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Offline IceBlerk

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #160 on: November 09, 2016, 06:17:11 PM »
''Good news : My brother-in-law is in a serious condition in Intensive Care so no visitors.''   I sometimes wonder about you Blerk. ::) :D

Thanks.  Have some applause.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #161 on: November 09, 2016, 06:18:13 PM »
Some hospitals have gun ranges in the basements, Im sure one of the hospitals in Leeds hase one, air gunning is very good for heart attack patients, you have to control your breathing and your pulse rate and it gets you out and about (when your back on your feet) 
If in Leeds you might want to go to Henry krank in pudsy he's got a few nice air guns in as well as some collectable air rifles and pistols.

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« Reply #162 on: November 09, 2016, 07:45:39 PM »
If things don't turn out well for him, you might consider Wakefield Crematorium for a tidy disposal , you could then call in to Redbeck Shooting Supplies on the way,they've a large carpark that could easily accommodate a funeral cortege. They've also plinking range aswell ,if time allows,you could shoot a few spinners to lighten the sombre mood. It all depends on how self centred his next of kin are I suppose.

Just an idea but If you're not to fussy I'm sure if you ask Mr Baines ,the owner of Redbeck if he  would let you use his oildrum incinerator. Kill two birds with one ston so to speak.Just saying..
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #163 on: November 09, 2016, 08:10:59 PM »
If things don't turn out well for him, you might consider Wakefield Crematorium for a tidy disposal , you could then call in to Redbeck Shooting Supplies on the way,they've a large carpark that could easily accommodate a funeral cortege. They've also plinking range aswell ,if time allows,you could shoot a few spinners to lighten the sombre mood. It all depends on how self centred his next of kin are I suppose.

Just an idea but If you're not to fussy I'm sure if you ask Mr Baines ,the owner of Redbeck if he  would let you use his oildrum incinerator. Kill two birds with one ston so to speak.Just saying..

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #164 on: November 09, 2016, 08:44:33 PM »
I thought it was rather comical.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #165 on: November 09, 2016, 09:29:45 PM »
Yes, I  can't argue with you there.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #166 on: November 09, 2016, 10:29:25 PM »
Sorry to hear of your woes Blerky...............









..........sorry to hear about your brother-in-law too!!!

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #167 on: November 10, 2016, 08:31:47 AM »
@Gambo : LOL (as the kids would say).

Change of plans: The wife's not working tomorrow night so no trip to the range. Bit she IS working this evening so it's going to be a Thursday outing! After three weeks I'm wondering how long it'll take me to remeber which end of the gun is the dangerous one............
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #168 on: November 10, 2016, 01:58:49 PM »
I'm wondering how long it'll take me to remeber which end of the gun is the dangerous one............
It's the nut behind the butt! ::)
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #169 on: November 16, 2016, 02:42:47 PM »
Well, after a three week break I managed to get back to the range last Friday.

I gave the Bisley Super Field pellets away. Didn't like them and neither did my gun.

But I bought some JSBs!!!!

I tried changing magnification, the way I held the rifle, the zero on the scope.

I tried to remember about parallax and not to cant (learnt a new word the other day) my gun over.

I tried varying my timing during my berathing.

Here's the one target worth discussion:


Note that ALL 10 shots hit the black!!!!!!! I feel a bit pleased with myself; I'm going to have a chocolate Noddy.

So, what does this target tell me?

  • I'd fiddled with the zero on my scope but it's probably still not bang on (geddit?).
  • Something is happening which means my shots are "moving around". I think it's the "timing" thing; if I rush the shot it goes off, if I take too long and don't "reset" I overthink it and it goes off.
  • The JSBs are pretty good.
  • I need more practice.

It's been a while since I asked a stupid question so here are a few to make up for it:
  • How often should I clean my weapon?
  • Is there a recommended way for a chap to clean his weapon?
  • Should I use special fluids/potoins to clean my weapon?
  • Can you clean your weapon too much (I'm thinking about all that leading in the barrel)?

Footnote : Brother-in-Law is out of Intensive Care and getting better.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.