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When I was a lad.....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Nicksi, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Nicksi

    Nicksi Engaging Member

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    James post on what age to get your kids started got me thinking about my younger days with an air rifle. Some of them none too clever

    I was never dangerous to other people though having basic gun safety drummed into me from age five.

    One I'm prepared to admit to is shooting a golf ball at 5 yds and being surprised the pellet rebounded into my face!! No harm done apart from the ego luckily but I could have easily lost an eye....

    Anyone else got any howlers they'd fess up to?
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    yes got shot in the thigh at point blank range with a .22 meteor
    did not hurt untill i got to hospital , had an operation to get it removed
    would put a picture on the forum of the scar, but its a too close to the python;)
     
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    My brother used to shoot blackbirds when he was a kid. He cringes at the thought now and feeds them in the garden everyday. I bet lots of you shot things when you were younger that you wouldn't shoot now in a million years. Mind you he used to wait till I was sitting in the garden under a tree and then shoot the tree to scare me as well :rolleyes:
     
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    oooh Rockabilly, I'm sick at the thought - that could have ruined a perfectly good career, mind if it had've hit the python you could have got an awesome piercing for it:D:D:D
     
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    This will sound really dangerous, but I once pointed a loaded air rifle at someone (without knowing it was loaded) - I was messing around, luckily it didn't go off :eek: that's a bad thought.

    I once shot a snail at point blank, it was making its way up a tree. I was somehow shocked when it came back all over me :confused:

    I must stress that I've grown up a whole lot with airguns since I did these kinds of things, I wouldn't dream of it now :up: I trust people on here not to take me the wrong way.
     
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    no we wont take it the wrong way cog, it was 2 months ago , all is forgot;):Dten
     
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    It was about a year ago, which is almost as bad :confused:
     
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    Rockabilly shot the last Dodo when he was a kid,way back in 1831 ;)
     
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    That makes him ... 177 years old ... my ., still so young :eek:
     
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    Yes he just looks haggard,in a nice kind of way.He has led a hard life :eek:
     
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    There's nothing wrong with a weathered face, just adds character :up: it's time to leave the house again :D
     
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    i managed to almost knock my older brother out when we were sat outside with his old breakbarrel and i had cocked it and not loaded a pellet it and the barrel was still broke and i accidentally pulled the very delicate trigger which swung the barrel up and in the process cracked my brother on the side of his head he went down like a bag of spuds and then proceeded to give me a royal ass kicking!!!!


    Needless to say i never did it again.......
     
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    rockabilly had a close miss but i no someone who left is 22 light hunter loaded on top of is gun bag .one of is mates comes along picks up the loaded gun and while he was shaking of the dribbles the plonker points and pulls the trigger straight through is police mans cap this aint a porky its the truth allways treat a gun as if its loaded
     
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    Too right, that's the #1 rule :up:
     
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    I once got hit in the head with the barrel of a Webley tempest, i had cocked the gun leaving the barrel open while oiling the gun, i then looked closely by the barrel lock mechanism and pulled the trigger.
    Ouch that hurt i said. :D
     
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    Very clever :p

    I've yet to injure myself on an airgun :up:
     
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    Or with one even :D
     
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    what have you been doing on an airgun to injure youself cog:confused:

    you"ve got to be careful those barrels are quite long:D
     
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    Umm ... you know what I meant, bad wording :eek:
     
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    I was just walking, bk from a nights shooting rats, with original mod 50, no shoulder bag...didn't need them then, on of me mates, shouted me from his back door, so l walked over, and said what up...he said gis a goo, with ya gun....so l loaded it, gave it to him...he promptly ran up stairs, me following close behind, before l could stop him, he shot a blue light, off a panda:eek:...l don't lend out guns to anyone
     

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