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Relum Tornado???

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ichabod Armacost, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Ichabod Armacost

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    Ok here's the thing, back in the day when I were a spotty yoof, I had a Relum Tornado, back then I really liked it, now I have seen a very nice one for sale, and I am tempted almost beyond reasonable sanity to buy the thing..............

    Can somebody present a reasoned and rational persuasion as to why i shouldn't do it?

    Comments like "they are crap" just wont cut it. Also, comments beginning with "Anybody that knows anything about air rifles", wont cut it either!:D

    Have a lovely Monday Y'all.
     
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    I had one and the stock and bluing was not in the best shape but shot surprisingly nice for what they are I don't know too much about them but if it's in good nick then I would go for it I think there quite hard to find a nice one IMO

    Atb ste

    And for the Monday morning well work at 2 :-( so not a bad morning lol
     
  3. oliver13

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    They are actually quite popular because as you said a lot of people had them in their youth, probably because you could get on from your mothers catalogue for about 35p a week. If you do them up & tune them properly I believe they can be OK.
    I'd get it if you think it's at a decent price for the object, but if you think it's a bit overpriced they aren't uncommon & there'll be another one along soon.


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  4. NorfolkDave

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    They are crap, anybody that knows anything about air rifles, knows that.

    Do ya see what I did there?

    Dave
     
  5. Ichabod Armacost

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    You is only saying that because a webbed footed swamp rat from Norfolk don't know any different! The quicker it all slides into the sea the better!:nana::laff:

    Chee-Oh boy.
     
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    Why are you tempted to buy it??????.................go ahead and JUST BUY IT
     
  7. Ichabod Armacost

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    I think because maybe nostalgia isn't the best mindset for buying an air rifle? I just wondered what some of you chaps might think of the Relum? On the other hand, maybe I should just buy it and b****r what anybody else thinks?:)
     
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    Providing they not asking silly money buy it ,why not, it may bring back memories of your callow, misspent youth! If it's cheap it could be fun to have a tinker with and see how well it shoots.Mind you some members on here may be horrified that you could even contemplate such an idea :eek::D
     
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    How bad can it be, a tenner doesn't get you long in the pub anyway.

    Dave (The Norfolk Swamp Rat)
     
  10. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well I suppose that is part of the problem, they want 110 quid for it, it's very nice mind, looks almost new, I can't make up me mind if I would be being ripped off at that price? I suppose really you can't buy a cheap chinese rifle for much less than that........... So as a tinkerer and plinker it might not be bad.
     
  11. Ichabod Armacost

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    I wish it was just a tenner Dave, I would buy every one going at that price!:D...............Sorry about the swamp rat thing, I gets carried away sometimes!
     
  12. timmytree

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    Relum Tornado eh?
    Think of it another way, it's a bit like your gentlemans vegetables, in your "yoof" they worked ok and you now have fond memories of how good they were. The reality now is they don't work so well and are best left as an ornament because it doesn't matter what hold you try neither will shoot straight or give you much fun.

    Kind regards.
    Timmy, the Somerset Swamp Rat. (I wasn't flooded, I just wet myself.)
     
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    Your not in the relum of middle earth now Gandalf.

    Check out Protek supplies web site, you may well see something that is worth buying and will keep its value. ; )
     
  14. Ichabod Armacost

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    Sheer comedic genius! A lot closer to home than you might imagine!:laff:
     
  15. Ichabod Armacost

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    I have had a look at their website, they do have some interesting stuff, but maybe I am just being a daft old fart, perhaps I should be looking more at these new fangled phutty things??? Did I just say that??:eek:
     
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    As I know myself (An ex Barnstaple resident too!)
    Memories are wonderful but best left as memories. Embrace the phut guns but don't neglect the springers, use both.
    Now a cautionary tale, should the current Mrs Armacost ever say to you during horizontal exercise, "You're taking a long time dear?" you must never, ever reply as I did to the current Mrs Tree, "Well I can't think of anyone!!"
    Coitus interruptus was instant, replays now happen only when a Bank holiday falls on a Thursday.
    Oh well, it was a messy occupation anyway somewhat akin to wrestling a pig in a bramble patch.
    Kindest Regards
    Tim.
     
  17. Ichabod Armacost

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    For goodness sake man, I just spluttered me coffee all down me jumper!:claping::roflmao:
     
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    It might be worth it purely for the nostalgia value.

    I get a lot of pleasure from riding a 1947 Ariel motorcycle, it does nothing a better than a modern chinese made 125 can do but would never swap it for ( or buy a chinese 125 ) for that matter.

    The advert page is really interesting though, I had a used Relum underlever as my first air rifle, I had not realised just how "budget" it was.
     
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    i had one in my youth when i couldnt afford anything else before airsporters and wineracks.as a hunting gun i would have had more success holding the barrel and clubbing them to death.there as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.save your money
     
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    The swamp donkey, I love them ,got plenty of faults but that's half the fun in making them much better. Love the mk1 of which I have but wouldn't mind the super tawnado . Buy it should be cheap ish.
    Sure I read the wood came from glider planes used in ww2. But prob b s .
     

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