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Offline Steviewhitt

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So my journey begins
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:40:48 AM »
Good Morning,

Well hopefully today I will get my air rifle. From then on it will be a steady learning curve to where I want to go.

I'm pretty happy now, after just passing my NSRA course, that I can not only improve my shooting but will be able to help him.

The course is designed (I'm not trying to sell this course or have anything to do with the NSRA) so that young people can enjoy and learn to shoot air rifles is a safe environment and progress .

The culmination of the course was sighting in air rifles supported , then shooting standing unsupported.  I'm pretty chuffed with my score card. Its shot at 10 metres using open sights.





I'm hoping once I'm used to my new rifle, which will be scoped, I can tighten the grouping up and achieve similar out to 35 - 40 yards.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 09:57:12 AM »
Good going, Steve.

What sort of rifle did you use for those targets? .22? PCP?

And what sort of rifle are you getting for yourself?

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 10:09:35 AM »
Thanks mate,

No they were some sort of camo .177 springer, as its a target shooting course.

I'm getting a .22 weirhauch HW95.

So I expect to have to get used to how the rifle fires before I star to make progress with it.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 10:35:43 AM »
Good on you mate  ;D you won't be disappointed in your choice of rifle either and being .22 you can have your first applaud point on me  ;)
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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 10:37:54 AM »
Why thank you, kind sir.

I hope to, not let the .22 brotherhood down.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 11:01:21 AM »
Good to know you're going down the .22 route.

Let us know how you get on once your own pride and joy arrives.

Will you be range shooting, plinking in the back garden or yomping through the countryside?

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2017, 01:37:00 PM »
To start with, much the same as you.

Going to the range and  practicing until I'm confident , I can humanely hit vermin without causing suffering.

Then off to talk to my cousin,  and a few farmer friends I have. With a bit of luck and a fair wind , I will get a permission or two.

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2017, 03:25:19 PM »
Roll on and good luck with your permission mate  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 03:55:15 PM »
I'll add my welcome and good luck as well. As a relative newcomer to Planet Airgun myself, I can tell you that you will not meet a more helpful and knowledgeable bunch.

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Re: So my journey begins
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 04:34:33 PM »
being .22 you can have your first applaud point on me

And your second one on me. ;)

I hope to, not let the .22 brotherhood down.

And your third!

Good to know you're going down the .22 route.

Oh o'right o'right, you can have one too! ::)



That's tidy shooting Steve, I'm pleased to hear you're enjoying it, and many thanks for taking the time to share it with us. :)