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Petes Airgun Range = Good Place

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pjgtech, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    Been thinking about giving Petes Airgun Farm a go for a while, it not local to me, (I'm in Bromley, its in Essex) but finally got around to it today. Rang and arranged my induction yesterday, and I went along this morning. What nice people! :) And what a great place! :thumb:

    Did the obligatory induction, then hit the ranges, for those that don't know its a large farm, with several ranges, a large 40m indoor range (a converted barn) and a slightly smaller indoor range (also converted barn). The large one probably has space for about 20 to 25 shooters, whereas the smaller one probably has space for about 12 to 15. Then there is a short pistol range (under cover) and two outside ranges, but you shoot from a covered position. One of these is a small HFT course (15 targets), prone, standing, etc, but if a competition is not on, you can still shoot using a rest etc if you like. The other is a general outdoor range with various targets. Theres even heaters in the range for the winter months, bloody luxury or wot!!!

    Weather was glorious, I had a great few hours, all the other shooters were friendly and helpful, the only negative was the tea/coffee/hot chocolate machine was not working! :facepalm: but the other vending machines were working ok... :up:

    If you have not been, get yourself along there, its avery good air gun facility, I will deffo be returning asap.

    I had briefly zeroed my new Pro Sport at home in the garden earlier this week, but I had the chance to give it a proper shake down today, blimey my arm aches! The underlever certainly gives your arm a work out and after about 50-60 pellets, you know you are going to ache tomorrow!

    But, after a bit I got it fairly accurate out to 30m, see target group below, I was very happy with this group, the PS is more of a handful than my (tuned) HW97, it does have a bit more of a "kick", which took a bit of getting used to..... but I'm getting there.... :D

    All in all had a lovely time, very relaxing day, had a walk round the farm, went down to the carp lake for a mooch, it s a very tranquil place, especially when your normal week is pretty much a dowdy urban sprawl. Highly recommended..... :claping:

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    Tim_B Very Active

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    Yes, it is a good place - I was also there today, in the longer/smaller range and had it all to myself. You must have been in the induction group that came round :). It's also a bit of a trek for me, but it's a nice way to spend a day off.

    Thanks
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  3. pjgtech

    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    Did you have the camo top on? yep we did have a quick look in there. I was initially shooting in the large range, then had a drive round the farm, walked by the lake, then drove back up the range and had a go on the HFT and the other outside ranges, after about 3.5hrs my shoulder was aching too much, bloody Pro Sport! also gave my HW97 a run out and also had a go with my SMK Victory CP2, but it was a very nice day......
    I will deffo be back..... :thumb:
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I love it at Petes!!
     
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    i love it at petes too, unfortunately childcare and lack of transport stop me going as often as i would like
     
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    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    You would, but its bloody local for you! :) Whereas, its still a bit of a trek for me, took me over an hour to get there this morning, and just over an hour to get back, (was a monster hold up going thru the Dartford Tunnel, luckily on the other side of the motorway, not affecting me!) and I was there for 3 to 3.5 hours, so around six hours, so its a full day for me, which I don't mind, but I will have to plan my visits, maybe later at night, avoiding the traffic? :thumb:

    Great place though, love the choice of ranges, and the opening hours.... :up: :D :claping:
     
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    Ditto! Although its now my only place to shoot as my garden too small. But it is only 20 mins drive so cant complain
     
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    Yep, that was me. Think I had the Rapid out at the time....or the wildcat.....

    It's just under an hour each way for me....

    Thanks
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    I am 20 minutes from Petes, 15 minutes from SARC and 40 minutes from MAD, spoilt for choice, been to them all in the last 2 weeks
     
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    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    I'm....Not...Jealous....At....All.... :)
     
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    Well HFT was a rude awakening, could hardly hit a thing, soon scuttled back to Petes :)
     
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    I was on the plinking range at MAD yesterday to zero in the new scope on my Rattie. Nice to see and hear the Buzzards circling overhead every time I changed cards.
     
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    25 minutes away from me :) ill be there some time in the school holidays when my little one goes to stay with her big sister for a few days
     
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    There certainly is something about being outside in the elements
     
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    I`m a and 1 1/2 hours away from Pete`s Farm but go up there at least twice a month, normally on a Saturday morning.
    It`s a fantastic place to go and put your air rifle through its paces indoors :up:
     
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    I am often there on a Saturday, missed last week though, prob going in the morning, I am an early starter often there by 6:30 done by 10:30
     
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    hi you mention a 40m range in doors is there anything longer say 50-60m? I'm not fac but shoot my wildcat out to 55m at range I go to.

    I'm in Reading so tempted.
     
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    There is 35 indoor and 50 yds indoor, I think outdoor is 60yds but not certain, I am sure someone will clarify
     
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    The smaller indoor range goes to 55 yards whilst the outdoor range is to 60 yards, and is set up with knock down targets, spinners and bells.
     
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    I generally get there around 0730 and then let late morning (on Saturdays) - only went today as I had the day off. Always try the smaller/longe range first as it's generally quieter and nearer the outdoor ranges.

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