for one but if you are having to refill more it's a right pain because by the time you've finished you can't hold the bloody rifle still.
     
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    Hi could someone tell me if I could get a silencer to fit my hammerli black force 800 .22 air rifle? Thanks
     
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    Just got my rifle and pistol over the weekend. By far the one of the best bits I've read as a newcomer in the hobby. Thanks!
     
  18. Marky_P

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    Hello everyone. I recently bought a BSA Meteor mk6 .177 as a starter rifle, I'm hoping to join a club soon and do some proper target shooting. However I can't seem to get my rifle to shoot straight!

    I'm not a poor shot and I know how to shoot. I'm shooting a target from only a few feet away to try to zero the open sights. But my shots all hit about an inch below the bullseye. I've tried raising the rear sight all the way. Does anyone have any advice please?
     
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    Move back...you won't have much luck zeroing at anything below 10 yard mate.
     
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    As above mate
     

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