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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #250 on: December 15, 2016, 07:20:25 PM »
Given that I need to replace my mounts (I seem to have bought the only scope that's got a 30mm tube!) how does this look?

http://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/nikko-stirling-mountmaster-4-16x50-parallax-ao-rifle-scope-with-38---11mm-dovetail-mount-rings-3995-p.asp

I've got two of these fitted to PCPs.........decent enough all round/low light hunting scope for the money, but depending on your point of view maybe a bit overkill for a springer, especially if you intend to mainly shoot at paper or tin targets. Just my opinion, others may disagree. ;)

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #251 on: December 16, 2016, 08:26:39 AM »
especially if you intend to mainly shoot at paper or tin targets.

Well, my plan is to stick to plinking and paper targets for now. I'd like to move on to HFT/FT and eventually (when the weather is better and I feel confident enough) get a permission or two to go out and get some wabbits.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #252 on: December 16, 2016, 03:35:08 PM »
Take your time and build up the skills, you really need to be able to shoot consistently without to much thinking before throwing a whole new set of challenges at yourself going after live quarry.

For what it's worth I really like the Hawke SR6 Christmas tree style reticule, don't know if they still make them but I assume so.

 
Springers:- SMK VXS19 - 18 GRT3 trigger & HW97k V-Glide
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #253 on: December 19, 2016, 12:13:08 PM »
There was carnage at the range on Sunday :



I'll not bother posting pics of my targets, suffice to say that my shots are still falling a little low with an occassional "what the bloody Hell happened there?" type of shot which falls a good 1 to 2 inches low (yes, Rabbit Sniper, I realise your Missus wouldn't consider 1 to 2 inches to be "good").

I'm going into a Christmas break period now so I'll not be back to the range for a few weeks. In that time I'm going to invest in a new scope and I think it'll be one of these http://www.tacticalscope.co.uk/nikko-stirling-mountmaster-4-16x50-parallax-ao-rifle-scope-with-38---11mm-dovetail-mount-rings-3995-p.asp. @Gambo - I "hear what you're saying" but the price of this scope is right for me and I think it'll address my eyesight issues now and be useful if/when I get into the field.

During my downtime I plan on making a few more "Shoot-n-See" style targets and reading up a bit more on the very basics of .22 air-gunning.

Apart from this wonderful Planet do any of the residents have any good sources of online material (not porn, I can find that myself!) for a beginner?
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #254 on: December 21, 2016, 01:12:38 PM »
I've just bought one of these :

http://www.uttings.co.uk/p103341-nikko-stirling-mountmaster-4-12x50-ao-ir-rifle-scope/#.WFp9aOCLSM8

I got it from http://allgunsdiscounted.co.uk/areas/Air%20Rifles%20Sheffield.html. "Big up" to Mike and Pat, nice couple.

And after they agreed to take my old scope in part-ex I've paid 40. Fitted too.

I'll have to do a bit of zeroing next time I'm at the range.
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #255 on: December 21, 2016, 03:14:41 PM »
after they agreed to take my old scope in part-ex I've paid 40.

Can you remind what scope you already had please Blerk?

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #256 on: December 21, 2016, 03:42:45 PM »
Can you remind what scope you already had please Blerk?

It was a BSA MD 3-9x50 WR Essencial.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #257 on: December 21, 2016, 03:50:51 PM »
Ahhh, I remember now, thank you. ;)

What was the ticket price on the Nikko Blerk?


I said in a previous post that I had two of those scopes, but upon checking the other night I realised the model I have is the 4-16x50AO 'Game King' and not the Mountmaster as you've bought.

However, apart from the names, my Game King and your Mountmaster look absolutely identical to each other as far as I can tell, so I suspect Nikko simply added a set of mounts into the deal so they could then change the name and instantly have another/different model of scope to sell.

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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #258 on: December 21, 2016, 03:57:20 PM »
Ticket price was 58.

Given that I only have one gun and can't be arsed with any sort of hassle I thought 18 for my BSA scope was decent.
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Re: Blerk's Progress
« Reply #259 on: December 21, 2016, 04:20:13 PM »
I only have one gun

Hopefully that situation won't last.........and soon you'll have caught the bug and have a whole cupboardful of 'em!! ;) ;D