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Plinking Section

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ramsay, Apr 24, 2020.

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Does Plinking deserve it's own section?

  1. Yes..good ideer

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  2. No..

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  3. Maybe...

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    9.3%
  1. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    I guess many of us have found or refound the joys of plinking, due to lock-down!
    A while back I asked if a section devoted to plinking, homemade targets and backyard ranges was possible... at that time the answer was no..:(
    I just noticed that the Hunting Section is closed for new threads due to lockdown...
    Maybe a request for a plinking section would be reconsidered in a better light under the current situation..
    :thumb:
     
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    There is a Target section mate I just post plinking stuff in there really.
     
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    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    target4.jpg

    I know...but like it says..HFT,FT and long range..(which I also enjoy)
    But I'm thinking... Spinners, smoking targets...exploding, firebirds.. chalk dust ect.. homemade backstops, barkyard range fun..
    The kind place where 5 yard shots at beer cans with a GAT gun, just for fun...doesn't irritate the HFT and serious target shooters..;)
     
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  5. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    I’ve been doing a bit during the lock down with the 30s, great way to loose an hour.
     
  6. Herbie87

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    I'm quite happy reading the odd plinking threads in "anything airgun related". If there was a plinking section I'd probably miss out on it as I don't venture into the target section either :(
     
  7. Claypole

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    I don’t think it would warrant a sub forum on it own.
     
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  8. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Only 1 hour..?
     
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    Good idea but I think it's fine in 'Anything airgun related'
     
  10. mikeyhall1

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    Sadly so mate, the limited range I have isn’t challenging enough so started to become a bit boring. Plus got a 8 month old German Shepherd who owns the garden :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    That might be the case...
    I'm only guessing but It might be the case that far more people would interested in Plinking, backyard range stuff ect than Night vision...which although very interesting is limited to the wealthy members.. last time i looked a NV set up was more than a decent spring and scope set up..
    NV.jpg
     
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    Anyway @TinCan Tony would take over and no one would get a look in :D.
     
  13. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    I can see new members joining every day... AGF has more than 40,000 members and millions of messages.. It's getting harder to navigate and a few extra sign posts(sections ) wouldn't hurt..
    I even missed Tin Can Tonys last few videos.. they just got swallowed up in the flood of new threads..
     
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  14. Ramsay

    Ramsay .... gone Plinking

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    Sir TC deserves a forum for himself...together with your spinners of course... but I'll settle for a section for now..:thumb:
     
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  15. Ramsay

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    For the No Voters.... you can change your vote to maybe now... :thumb:
    I know plinking isn't for everyone...but its about the only shooting, most of us can do at during lockdown... and unfortunately lockdowns are maybe something we have to get used to in the future...I hope not..but it is possible
     
  16. Officer Barbrady

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    It’s a nice idea @Ramsay but I don’t know how much extra effort would be placed upon the already stretched moderators to sort out another section and move over all the current posts?
    I’m guessing quite a bit?


    I understand your frustration with posts disappearing under all the other stuff , some of which is pure drivel but ultimately the Anything Airgun section is where Plinking stuff lives.

    Nice to see your passion for the topic though :thumb:
     
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  17. berbers

    berbers Posting Addict

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    Plinking is the way most folk get started and sadly posts get lost on the main board.

    I dont see what harm it would do to have a sub section, or even link it to a "new to air gunning" sub.
     
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  18. Ramsay

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    Good point... but I don't think old posts need be moved over.. I'm sure members with interest would re-post or link to the original..
    I know the mods are stretched... and with an increasing number of members they might even have to deputize a few responsible members to keep an eye out to help them!! I'll keep an eye Plinking if it helps!! :cool:
     
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  19. Claypole

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    Sorry, I’m not ready to change to ‘Maybe’.

    if you look through the Airgun and Target forums, there’s not a lot of threads that could be be posted in a Plinking forum.

    I have nothing personal against a plinking forum, I just don’t think it would see a lot of traffic, and people would just post plinking stuff in the main forum in case it got missed.
     
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    Being fairly new I think I should start exploring this forum a bit more..I seem to be missing out on a fair amount of content :thumb:
     
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