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Title: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 05, 2016, 07:31:19 PM
Aside from a little time with an RWS 34 and Webley Tempest 20 years ago, I seem to be back in the airgun game for the first time as an adult.   A BAA*.

I bought a Walther LGU in .22 this spring, and it's been all downhill from there.    Just in the last ten days, UPS and FedEx have delivered a Walther LG53, and a Webley Tempest and Hurricane.   I'm now halfway seriously searching for a nice old springer 10M rifle.

I currently help instruct with our county's 4-H Shooting Sports program, and just recently got the go ahead from my gun club to develop a junior shorting program.  Airguns are a big part of the 4-H program, and will probably be the focus of the gun club's new program.

I'm looking forward to the knowledge to be gained here....and possibly the guns from the classifieds to be gained here.



*BAA-
I stole the term BAA from model rocketeers who rediscover the hobby in their adulthood.  They call themselves BARs- Born Again Rocketeers.   I seem to see a lot of Born Again Airguns around, including myself.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: airgunnut on August 05, 2016, 08:13:58 PM
Welcome to our planet.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: seagate on August 05, 2016, 09:42:27 PM
Great to have you on board Barry,it's funny how pastimes from our younger days catch up with us. :).

 What do you think of the lgu then,does it shoot nicely?

    ATB
   nick
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 05, 2016, 11:09:15 PM
Welcome aboard mate. It's a slippy slope lol. Where are you from pal ?
Atvb dave  ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 06, 2016, 01:23:01 AM
Thanks for the welcomes!

I'm from the USA.  The state of Indiana.  I'm about 30 miles from a race track in Indianapolis where they hold a 500 mile race you've maybe heard of.

The LGU?  I love it.   Granted, when I got it, I didn't have much to compare it to in "real" airguns except the RWS 34 and a Webley Tempest.   I consider it leaps and bounds smoother than the 34.    In fact, it's better/nicer in every category.   
Mine is in .22.  I couldn't ask for better accuracy.  The farthest I've "benched" it (shot it across the rail around the deck while sitting on the back of a chair) was 25 yards and it gave me one-hole groups with a variety of pellets.   Velocity isn't exactly smoking, but it reaches the swinging targets I placed at the edge of the woods 57 yards away, which is all I need. 

I read every report I could find on it, and all talk about how "dead" the LGU was.   No vibration or twang.  Mine isn't quite as good as they led me to believe, but it's not bad.   A little annoying sound, but nothing really felt.   It's nothing like my RWS 34, which feels like hitting a ball with a cracked bat and turns shooting into work.

If I had any negative to say about it, it would concern the weight, but I knew about that going in and actually wanted the extra heft. 
Although, I could do without the automatic safety. 

Sorry for going on, but I am pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on August 06, 2016, 08:44:57 AM
Hello there,glad you like the LGU.

The Walther's get mixed reviews mainly good though.I like them myself in fact i've got small collection of them.I still think they are the best out of the box shooters.

Enjoy

Cheers Mick
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 06, 2016, 10:49:11 AM
Ah I didn't realise with the topic name must of been half asleep last night when I read it.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: seagate on August 06, 2016, 12:15:37 PM
Glad you like your lgu, like most things,they do benefit from a basic relube. The safety if it offends, can be junked -quite a simple operation.

 
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 07, 2016, 12:58:00 AM
Ah I didn't realise with the topic name must of been half asleep last night when I read it.

I !want to add that bit of info in the body of my original post but forgot. Who pays any attention o the title after you start on the thread anyway?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 07, 2016, 05:49:16 AM
Haha quite true my friend  ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on August 07, 2016, 12:02:57 PM
Howdy Barry, a Born Again from Indiana, and a very warm welcome onto our Planet. ;)

Great to hear you are getting back into our fantastic sport, and that you are enjoying your recent purchases. I note what you say about the RWS 34 being a bit harsh compared to the LGU, but I'm envious of your 34 all the same......I love 'em, as they remind me of a time when German airguns were no nonsense, and considered The Tops. You get what you see with the 34.....it's a tool, nothing more, nothing less. :)

We're a VERY friendly bunch on here, a nicer group of people you could not wish to find on the T'interweb, so please don't be afraid of joining-in with the fun, banter and discussions on here.

By the way, we have a very friendly compatriot of yours on The Planet called Franky, aka 21grains, who is based near the Massachusetts/ New Hampshire border, hopefully he'll be along soon to say hello.

atvb, Gareth.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 12, 2016, 07:38:57 PM
Thank you all again.  With two of us from the USA, it looks like we are taking over.  Hey, it's just what we have to do to talk about airguns here.

As I expected, I have fallen deeper into the airgun hole.   I just bought something I've long admired- a Walther LGR Universal.
Woe is me?   Mmm, not really.  Happy is me.   

I wonder if it's here yet. 
How about now?


Now?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on August 12, 2016, 09:03:00 PM
Good purchase,you will have to start a thread on it when you've put some through it. :)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 12, 2016, 09:06:28 PM
Oh, don't fear. I've liked these so long I'll surely have to shout to the world that I got one.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: airgunnut on August 21, 2016, 12:39:35 PM
Thank you all again.  With two of us from the USA, it looks like we are taking over.
No point, there's no oil here :P
The airgun hole is very dark and deep
my guns
falcon fn 19 single shot
falcon fn 8 pistol single shot
falcon prairie single shot
falcon fn 19 hawk 8 shot (sold i wore out the multi shot system)
airms s200 10 shot retrofit
Gunpower stealth (sold too in consistent and that bloody safety)
career 707 (sold cannot get on with 22)
Gat gun (sold to get a better pistol)
Gamo compact single stroke pneumatic pistol (sold trigger not good enough)
Crosman 1008 repeatair co2pistol (sold could not hit a barn door with it)
Sharp ace multi pump pneumatic (sold to get the falcon hawk)
anics skif a 3000 f1 (sold magazine kept jamming)
sheridan eb 17
walther cp 99 (sold lost my sanity & interest in shooting, All better now though  ;D)
weihrauch 45 pistol (hw 45)
rohm twinmaster pistol (sold trigger too heavy cannot adjust)
drulov du-10 pistol (sold to get the walther)
walther lp 300 pistol (sold due cylinder leaking)
smith & wesson 6" pistol
Walther p99 ram .43 paintball pistol
Colt 1911 (sold)
Weihrauch 25 junior air rifle
Webly Ratcatcher (sold due to it keeping leaking)
Fwb c10 target co2 pistol (bulk fill)



Think we need an airguns anonymous sticky ::)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on August 21, 2016, 12:50:40 PM
Think we need an airguns anonymous sticky ::)

No!
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 07, 2016, 04:38:43 AM
And further I slide, buying the airguns I liked as a kid, but only saw in pictures.   Today I sent a wad of money to a guy for his FWB 65. 

Is it here yer?
Is it here yet?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 07, 2016, 09:14:14 AM
Lol pictures when she arrives please mate  ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 07, 2016, 11:10:12 PM
Aside from a little time with an RWS 34 and Webley Tempest 20 years ago, I seem to be back in the airgun game for the first time as an adult.   A BAA*.

I bought a Walther LGU in .22 this spring, and it's been all downhill from there.    Just in the last ten days, UPS and FedEx have delivered a Walther LG53, and a Webley Tempest and Hurricane.   I'm now halfway seriously searching for a nice old springer 10M rifle.

I currently help instruct with our county's 4-H Shooting Sports program, and just recently got the go ahead from my gun club to develop a junior shorting program.  Airguns are a big part of the 4-H program, and will probably be the focus of the gun club's new program.

I'm looking forward to the knowledge to be gained here....and possibly the guns from the classifieds to be gained here.



*BAA-
I stole the term BAA from model rocketeers who rediscover the hobby in their adulthood.  They call themselves BARs- Born Again Rocketeers.   I seem to see a lot of Born Again Airguns around, including myself.

Might I enquire where IN is?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 08, 2016, 12:32:28 AM
Sorry, I often forget that most airgun discussion boards are based in the UK.
IN means the state of Indiana, in the USA.   "IN" is the two letter state abbreviation of the U.S, Postal Service.

Probably the only thing you may have heard of from Indiana is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 race.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 08, 2016, 09:53:06 PM
She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good lookin' momma who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on an Indiana night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8

My very fave Tom Petty song!


Congrats on the FWB 65 Barry. Those are fantastically accurate pistols. ;)

I had one gifted to me by one of my ol' man's mates in the boozer many moons ago (about 2001, IIRC).

I used it for a while, and then stupidly part-ex'd it on a Gunpower Stealth (I think over the pond they're called Talon), which turned out to be the biggest piece of shit I've ever had the misfortune to own........something I cringe about and regret to this very day. :'( :'(
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: edtwozeronine on September 09, 2016, 08:27:03 PM
Sorry, I often forget that most airgun discussion boards are based in the UK.
IN means the state of Indiana, in the USA.   "IN" is the two letter state abbreviation of the U.S, Postal Service.

Probably the only thing you may have heard of from Indiana is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 race.

Thanks for clearing that up. My mind always boggles when I see those things used on Reddit or such like. I could always google it all the time i suppose...
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 13, 2016, 04:49:48 AM
Edtwozeronine- No problem. I feel the same reading many posts on airgun sites when they reference English locations.  The what?  Where? 
Now, Bisley I know of, but that's about it. 

Gambo- Nice avatar.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 16, 2016, 04:21:45 PM
Gambo- Nice avatar.

Thanks Barry..........He was (and still is) my hero, so much so both that my girls are named after Him. ;) 8)



Guys.....ain'tcha ever heard of Google Earth? :o

I personally use that loads........probably about 3 or 4 times a week.....to look at places all over the World.......in fact, you could say I'm addicted to it!!! :-\
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 16, 2016, 04:28:53 PM
Gambo- Our oldest daughter is named Delaney.  My wife thinks it had a nice ring.  The truth is, my inspiration was Steve McQueen's character in that cinematic masterpiece "LeMans", Michael Delaney.    As many times as I've watched that movie over the years with her within earshot, she hasn't pieced it all together.  I've made it nearly 17 years now.   Someday it will catch up with me.   Bad.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 16, 2016, 05:45:14 PM
HeHe, that's a cracking story Barry! ;D

My favorite quote from the film is..."Racing, it's Life, anything that happens before or after, is just waiting". Infact, I've got a T-Shirt with that quote written on it. 8)



My missus knows all about the origins of both my Daughter's names (they are Catrin Annes, and Cerys Notrya), and thankfully was happy to go along with my wishes.


When we went to register my youngest Daughter's birth, when we said Her name, the registrar said 'That's unusual, is it Swedish?" !!!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 16, 2016, 06:25:26 PM
That "waiting" T-shirt would be nice.   I need to lower my sights.  I'm sort of a watch nut, so I want a Heuer Monaco watch like he wears.   A Gulf jacket may be the best I can do, though.

Our youngest daughter is into archery, so I had to explain the finger salute at the end to her.  She liked that.

Oh yeah: Latest purchase.  I have a 1970-ish HW35 Luxus on the way. My first HW.   The FWB 65 is due to arrive today.   Gotta keep one on the way at all times.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on September 17, 2016, 09:16:32 AM
 Good on yer Barry,another one of my favourites the HW 35 Luxus  :)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 17, 2016, 09:16:44 PM
I wasn't really looking for an HW35 because they aren't that common here, and bring a good price when I see them for sale.  Plus, this auction site has very few HWs anyway.

When I happened across this one, there was only a day left in the auction and it was only $110 (which I figure at 84.70 pounds).   I pounced.  Of course it went up, but I got it for $215 US, or 165 pounds.  It isn't perfect and has some wood dings, but unless I'm missing something very obvious I think I did ok on a site that isn't known for that. 

Didn't need one.
Wouldn't pass it up.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on September 17, 2016, 09:22:56 PM
Thats a good price i would say. ;)

This will have a nice Walnut stock with rounded pistol grip & checkering with no safety catch if its an early one.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 17, 2016, 10:15:37 PM
That's it. I love that rounded grip, like older Browning shotguns.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 18, 2016, 09:24:15 AM
Hey Barry.....how about killing two birds with one stone >>>>>

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIFE-IS-RACING-MENS-STEVE-MCQUEEN-VINTAGE-RETRO-LARGE-FASHION-PRINT-T-SHIRT-/321403280171?var=&hash=item4ad520db2b:m:mzEUOj4kcQ6AtyTljLA_3hQ

This is the one I have >>>>>

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACING-IS-LIFE-STEVE-MCQUEEN-INSPIRED-LE-MANS-24HR-PRINTED-T-SHIRT-/271378447790?var=&hash=item3f2f6a7dae:m:mkSzwPxHVJMteuJHZUF-HJw



Just spotted this too......REALLY nice >>>>

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Racing-Is-Life-Classic-Steve-McQueen-Washed-Out-Distressed-Print-Natural-Shirt-/272165915051?var=&hash=item3f5e5a49ab:m:mgtg_fElDyjCCYoYfUHLDIQ
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 18, 2016, 02:41:31 PM
Yer killin' me!  I've never seen any of those.  I'm watching them now, though.  Thanks!
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 19, 2016, 01:38:51 PM
Go on Barry........You know you want to!! ;)

After all, it's what ebay and PayPal was invented for!!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 19, 2016, 07:47:51 PM
I just used eBay and PayPal to order an airgun book.  Maybe next time!
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 21, 2016, 07:04:20 PM
Which book Barry? ???
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 21, 2016, 07:19:41 PM
D. R. Hughes' HW35 user/tuning manual from the 70s.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 21, 2016, 07:30:05 PM
Never seen that one!! :-[
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 21, 2016, 07:41:42 PM
I haven't actually seen it either.  Only read about it during my recent HW35 research. I understand he was a big airgun dealer at the time and wrote at least one more such booklet, that on the FWB 124/127.   

Not knowing if I'd see another available to me in the US, I paid more than I might have otherwise.  After doing a search and seeing ads for copies for sale on airgun forums over the past few years, I may have actually gotten a deal through dumb luck.

A Weihrauch forum has a download link for it, but ithe link is dead.  Since the author was alive and posting at least in the last two or three years, he might have had something to say about that free download.   

I'm rambling about a pamphlet that may not be as big as this post.   It's coming from the U.K., so I have some time to pass.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 21, 2016, 08:02:03 PM
Thinking about it now, there was an American Dr who was big into airguns, but he was called Dr Robert (Bob) Beeman.........an name we are all probably familiar with.

Can't recall a Dr R Hughes though! :-\
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 21, 2016, 08:09:17 PM
The best news is my new-old HW35 should be here any minute now.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on September 21, 2016, 09:13:12 PM
Hurry up & get some pics on. :)

Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 21, 2016, 11:06:22 PM
It's here, but it didn't beat my wife home, so the "box with the replacement drawer tracks" may not get explored too much until morning.   
Shhhhhhh
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 22, 2016, 12:23:58 AM
OK, I sneaked a look.  I wouldn't call it rough, but it's not pristine, that's for sure.  I'd say I got my money's worth and that's about all.     It looks like it was left propped in a corner for a while.  Probably the corner of a barn.   

After I scrape all the crud off, I'll have a better idea of what I have, but at the least I'll need a few parts.  The leather breech seal is down to some remaining fibrous crud, the rear trigger guard screw is gone, and the rear sight blade is loose.  On the other hand, the barrel is shiny bright and clean, and it drove a Superdome into a piece of cedar deep enough to not be seen.   There is hope.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on September 22, 2016, 02:48:30 PM
Sounds like the breach seal is ok then ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on September 22, 2016, 07:17:26 PM
Looking forward to the pics Barry. ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on September 22, 2016, 07:38:32 PM
I'm going to start a new thread on this, but I went inside it this morning and it had to have the dirtiest internals of any gun I've ever seen.   Antiques, military guns, guns taken from long-term storage, daily hard use working guns- none compared to this airgun.  I wish I'd weighed it before and after.   I hope the pictures capture it.  Photobucket is giving me fits, so that's delaying things.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 04, 2016, 08:12:09 PM
I won another auction.   I can't stay away from them.

I now have a Hy-Score pistol coming.  A model 802 "target" ::) repeater.   I had to get a repeater just to watch it work.   
This will no doubt be one of those "Hey, havya ever seen one of these?" kind of guns.   Seldom shot; often passed around.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: landymick on October 04, 2016, 08:25:28 PM
Nice one ,sounds interesting.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on October 05, 2016, 07:28:00 PM
Looking forward to seeing the pics Barry. ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 05, 2016, 09:26:09 PM
Are those Hy-Score pistols seen much over there in the old country?   I didn't know if they were primarily an American thing or not.   Not that they are exactly everyday items here, for that matter, but that's most airguns.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on October 05, 2016, 10:27:56 PM
Personally I've never seen one....other than in the Collector's/Vintage section of UK airgun magazines.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: airgunnut on October 06, 2016, 12:09:23 AM
Personally I've never seen one....other than in the Collector's/Vintage section of UK airgun magazines.
I've seen one in Henry kranks in Leeds, it was in there air pistol collectors cabinet years ago.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 06, 2016, 11:52:56 AM
OK, I just wondered how much to tell about it.  I'll show and describe as best I can when it gets here then.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Baggawind on October 08, 2016, 09:33:02 AM
They were sold over here in the nineties . I,ll have to look through my old mags to find the ad. IIRC they were supposed to be quite powerful. Never seen one though.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Baggawind on October 08, 2016, 10:35:37 AM
Been doing a bit of digging through my old mags. The Hyscore was bought out by the Pheonix Arms company and manufactured here in the UK in 1990. Price 65. They were made in Sandwich, Kent for at least another three years as in 1993 they were advertised as selling for 75. Don,t know what happened to them after that. 
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 08, 2016, 03:27:58 PM
I knew of the Phoenix Hy-Score, but not that much.  Thanks.

After getting mine in hand and shooting it a little, I have to wonder why nobody else has tried to make the design.  I'm no production engineer but it looks to be easy enough to produce, and at least as good as the commonly seen (discount and sporting goods store) air pistols out there. 

I'm finishing up the pictures and will make a post on it soon.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Baggawind on October 10, 2016, 12:24:17 PM
Here we go mate, a pic from 1991 edition Airgun World.
(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k618/Porkballs/001%202_2.jpg)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on October 10, 2016, 01:12:46 PM
It made me giggle when I saw 'Open Hunting Sights' on that advert!!

C'mon....who the hell hunts with a pistol!! ::) ;D ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Airsporterman on October 10, 2016, 02:18:48 PM
And what about the 'moulded combat grips'?   8)

Apparently - "You cannot buy a better Air pistol"   ;D

ASM
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 10, 2016, 11:25:43 PM
The combat grips was my favorite.   

Unless they changed it, the claim of it having a two-stage trigger is humorous also.  Mine is very much a single stage.

"Famed U.S. star of the fifties and sixties" is a curious statement also.    Unless they are serious collectors of airguns, few here have ever heard of them.   It sounds even less known over there in the land where trucks are lorries and fries are chips.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2016, 07:52:18 PM
over there in the land where trucks are lorries and fries are chips.

.........and chips are crisps, pants are trousers, a trunk is a boot and a hood is a bonnet. ;)

Any more for any more?? ??? ???
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: willow on October 12, 2016, 09:18:02 PM
It made me giggle when I saw 'Open Hunting Sights' on that advert!!

C'mon....who the hell hunts with a pistol!! ::)
made me giggle when I saw the price.c'mon who would pay 65 quid for that.In 1991...in today's price that would equate to about 200 pound
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 12, 2016, 10:20:59 PM
If it costs much more than $20 to make, even now, someone needs fired. 
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: IceBlerk on October 13, 2016, 10:28:41 AM
.........and chips are crisps, pants are trousers, a trunk is a boot and a hood is a bonnet. ;)

Any more for any more?? ??? ???

Bigots and crooks are politicians?

(As Ben Elton would say "Ooh, a little bit o' politics there!".)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on January 18, 2017, 08:09:33 PM
I haven't been here much lately.  I haven't shot much lately either.  I have back trouble, and it's really bad right now, so shooting anything isn't very easy.   
But I'm still alive, and I keep watching the for sale ads all over the web, so something is bound to happen soon!
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: seagate on January 18, 2017, 08:39:00 PM
  ''But I'm still alive''  good to hear it ,take care. :)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on January 19, 2017, 11:19:41 AM
I have back trouble, and it's really bad right now

I sympathise wholeheartedly Barry, I have the same and so know how just miserable and painful it can be.

Best wishes for the situation easing soon, and giving you some relief. ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on January 19, 2017, 08:15:58 PM
Me too sometimes I feel like I've been kicked in the goodies. The pain goes down my right leg and back up to the conkers as a very dull ache  :'( hope you feel better soon chap
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: IceBlerk on January 19, 2017, 08:32:55 PM
Me too sometimes I feel like I've been kicked in the goodies. The pain goes down my right leg and back up to the conkers as a very dull ache  :'( hope you feel better soon chap

Are you sure you've got a bad back and not been kicked in the 'goodies'?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: rabbit sniper on January 19, 2017, 08:56:10 PM
Yeah no goolie action only on birthday and Christmas  ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: seagate on January 19, 2017, 09:32:21 PM
It's more than enough at your age  ;D.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on January 21, 2017, 08:19:43 PM
I'm not sure what conkers and goolies are, so maybe we don't have them in the USA. 

I had big plans to shoot indoors a lot this winter, and planned out a stealth range I could setup when the wife wasn't home.   As it is, I had to go down my list of air rifles from heaviest to lightest and scratch off those I can't hold up.   I ended up with only a couple I could handle, the best being a Daisy 499 BB gun. 
Oh how the mighty have fallen. 
Still, it's great for the purpose and makes practice worthwhile. 
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: IceBlerk on January 21, 2017, 09:07:20 PM
I'm not sure what conkers and goolies are, so maybe we don't have them in the USA. 

Hmmmm..... Maybe you don't.

;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: seagate on January 21, 2017, 09:13:09 PM
As long as you've something to shoot and can remain comfortable ,you're on to a winner. :) :)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on January 22, 2017, 11:59:59 AM
I'm not sure what conkers and goolies are

Conkers are what fall off Horse Chestnut trees.

Goolies are the two ball-like things hanging in a sack of skin between your legs.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on January 23, 2017, 01:01:53 AM
Ahh, then yes, we have some of that.   Seems like we have a lot of one but not the other in some places.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on January 23, 2017, 09:12:25 AM
Seems like we have a lot of one but not the other in some places.

I hear you there Brother!!! ;) ::) :-\


Mind you, I don't think Trumpy is lacking in the 'Balls' department. ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: 21grains on February 17, 2017, 06:33:51 AM
Goolies, Now that's a new one on Me, I'v heard Gonad's from the Brothers.....Franky
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on February 17, 2017, 03:49:14 PM
Geez Franky..........I'm surprised you've never heard the term 'Goolies' before!! :o
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: IceBlerk on February 17, 2017, 03:59:45 PM
For those wishing to expand their vocabulary (and there are some American gems to be had here too) I thoroughly recommend "Roger's Profanisaurus'.

Sensible Android users can get it here:

Profanisaurus (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dennis.viz).
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: 21grains on February 20, 2017, 06:14:28 PM
For those wishing to expand their vocabulary (and there are some American gems to be had here too) I thoroughly recommend "Roger's Profanisaurus'.

Sensible Android users can get it here:

Profanisaurus (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dennis.viz).
 

U.S.A. Is Blocked: is it some kind of Airgun Stuff or troll $**t , Please look into.....Franky
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on February 20, 2017, 06:37:35 PM
This is what it says when I click on it.....

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Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: airgunnut on February 20, 2017, 08:56:16 PM
Beleve it or not but I've seen this book in a charity shop, it's from viz
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: edtwozeronine on February 21, 2017, 03:38:39 PM
Quote


Mind you, I don't think Trumpy is lacking in the 'Balls' department. ;D

But he does have very small hands though.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: IceBlerk on February 21, 2017, 04:20:40 PM
But he does have very small hands though.

When you've got the sort of money he's got, you don't need big hands.

Just ask Melania for her opinion on the matter.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: 21grains on February 22, 2017, 10:21:09 PM

 Trump when asked about what other Candades said about Him having small Hands >I don't have small Hand's and as far as what They infure about other places >>>I'm Gifted in the other Department.....TRUMPED  (the Fake News) NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NY Times, BBC America, Bloomburge News, Chicago Sun Times, LA Anything,Boston Globe.....Franky
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on February 23, 2017, 07:48:09 PM
I would have thought it wasn't about the size of his hands, or the size of any other bodily parts........but I bet there's hardly anyone who can compare to the size of his wallet!!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: 21grains on February 23, 2017, 10:27:59 PM
How do You Buy a Man that has everything.....That's the Point> they can't...." Trumped ".....Franky
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on May 05, 2017, 02:53:59 AM
I'm back!
Since I was last here, we started a youth air rifle program at my gun club.   That kept me really busy.  Our last shoot of the season was a week ago.   
Ive seen it before, so shouldn't have been surprised, but dang, girls can shoot.  We had three girls out of eight kids, and they were always up front.

We got some PCP rifles during the program thanks to an NRA grant.   After seeing how much easier they made things, I was doomed.   
My new Benjamin Marauder PCP came yesterday.
The other coach got a PCP Hammerli pistol the week before. 
Doomed.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on May 05, 2017, 08:11:43 PM
we started a youth air rifle program at my gun club. 

Well done dood.

I'm always please to hear about people actively promoting airgun use, so congratulations and salutations.......ohhh, and a bunch of applaud points too. ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on May 07, 2017, 04:56:04 AM
Thanks.  I have to admit, it was more work and trouble than I thought, and my buddy did more than his share.  But that last shoot we had made it all worthwhile.  We held a mini match, standing and prone only.   The kids finished within 19 points of each other.   The winner was a boy who came from nowhere.  Second, by only one point, was a girl who had never shot any type of gun before we started.  We had three ties we had to settle, one of which went down to the third tiebreaker.  Kids we couldn't tell if they were really interested were challenging scores. 
It was good to see.  It made my week.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 20, 2017, 04:56:09 AM
I'm just checking in real quick.  I haven't been on here in weeks or months. 
Lots going on.
We just moved.  Let me warn you- Moving is hard.  I know you know that, but it cannot be stressed too much.

We hired a moving company to move us, since I have a ruined back.  When moving day came, they canceled on us.
I had to rush out, rent a truck, and hire some...well...people I wouldn't have hired otherwise.

I should add here that I am much more active in firearms than airguns.  I load my ammunition.  I cast bullets.
I have lead saved up.
Lead is heavy.  I know you know that, but it cannot be stressed enough.  Moving is harder with lead.

The good news is the new house has a big basement. It is 56 feet long. If I weren't still recovering from the move, I'd have my airgun range built already.  I could shoot there now, since all I need is light and a pellet trap, and they are down there, but I want to pretty it up a bit.

Not much to report on new airgun purchases. I bought a Benjamin Marauder a few months ago.  That was a much more useful purchase when I had a fair amount of land and woods to shoot on.  Now I'm probably limited to the basement.  I bought a Daisy 717 pistol for the new place.  I had pistols, and better ones, but I had an excuse so I bought one.

Off to bed to rest the aching back. 

Looking forward to talking with you guys more.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: airgunnut on October 20, 2017, 02:00:41 PM
i know how much lead weighs, i cast my own for my .44 Roger and Spencer (euroarms) black powder and my zylab .32. i have over 160lb i have melted down into ingots.
do you know where i can get a very cheap 000 buckshot mold (.36)?
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 20, 2017, 06:38:08 PM
I don't know.  I'm in the USA too, so don't know if I could help.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: 21grains on October 21, 2017, 01:14:45 AM
I don't know.  I'm in the USA too, so don't know if I could help.

000 Buck is dropped in a Shot Tower into Water for no seam's unlike a 2 piece Mold, You get what You get from Mold's.....Franky
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Gambo on October 21, 2017, 09:49:50 AM
Very nice to have you back on our Planet Barry. :)

Seems like you've had more than your share of drama of late..........no better place to relax and chill than in this lil' laid back part of the eithernet. ;)
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: Barry in IN on October 25, 2017, 03:48:54 AM
Thanks.  You don't know the half of it.
Title: Re: New BAA From Indiana
Post by: edtwozeronine on December 09, 2017, 10:48:34 AM
I'm just checking in real quick.  I haven't been on here in weeks or months. 
Lots going on.
We just moved.  Let me warn you- Moving is hard.  I know you know that, but it cannot be stressed too much.

We hired a moving company to move us, since I have a ruined back.  When moving day came, they canceled on us.
I had to rush out, rent a truck, and hire some...well...people I wouldn't have hired otherwise.

I should add here that I am much more active in firearms than airguns.  I load my ammunition.  I cast bullets.
I have lead saved up.
Lead is heavy.  I know you know that, but it cannot be stressed enough.  Moving is harder with lead.

The good news is the new house has a big basement. It is 56 feet long. If I weren't still recovering from the move, I'd have my airgun range built already.  I could shoot there now, since all I need is light and a pellet trap, and they are down there, but I want to pretty it up a bit.

Not much to report on new airgun purchases. I bought a Benjamin Marauder a few months ago.  That was a much more useful purchase when I had a fair amount of land and woods to shoot on.  Now I'm probably limited to the basement.  I bought a Daisy 717 pistol for the new place.  I had pistols, and better ones, but I had an excuse so I bought one.

Off to bed to rest the aching back. 

Looking forward to talking with you guys more.

Just as an idiotic aside, my Dad used to work in a power station with a guy called Barry from Barry, the irony being he had moved to Barry in Cardiff because it was closer to the power station where he worked. :o