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Show Us Your Target Rifles.

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by jaisalmere, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Addicted to placebos

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    A lot can be learned, I find , just from looking at guns and the way they are set up, so this is not a “look what i’ve got “ thread, please tell us a little about why you like these guns, sights, butt and other adjustments, also any other information you think is relevant.


    PS. Yes I have a target rifle obsession and I like to look at other people’s kit.
     
  2. Brimfire

    Brimfire Engaging Member

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    My modded HW30S.
    HW30 R2.jpg HW30 R3.jpg

    I wanted something to dip my toes into the 10m Paper/Bell Target pool but couldn't find any s/h guns locally so, after some internet research, I got one of these and started making it fit better than standard.

    The buttpad makes it shoulder better and more consistently, the unorthodox hamster helps with support and the front and back sight raisers add some comfort and mean I don't have to crane my neck so much. This diopter sight (since replaced because it developed some slop) has a blinder fitted to allow me to keep both eyes open without strain.

    The internals have had a fairly standard bit of tuning/fettling with the piston buttoned and sleeved, a TBT tophat and guide fitted along with a shortened spring. Since the picture was taken, it's had the safety catch removed and has grown a Match Style trigger blade from our old friend Rincewind 666 but the less said about that POS the better.

    Very much Form Follows Function and done with the minimum of tools as I like to do what I can with what I've got.

    Part of the attraction is the light weight - this rifle can be shot standing for ages without the fatigue of a full-on heavyweight rifle. That said, I'm thinking of adding some weight to it to further reduce the felt recoil even though it's already quite smooth and civilised.

    Not pretty but it works.
     
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    I also have a thing for recoilles match air guns - air rifles and air pistols. I like them to be self contained so much prefer recoilless springers and SSP. I currently have 5 recoilless match air rifles:
    FWB 300s - A superb gun, nothing much more I need to say about this.

    3x original / Diana Giss springers: 65, 66 and 75U. The 65 and 66 have the same action but different stocks, the 65 is more rounded and sporter like, the 66 is a more angular match stock. The 75U is a sidelever with a universal stock. All the Giss guns are fantastic to shoot, no movement when you pull the trigger.

    Last up is a Walther LGM2 SSP. This is a relatively modern SSP match gun, great ergonomics, easy to load and a quicker lock time than the springers.

    I tend to use the Walther for competitions as the quicker lock time makes it a little easier to shoot, the springers are all great to shoot though and all are more accurate than I am.

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    machine a newun Engaging Member

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    Yes, I too have an obsession but it is with ladies, I love to look at other peoples kit too.
     
  5. robs5230

    robs5230 Oversprung

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    Thats a lovely collection.
    I have a bit of a thing for 10m rifles.
    I'm on my second with a 300su. It won't be the last.
     
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    Pietro Beretta Posting Addict

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    May I ask, what particular attributes make a rifle a target rifle?

    Single shot loading?

    Aperture sights?
     
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  7. Blue BSA

    Blue BSA Big Poster

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    That Walther LGM2 is lovely.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes I was lucky with that. I wasn’t looking for one specifically, just after an SSP match air rifle. I’ve never seen another for sale.
     
  9. DrGunn

    DrGunn Busy Member

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    10m Mach air rifles are designed specifically to be as accurate as possible at 10m and meet the ISSF rules. They must be shot off hand and without any optical magnification (no scopes). They are pretty much all recoilless, have very light and precise triggers, are single shot and have diopter sights.
     
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  10. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Addicted to placebos

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    Here’s a few, from back to front,

    with the scope ,FWB 300s I found this one living in a garage in a bit of a state, covered in drips of white gloss and very rusty, @Paul Chell did the blacking I did the stock ( many thanks to @Blackmax )and the rebuild, not quite finished but getting there.

    Anschütz 2001 superair, SSP, this came from Romania, originally, looking at this one really cheers me up, especially in the sunshine.

    Anschütz LG 380, I was in the right place at the right time and was very lucky to get this one, again Paul did the metalwork, I rebuilt the gun and the stock was left alone, shooting this is a joy, not that the others aren’t, this one is ,to me, is a bit special.

    In the foreground a Walther LGV ,SSP, the latest acquisition (many thanks to @Mike Watkins ) fabulous thing to shoot and to look at, falling in love with this. D63172D2-4692-448F-8DBA-27655A917777.jpeg 45641688-480B-47B1-853B-3597B77A6C6E.jpeg
     
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    Nice collection! I was eyeing up that Walther LGV, if it wasn’t for the fact I’m running out of space I would probably have brought it.
     
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    Blue BSA Big Poster

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    It just looks ace. Again its the stock for me. I am not sure what today's air rifle makers think the market wants.........

    And yes there are none for sale anywhere on the web. I shall keep a look out.
     
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    895086d3-fda7-46c5-977c-2acfcd518635.jpg SMK Biathlon AKA Marksman 1790 break barrel. The trigger is truly awful but it's surprisingly accurate and great fun to shoot
     
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    jaisalmere Addicted to placebos

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    Sure did. Stripped down with wax remover and wire wool and a few, or rather multiple, coats of Danish oil.
     
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    Magnum Farce Man's gotta know his limitations

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    It’s mainly target rifles have to be really really heavy so they don’t blow away.
     
  18. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Addicted to placebos

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    Yup, They did this just to be obtuse with the pcp boys, the wood that you see is just a veneer over the granite.
     
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    A guy at the club got gifted one of these quirky little things as the owner didn't want to apply for an AWL. Took a while to work out how it operated but, as you say, it turned out to be surprisingly accurate - much better than its plastic construction would lead you to believe.

    And great fun to shoot.
     
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    What a great collection of guns, and there’s more! Glad the LGR is up to the mark, as you say it is nice to shoot. :thumb:
     
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