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when did you go telescopic

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by topcat, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. topcat

    topcat Posting Addict

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    how long ago did you start using telescopic sights on your air rifle it was about 30 years ago for myself till then just used open sights
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    cor topcat, 40 years was a long time to use open sights!:eek:
     
  3. sharpshooterpete

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    i used open sights for around a week on my first air rifle, then i got a scope.

    i must say, i do find using open sights alot more fun.
     
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    I had one on my Relum Tornado...a silly little thing if I remember right..in about 1963.
     
  5. a1gunner

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    i bougt a scope along with all my rifles but i take them off my BSA metior from time to time

    ever tried hunting with open sites? i have only managed a collared dove.

    20yd chest shot. .177 too so i guess i got my first kill with a .177 so i guess i owe it some credit
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    In my teens
     
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    About 6 months ago, however a good shooter should avail himself to be proficient with either IMO. That's why there will be no rifle in my possession unless it is fitted with open sights as standard.
     
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    My dad and brother were the people who introduced me to airguns and my Dad was adamant that unless you could group 5 shots in an old 50p at 20 yards with open sites you were not allowed out of the garden with the gun and allowed to start using scopes. I am using the same principles with my lad.
    In answer to the quetsion i was shooting for about 6months in the garden with open sites before using a scope and that was 18yrs ago!
     
  9. steve410

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    I can still remember being given some money for my 16th birthday and buying my first set of scopes.I cant recall the make now though.:cool:
     
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  12. simply james

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    about 1966 or 1967,on a relum tornado.
     
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    help..

    i need a scope for a relam tornado does any one know whare i can find one ?
     

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