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Yorkshire guy in Florida

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Suwannee, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Suwannee

    Suwannee Well-Known Member

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    So after living out here for the last 10 years & having access to any fire arm i want, I have come full circle in that I am back to air rifles. This is because of the shortage of 22lr ammo. I live on 5 acres only a couple of miles from the Suwannee river & have many hickory trees on the property which in turn atrack"s lots of squirrels, which in turn atrackt's me lol. I bought a crosman optimus for $100 & only had 5 days before the barrel wouldn't break & so sent it back but I was very impressed by the accuracy & power after being only used to the uk 12ftp rifles, this thing killed me 5 squirrels in the short time I had it & one was out to 51 yds. So I just received a Benjamin Marauder .22 & wanted my old dive tank pressure tested, well I new of a guy on the way down to the Suwannee boat ramp had a sign outside his house saying tanks filled, so off I went to see if he tested them, said he sends them off for testing, so I handed over the tank & went into his building so he could write down my number, thats when i so all the dive gear he had, I asked him if he still dove & he said yes, mainly in the Suwannee, looking for artifacts from when the indians lived around here & for fossils. Then he starts to show me some of the fossils he's found, mammouths tooth, saber tooth tigger teeth ect, I was blown away when he asked if any time I wanted to go diving in the river, he would take me. What about the aligators I said, na they don't bother you, what about the viss I said, it clears up on the bottom, its just like being in the one of the springs, wow. All this because of Air rifles lol. Told him the only time I had swam in the Suwannee, was to rescue a woman that had been thrown off the front of her husbands boat & then ran over with the prop & was face down in the water with no life jacket, this after he hit the support of the bridge at 40mph, they both survived after sustaining broken pelvis & inturnal injuries & I never heard from them again. So can't wait for my bottle to come back & I can get to use the marauder on these squirrels, they eat the wiring on the truck!
     
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    I keep getting rats pi$$ing in the aircon of my van, lovely when it heats up! :rolleyes:

    Your chewed wiring wins the annoyance factor though! :up:
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    My nephew is in West Jupiter, he has a Marauder as well as an Airforce Talon!
     
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    Nice to hear from across the pond it seems even in America these modern air weapons have come of age.

    I know only 15yrs ago when my grandparents lived in the deep south louisiana if you mentioned airguns it seemed they thought of them as toys, but now it seems many are swapping their .22 lr's for something precharged, as the great squirrel squirrel hunting over there would still come with risks as we know how far a .22 lr round can go when you shoot it upwards.:eek:

    I have always fancied the idea trying a big bore Rapid on those swamp rats, that would be pretty cool.

    What part of Yorkshire do you originate from?
     
  5. Suwannee

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    Hi Engraver, I hale from Barnsley same as you I see, lundwood to be more precise but originate from Worsbough dale.. It all started with my wife coming home & telling me about a friend of hers at work had bought her two sons air rifles for christmas, normally it would be 22lr. So I started to look at air rifles on the net & never new they were so powerful over here, I only bough me a cheap crosman & this thing was going thru tin cans at 40yds & very accurate, so I was hooked, went thru a thousand pellets that first day lol.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, I used to work in Worsbrough myself many moons ago!

    John
     
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    Welcome along
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:nice intro
     
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    Hi mate and welcome to the forum.
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Many thanks to ya'lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    Welcome along mate
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    ello , ehh up,...and welcome to the forum from a fellow yorkie :up:
     
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    Hello and welcome even tho you have gotten out of the prison camp of Yorkshire I will be pleasant to you as you at leaset had the intelligence to leave. Good to hear from you I'm on a forum over there and it has some good info on the Marauder on tune ups and trigger mods Charlie da tuna is on the same forum. Welcome again
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    only joking Yorkshire is ok (sort of):kiss:
     
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    Got to say mate Lundwood to California isn't a bad move:D:up:
     
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    :confused: has he moved again already , blimey he sure gets about .................... :coffee:
     

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