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New to the sport needs help

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by webmonkeyuk, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. webmonkeyuk

    webmonkeyuk Newbie

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    Hi all, ive just started to get into shooting after buying myself a Cometta 220 Carbine while on holiday down south. Upto now ive just been shooting paper targets in the garden but id like to have a go at shooting pigeons and squirrels but im not sure where your allowed to do so, is there anywhere in the teesside area that you can go shooting? also target shooting too if possible
     
  2. David

    David Engaging Member

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    Hi Webmonkeyuk and welcome

    before you do any shooting of 'allowed quarry' you must be familiar with with the airgun law within this Country to do this I would recommend going to http://www.basc.org.uk/content/airriflepractice and make sure you are familiar with the code of practice for shooting in the countryside

    Im not from Teeside but im sure if you go to your local gunsmith/gundealer he will inform you of a shooting club for air rifles in your area

    but first go to the above wedsite and start there then keep asking those questions on this forum will soon be getting you shooting what you want

    Good luck

    David
     
  3. Potshot

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    Hi monkey,It sounds like joining a club is your best option.Get a few tins emptied before you try your hand at live game.
    You'll need expressed permission from a landowner,who has need of pest control,before you can shoot anywhere.
    There's a plenty of knowledge on this forum,Keep on asking questions.
     
  4. nibbley-uk

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    How about buying a Knock down target gammo ones are only around £15 and try that ouside at varied distances .That way you can get used to the distances and build up your accuracy outside.
     
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    Yeah go for one of those, but never forget that you can't go wrong with tin cans - they're a lot cheaper :)

    Obviously they're not quite as good, but you can still tell where exactly you hit them because of the pellet hole.
     

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