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petes farm

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tom_mitchell, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. tom_mitchell

    tom_mitchell Well-Known Member

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    so im fairly new here I put up a newbie thread a few months ago hoping to get into the sport.. after a few issues with health etc im now back to my best and ready to get out there. ive joined up with basc and am now looking at going to petes (will look like a complete fool as ill have my old Chinese air rifle from many years ago..I want to make sure I still enjoy it before I invest)

    so ive called pete today and got no answer so have left him a voice mail.. does anyone know if hes good at replying or should I give him another call in a few hours?

    plus has anyone got any advice on taking the sport back up? im using something called a kl-3b fast deer its got a silly big scope on it but I couldn't find any iron sights to fit...

    any advice much appreciated and I hope to meet some people down there aswell...

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. jolo-bolo

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    He is good at replying but it is a working farm so he is busy. As long as it shoots people don't worry about your rifle depending on wether it is safe and legal or not.
     
  3. Clubshot

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    Tom, If Free on a Saturday - pop along to Lea Valley - in Hertford

    www.lvagc.com

    Well over a 100 Shooters on the Ranges Most saturday's - shooting SMK's to Daystates

    Range / Green Fee £5.00 -Covered by Club insurance

    Club has in House caters -

    First Visit you do need to bring ID - picture Driving License etc - after tour you can go and Shoot

    Open Offer -

    This Saturday if HFT Rifle - for Competition types -

    BOB/R
     
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    Hey tom, I'm local and haven't been meaning to go for a long time. Let me know if you want a tag along?
     
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    No one will care what you shoot, just go and enjoy! Pete is a top bloke and usually replies pretty quick but as said by others, is working the farm too.
     
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    Like everyone else Pete's farm is a great day out, just take a lot of pellets!
     
  7. tom_mitchell

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    thanks for all the replies guys. I got through to someone called Richard in the end. im going down there tomorrow for my induction shall be arriving around 9.30 if anyone wants to say hi to a newbie your more than welcome :)
     
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    Take some paper targets with you and a few quid for the heater and drinks etc.

    Most of all enjoy

    I would love to come down but I'm working tomorrow, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
     
  9. Tim_B

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    I'm thinking of going down on Friday morning...as said, take lots of pellets and a good coat - its freezing in the shed :) Usually good banter and very helpful people.

    Cheers
    Tim
     
  10. tom_mitchell

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    went down there this morning and had a great time!! thanks to everyone who was down there you all gave me fantastic advice and thanks for letting me play with your pcps...

    so what ive discovered is my scope is awful.. (it fell off just after getting it zero'd) wont be buying from ebay again. and I need a decent rifle because firing a nearly 20 year old springer just isn't as fun!

    so heres the next step guys everyone needs to start recommending... I don't think my wife will let me spend the money on a pcp so anyone got any good recommendations on anything else.. im thinking rifle up to £200 and scope up to 60-70 I guess? or a combo for 300?

    any help much appreciated...
     
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    If you search on Guntrader, there is a dealer in Chelmsford who has a .177 HW99s, inculding scope silencer and sling for £199. The main thing to watch out for on older 99's is that the cocking arm can rub on the underneath of the cylinder.
     
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    BTW, how busy was it down there today ? I have only ever been at the weekend, but am planning a week day visit soon.
     
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    tom_mitchell Well-Known Member

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    Not going into the guns (but you could get something much better second hand for you budget ;) ), but you might want to do a quick search on the forums for pellpax. There has been some trouble in the past.

    Simon
     
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    I would go for a HW99s over those, even with the cocking link issue (which can be dealt with). They are a very well respected gun for the money.
     
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    Brilliant seems like sound advice.. :) I shall look into this dealer in chelmsford :) thankyou leaky and everyone else!! Look forward to meeting some of you at petes :)
     
  17. Tim_B

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    I would second the 99s for 200 quid - you won't find much better for the price new. If you want something pcp wise and second hand you could pick up something like a Air Arms S200 with scope for around 270 to 300 then squeeze the price of a pump in at about 70 to 90 quid (second hand). An easy way into the pcp world and they are very good guns.

    I am there tomorrow morning and can bring both down if you want to have a go - I also have a BSA ultra which is another good, cheap, accurate offering from BSA.

    cheers
    Tim
     
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    Glad you had a good day. Sorry could not join you work. Have a week off in a month
     
  19. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    the airgun centre well worth a look mate,thats in Rayleigh in Essex http://www.theairguncentre.com/
     
  20. tom_mitchell

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    Well this afternoon I managed to pic up a hawke sport hd 3-9 x 40 with mounts for 45 quid which I thought was pretty good so will be back down there soon with my s****y springer (its new name) wont be untill either an evening or a morning next week now though as I have to work alot :-( but thanks for the offer tim!!!
     

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