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ok who has and shoots air guns I have a few I use for hunting vermin control
.177 .22
air arms .177 and BSA ultra with hawk aramax SR6 SCOPE I have just ben given it as a gift watt a lovely gun ben drooling over one for ages proper vermin sniping kit
so my son decided to get one for me he missed my birthday present he was overseas
at my birthday
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Sep 4, 2011
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Have owned a few rifles the best and most accurate air rifle was my old BSA but unfortunately i gave it away:rolleyes: to an ex's dad who was gun mad:imoutahere:.
 
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I have an old Webley .22, probably pre-war. Barrel interchangable with a .177 (which I don't have unfortunately). Belonged to my dad.
 
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We have an air rifle to scare off the Magpies in the garden, we have a few nesting boxes, no idea what sort of gun. It is locked up! we only have to poke it out of the window and off the magpies go. Haven't actually hurt anything with it. Husband is a bit peeved because I am a better shot! Put a hole in his peach then gave it him for lunch. :pWe have rabbits and pheasants in the field but I wouldnt shoot them.

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Dec 27, 2014
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No air rifles but multiple rifles.
.22 and .22 magnum, both rim fire and a Cz 22.270 centrefire for deer and vermin (foxes).. nice gun and flat to 200 metres with self loaded shells and have taken kills at 300 metres with Schmidt bender 5-25x56 optics and rangefinder.
Also have couple shotguns and a lovely 9mm baretta semi auto pistol.
I shot at country level for a few years, alas not anymore.
Haven't taken out a gun in about 2 years and licence costs and other things makes me think about selling them but I know I would never get them back if I sold out.
When I leave to go away for any prolonged time all must be taken to secure police approved storage which is also an additional cost and a pain.
 
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Sorry Happy Brewer hope you dont mind me asking but can anyone remember having sekiden guns as a kid, in the sixties my brothers and I would shoot at road signs out of the back of the car! Got points if you hit them. Of course we didnt do it near any people or houses, or at any animals, we loved it, clay pellets. Great fun.
 
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I used to have FAC back in 1980s but owing to working away frome home it became a pane with the fir arms checks.
I let my guns go and the FAC
BILL
 
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Weihrauch Hw100 with a pulsar 550 night site .177 has been the demise of many Rats and Rabbits
 
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Feb 8, 2014
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No longer shoot .22 rf or 12b shotgun but shoot AA Mpr, TX200 and Brocock Atomic target shooting at Idleback and field shooting at Anston FTC.

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The last one I owned was Anschutz .22 can`t remember the scope but used Sabu or Prometheus pellets ,quite nice bit of kit,and if you loaded the shot into the plastic carrier blunt end first quite a crack ,and a big hole in the target :)
 
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Wildbill
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The last one I owned was Anschutz .22 can`t remember the scope but used Sabu or Prometheus pellets ,quite nice bit of kit,and if you loaded the shot into the plastic carrier blunt end first quite a crack ,and a big hole in the target :)
i just use target pellets flat head heavy Wight very good and acuret
bill
 

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I have got two air rifles.

One is a .22 which lives with my in laws in Norfolk. Can't recall the make but I spent quite a lot on it about 10 years ago.

I also have a .177 here in the garage. it's a lightweight job that fires with those little gas canisters. Not used it for a while.
 
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Wildbill
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I am off out on our shoot tomorrow with my son a bit of vermin controlee first light hoping to put a few in the bag
we have seven different shoots
bill
 

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Have one or two. AA Pro Target (.177) is the most accurate:

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One or two centerfire as well, this one off in 6.5x47 being the most accurate at distance:

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Brian

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Chris

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Have one or two. AA Pro Target (.177) is the most accurate:

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One or two centerfire as well, this one off in 6.5x47 being the most accurate at distance:

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Brian

They are posher than my two.

Look great though.
 

Brian_K

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bit posh for shooting rats in a grana bin or fead factory

:D, probably, they are competition rifles. But I do have a Theoben Rapid and AA Pro Sport for that type of thing. Not that I do any of it (these days).

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Have one or two. AA Pro Target (.177) is the most accurate:

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One or two centerfire as well, this one off in 6.5x47 being the most accurate at distance:

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Brian
Nice kit Brian
A 177 is a beautiful flat round.
Like the blue anodising on that.....
 

Brian_K

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Nice kit Brian
A 177 is a beautiful flat round.
Like the blue anodising on that.....

Thanks, I'll be over your way in August, Harbour House: http://www.harbourhouseshooting.com/

The advantage of shooting and motorhoming, is you get to stay on site free ;), and usually among some of the best countryside around.

Brian

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Was a newbie, now a Middie.
No air rifles but multiple rifles.
.22 and .22 magnum, both rim fire and a Cz 22.270 centrefire for deer and vermin (foxes).. nice gun and flat to 200 metres with self loaded shells and have taken kills at 300 metres with Schmidt bender 5-25x56 optics and rangefinder.
Also have couple shotguns and a lovely 9mm baretta semi auto pistol.
I shot at country level for a few years, alas not anymore.
Haven't taken out a gun in about 2 years and licence costs and other things makes me think about selling them but I know I would never get them back if I sold out.
When I leave to go away for any prolonged time all must be taken to secure police approved storage which is also an additional cost and a pain.
Told you we had met once...........(y)
 

jonandshell

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Had one since 6 years old!

Not now though, have no use for one.
I now shoot a mixture of small bore and fullbore disciplines.
 
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Wildbill
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Air gun meet would be a hard one setting up safe range having the right people running the range control
insurance.
would the person running the range be willing to take full responsibility and closely supervise the activity
I done it last year at my meet with the full approval of the land owner I am also fully payed up member of BASAC
who I made aware of my activates and ha thare full written approval and ran it in conjunction with my youth organisation insurance as a fundraising event.
I am olso a member of the local Air gun club and one of the range staff.
There is no formal qualifications to run a air gun range on privet land with the land owners consent but there could be insurance implications for the land owner should things go wrong at very best worst case criminal proceeding's.
bill

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Brian_K

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maybe already suggested, haven't read all the posts, an Air Gun meet Roger ?

It would be possible, but as Bill pointed out above, there are complications with regards safety and insurance.

There are several clubs I know of would be pleased to hold such an event, but obviously there would be a charge and parking for motorhomes may be limited.

I donā€™t, but if anyone had contact with the organisers of the various game fairs around the country, that would seem doable. They often put on competitions and allow the public to have a go (under supervision), but again at a cost.

Brian
 
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Wildbill
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I probably could run one but it's demand for it how many would want to come how many have legal air guns they would need to be crono before use
insurance wise any one shooting with me as my guest is covered under my supervision.
maybe something for next year
bill
 

Wildman

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Have an Air Arms .22 TX 200 and a Weihrauch .177 HW45 pistol.

big thread here from 2009 http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/any-air-gun-enthusiasts.11878/

Still have them, but rarely shoot these days.. take them out, clean , fire a few pellets and put back in their cases..:(

maybe already suggested, haven't read all the posts, an Air Gun meet Roger ?
I have thought about it but as you know I'm not allowed to promote any meet on my land so not worth the hassle.
I do have a couple of BSA meteors and a Cometa Fenix 400 full length, all have scopes. I also have an air pistol, all springers. Wouldn't mind a few other variations.
I love collecting air rifles and will always give a good home to any irrespective of condition as I like tinkering as well.

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