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I ve been shooting my hw30 with opens for a few weeks now .and have been getting pretty good .we are capable of hitting a 20 mm spinner at 20 yds virtually every time  .this is with air arms match pellets .

I was just having a plink in my garden when i saw this little fella nipping the buds off my walnut tree .

18 yds side on shot and he dropped like a stone in the flower bed .his mate scarpered away along the fence .

Pellet placement was spot on he didnt stand a chance .

 

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Sometimes it’s nice to use skill to shoot , Scopes are brilliant but good old fashioned shooting can be more rewarding 

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Its giving me a bit of a hankering for another open sighted full power springer 

Possibly a hw99 in .177 

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5 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

Its giving me a bit of a hankering for another open sighted full power springer 

Possibly a hw99 in .177 

hello, good choice, they seem very popular for a lot of air rifle enthusiasts,

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20 minutes ago, London Best said:

Garden Plinking, ie casual shooting at random targets, is so much more fun with open sights.

yes and it was often better for a quicker shot ! 

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Plinking with open sights is good fun as kids we would shoot flies off the garden wall with an old 177. I still have an air rifle and 357 under leaver with only open sights and  a .22 lr, a 308 and 7mm weatherby  that can be and do get used with open sights.

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All of my air rifles wear scopes, but I do have a CZ 452 FS that I shoot with open sights. It's a lovely little rifle, and it just doesn't look right with a scope on it.

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None of my powder burnets have open sights as I don’t do plinking with them. I have a Weatherby .308 which never had provision for open sights from new. The others have had them removed before I owned them.

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31 minutes ago, London Best said:

None of my powder burnets have open sights as I don’t do plinking with them. I have a Weatherby .308 which never had provision for open sights from new. The others have had them removed before I owned them.

I don't plink with my fac rifles (well maybe the .22 a bit) but still use the open sights. Much better at short range in poor light that a scope. Open sights was the top of the list when buying my 308.

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I bought my .308 new in 1989 and it came without open sights. It’s only a Weatherby Vanguard VGL, so made by Howa, but it’s served me well for over 30 years. Still using the same Leupold 6x42 from new. It’s ever been on a range in it’s life.

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9 minutes ago, London Best said:

Still using the same Leupold 6x42 from new. It’s ever been on a range in it’s life.

Quality becomes good value if you keep hold of it. 

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4 hours ago, derbyduck said:

yes and it was often better for a quicker shot ! 

Not sure if i agree with this  .

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