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    At the air gun range

    With a couple of my favourite rifles, what air rifles do you shoot?



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    I use a HW77 on the squirrels if I need to be quiet or use them for taxidermy, a great gun to use for a springer!, otherwise it's shotguns for the vermin and game birds and the .308 for the deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I use a HW77 on the squirrels if I need to be quiet or use them for taxidermy, a great gun to use for a springer!, otherwise it's shotguns for the vermin and game birds and the .308 for the deer.
    I always fancied a HW77 in the mid 80's as a teenager Mike, never got chance to own one, I had my trusty old BSA meteor at the time, not a patch on the formentioned gun though.

    My HW has just had a custom tune and has benefited greatly, also had my HW98 done while I was at it, I've fired .308 at target's, beast of a round lol.

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    Do you use the tin bum kits in yours Matt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Do you use the tin bum kits in yours Matt?
    No, I'm lucky to live around the corner from a good gunsmith, he designed and made quite alot of stuff for daystate and does repairs for some of the gun shops in the north west, his knowledge is incredible, the sort of guy you can listen to for hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Do you use the tin bum kits in yours Matt?
    He machines the guides himself on his lathe, for a perfect fit on the spring.

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    That's a handy guy to know!

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    Hi Matt

    Looks a great range ....where is it as i am also NW

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    Hi Matt

    Looks a great range ....where is it as i am also NW

    Thanks
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    Hi Tim, it's in Pressall near knott End, where are you based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Hi Tim, it's in Pressall near knott End, where are you based?

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    Thanks Matt i am near Ormskirk

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    I used to have a BSA Airsporter, a super gun but quite heavy.
    That was replaced with a .22 Air Arms S510 with a moderator; very nice gun.

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    Don't really use them at all, but a BSA superstar, hw99 IMP, hw99 TBT, air arms tx200, air arms s510 ultimate sporter

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    Airarms 410 .177.

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    Nice.

    I have two Bullpups (Kalibrgun Colibri & AGT Vulcan) I pretty much only shoot at night, my Vulcan has a NV scope and my Colibri has a day scope I have a homemade add-on for.

    I wonít put pics up as the snowflakes may tiddle their panties.

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    Few of mine

    Mostly left handed.
    Many now sold.
    Couple of my target pistols in the heap.
    All .177.















    Last edited by Metalic Mud; 13th January 2020 at 06:57.

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    HW 100 Sporter ...0.177
    HW 99s................0.177
    Air Arms Pro-Sport..0.177

    I use the HW 100 for pest control and general hunting .the 99s was my lads first rifle so its for sentimental reasons ,the pro-sport was from my days in H.F.T. competitions and cant find a reason not to keep it.
    I also have a few shotguns ,but when the day comes i cant find room for a couple of nice air rifles in the cabinet i'll give the game up.

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    Theoben Rapid 17 in .177 with either a walnut or Hyeuda stock, (can't remember which) BSA Superten in .22 with walnut stock, Theoben Taunus in .22 with Hyeuda Stock and a Falcon in .177 with a walnut stock.
    I haven't done any shooting for the last three years due to having to deal with cancer.

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    I had a Feinwerkbau Sport . 22 in my late teens during the 80's. It was beautifully made and very accurate with a Tasco scope. My lasting regret was selling it for next to nothing when I needed the money. I remember that the WH 55's had beautifully grained stocks then. If only I had a time machine.

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    Wow, some nice rifles kicking about on the forum, keep em coming, it's got me in the mood for another plink down the range later :-)

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    I don't shoot many rifles but I do shoot skeet I like the action of the clays. I have a few Brownings and one Rizzini that's not quite as popular over here as it is in the UK. Have fun with the air rifles

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    Used to shoot a bit of 50m rifle until the kiddies came along.

    This photo is in Hannover IIRC, and the yellow dialled watch isn't ringing a bell. Seiko I think.


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    Old air rifles

    I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but I used to be obsessed with air rifles when I was a teenager, and still have a couple of them that I would like to sell.

    Can anyone recommend how I might sell a Feinwerkbau Sport (0.22) and a BSA Meteor? (also 0.22) I don't know if one is allowed to advertise them in the usual places (ebay, facebook Marketplace etc)

    They have not been used in recent years, and I'm sure will need a service/overhaul. I remember the Feinwerkbau was very highly regarded back in the day!

    Many thanks,
    Martyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martynw View Post
    I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but I used to be obsessed with air rifles when I was a teenager, and still have a couple of them that I would like to sell.

    Can anyone recommend how I might sell a Feinwerkbau Sport (0.22) and a BSA Meteor? (also 0.22) I don't know if one is allowed to advertise them in the usual places (ebay, facebook Marketplace etc)

    They have not been used in recent years, and I'm sure will need a service/overhaul. I remember the Feinwerkbau was very highly regarded back in the day!

    Many thanks,
    Martyn.
    Freeadds, guntrader and gunstar are the most popular advertising platforms for airguns, hope this helps.

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    Some lovely kit there! Whatís the best rifle youíve shot?

    Iím off to buy a Umarex Walther CP88 this week. Been aching to try short barrel shooting for months now, and a lovely PPI settlement has enabled it.

    A friend of mine has a range at his house - big house in the countryside. Heís into archery and shooting, I love archery (not good at it) and I love a bit of rifle action, but never shot a pistol. Looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post

    Iím off to buy a Umarex Walther CP88 this week. Been aching to try short barrel shooting for months now, and a lovely PPI settlement has enabled it.
    I've just started pistol shooting, as I don't have the time to get seriously into rifle competition again.

    Very different, but good fun.

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    I have a HW45 I use to keep my eye in, great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martynw View Post
    I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but I used to be obsessed with air rifles when I was a teenager, and still have a couple of them that I would like to sell.

    Can anyone recommend how I might sell a Feinwerkbau Sport (0.22) and a BSA Meteor? (also 0.22) I don't know if one is allowed to advertise them in the usual places (ebay, facebook Marketplace etc)

    They have not been used in recent years, and I'm sure will need a service/overhaul. I remember the Feinwerkbau was very highly regarded back in the day!

    Many thanks,
    Martyn.
    Sell them here on SC.

    I sold a Webley carbine and a BSA Scorpion on here very quickly some time back.

    If you are realistic about prices they will go.
    Cheers,
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    Still got my old BSA Supersport although I haven't looked at it for ages.

    Open sights!
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    Used to use my Steyr 110 most of the time



    But I love my Springer AA TX220


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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I use a HW77 on the squirrels if I need to be quiet or use them for taxidermy, a great gun to use for a springer!, otherwise it's shotguns for the vermin and game birds and the .308 for the deer.
    Good heavens! Are your deer wearing body armour? 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wednesday View Post
    Good heavens! Are your deer wearing body armour? 
    no, why?

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    The Steyr 110 was the best rifle I've ever had and only sold when we moved away (was an indoor/outdoor range in the village).
    Would love to get another.

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    I have quite a few but the best looking and most rare is my Airmasters 77FTS, its from about 1986 and base gun was a Weihrauch HW77K which was a bloody good gun in its own right.

    Beautiful bit of walnut and 80's chrome!








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    I will be staying home today alternating some 10m paper target shooting with the S200 in the garage and watching the masters snooker.

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    BSA Super 10 Bull Barrel .177.

    Darn nice adjustable triggers on them and very accurate.

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    Iíve a Daystate Mk3, which Iíve had for many years and when I bought it I went down to the factory and they let me have my choice of their walnut stocks. Itíll need a service as I havenít used it for a few years now, but so very accurate and a beautiful looking rifle.

    Before that I had the AirArms Prosport, also .177 and also walnut stocked. That was a beauty and I still regret selling it. A little more difficult to be consistent with, but also extremely accurate.

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    some of my collection,the upper ones are air pistols the lower ones are muzzle loading antiques..

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    ^^^^^^^ very nice collection, I recently sold my LP53, is that an original powder flask or one of peter dysons?

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    its an original Hawksley,if you are a black powder fan,you might like this,its my 200 year old punt gun being exercised ,note the land punt ,i modified a halfords diddy trailer ,works well.cant remember the powder charge but the shot charge was 12oz.a gun of its 75lbs weight can be loaded up to 20oz. bore is 1 1/2 inches......https://youtu.be/MsT3j1E8tmE

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