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Offline mikey3175

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Hiya All....
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:19:36 AM »
Morning and Helllooooooo!

I am Mike 41 from Sunny Manchester,i have four boys and a wonderful wife.

I have always loved the out-doors and the countryside,As a kid i would spend hours in the woods and on the local farms,learning everything about what mother nature has to offer.

I love my fishing,As a youngster catching stickle back in the streams to night fishing with my mates ,up all night making fires and catching bream and small carp...

My fishing now involves chasing monster carp around the Cheshire meres and lakes.going in pursuit off them for upto a week at a time(The missus thinks im bonkers).

But in all honesty just being there is what draws me away every time.Mother nature is the most awesome lady i know,and the suprises and wonderment she provides everytime always leaves me with a smile on my face,from a mother hare feeding her leverates,to a pack off young weasels playing feet away form my Bivvy.i have seen so many wonderful and sometimes savage things whilst out either fishing or with my gun in hand.

Talking off guns i have always loved air-rifles.when i was 15 my dad got me a cheap chinese import.i used to spend hours upon hours plinking with that thing!

5yrs ago i decided i wanted a really good pcp and bought myself a second hand  Webley fx2000 in .22. I adore this gun and upto 40yrds i can put a group off eight pellets inside a five pence.

I only shoot what i eat,mainly rabbit and wood pigeon,i have only shot one squirrel,I didnt like the taste......

Unfortunatley i have a leak at the moment and i am taking the plunge to do this myself,hours on youtube and other airgun forums ,hopefully i will post good news and tell everyone im the greatest airgun tuner since sliced bread ::)...

Well thats it for now guys n Gals,I am looking forward too many an hour reading on this forum and interacting with you guys.

Best Regards Mikey.




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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 10:41:08 AM »
Welcome aboard Mikey. You,re right, lovely rifles FX2000,s. One little tip if you intend to re-seal it yourself. Try to get hold of an internal de-burrer to remove the sharp edges on the inside of the holes in the cylinder. Otherwise you run the risk of nicking the o rings when inserting the valve bodies. And use silicon grease on the o rings and insert the valves very slowly. I,ve now serviced upwards of twenty of these rifles and havent had one back yet . Wish i could find one in 177. Now wait for the flack  ;D

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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 10:55:19 AM »
Hiya baggawind.Thanks for the info....

Its uncanny you should be the first to say hello,As im reading all your blogs on the hunting section.Man you slay those rats buddy.lol...

As for the fx2000.Yeah im looking forward to servicing it myself,I have watched plenty on youtube and read thousands off words..my only worry is,i have a rob lane regulator and worried about taking it out and putting back.

Mikey.


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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 05:42:42 PM »
Welcome aboard mikey that's one great introduction there. And nice to see someone from my neck of the woods joining  ;)
Have your first kama point on me for the intro and being a manly 22 shooter.
Atvb dave  ;D
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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 09:57:56 PM »
Hi Mike,welcome to the Planet.
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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 03:31:36 PM »
Howdy mikey, and a very warm welcome to The Planet. ;)

That's a fantastic intro you've done, so I think you deserve some applaud points for your efforts, and looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Nice choice of PCP! I love FX2000's......if I had to get rid of all my airguns except for one, then I'd be more than happy for it to be one of those!

Great to hear it's in .22......is it a carbine or full length model?

atvb, Gareth.

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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 07:02:41 PM »
Thanks for such a warm welcome all...

Hiya gareth..my fx is a carbine.she being a git at the mo....

Had her apart three times today and she still leaking at the barrel..

Have changed o-rings and still no joy.Scratches head!!!!

Mikey..

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Re: Hiya All....
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 06:54:19 AM »
Welcome from the (now) second newest guy here!