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Stupid Newbie From Stratford Upon Avon

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by brouwpa, Jun 30, 2020.

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    I joined the forum a few weeks ago, but this is the first time I have scrolled down this far to find the intro page! I am new to air guns apart from plinking in a mates garden. I have a minor vermin problem in the garden and decided that this is the solution, I bought a cheap beaten up BSA Superstar which shoots ok but I have taken it to Sandwell to be serviced. I have also acquired an Air Arms s410 to tackle the vermin and may get it tuned when the BSA comes back.Does anyone have recommendations for nearby clubs where I might develop some skills?
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    Hi Paul and welcome. Your idea of going to a club is great because you will be able to pick the brains of other shooters. Sadly, it's probable that some will simply tell you that you should have bought a rifle like theirs but hopefully not. Indoor clubs are great environments to learn in as they take out the variable of wind; you can sort that out later. The most important thing you have to sort out is a make//weight/head size of the pellets which gives accurate and CONSISTANT results in YOUR rifle. This is only done with investment in money and time but you can buy small sample amounts from many sources.
    The Superstar will only shoot well if you learn how to hold it properly so research The Artillery Hold, springers don't like to be gripped too much. The AA s410 is a delight and will quickly become your 'go'to' I suspect. Are you pumping it or using an air tank? If pumping, don't let the pressure drop too much or it will be a b**tard to refill.
    Practice, the right ammo and consistency in how you hold the rifle will all pay dividends in time.

    PS What is your 'vermin'?
     
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    welcome to the forum, enjoy whats on offer. the nearest club too you is wedgnock rifle club in warwick. little futher away is the greyhound in coventry. have fun.
     
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    Rats! Both neighbours keep chickens and they use the top of our garden like a motorway. I can catch the young ones in traps, but the big b*****s (and I have seen them) are too clever!!! I dont want to try shooting them until I know I can do it properly!! By the way I have a tank
     

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