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Shooting buddy West Midlands

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Stoeger snipe, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Stoeger snipe

    Stoeger snipe Member

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    Hi this is my first post my name is Lewis been interested in air guns for many years and decided the time is right to get involved.

    I'm New to the sport and bought myself 2 stoegers last week first an x5 then a x20 suppressed looking for someone with experience to give advice and teach me the ways.
     
  2. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    Hi and welcome!!
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    if I was you mate ask advice by all means , but get yourself some land , go to vista print and get some cards made , hand them out , I have met people I would go out with and people I wouldn't . and the wouldn't ones are more than the woulds lol

    most people want to yabber and chat and chat and chat ... you will not see a bloody thing ... best to read , you tube , ask questions here and get out and do it , you learn by mistakes fella .

    welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum and enjoy.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome where do I start with getting some land to shoot on ?
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I would suggest knocking on the doors of your local land owners ;)
     
  7. Stoeger snipe

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    And say what where is best for insurance and how much is it ?
     
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    introduce yourself , this is the trickiest bit , on if he says yup I have some pests for you to shoot or sets the dogs on you lol

    personally I use to send the wife down to knock on the door in case the dogs were there , she use to moan and grumble but I said if I get bit of a dog the mortgage doesn't get paid :D
    plus shes insured :p
     
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    Look in the stickies at the top of the hunting section, They will answer most of your questions.
     
  10. r10hunter

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    I would join a local club and shoot hft for six months. Someone on here will know of one local to you.
    Read this forum and surf the net learning all you can about the sport. Ask questions, use the search button ect.

    Don't go looking for land until you know what you are on about.
    You stand a chance of putting farmers off of you who would have given you permission in six months time. When you will understand more about the sport. Because they know everything there is too know and will soon know if you are a little green.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    theres a lot of different advice already , but why join hft ? they didn't have hft when I started a million years ago ......................

    it might not do you harm joining a club , but it might well bore you to tears , shooting paper and pieces of metal , I do it one in a while just for zero but it bores the pants of me
     
  12. Stoeger snipe

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    What on earth is hft ?
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    google it or you tube it.

    hunter field target . = hft
     
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    Because he could make himself look a plonker coming from shooting in a back garden and then trying to hunt. I think it better to shoot hft first (simulated hunting on metal targets)
    Once you can hit what you are aiming at start to hunt.
    Cheers Andy
     
  15. Pidlar

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    Its a target sport for air rifles.
    Andy has a fair point.The quest for land to shoot on is harder than it was a few years back.Dependant on your location,it may be hard to find hunting permission that isnt already taken by air rifle shooters,falconers ferreters and also people willing to pay up front for vermin rights.There are also many farms giving up producing and opening up equestrian related activities to make ends meet.Many of whom are weary of any shooting related pest control.
    Joining a club may open a few more doors.
    Regards,Stu

    Edit : And also the very valid point he has made above
     
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    I'm joining my local club Tuesday booked in for induction
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    that's good enough bud . most at clubs know what there on about . you don't need a specialised hft club . just practise and practise and get use to your rifle of choice . you will realise very soon the rifles you bought .may not be the rifles you really want :D as people at the club will let you have a shot of there rifles if your nice and polite . and that will spin your head even more lol . [that's the down side in clubs ] it shows you the rifles whats out there . something else for the wish list .
     

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