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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by marcpencott, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. marcpencott

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    Hello All

    Just joined the forum and its a wealth of information, maybe too much.
    Im looking to get back into shooting after 25 years out of the game, so much has changed in that space of time, (technology advances very quickly).

    hope to get some good pointers on here for a reintroduction into the shooting scene

    thanks
    Marc
     
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    Welcome along
     
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    Welcome but are you a new old person or an old new person. :)
     
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    welcome marc
     
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    Im an oldish person that used to go hunting 25 years ago with a 12 bore, stalking rifle and a bsa meteor, dogs and ferrets. but when I was a kid I loved using the meteor in me back garden at targets.
    But Im new to this forum and the whole air rifle community, to begin with I want to brush up on my old fading skills, ie targets in garden, then maybe get some permission.

    thanks
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    Welcome along Marc
     
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    hi marc, do you have a rifle/pistol currently mate
     
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    You'll certainly find your answers on here fella, it always amazes me the vast amount amount of knowledge on here. Welcome aboard.
     
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    not at the minute doodsy, thats why I registered on this forum to see what is the best choice for someone like me with a bit of experience, but not for a long time. I have a chance of a .22 Webley Eclipse, underleaver with a really heavy sight on it, zos???? which I think is way too heavy. Ive fired it and I had good grouping with the sight but I think the sight was overkill, I coudnt focus on the target and it was probably sheer luck that I hit it.
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    thankyou for everyones welcome much appreciated
     
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    the eclipse is a decent rifle, you can always replace the scope, just barter marc :D
     
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    I can probably get it really cheap, Im not keen on the underleaver cocking (is that what you call it?) then putting a slug in the top, I much prefer a break barrel, which is what all air rifles used to be in my day. I dont know the benefits of an underleaver I see it as unneccessary
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    thankyou margaret, what do you suggest about the webley eclipse? I fired it and it was loud and the sight was too heavy, I tried too get my wife to have a go with it but she said it was too heavy, but shes ambidextrous and she cudnt get comfortable with it.. I had to rest it on a chair.
     
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    Hi Marc and welcome to the forum mate and back to shooting enjoy. Steve
     
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    Welcome to the forum Marc
     
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    Welcome to the forum :up:


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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals Marc, it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    Hi Marc. And a big warm welcome to THE forum. Lots of knowledgeable people on here to help you with all your queries, enjoy your stay with us. Atb Paul.
     

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