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Offline IceBlerk

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Blerk's Progress
« on: September 25, 2016, 11:28:56 AM »
Hello everyone.

I am new to the world (planet?) of airguns.

I have just purchased am awaiting delivery of my first rifle. It's a Walther RS Maxus .22. It's a gun that's been slightly customised by some guys at a place called Ronnie Sunshines.

As I am completely new to airguns I thought I would share my experiences in a post which I will update on an occasional basis (my next post will be the "un-boxing" of my rifle after I've picked it up from my local dealer).

If anyone finds any of this interesting or useful that's good. If you find it tedious or offensive feel free to stop reading and move on.

Laters!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 02:10:49 PM »
I'll look forward to your findings Mr Blerk. ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 07:19:06 PM »
I don't recognize that model.  Maybe it isn't sold here in the US.   In that case, you HAVE to report on it. 

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 07:29:44 PM »
'' If you find it tedious or offensive feel free to stop reading and move on.''   ;D.

 I'm sure we will all be following your travails in the world of shooting with great interest Mr Blerk. :)
 For anyone that isn't aware of the Maxus,it's A carbined Terrus with  4'' off the barrel and a  reflex silencer added.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 01:24:52 AM »
Ahhh!  OK then. Got it, thanks.  I am curious to hear about that.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 09:06:10 AM »
@Barry - You hint at a good question - "What is the RS Maxus"?

As it's not a common gun I'll make this post, my first in the series, one about the gun itself.

There's a gun dealer here in the UK called Ronnie Sunshines. They're based in the South of the country. They occasionally take "stock" guns and modify/customise them.

Now, I've heard good reviews of the Walther brand. And I've heard good things about the Terrus model. While researching the Terrus I came across Ronnie's RS Maxus version.

They've taken 4 inches off the length of the barrel and added a mod (silencer). This keeps the length and weight down and it is claimed that the mod itself makes cocking the gun easier and its weight reduces the upward motion caused by recoil.

They've also "re-crowned" the barrel. I have no idea what that means so I'll have to look into it more.

They've stuck a scope on it too. A Hawke Vantage+ 2-9x50 AO IR. I looked into this device and, again, I was hearing good things about it. Value for money and whatnot. I liked the idea that the scope I was getting in my combo/kit was a little more considered than the generic/manufacturer bundled scopes I was coming across with other guns.

I've elected to go for the manly .22 version. Because I'm a man.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 10:35:13 AM »
Have you got any friends who shoot and can give you basic tips on springers  or are you a lone wolf? :)
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2016, 11:24:39 AM »
I'm a lone wolf.

Even if I had friends who could give me tips I'd still like to called a lone wolf.

I have shot shotguns in the past so I can work out which end of an air rifle is the dangerous end.

And I've won a few packs of playing cards at fairgrounds in my time.

Outside of fairgrounds I have fired a total of two (yes, TWO) shots using a PCP airgun belonging to a bloke who was at my nearest range and was generous enough to let me have a go.

The folks at the range (http://www.doncaster-airgun-range.co.uk/) are pretty friendly and I think it might take at least an hour before they lose their patience with me so I'm hoping to pick up a few tips from them.

And the population of this planet has been very good so far too.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 12:22:47 PM »

The folks at the range (http://www.doncaster-airgun-range.co.uk/) are pretty friendly and I think it might take at least an hour before they lose their patience with me so I'm hoping to pick up a few tips from them.

And the population of this planet has been very good so far too.
I whish you would have said something about going to the doncaster airgun range, I would have taken my AA s200, falcon prairie, fn8 pistol, sig sauer p226 pistol, FWB c10 target pistol, S&W co2 pistol and my eb 177 pistol for you to have a go with.



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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2016, 01:28:55 PM »
Disaster!

I've just had a call from Ronnie's to tell me that, despite what it said in their website, they're out of stock of the RS Maxus.

Down the snake, back to square 1.

Grrrrrrrrrrr......................
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.