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  1. Absolutely agree with you, IMHO I believe a simple request for assistance is entirely correct. If you lived in Shropshire you could borrow mine buddy. I know many air rifle shooters who do not own a chrono…..because they always borrow mine👍
  2. Taileron

    Which one?

    Cheers. The 95 runs at 11.6 like a metronome, but my current favourite is the 44. I completely underestimated the level of skill pistol shooting requires, it’s nice to have something I can do at home during lockdown as my shotguns were just gathering dust.
  3. Taileron

    Which one?

    Hello, I have had all of those 3 previously. TX200 was great out of the box, but I felt it was fiddly to load especially whilst wearing gloves. HW97 was a dog out of the box, but once a vmach kit was in, it was as good as the TX200. A bit easier to load. Prosport was again great out of the box, beautiful looking gun (the best springer ever IMHO) but when scoped really heavy. Sold them all and moved into pcp’s…..but still had a springer itch. I now have a HW95 in a CS700 thumbhole, which I will never sell. All of your choices are excellent guns in their own right so I would recommend, if possible, having a good go or at least shoulder all of your options. Best of luck.
  4. 3 gun cabinet, bought a couple of years back. Fits up to 30” or 28” semi automatic. Selling due to overseas move. £40 collected from Shropshire
  5. Yes, they are just as good as the 19grm loads. I usually get whatever is available and tbh I have not noticed a difference between them. What choke are you using? I was using 3/4 full but the patterns were horrible so I’m now 1/4 1/2 and have not noticed any difference hitting the rangey stuff.
  6. As rockhamster correctly states, the fundamentals need to be grasped initially. When I did my Glock conversation course it was really apparent that hold sensitivity was the key. We had come from the browning 9mm where we were taught to hold onto the thing for dear life but not the case with the Glock. I’m just about to get myself an air pistol so I will follow this thread with interest.
  7. Clay shooting is very addictive AND very expensive, once your ticket arrives getting your first gun is a really special experience. I have just brought my friend and his wife into the sport and they had a budget of £2000, so it can be done quite easily, they both own new supersports they got for £699 each. Once your ticket arrives you are in the new/2nd hand dilemma, many will say buy a good 2nd hand “good” brand, others like me favour warranty and like new. We are spoilt where we live as the WMSG is just down the road so my wife could handle a good selection. She tried the 525 Liberty, vittoria, Kofs, ata and a few S/S, she chose the Kofs 20g. She has now bought a Yildiz junior in 20g, and my daughter has one in .410, cracking gun for virtually no money, both non electors. To summarise, try as many as possible for fit, buy one and go and have some fun.
  8. Yes, I did have a sharp intake of breath when I saw the price but...the money I spend on clays (which was zero in lockdown) would pay for one in a couple of months. I have realised that I have quite a sum tied up in redundant shotguns which I can’t use if we are locked up again and I was bored out of my mind during the last one, just fancy a new challenge that I can do at home regardless of the current situation in the country.
  9. I’m thinking of picking a HW44 up for some garden plinking when the inevitable winter lockdown happens. I handled one the other day and really liked the feel. Does anyone own one? Are they any good? Apart from a Wembley tempest when I was a kid I have zero knowledge/ experience. Thanks
  10. Yes! Pizza, what’s that all about, can’t stand it, it’s just very expensive cheese on toast. Whilst we are talking about food, I’m going to throw my hatred for bananas into the mix, truly disgusting things. Charity runners at any running event who feel the need to dress up as a smurf or similar. They always lie about their expected finishing time and are in the reasonably quick time groups for the start. By 4 miles in they are blowing out of their **** and holding up the quicker people. To add insult to injury they will be shovelling bananas into their cake hole on the start and they are always next to me.
  11. The changing of chokes when in the cage, this combined with loads of teeth sucking and arm waving whilst holding up the 6 people waiting should result in 1 hour in the stocks. Once in the stocks you should be pelted with raw fish. James Cordon.....where do I start with this individual.
  12. I lived in Abingdon Road, what an utter dive it was/still is. It was lovely to go upstairs and see the holes in the ceiling in made by rats, the leaking windows, no showers and brown water from the cold water taps. Always makes me Chuckle that civvies think we get the houses for free/abated rates not realising that we are paying the market rate to live in a hovel. The patch at BZN is an embarrassment to the service and should have been demolished 20 years ago. Before I left David Cameroon visited ( he was pm at the time ) to open the new play park paid for by the benevolent fund, he was in his full speech/bu#####t mode and told the gaggle of wives that they should be grateful for where they lived......about 0.0001 seconds later his CP team had to bundle him into his vehicle as they went ballistic and were baying for blood. We had a good laugh that day.
  13. Your correct, that was their aim, to cut down on staff numbers/vans/training etc. I still can’t possibly see though how it’s of benefit as his pay rise is a significant one, even after deductions and buying a new van, makes no sense to me at all. Preying on the elderly, my neighbour was quoted 8k for a boiler plus a load of “extra” work to bring the house up to “regs”. The “regs” were thermostatic rad valves, a better insulated cylinder and some other small bits which were not broken. She was really worried and knocked my door in tears. I asked my pal to pop around, he did the job for £500 but she bought the boiler which was a Worcester Bosch and cost £1100. We just changed my boiler, it’s astonishing what they actually cost when compared to what people are told they cost. My boiler was changed when I lived in married quarters, they fitted an ideal boiler and the MOD was paying £250 each for them.
  14. My pal has just done exactly what you described. He is a gas engineer/plumber who was working for a major player in the midlands and had his contract changed dramatically. His new terms have removed all of his paid sick leave, even though he had been sick for 5 days in 29 years and included 24 hour call outs over weekends/ holiday etc with a 5% pay cut to boot. He (along with several others) graciously declined the offer and walked, the irony now is that he is subcontracting to the same company self employed, plus a load of extra money......couldn’t make it up!
  15. I absolutely agree with your post. I used to live just down the road, Cartoontown (Carterton) in the Married patch for Brize Norton, my house was an absolute pit and the entire estates were a dilapidated dive. I couldn’t afford to shoot there when I lived just down the road. Clay shooting is extremely expensive which is why I bang the drum for the cheaper shotgun makers, gets more people into our sport. My pal and I have rented a big field and bought 2 traps, which we shoot every other weekend. The money we make from the hay pays the yearly rent and it reduces our costs considerably. £8.50 per box, 150 in a box, no brainier really.
  16. I’m sure many of you are already aware that Steve Pope of V Mach/Venom sadly passed away at the end of last year. With his loss the business has now been closed and V Mach kits were no longer available, so I thought. After a lot of searching and an emails I have now found out that his friend and work partner Lyndon Lewington of ARC Air Rifle Tuning has again started to produce V Mach kits. They are exactly the same as previous and the same price £89.99. Im not advocating the use of these kits before I get a load of incoming flak, I fully appreciate that everyone has their own personal opinion and choice of kits, I’m merely posting this to prevent anyone who wanted a V Mach kit having to spend hours searching and emailing people like I did. All the best.
  17. Precisely what I expect and demand. Sometimes when I have been away on a route recovery (broken aircraft) no 5 star accommodation was available, I had to slum it in 3 star.....absolutely appalling. Not just any wages either, AND a free blue suit. Absolutely spot on, they used the crayon instead of a pen when filling out the paperwork....ended up in the army😃 Yes, indeedy do, loads of extra cash, don’t know what to spend it on most of the time. £100 extra per month for emptying the aircraft toilets and all I have to do is get covered in multiple jobbies sprayed at pressure directly into my face😭
  18. Same here, I’m sticking with my Mk38. I can’t afford to buy one, even I my RAF wages😂
  19. You can’t possibly do that! It’s an inferior quality, badly made piece of tat that will literally drop to bits the moment the warranty expires....so I’m told. I went out this very morning with my pal and did 300, 150 with the Mk38 and another 150 with my ATA. I missed all with the ATA as I was wearing a balaclava whilst shooting it out of fear of embarrassment...... oh wait a minute I didn’t do that. I shot 150 with it and had exactly the same hit rate as with my Mk38. It didn’t drop to bits in my hands, it did however get extremely hot and performed just as well as my Mk38 which cost three times the price. Lesson of today was watching the old gent, with a beat up remmy wingmaster shoot 50/50, it’s not the nail, it’s the hammer behind it that the most important.
  20. Met him twice in the 1990’s, stood to attention in my best white overalls. I working on VAREF at RAF Lyneham (visiting aircraft and role equipment flight). On both occasions he was a lovely bloke who told us to “get on the jet and eat the leftover food before the aircrew get their mitts on it” A man who absolutely personified the term service before self. RIP.
  21. Not tried that, thanks for the info. I’m friendly with the lads at shooting sports and it’s just down the road so I will pop over tomorrow and pick some up, cheers.
  22. I was out a few weeks back with a mate on the squirrels, he was using his TX200 and I loaned his pro sport. Absolute pain in the a##e trying to put .177 pellets in whilst wearing gloves in cold temperatures. We both wished we were using break barrels that day.
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